Apple just released new MacBook Pros today. As expected,
all of them the 15 and 17-inch got a bump-up in processor speed and hard drive space. The 13-inch only got a minor speed increase. Battery life has also been significantly increased – 10 hours for the 13-inch and 8 to 9 hours for the 15 and 17 inch. (It will be interesting to see how this plays out in real-world use.)
Lots of other changes listed after the link.
If Apple offers a student deal with discounts on the MacBook Pro and iPad combination this summer, this is very, very tempting… purely for purposed of working on my dissertation, of course.