Apple.com: The new Mac Book Pro.
The specs are impressive, especially on the 15″ – keeps the size and weight manageable but can be pimped out to almost match the 17″ specs – it looks like the only things exclusive to the 17″ are an extra USB port and speed of the SuperDrive… the 15″ can be bumped to the 17″ class with Core 2 Duo @ 2.33GHz, 3GB RAM, 200GB HDD, X1600 256MB (which can drive the 30″ monitor), and all the trimmings – impressive. Heat? No idea, but I’m hoping Apple learned how to apply the thermal grease that was the scapegoat for the original MBP – if not, this thing should be hot enough to fry an
egg steak in under five minutes.
What I do feel I have to point out is that this unexpected release highlights my ongoing gripe with Apple and their obsession with secrecy: how sorry do you feel for the people that decided to buy a new Mac Book Pro, just last night? Can’t use the “oh, they didn’t do their research” argument here: while people expected a new model of the MBP, there was no indication that it would hit today. This cloak and dagger game that they play just sucks for the end consumer.
Harder to swallow than broken glass.