Meet the new Apple laptops - a new generation of the MacBook, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. Each of these laptop lines features a sturdy aluminium 'unibody' shell, nVidia's fast new chip sets, a glass multitouch trackpad, and LED-backlit displays.

The 'Brick' Revealed

Rumours of a new Apple "brick" device turn out to be true. The "brick" refers to a new Apple-designed laptop chassis for the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook. The body of many of the new MacBooks are made from a single block (or brick) of aluminum, making MacBooks lighter and more durable.

MacBook Pro Power-Saving Graphics

Apple's new MacBook Pros start at £1,399 and go as high as £1,949. Each model features a new graphics architecture which allows you to switch between a power-hungry mode (where the laptop relies on a discrete nVidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics card) and a second, power-saving mode where the MacBook Pro switches to the nVidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor.

Meet the new Apple laptops - a new generation of the MacBook, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. Each of these laptop lines features a sturdy aluminium 'unibody' shell, nVidia's fast new chip sets, a glass multitouch trackpad, and LED-backlit displays.

MacBook Pro for Power Users

Apple's new 15in MacBook Pro weighs in at 5.5 pounds and is 0.95in thick. The MacBook Pro uses Intel's Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz processors. A notable addition to the MacBook Pro is a trackpad, allowing Apple to add iPhone-like gesture capability to the Pro laptop line for the first time. The new MacBook Pro is available in two models: a 2.4GHz version with a 250GB, 5400-rpm hard drive, and a higher-end 2.53GHz model with a 320GB, 5400-rpm hard drive.

MacBook Air Jumps Higher

The MacBook Air reaches new heights with the introduction of a 17in MacBook Pro that costs £1,299. This latest MacBook Air measures between 0.16in and 0.76in in thickness and weighs 3 pounds. Like the MacBook Pro, MacBook Airs come with nVidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. The £1,299 MacBook Air has a speedy 120GB, 4200-rpm hard drive; alternatively (and for the first time), you can choose a 128GB solid-state drive. Apple has also added a Mini DisplayPort capability to the MacBook Air.

Meet the new Apple laptops - a new generation of the MacBook, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. Each of these laptop lines features a sturdy aluminium 'unibody' shell, nVidia's fast new chip sets, a glass multitouch trackpad, and LED-backlit displays.

A Better Basic MacBook

Apple has shined up its MacBook line with an all-new aluminium enclosure, an nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor, and an LED-backlit display. Prices start at £719 for these MacBooks, which measure 0.95in in thickness, weigh 4.5 pounds, and sport a 13in display. The new MacBook is available in two models. The entry-level version features a 2GHz processor and a 160GB hard drive. The second, higher-end version has a 2.4GHz processor and a 250GB hard drive, and comes with a backlit keyboard.

Green Apple Machines

Apple has previously made strides in designing its products to be more environmentally friendly. With this new lineup of laptops, it continues to go green. All the new MacBooks introduced yesterday, the company says, meet Energy Star 4.0 requirements. And its laptops, Apple says, are made of recyclable aluminium and do not contain toxic chemicals such as brominated flame retardants or PVC. Apple also claims that the LED-backlit displays on its new MacBooks are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass.

Meet the new Apple laptops - a new generation of the MacBook, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. Each of these laptop lines features a sturdy aluminium 'unibody' shell, nVidia's fast new chip sets, a glass multitouch trackpad, and LED-backlit displays.

Think Big With 24in LED Cinema Display

One part of Apple's announcements was the addition of a 24in LED monitor to its Cinema Display offerings. The display boasts 1920-by-1200-pixel resolution, along with built-in stereo speakers, an iSight camera, a microphone, and a three-port USB 2.0 hub. The LED Cinema Display costs $899 in the US and "requires" a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with the new Mini DisplayPort.