They also include the GeForce GT 330M graphics chip, and
[Although NVIDIA does market their Optimus tech for dynamic GPU switching, the company tells AppleInsider that Apple is not using it for the implementation on the new MBPs. –MR]
The improved power handling lets the 15" and 17" models go up to 8-9 hours on one battery charge. All MBPs now include 4GB of RAM standard.
The 15" model adds new display options: the normal, glossy 1440x900 screen, or a denser 1680x1050 panel with either glossy or matte coatings. The 17" display is a glossy 1920x1200 behemoth.
The 13" keeps the Core 2 Duo chip but bumps up maximum speed to 2.66GHz, and adds the GeForce 320M graphics card. Battery life is up to 10 hours.
The 13" low-end unit price is $1199; the top-end 17" model now goes for $2299 but does not include the i7 chip, which is only available as a preconfigured option on the highest-end 15" ($2199). You can get the i7 as a BTO option on the 17" model.
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- Key specs
- Reviews • 7
- Type Midsize
- Screen size 13.3 inches
- Processor speed 2.7 GHz
- System RAM 8 GB
- Maximum battery life Up to 12 hours
- Dimensions 0.71 x 12.35 x 8.62 in
- Weight 3.48 lb
- Released 2015-03-09