Apple releases Intel Powered Macs

The new Apple computers are based on Intel Core Duo microchips and are set to begin shipping on Tuesday, with the entire Macintosh line moving to Intel chips this year, the company said. It also introduced a new high-end laptop called the MacBook Pro that will replace its PowerBook series, starting in February at prices beginning at $US1,999 in the American market. Also released, an intel powered iMac priced the same as the current G5 iMac also with an upgraded (ATI x1600 128mb) graphics card.