Apple releases new MacBook Pro familyMacBook laptops claim an improved battery life

09 June 2009

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro range of laptops - with all models now featuring a built-in battery that the company claims boosts battery life by up to 40%.

'Across the line, all of our new MacBook Pro models now include Apple’s innovative built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life, while staying just as thin and light as before,' said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.

The line up includes a 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch versions of the MacBook Pro. The 13-inch and 15-inch versions claim to provide up to seven hours of wireless working on a single charge.

13-inch MacBook Pro

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two versions. The cheaper £899 version includes a 2.2GHz processor 159761, 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. The pricier £1,149 version has a 2.5GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive.

15-inch MacBook Pro

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in three models: a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 250GB hard drive for a new entry price of £1,299; a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 320GB hard drive for £1,499; and a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 500GB hard drive for £1,699.

17-inch MacBook Pro

The 17-inch MacBook Pro, which includes an eight hour built-in battery, an ExpressCard slot, a brilliant LED-backlit display, 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT graphics, has been updated to include a faster 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a larger 500GB hard drive for £1,849 (inc. VAT), which is £100 less than before.

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