Apple Secretly Updates MacBooks

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Apple users rejoice! The super-secret refresh of the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro is (finally) here.

Many Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro users have eagerly awaited an update to the MacBook line since rumors started to spread like wildfire more than a month ago. The 13.3" Apple MacBook now features the Intel Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa and the old GMA 950 integrated video architecture has been replaced by the newer GMA X3100 for superior video performance. Preconfigured models start at $1,099 for the white model with 80GB hard drive, 2.0GHz processor and top out at $1,499 for the black model with 160GB hard drive and 2.2GHz processor.

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The "New" MacBook Features:

  • 13.3-inch glossy display
  • 2.0GHz or 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Up to 4GB memory
  • Up to 250GB hard drive
  • Apple Remote with Front Row
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Slot-loading optical drive
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme
  • FireWire 400 and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

If news of the MacBook update isn’t enough to get your blood pumping, the MacBook Pro can now be configured with an optional 2.6GHz Core 2 Duo for a modest $250 more than the previous high-end 2.4GHz MacBook Pro. Granted, this isn’t as much of a "refresh" as it is just one more processor choice, but it is news.

The "New" MacBook Pro Features:

  • 15.4-inch or 17-inch displays
  • 2.2GHz, 2.4GHz or 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 5.4 pounds
  • 8x double-layer-burning SuperDrive
  • One FireWire 400
  • One FireWire 800
  • Two USB
  • ExpressCard/34
  • Up to 250GB hard drive
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Illuminated keyboard
  • Scrolling trackpad
  • MagSafe Power Adapter

Bottom line, the updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro are welcome news for Apple fans everywhere … but the less-than overwhelming "new features" aren’t nearly as impressive as we hoped. At least these new MacBooks and MacBook Pros come with Apple’s new OS X Leopard.

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