Apple’s “new 13-inch MacBook Pro offers far more than new and returning expansion ports [FireWire]. It boasts improvements across the board, as well as a significant price drop,” Ian Osborne reports for T3.
“The new laptop includes Apple’s revolutionary new battery, first seen early this year in the 17-inch MacBook Pro. By making it internal and non-removable, saving space previously used for hatches and connectors, Apple’s engineers were able to include a bigger, better battery without making the laptop fatter or heavier. It lasts for an incredible seven hours on a single charge. When it wears out you must get it professionally replaced (currently £99 at the Apple Store), but as it lasts three times as long as most batteries, it could well work out cheaper,” Osborne reports.
“The new LED-backlit display is absolutely gorgeous. Boasting a 60% wider colour gamut, it gives a noticeably more rich and intense reproduction,” Osborne reports. “All 13-inch MacBook Pros now have an illuminated keyboard, which activates automatically when light is low. Previously available only on the top-of-the-range 13-inch model and above, it’s now standard throughout the MacBook Pro range.”
Osborne reports, “Given the across-the-board improvements and the drop in price, there’s never been a better time to buy a MacBook [Pro].”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]