Apple unveils environment friendly MacBook

By : |October 23, 2008 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a year’s time, Apple Inc. has come up with new improved versions of its MacBook series notebook in India. The company launched on Thursday three latest notebooks including MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and the LED Cinema Display in Mumbai.

The company claims that these fresh models are environment friendly and consumes less power with better performance. The new MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro both have a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single aluminum plate that offers slimness, durability and more robust designs.

The models are powered with NVIDIA graphic cards, LED backlit screens, big size glass Multi Touch track pads that has about 40 per cent more tracking area with Multi-Touch gestures like pinch, rotate and swipe. A new four-finger swap feature for opening applications, files and folders has been added. 

These versions are certified under Energy Star 4.0, EPEAT Gold status and RoHS environmental standards. Apple claims that these products are free from mercury, arsenic, BFR (internal parts), PVC (internal cables) and recyclable. Each model has standard LED displays free from arsenic and also consumes less energy with instant start.

The new MacBook line features the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M – the 3D integrated graphics processor with 16 parallel processing cores that delivers five times more performance against the older MacBook and MacBook Air models.

The MacBook Pro comes with dual cards – NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics with 256 MB GDDR3 video memory. 

According to Apple’s product marketing manager for Portables and Wireless, Asia Pacific, Angelina Tan, the feature allows to switch over the graphic cards as per the application needs.

"It is specifically for the professionals working in the area of graphics, gaming, designing software and programmes," Tan said.

LED Cinema Display has a 24-inch glossy glass screen with 1920×1200 pixels resolution designed, specifically for MacBooks. It comes with internal power adapter and has a microphone and built-in camera. Also, it has two speakers in front and sub woofer at back. This screen, priced at Rs. 68,900, will be available in India by November 2008.
 
Overall, Apple has added more process power, storage space and other features to give a new look and feel for its MacBook series notebooks.

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