Updated MacBook inherits Penryn processor

In addition to a new MacBook Pro Apple also today announced an updated MacBook notebook with similar upgrades.The new MacBook ships with Intel's latest mobile processor, Penryn, which is based on 45nm-process technology, just like its big brother the MacBook Pro.

Updated MacBook inherits Penryn

In addition to a new MacBook Pro Apple also today announced an updated MacBook notebook with similar upgrades.The new MacBook ships with Intel's latest mobile processor, Penryn, which is based on 45nm-process technology, just like its big brother the MacBook Pro.

The new MacBook configurations are:

  • MacBook 13? White–2.1GHz, 1GB, 120GB 5400RPM, Combo drive US$1,099
  • MacBook 13? White–2.4GHz, 2GB, 160GB 5400RPM, SuperDrive US$1,299
  • MacBook 13? Black–2.4GHz, 2GB, 250GB 5400RPM, SuperDrive US$1,499

Features that are only available in the MacBook Pro include:

  • Faster 2.5GHz processors
  • Larger 15 and 17" displays
  • Better GPU (NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB or 512MB)
  • Support for driving a 30-inch monitor
  • ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot
  • Multi-Touch trackpad (MacBook has a scrolling trackpad)
  • FireWire 800 port
  • DVI out port (MacBook has a Mini-DVI out)

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