Apple announces Core 2 Duo MacBooks

Summary:Apple today announced new MacBooks that have been speed-bumped to include the same Core 2 Duo processor that began shipping in the company's MacBook Pros on 24 October 2006. The MacBook chasm shrank a little today.

MacBook Core 2 Duo
Apple today announced new MacBooks that have been speed-bumped to include the same Core 2 Duo processor that began shipping in the company's MacBook Pros on 24 October 2006. The MacBook chasm shrank a little today.

The 1.83 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:

  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2 brightness;
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
  • 667 MHz front-side bus;
  • 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
  • 60GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
  • a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive
The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:
  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2 brightness;
  • 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 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive

The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

  • 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2 brightness;
  • 2.0GHz 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 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive

Topics: Hardware

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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