New MacBook Pros Available at Apple Store
Early this morning, the Apple Store went dark. Well, not dark, but all post-it-ey.
After what must have seemed like an interminable wait for the Apple faithful, during which F5 keys across the world were worn down to little nubs, the store at last came back online, featuring new MacBook pros with Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 chips.
In addition to the new Intel chips, the computers get across the line refreshes: all have a minimum of 4GB of RAM, hard drives start at 250GB for the base 13" and stretch to 500GB for the faster 15" units as well as the 17" unit. Chips are available in 2.4GHZ, 2.53GHz, and 2.66GHz.
Upgrades on custom orders are spendy: going to 8GB of RAM runs $400, and the 128GB, 256GB and 512GB solid-state drives run $350, $800 and $1450 respectively.
Unfortunately for buyers of the new boxes, the MacBooks follow in the horrible footsteps of the iPhone and iPad with built-in batteries: no spares for you, sporto, and if it starts to crap out you'll need to send the entire computer to Apple for replacement. Bummer.