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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.4GHz

At a Glance

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At a Glance

The MacBook Pro gets a new chipset, which means processor bumps, a faster frontside bus, and more RAM capacity. However, the more significant refinements in this update are improvements to the display -- this 15-inch model's LCD is backlit by light-emitting diodes for improved battery life and less environmental impact -- and a new graphics system powered by the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT.

Price when rated: 2499
Lowest price: $510.00 via Newegg.com


  • Classic design
  • Bright and environmentally friendly screen
  • Much improved graphics performance
  • 2GB of RAM, which is expandable to 4GB
  • Excellent overall performance


  • Some software needs tuning for new graphics chip
  • No PCMCIA slot or eSATA port
  • A little pricey compared with $1,999 model

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