MacBook Pro Redux

The Apple Store is back up and we have on our hands something that I wish was available three months ago. As we speculated yesterday, a new MacBook Pro has joined the ranks of Apple’s high performance machines.

The systems are now available in speeds up to 2.4GHz. Additionally, the 15-inch rig can now be equipped with a 7,200rpm 160GB hard drive. You may recall that the slower 5,400rpm hard drives were my only real complaint about the MacBook Pro.

Finally, the biggest overhaul to the system comes in the form of new discrete graphics. It has been decked out with a GeForce 8600m GT 256MB. Not only is this a significantly more powerful GPU, it’s a notable step away from the ATI solutions that have powered all of the MacBook Pros to date. Oh and it also has and LED display, which I guess some of you might care about.