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

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.
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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