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MacBook Receives Performance Bump

by Adam C. Engst

Almost exactly a year after its initial release (see "MacBook Fills Out Laptop Line [1]," 2006-05-22) and six months after the last processor jump ("MacBook Gains Core 2 Duo Processor [2]," 2006-11-13), Apple has updated the MacBook line [3] of laptops with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors that add roughly .16 GHz to each model, a standard 1 GB of RAM across the line, and larger hard disks. Prices remain the same, but the stock choices now include a white 2.0 GHz model with an 80 GB hard disk for $1,100, a 2.16 GHz model with a 120 GB hard disk for $1,300, and the black 2.16 GHz model with a 160 GB hard disk for $1,500. Apple is also now advertising the MacBook as supporting 802.11n, which presumably means that the 802.11n enabler is no longer necessary.

[1]: http://db.tidbits.com/article/8534
[2]: http://db.tidbits.com/article/8742
[3]: http://www.apple.com/macbook/macbook.html