MacBooks get Core 2 Duo

By Derek Sooman on November 8, 2006, 11:56 AM
Apple has updated its MacBook line to utilise Core 2 Duo processors. Not long after the MacBook Pro got an upgrade, the MacBook will have the updated processor in the same clock speeds as before, 1.83GHz in white, 2.0GHz in white, and 2.0GHz in black.

"MacBook has helped drive Apple's notebook market share to over 10 percent in US retail, and the new MacBooks will be among this holiday season's most exciting new products," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With Intel Core 2 Duo processors across the entire line, these new MacBooks are up to 25 percent faster than their predecessors."
The new Core 2 MacBooks also get increased storage space, with capacities of 60, 80, and 120GB available. The RAM also got a slight increase, the low-end still comes with 512MB but the two higher-end machines now come with 1GB installed. Additionally, the two higher-end models have had their SuperDrives upgraded to dual-layer DVD+R/DVD+RW. Other features include a 13-inch glossy widescreen displays with 1280 x 800 native resolution, 667MHz front side bus, Intel GMA 950 graphics, built-in iSight video camera, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in AirPort Extreme (IEEE 802.11g) 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, mini-DVI display connector; both supporting optical digital and analog, the infrared Apple Remote, and MagSafe power adapter.

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