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Store's up! New Core i5, i7 MacBook Pros announced

Apple updated its MacBook Pro lineup today with the long anticipated Arrandale processors.  The 13-inch MacBook Pros keep the Core 2 Duos (with modest speed increases and 10 hours (!!) of battery life) while the  15-inch and 17-inch models step up to Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.  Apple now also offers a 512GB SSD as a $1300 build-to-order option as well.

Entry level prices for the 15-inch MacBook Pros have increased $100 (but got discrete graphics) though Apple has also brought its higher level configurations down in price.

Apple went with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics cards for the 15 and 17-inch models which appear to yield some pretty impressive results:

Apple’s Press release follows…

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line

Faster Processors, Next-Generation Graphics & Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life

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