Apple intros new MacBooks, and MacBook Pros with multi-touch trackpad and latest Core 2 Duo processors



Apple has today unveiled six new notebook machines — three MacBooks and three MacBook Pros — all featuring the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and now including the same multi-touch trackpad as found on the MacBook Air.

With speeds of up to 2.5GHz, the new Core 2 Duo chips pack a decent punch. Even the entry level MacBook sports a 2.1GHz processor.

Only the MacBook Pros feature the new multi-touch trackpad, with the MacBooks continuing with the standard scrolling trackpad. The new trackpad gives instant access to features such as pinch, rotate and swipe — great for handling photos.

All the MacBooks still feature the 13.3 glossy widescreen 1,280 x 800 display, while the MacBook Pros have either a 15.4 or 17 inch LCD or LED backlit widescreen display.

Other features include up to 300GB hard drive, up to 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with up to 512MB of video memory, 802.11n Wi-Fi, iSight video camera built-in, and 8x speed Superdrive.

The MacBook Pros start at £1,299, with the MacBooks coming in from £699. All available now.

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