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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: So
By chris2618 on 5/18/2010 9:40:08 AM , Rating: 2
Not really just put a dedicated graphics card in


RE: So
By Mitch101 on 5/18/2010 11:03:08 AM , Rating: 2
Very good rumor that ATI/AMD graphics chips are going into some Apple notebooks soon. Seems Apple wants higher performance graphics chips with reduced heat and power. ATI has a better chip for notebooks that can deliver this so its very possible this could happen.


RE: So
By Drag0nFire on 5/18/2010 11:55:45 AM , Rating: 2
I thought the 320M was dedicated graphics chip? I'm so confused...


RE: So
By ImSpartacus on 5/20/2010 10:43:48 AM , Rating: 2
Discrete graphics cannot fit into the MBP13 chassis. Not sure about the slightly larger MB13 chassis, but the MB13 would never get an i3 upgrade before the MBP13.

Check this article out, it has comparison pictures. It's handy.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/04/why-the-...


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