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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.33GHz

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At a Glance

Apple swapped out the processors on its MacBook Pro line, exchanging the original Core Duo chip for a next-generation Core 2 Duo processor. In addition to boosting performance while mantaining battery life, the Core 2 Duo also doubles the amount of L2 cache to 4MB. What's more, Apple bumped the processor speeds on the MacBook Pros; this 15-inch model features the fastest 2.33GHz chip that's also available in the 17-inch MacBook Pro. Also, Apple added a FireWire 800 port to all MacBook Pro models; previously, only the 17-inch offering had the FW 800 port. This model ships with more memory (2GB) than its fellow 15-inch offering.

Price when rated: $2,499
Lowest price: $480.00 via Newegg.com


  • Classic design
  • FireWire 800 added
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Ample RAM and hard drive capacity
  • Fast performance
  • Faster SuperDrive supports double-layer burning


  • No internal modem option
  • Pricey
  • Few cards available for ExpressCard/34 slot
  • No PC Card slot

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