By Anika Hillery

Applees new range of MacBook Pro notebooks are kitted up with Intells Dual Core 2  processors, which the company says outperform their predecessors by up to seven times. Included in the base machine is Firewire 800, DVI connectivity, optical digital audio, an ExpressCard 34 slot and Gigabit Ethernet. For video conferencing, Apple includes iChat and iSights, applications that can support up to three simultaneous video conferences, plus therees Front Row and Apple Remote for allowing you to present photos, videos and keynote presentations.

Pricing starts at $3199.