Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Macbook Pro

From Macworld 2006 @ CES, Apple announces their first Intel based Mac; MacBook Pro. This is just awesome news and was very unexpected to see a duo-core chip. There are two models; 1.67Ghz Intel Core Duo($1,999.00) and 1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo($2,499.00). Here are the updates:

1.67 or 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 2MB on chip shared L2 cache, 667MHz frontside bus (4x Faster)

built-in Isight camera (Photo Booth)

Front Row (IR remote control included)

iLife '06

New power adapter; MagSafe. No more tripping over a power cord and damaging your system

512MB (single SODIMM) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory on 1.67GHz configuration; and 1GB (single SODIMM) on 1.83GHz configuration; two SODIMM slots support up to 2GB

ExpressCard/34 slot

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics processor, dual link DVI support, 128MB of GDDR3 on 1.67 GHz configuration. 256MB GDDR3 on 1.83GHz configuration. (15.4-inch 1440 by 900 native) Very bright

80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive on 1.67GHz configuration. (Optional 100GB 5400-rpm, 100GB 7200-rpm, 120GB 5400-rpm drives; 100GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive on 1.83GHz configuration). (Optional 100GB 7200-rpm or 120GB 5400-rpm hard drives).

I am very excited to see most hardware upgraded, but what happened to the PC card slot and the firewire 800? They did upgrade the PC card slot to the Express card slot. Now my question and probably what's on everyone mind is can it dual boot w/Windows? And does anyone want to buy my Powerbook G4 w/1.25Ghz, so I can upgrade?