Apple introduced a new line of Macbook Pro laptops today. Taking a cue from the MacBook Air, at .95 inches, the new 5.5-lb MacBook Pro is much thinner than its predecessors, and as expected, it's carved out of a solid block of aluminum. Up front is a new glass multitouch trackpad. It's able to support new three- and four-finger gestures, and you can program it for multi-button function.

Also on board are beefier graphics from NVIDIA, with the ability to switch from the on-board NVIDIA 9400M graphics chip to a more powerful NVIDIA 9600M GT graphics processor, both on the same machine.

The new MacBooks are available today in two models, both with a 15.4-inch display. One has a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA 9400 and 9600 for $1999, and the higher-end model will be $2499, and includes a faster CPU with double cache, 4GB RAM, double graphics memory, and a 320GB hard drive.

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