New Mercury Free MacBook Pro Unboxed!

I got my hands on the new MacBook Pro first thing this morning and saying everyone around me is gushing and jealous is an understatement. Unlike last year's model, the new MacBook Pro has a mercury-free, power-efficient LED-backlit display. I am a little shocked to report that there seems to be a visible difference between the two displays, and it's not just due to the fact that my old laptop is covered in fingerprints and a bit of dust. The screen seems much brighter.


The new MacBook Pro's mercury-free status is a huge jump for Apple, who has been a consistent low ranker on Greenpeace's Electronics Guide and has taken some blows for not being as green as it can be. I'd write more, but I'm kinda busy obsessing over my new love.

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For larger images from the official geeksugar MacBook unboxing as well as the line in front of the Apple Store, read more

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The MacBook Pro comes in 15 and 17 inch models and features a 2.2GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The models are one inch and either 5.4 or 6.8 pounds (depending on size). Prices start at $1999.

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