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Apple Introduces Cheapest Ever Macbook Pro, Put DDR3 in Laptop, Updates Anorexic Macbook Air

Apart from the new Macbook Brick laptop. Apple also released an updated version of its 13-inch Macbook with a trimmed-down price of USD 999 (yeah, Apple has upped the price of the Macbook to £719).

The white 13-inch Macbook still comes with 1GB DDR2 memory, a 2.1GHz CPU and a 120GB hard disk drive. Although Apple sells it with free delivery, it is still a hard pill to swallow given that it would probably cost you less to travel to the United States and grab it across the Atlantic rather than buy it here.

As for the new Macbook Air, it updates its hard disk drive replacing the older version with a 120GB SATA unit or a 128GB SSD model. As for the new Brick Macbook, the new air also comes with an integrated Geforce 9400M chipset and Intel's most recent Core 2 Duo processors.

Two MacBook air models will be released early November and will be available for £1299 and £1799 respectively.

Then there's a 13.3-inch Macbook that is just like its big 15.4-inch brother complete with a 160GB hard disk drive and a slot-in DVD writer. Expect to pay as from £949 for the "entry level" aluminium brick Macbook. Apple is also introducing DDR3 memory across its all range of new laptops.

Finally, Apple has updated its 17-inch Macbook Pro which now, not only comes with a huge 320GB hard disk drive but also an equally impressive 1920 x 1200 pixels LED-backlit display.

Markets were still coming up to terms with Apple's new products and while its shares dropped down slightly during the day, they were up after hours by 0.21 percent.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.