Apple Updates MacBook

Faster processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives      15/05/07
Apple Updates MacBook


Apple today has updated its MacBook consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model.
Apple say that the MacBook is just one-inch thin and features built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g. Every MacBook also includes a built-in iSight video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain, and iLife ‘06, Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing had this to say, "The MacBook is a huge hit with customers, and is one of the reasons that Mac sales are growing three times faster than PC sales. The new MacBook is faster, has even more memory and storage, and is an ideal notebook for customers’ growing library of digital music, photos and movies."
The one-inch thin MacBook comes in three models with a 13-inch glossy widescreen display. There are white 2.0 GHz and 2.16 GHz MacBook models, and a black 2.16 GHz MacBook model.
2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook features
  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 667 MHz front-side bus;
  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
  • 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
  • a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
  • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire® 400 port;
  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
  • Scrolling TrackPad;
  • the infrared Apple Remote; and
  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
2.16 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook features
  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
  • 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 667 MHz front-side bus;
  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
  • 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
  • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
  • Scrolling TrackPad;
  • the infrared Apple Remote; and
  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
2.16 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook features
  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
  • 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 667 MHz front-side bus;
  • 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
  • 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
  • Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
  • built-in iSight video camera;
  • Gigabit Ethernet port;
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
  • two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
  • Scrolling TrackPad;
  • the infrared Apple Remote; and
  • 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.
Additional build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 120GB or 160GB (5400 rpm) or a 200GB (4200 rpm) hard drive, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, Apple USB Modem, Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, Apple Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include pre-installed copies of iWork ‘06, Logic Express 7, Final Cut Express HD 3.5 and Aperture 1.5.
Pricing and Availability:
Pricing & Availability The new MacBook is available immediately through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.
2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook $1,099 USD
2.16 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook $1,299 USD
2.16 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook $1,499 USD
More information:
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