by CIO Staff

Apple MacBook Pro Line Gets Intel Core 2 Duo Chips

Oct 24, 20061 min

Apple Computer, maker of the uber-popular iPod digital media player, on Tuesday announced that its entire line of MacBook Pro laptop computers will feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Reuters reports via

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo

In early September, Apple announced that all of its new iMac computers would also feature Core 2 Duo chips from Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel.

Apple offers its MacBook Pro notebooks in 15- or 17-inch versions, and it said the new chips will give the computers up to 39 percent more performance speed than their predecessors, with twice the memory and additional storage capacity, according to Reuters.

Apple MacBook Pro
Apple MacBook Pro

The 15-inch MacBook Pro will ship on Tuesday with a price tag of $1,999 for the 2.16GHz edition and $2,499 for the 2.33GHz model, Reuters reports. The 17-inch MacBook Pro with 2.33GHz will ship a week later for $2,799 each, according to Reuters.

In related news, Apple’s golden child, the iPod, celebrated its fifth birthday this week.

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