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At the Apple notebook event, Steve Jobs immediately hands the microphone to Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook who gives the background of the event. rnrn
For up-to-the-minute coverage, read Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ blog and Jason D. O’Grady’s blog.rnrn
Photos by James Martin, CNET News
Cook shows off a sales chart showing the growth of Macs.
Senior vice president of design, Jonathan Ive, is next up to talk about the design changes including a lightweight aluminum casing and magnesium die-cast frame.
Steve Jobs reclaims the spotlight to give the details on the new MacBook Pro.
Jobs tells how the frame of the new MacBook Pro is built from a 2.5-pound brick of aluminum that is cut down to about a quarter of a pound.
The unibody enclosure of the new MacBook Pro was passed through the crowd.
The new MacBook Pro will measure 0.95 inches thick and comes in two models. One has a 15.4-inch LED backlit display, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (3MB L2 Cache), 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Memory, the 2x GeForce GPUs, 250GB hard drive and SuperDrive for $1,999. The other has a 2.53GHz(6MB L2 Cache) CPU, 4GB memory, 512MB video memory and and 128 SSD. It will cost $2,499.
The next-generation MacBook will run on a new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU which offers 54 Gigaflops of performance and is up to 5 times faster than Intel integrated graphics.rnrn
The new mulit-touch glass trackpad has a 39 percent larger surface area. It’s multitouch for gestures and the entire trackpad is the button. It will start at $1,299.
Features of the new MacBook Air.
The 13-inch MacBook will have a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display and sport up to 5x faster NVIDIA graphics performance.
More details about the next-generation MacBook.
The best-seling Mac ever will have a metal enclosure and will now have an entry-level price of $999.
Rumors of a recent Steve Jobs’ heart attack appear to be off base.
Post-event question and answer session.