Apple booosts MacBook Pro range with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors

Apple has updated the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors.

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Apple has updated the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors.

Apple users can pick between four standard models, three with a 15-inch display and one with a 17-inch display, according to the company's online store. The least expensive option is the 15-inch model with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 for £1,499. The high-end 15-inch model has a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 and costs £1,799.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with a 1440 x 900 pixels LED (Light Emitting Diode) glossy display. Users can also choose a high-resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels glossy or antiglare display, which will add $100 and $150, respectively, to the cost, according to the Apple Store.

All three models have 4GB RAM memory as the standard, and an upgrade to 8 GB costs adds $400 to the total cost. The graphics are based on a Nvidia GeForce GT 330M with 256MB of memory.

The standard 17-inch model comes with a 2.53GHz Intel i5 processor. Upgrading to a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 adds £1,60 to the £1,899 base price. It has 4GB RAM memory. The display has 1920 x 1200 pixels glossy LED display.

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