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Apple's MacBook gets a fresh face, NVIDIA graphics, original drops to $999

Paul Miller, @futurepaul
October 14, 2008
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Apple's taking all that new MacBook Pro love and shrinking it down to size for the all-new MacBook. The laptop includes those same NVIDIA 9400M graphics, Mini DisplayPort plug, new manufacturing method, backlit keyboard and fancy glass trackpad of its big sibling, but does it with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit screen and typically friendly MacBook pricepoints. The laptop is 0.5 pounds lighter than its plastic predecessor, 0.95-inches thick, and Apple's also claiming 5 hours of battery life here, but we'll have to wait and see how realistic that number is. The base model weighs in at $1299 with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, while $1599 gets you 4GB of RAM and a 320GB HDD. There's also an SSD option if you're really looking to splurge. If none of the new speed or style appeals to you, Apple's also slashing its existing low-end MacBook to $999, which is still a bit steep if you ask us. Hit the jump for a breakdown of the configurations.

Gallery: Apple's new LED-backlit MacBook | 11 Photos

Gallery: LED MacBook Official Pictures | 43 Photos



2.0GHz MacBook (MB466LL/A) - $1,299


  • 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz System Bus
  • 160GB 5400 rpm HDD

2.4GHz MacBook (MB467LL/A) - $1,599
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz System Bus
  • 250GB 5400 rpm HDD
  • Backlit Keyboard

Shared Specs:
  • Precision aluminum unibody enclosure, 12.78 x 8.94 x .95-inches, 4.5 pounds

  • 13.3-inches LED-backlit display, 1280 x 800 resolution

  • 8x Slot-loading SuperDrive
  • 2GB 1066 MHz DDR3 memory
  • Multi-Touch glass trackpad
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor
  • Mini Display Port connector
  • Built-in iSight camera, stereo speakers, microphone
  • Optical digital input / analog line in/out
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme WiFi
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard & iLife '08
  • 5 Hour Battery life
In The Box:
  • MacBook
  • Display Cleaning cloth
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • Install / restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation





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