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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.5GHz

If you've been waiting to buy a new Apple laptop, or you've been hesitating about upgrading from your G4 PowerBook, wait no longer. The new MacBook Pros are Apple's speediest laptops eve, and the higher-end models, such as this one, are loaded with both system and video RAM and better L2 cache capacities for improved performance.

At a Glance
  • Like the MacBooks, the MacBook Pro line gets the latest generation of Core 2 Duo chips code-named Penryn. That boosts the amount of L2 cache to 6MB on the 2.5GHz models; this model also sports more video RAM for its Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor. The MacBook Pro adds the MultiTouch trackpad first introduced in the MacBook Air. Read the full review


    • Double the video RAM of previous models
    • Supports trackpad hand gestures
    • Better battery life


    • Hardware remote no longer free
    • Trackpad a bit narrow for hand gestures
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