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New Mercury Free MacBook Pro Unboxed!

Jun 5 2007 - 1:26pm

I got my hands on the new MacBook Pro [1] 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.


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The new MacBook Pro's mercury-free status is a huge jump for Apple, who has been a consistent low ranker [1] on Greenpeace's Electronics Guide [1] 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,

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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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http://www.geeksugar.com/tech/New-Mercury-Free-MacBook-Pro-Unboxed-296213