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MacBook gets an upgrade, sticks to $999 price tag

The final piece to Apple's notebook puzzle is now in place. The company today officially unveiled a slightly revamped entry-level MacBook (the update was actually leaked over the weekend).

The latest polycarbonate white MacBook now features a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics solution, and a new 10-hour battery. The previous model came with a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics, an a 7-hour battery.

Other features like 2GB of DDR3 memory, 250GB hard drive, and 8x dual-layer SuperDrive remain unchanged.

This latest innards upgrade brings the MacBook in line with the entry-level 13" MacBook Pro. It still, however, lacks the Pro model's aluminum shell, backlit keyboard, Secure Digital slot, and Firewire 800 port.

Despite the slight feature bump, the latest MacBook is still priced at $999.



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RE: Higher temperature?
By quiksilvr on 5/18/2010 8:52:09 AM , Rating: 2
Okay seriously. Why the hell don't they put some vents on these things? They have all that space on the back. Just put some vents there!


RE: Higher temperature?
By MrBlastman on 5/18/2010 8:56:18 AM , Rating: 2
Because vents aren't stylish! Don't you forget, Apple is about style maaaaaaan, it's gotta look cooooooool dude, while being hot! ( ;) )


RE: Higher temperature?
By Highter on 5/18/2010 9:38:38 AM , Rating: 2
Jobs hates coolers. I mean really hates them. He has been trying (unsuccessfully) to force his engineers to stop using them since the company was created. I remember reading that on one of the older apple models (from before Jobs was fired) he ordered the coolers to be removed only to later find out that the engineers had disobeyed him to prevent the machine from melting down.


RE: Higher temperature?
By sebmel on 5/18/2010 8:12:01 PM , Rating: 2
Do you guys ever bother with irritating details like the facts?

They do have vents in... on the back... just where you suggested.
Can't see them? Well there's a riddle for you... work it out instead of ranting.


RE: Higher temperature?
By quiksilvr on 5/21/2010 11:15:50 AM , Rating: 2
Oh, you mean that opening thats virtually blocked by the hinge? Great location...


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