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Aesthetically speaking, the MacBook is a work of art, but to be honest, it lacks any sort of artwork / design. Thankfully, that can be solved with a stylish decal or two. Continue reading to see eighteen more cool designs.

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It's official, the new MacBook Pro (2011) starts at $1199, and comes with the rumored Thunderbolt port as well as a new HD camera for Facetime. Starting off, we have the $1199 13-inch model that features "a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive, or $1,499 for a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 500GB hard drive." That's not all, "you can expect to surf the web wirelessly for up to 7 hours on a single charge." More information. Click here for more pictures.

The 15-inch model comes with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive for $1,799, otherwise pick up a model with 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive for $2,199. The largest of all, the 17-incher has a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive, and costs $2,499.
[via Engadget - Gizmodo]

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Apple's new MacBrook Pro lineup may officially be announced as early as tomorrow, but until then, these leaked spy shots will have to suffice. Above, the image shows a new "Thunderbolt" port, which is supposedly a high-speed replacement for ethernet, display, and data connections (USB, FireWire, etc.). We'll keep you posted when more information becomes available. Click here to see the specifications.

[via SlashGear - Mac4Ever - Engadget]

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Despite having the glowing Apple logo and OS X pre-installed, this laptop is no MacBook Pro. On the inside, you'll only find a "1.66GHz Atom D510 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and NVIDIA's Ion 2 graphics platform." Click here for more pictures.

It includes three USB2.0 ports, built-in SD card reader, HDMI out, headphone jack, power plug, built-in 1.3MP camera, built-in AirPort Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network and 4200mAh battery.
[via Engadget - M.I.C. Gadget]

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Apple shut down its store today and came back with new MacBook Pro models featuring Intel Core i5, i7 processors. Both 15-inch ($1799) and 17-inch ($2299) MBPs have "a new GPU configuration, utilizing Intel's integrated HD graphics alongside NVIDIA's GeForce GT 330M." More information. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The new 17 and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Core i5/i7 processors are fast. Fast. Overall I'd say they're about 50% faster than the last gen Core 2 Duos.
[via Gizmodo - Engadget]

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Sure, you *could* destroy a MacBook Pro should you hate Apple enough, but why not just trade in/sell the device for a PC rather than destroy it? That question will never be answered, or at least not by these guys. Video after the break.

[via Makeuseof]

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Yes, Israeli police officers working at the border thought that this MacBook was a bomb and then destroyed it with gun shots -- doesn't seem like the smartest way to check for a bomb. On the bright side, "the young lady in question has been promised compensation." Continue reading for two more pictures.

Overzealous border security officers ask her a bunch of questions, take issue with her answers, and a few well-placed bullets later she is allowed entry into the country with a somewhat altered MacBook in tow.
[via Engadget - Flickr]

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Colorware is now offering a limited edition run of Stealth MacBook Pro units, which "uses SofTouch technology, adding to its smooth-feeling covert look while protecting the surface from fingerprints and minor scuffs of normal use." Available now, priced at $6000. Click here for first picture in gallery.

So soak up the images and pretend that you can reasonably justify paying more than twice as much for a laptop just for it not to be so shiny and grey.
[via Gizmodo - Colorware]

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Ken Brinkman awoke at approximately 1:30am this morning to the smell of melting plastic, so it was only natural to check on his charging unibody MacBook Pro. Well, his instincts were correct A faulty MagSafe cable had caught fire and damaged his MacBook Pro. Continue reading for one more picture.

Once again, we implore you: does your MagSafe cable look like this? If so, get it replaced. And while you're at it, you may want to make sure you don't have any first gen iPod nanos laying around.
[via Engadget]

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This is what happens when a previous-generation MacBook Pro gets run over by a Subaru Outback: it survives. While there may be a few cosmetic defects -- cracked display, smashed disc drive, etc., the laptop itself is still functional. Continue reading for a video -- courtesy of -- and another picture.

(Thanks, Jamie!)

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