Desktops and Notebooks: First Images: Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

 
 
By Joe Wilcox  |  Posted 2008-10-14
 
 
 

First Images: Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

 

First Images: Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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Apple introduced a new 24-inch LED Cinema Display, featuring Webcam, microphone and speakers. Available in November for $899.

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The new display is made of glass, so reflections made taking product photos arduous.

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The aluminum MacBook features an Nvidia 9400M graphics processor with combined GPU and chip set.

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New to the MacBook is the Mini DisplayPort.

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The aluminum MacBook is sold in two configurations, for $1,299 and $1,599.

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Apple claims the new MacBook offers 82 percent of the graphics performance of the older $1,999 MacBook Pro.

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Apple has made access to MacBook components easier.

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The new MacBook Pro measures less than 1 inch thick.

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The ports are on one side, including the new Mini DisplayPort.

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Apple has moved the battery indicator from the bottom to the side.

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The MacBook Pro now features a 15.4-inch glass LED display.

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The new MacBook Pro keyboard picks up from the MacBook Air.

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The MacBook Pro now comes with dual Nvidia graphics chips.

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Apple uses a new manufacturing process developed first for the MacBook Air. The core structure, which Apple calls the unibody, is whittled down from a 2.5-pound block of aluminum.

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