Apple notebook revamps

Apple today announced a revamp to its range of notebook computers and also introduced a new manufacturing process.

The new MacBooks and MacBook Pros are cast from a single piece of aluminium, allowing for a thinner end-result whilst retaining rigid durability. In a shift from its past secrecy, Apple have released a video (featuring lead designer Jonathan Ive) detailing the process the new laptops go through during manufacture. The video is available here.

The entire range of MacBooks and MacBook Pros have also received a boost in power as well as greatly improved video playback via the latest in NVidia graphics cards. They have also kept the entry-level ‘non aluminium’ 13″ white Macbook, now priced at £720.

Also announced was the eagerly awaited return of the Cinema Display, in the form of a 24″ LED-backlit widescreen display with built-in iSight video camera, mic and speakers. More importantly for users that prefer to keep a tidy desk, it includes an integrated MagSafe charger, three USB 2.0 ports and a new Mini DisplayPort. You are therefore able to ‘dock’ and charge your notebook straight from your monitor.

All notebooks are available immediately, the Cinema display will debut next month.  



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