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Apple announces Core 2 Duo MacBooks

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.
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Written by Jason D. O'Grady on
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

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