Apple Announces Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros

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Date: Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, 21:47
Category: MacBook Pro

Apple today announced new MacBook Pro notebooks based on the Intel Core 2 Duo (“Merom”) processor. Specs are as follows:
The 2.16 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro – US$1,999:
* 15.4-inch widescreen 1440 x 900 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;
* 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
* 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 3GB;
* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 6x SuperDrive™ with double-layer support
* PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
* two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
The 2.33 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro – US$2,499:
* 15.4-inch widescreen 1440 x 900 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;
* 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2Duo processor;
* 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 3GB;
* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support
* PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
* two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
The 2.33 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro – US$2,799 (US):
* 17-inch widescreen 1680 x 1050 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;
* 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
* 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 3GB;
* 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support
* PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
* three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
Due to a server outtage today content is being posted on my ZDNet blog – The Apple Core:
- Apple announces Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro
- Apple’s gift to travelers: Magsafe airline power adapter


Apple today announced new MacBook Pro notebooks based on the Intel Core 2 Duo (“Merom”) processor. Specs are as follows:
The 2.16 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro – US$1,999:
* 15.4-inch widescreen 1440 x 900 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;
* 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
* 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 3GB;
* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 6x SuperDrive™ with double-layer support
* PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB GDDR3 memory;
* two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
The 2.33 GHz, 15-inch MacBook Pro – US$2,499:
* 15.4-inch widescreen 1440 x 900 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;
* 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2Duo processor;
* 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 3GB;
* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support
* PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
* two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
The 2.33 GHz, 17-inch MacBook Pro – US$2,799 (US):
* 17-inch widescreen 1680 x 1050 LCD display with 300 cd/m2 brightness;
* 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
* 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 3GB;
* 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
* a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support
* PCI Express-based ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB GDDR3 memory;
* three USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one FireWire 400 port;
Due to a server outtage today content is being posted on my ZDNet blog – The Apple Core:
- Apple announces Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro
- Apple’s gift to travelers: Magsafe airline power adapter

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