anim8or

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I believe you are correct... it also has 2gigs RAM as standard.... but has dropped to 2.0 GHz from 2.1.....

The UK store isnt showing it yet but the US store is... look at both for a comparison of specs.
 
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okatidubi

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Apple Updates White MacBook

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook?mco=MTE3MzM

Now with Nvidia graphics and 2gb memory standard

EDIT: The US macbook white specs page has been updated. Currently, only the US store and website shows the updated specs.

New features:
New packaging (similiar to the new notebooks)
Nvidia graphics
2gb DDR2 standard
2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo, 1066 FBS
iLife '09
Firewire :p

screen-capture-3.png
 
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shahr04360

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Jun 4, 2007
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Just wonder what the store had been update for last few days. But seems cool anyway. Waiting update on Mac mini soon.
 
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uicandrew

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Jan 19, 2006
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nice. the nvidia chipset will have better support for OpenCL (for Snow leopard) than the intel integrated graphics, at least initially.
 
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CBX

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Doesnt this make it a harder choice to pick the 2.0 Alu MB over the 2.0 white now?

The only real difference in spec is ddr2 vddr3 memory and slightly bigger hard drive...
 
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fifthroot

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Interesting that they upgraded the FSB, graphics card, and they are seemingly using the same processors that come in the unibody, yet they still use a 200-pin DDR2 instead of the 204-pin in the DDR3s.
 
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svndmvn

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Interesting that they upgraded the FSB, graphics card, and they are seemingly using the same processors that come in the unibody, yet they still use a 200-pin DDR2 instead of the 204-pin in the DDR3s.

and it has firewire/midi DVI, another custom chipset or logic board.
it is not a bad machine right now.
I was kind of upset a few minutes ago(really pissed actually) because I had hoped it would be killed completely and the two aluminums' prices dropped, probably added another option. But now I realize this means Apple just wants to finish off the stock of plastic cases/non LED displays and all that. I guess an update can still be a month or two away(aka Fare well, whitey!)
BTW since it looks like it ships with iLife 09, I guess that will be available in 4-6 business days as well
 
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ihabime

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wow that's a pretty big update. I wonder if they're planning on dropping the price of the unibodies, because 300 bucks seems a lot for ddr3 and the glass trackpad.
 
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ideonode

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Doesnt this make it a harder choice to pick the 2.0 Alu MB over the 2.0 white now?

The only real difference in spec is ddr2 vddr3 memory and slightly bigger hard drive...

And the graphics card....

EDIT: never mind - I'm an idiot.
 
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gothamm

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Nov 18, 2007
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Apple quietly updates white lower end macbook

largest improvements are the upgrade to 9400m, 2 gigs RAM, and bluetooth 2.1

getting ready for Snowleopard are we? ;)
 
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ihabime

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I don't think they'd go through the expense of redesigning the motherboard just to sell out their stock of white cases, maybe the kerfuffle over dropping firewire was bigger than they thought it would be and this is an attempt to make amends.

and it has firewire/midi DVI, another custom chipset or logic board.
it is not a bad machine right now.
I was kind of upset a few minutes ago(really pissed actually) because I had hoped it would be killed completely and the two aluminums' prices dropped, probably added another option. But now I realize this means Apple just wants to finish off the stock of plastic cases/non LED displays and all that. I guess an update can still be a month or two away(aka Fare well, whitey!)
BTW since it looks like it ships with iLife 09, I guess that will be available in 4-6 business days as well
 
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xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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Now with Nvidia graphics and 2gb memory standard

EDIT: The US macbook white specs page has been updated. Currently, only the US store and website shows the updated specs.

New features:
New packaging (similiar to the new notebooks)
Nvidia graphics
2gb DDR2 standard
2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo, 1066 FBS
iLife '09
Firewire :p

Love the screen shot with the anti-glare film search.

Hmmm the drop in the processor but bump in the graphics. Not exactly sure what they are trying with this line.
 
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OllyW

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I don't think they'd go through the expense of redesigning the motherboard just to sell out their stock of white cases, maybe the kerfuffle over dropping firewire was bigger than they thought it would be and this is an attempt to make amends.

I would think the current state of the economy also has something to do with it.

Apple still need a cheap(er) laptop in their range and the aluminium MacBook isn't it.
 
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Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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well. its has 0.1 ghz drop but probably FSB increase. i guess its a faster machine down the line
 
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nplima

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got firewire

looks like a great opportunity for people who need FW on unibody macbooks to put their money where their mouth is.
 
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svndmvn

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I don't think they'd go through the expense of redesigning the motherboard just to sell out their stock of white cases, maybe the kerfuffle over dropping firewire was bigger than they thought it would be and this is an attempt to make amends.

Apple is just full of surprises, would have never thought of seeing an updated white Macbook, let alone, no updated Alu Macbooks the same day. Since it's been more than 3 months since the last update, I hope we're not more than 3 more months away from speed bumps and possibly RAM upgrades to all Macbooks, don't know what else to expect.
 
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