Apple has unveiled its revamped MacBook laptop line, now equipped with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The MacBook is available in white 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz models for £749 including VAT ($1,099 in the US) and £879 ($1,299) respectively, and a black 2.0GHz model priced at £999 ($1,499).
In a statement announcing the new laptops' release, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, indicated that the new MacBooks work up to 25 percent faster than their predecessors.
The new MacBooks feature 13-inch glossy widescreen displays with 1280-x-800 native resolution, 667MHz front side bus, Intel GMA 950 graphics, built-in iSight video camera, Gigabit Ethernet, built-in AirPort Extreme (IEEE 802.11g) wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port, one audio line in and one audio line out port, mini-DVI display connector; both supporting optical digital and analog, the infrared Apple Remote, and MagSafe power adapter.
The 1.83GHz model features 512MB of RAM, a 60GB hard disk drive and slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive; the 2.0GHz models include 1GB of RAM (all MacBooks can be expanded to support up to 2GB of RAM). The white 2.0GHz model also features an 80GB hard disk drive and a 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support. The black model features a 120GB hard disk drive instead.