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15-inch MacBook Pro/2.4GHz

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 ever. And this 2.4GHz model is a fine value for its $1,999 price tag.

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 (though the cache drops to 3MB on this system). The MacBook Pro also adds the MultiTouch trackpad first introduced in the MacBook Air.


    • Supports trackpad hand gestures
    • Better battery life


    • Apple remote no longer free
    • Trackpad a bit narrow for multi-touch hand gestures
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