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Apple Releases Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro

Today Apple released the Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro (Apple Store).

Apple today announced that its entire MacBook(TM) Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation. All MacBook Pro models now offer double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a FireWire(R) 800 port for connecting to high-speed peripherals

The long awaited upgrade brings the Core 2 Duo processor to Apple's professional laptops. Prices remain the same and the specs are as follows:

15" MacBook Pro, 2.16GHz, 1GB, 120GB HD, $1999.
15" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz, 2GB, 120GB HD, $2499.
17" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz, 2GB, 160GB HD, $2799.

The new MacBook Pros are available from the online Apple Store. The new MacBook Pros will ship next week.