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As predicted, Apple released revised MacBooks today.
Apple(R) today updated its MacBook(R) consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model. The MacBook is just one-inch thin and features built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g.* Every MacBook also includes a built-in iSight(R) video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple's MagSafe(R) Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain, and iLife(R) '06, Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications.

- 2.0GHz, 13.3" White MacBook, 80GB, 1GB RAM, Intel Graphics 950, $1099
- 2.16GHz, 13" White MacBook, 120GB, 1GB RAM. Intel Graphics 950, $1299
- 2.16GHz, 13" Black MacBook, 160GB, 1GB RAM, Intel Grahics 950, $1499

The new Apple laptops will be available at the Apple Store U.S. (U.K. Store)
 

notjustjay

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Sep 19, 2003
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Canada, eh?
So once again, we're all going to be all upset because we rumored ourselves into a frenzy, somehow that they didn't all come to fruition is going to be a reason to be mad at Apple.

At the moment I'm typing this, it's rated 0 positive, 2 negative.
 

otter-boy

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Jun 21, 2003
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Still a premium for black

I would think it's about time that they remove the price premium for the black MacBook.

Also, I thought that Intel had an updated graphics chip. Why isn't it in these MacBooks?
 

richard4339

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Sep 6, 2006
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So, wonder how long it will take before we start getting "Why didn't they put Santa Rosa in the MB" threads, or "How long until Santa Rosa is in the MB" threads?
 

failsafe1

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Jul 21, 2003
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Waiting to see what the edu pricing will be since I have kids going back to college soon.
 

em500

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Apr 29, 2005
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Combo drive? WTF? Get with the times, Apple, even $600 PC laptops come with DVD burners now!
 

Darkroom

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Dec 15, 2006
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i agree about the MacBooks being a good deal... i will probably be buying a laptop this summer for my startup business as an imaging specialist, and eventhough i'd be considered "pro" (or whatever) i believe the stats between macbook and macbook pro are too close to justify the huge price difference...
 

Fearless Leader

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Mar 21, 2006
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As predicted, Apple released revised MacBooks today.


- 2.0GHz, 13.3" White MacBook, 80GB, 1GB RAM, Intel Graphics 950, $1099
- 2.16GHz, 13" White MacBook, 120GB, 1GB RAM. Intel Graphics 950, $1299
- 2.16GHz, 13" Black MacBook, 160GB, 1GB RAM, Intel Grahics 950, $1499

The new Apple laptops will be available at the Apple Store U.S. (U.K. Store)

why are the bottom two 13 as apposed to 13.3?
 

miniConvert

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I had actually started to believe that we might see 'big things' today - but without a special event, or any event for that matter, and with WWDC just a month away, are we really surprised?

If there are insanely great laptop updates on the way, surely Steve will want to announce them on stage?
 

a456

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Oct 5, 2005
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no mac pros.. oh the agony.. the pain.. arrghh

This isn't it, the store isn't back up yet this is just the macbook page. The Macbooks are too close in specs to the MBPs, meaning they must be done today too.
 

Manic Mouse

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Jul 12, 2006
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As someone who has been waiting for about a year for a decent GPU in a MB to buy his first Mac I am severely pissed off.

Why are Apple making the MB so processor powerful while making so pathetic in terms of it's GPU?

For the next six months the MB will be poor compared to every other laptop, as every other one will have SR. Heck, the SR CPUs are cheaper than the old ones so they could've put in a 2.0 and 2.2.
 

DeaconGraves

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Apr 25, 2007
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While I'm bummed about no SR or maybe even a 15" model like some people were speculating last night, this is exactly what I needed. A little speed bump to the line so it didn't feel like I was buying a six month old laptop.

I'm making the Mac switch in the very near future. Can't wait to join the club.
 

djellison

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Feb 2, 2007
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I think the base macbook is a good deal.

Until they fit a DVD writer as standard - it isn't. There are PC laptops out there for half the price of the base spec with DVD writers included. When you sell the package as being for home media, then take away the ability to write DVD's - something is wrong.

I bought the cheapest macbook as a refurb last week - love it to pieces - but I still thing Apple are screwing their customers by not including DVD-writers in every model.


Doug
 

kwajo.com

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Jul 17, 2002
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Bay of Fundy
Well now I'm conflicted. I needed to order a new laptop, and technically I was waiting for the next MacBook update to do it, but this one is pretty underwhelming.

I'm fine with the processor speeds, but I want a better graphics card so that I can use Aperture again. Bullocks.
 
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