Apple’s 2008.10.14 Event

This morning at 10:00 (PDT) in Cupertino, CA, USA, Apple held an event to announce the new MacBook Pro, MacBook and speed bumped the MacBook Air.

The entire line of MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are now using the same construction method, where the case is created from a single block of Aluminum. Making the case much more rigid.

Apple has also removed the button from the TrackPad, and introduced a new multi-touch TrackPad with a 4th gesture; 4-fingers gesture.

Both the MacBook and the MacBook Pro now have Mini DisplayPort, which means that many of the existing display will require an adapter. I hope Apple includes at least one Mini DisplayPort –> VGA adapter in the box.

The MacBook Pro now has two GPUs (NIVIDA’s GeForce 9400M and a GeForce 9600M GT), where as the MacBook only has one (NIVIDA’s GeForce 9400M). This new NIVIDA chips are efficient and lower power consumption. On the MacBook Pros you have the option to turn off one of the GPUs when you do not require the extra video processing to save on battery life.


MacBook

MacBook Air

MacBook Pro
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 Memory
160GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Super Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 Memory
250GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Super Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video
1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 Memory
120GB 4200rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card
1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 Memory
128GB SSD Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 Memory
Super Drive
250GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M +
9600M GT with 256MB video card
2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB DDR3 Memory
320GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Super Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M +
9600M GT with 512MB video card
HKD10,200.00 HKD12,500.00 HKD13,900.00 HKD19,200.00 HKD15,400.00 HKD19,200.00

You can use Apple’s MacBook comparison page to decide which of the notebooks are best suit your needs.

[Updated: Oct. 15, 2008]
Updated the prices to HKD, plus added the price of the only previous generation MacBook still for sale.

MacBook Early 2008 image
Apple has lowered the price of the MacBook Early 2008 (MacBook4,1) to HKD7800.00
Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB DDR2 Memory
120GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
Intel GMA X3100 video card

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