Apple Gives Its MacBook a Unibody FaceliftBy Jared Newman
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook was one of several Macs to get an upgrade today. As the sole notebook in Apple’s repertoire without “Pro” status, the facelift was definitely due, and the MacBook”s now looking a little more attractive thanks to a unibody plastic chassis, instead of the Pros’ aluminum construction. The surface, according to Engadget, is appropriately slick and fingerprint-resistant, while the underbelly has a non-slip surface to keep the laptop in place. The computer also gets a glass multi-touch trackpad and a backlit LED screen. Its internal battery supposedly lasts seven hours on a charge. Available now, the new MacBook sells for the same $999 as before, which is $200 less than the MacBook Pro in the same size. Specs after the jump.
Nothing earth-shattering here, just a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2 GB of RAM (you can order up to 4 GB), a 250 GB hard drive and an Nvidia 9400M graphics card, an 8X slot-load DVD drive, built-in wireless n, Bluetooth, a built-in video camera, and two USB ports. On specs alone, you’re not getting much less compared to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. In fact, the basic Pro’s hard drive is just 160 GB, so you can store more on the regular MacBook. Still, you might miss the feel of that cool aluminum on your palms — a feeling you can’t put a price on. [via Engadget]