13-inch MacBook Pro: $1199

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The aluminum 13-inch MacBook has morphed into the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It was introduced today at Apple’s WWDC. You can get up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 500GB hard disk or 128GB SSD, and a 72-percent NTSC color gamut 13-inch LCD. FireWire is back, the 800 kind (but not 400). In addition to FireWire, Apple squeezed in a SD card reader. That’s nice and I know you can’t cram everything into the left of a MacBook but how about a CF card reader if Apple really is targeting the professional photographers with the Pro model? Another ‘feature’ that I don’t like is the integrated lithium polymer battery just like the one in the new 15.4-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro‘s. Sure it allows the 13-inch MacBook Pro to last 7 hours, 2 more than the 13-inch MacBook, but a professional-grade notebook PC should really have a replaceable battery. Right? What is right is the price: starting at just $1199.

Source: Apple

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