New MacBook Pros - Up to 2.4GHz, faster graphics, LED-backlit displays

Still no 12".

The notable changes:
  • 2GB RAM (2 DIMMs) is now standard across the line (thank heavens!) and is now upgradeable to 4GB.
  • 8x SuperDrive is now standard across the line.
  • Apple claims up to 6 hours of battery life on the 15-inch model as compared to 5 hours on the previous one and 5.75 hours on the 17-inch as compared to 5.5 hours.
  • On the 17-inch model only, it is possible to get an extra high-density display with a resolution of 1920x1200 as compared to the regular 1680x1050.
  • The graphics engine is now powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT.
  • The physical dimensions of the machines haven't changed at all except for the 15-inch model's weight which is 5.4 pounds as compared to 5.6 pounds on the older models.
  • LED-backlit displays that are lighter and conserve power (I want to see if these feel any different in real life).
I'll wait for the benchmarks and see how this compares to the current line-up especially in graphics horsepower where Apple has always been criticized for keeping its high-end laptops underpowered. 

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