Apple MacBooks Gets Refresh

Today Apple announces new MacBooks configuration. The MacBooks line up gets decent CPU upgrades, memory upgrade to 1.0GB, and larger hard drive capacity.

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.

The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:

* 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;

* 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

* 667 MHz front-side bus;

* 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

* 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;

* a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;

* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;

* Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);

* built-in iSight video camera;

* Gigabit Ethernet port;

* built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

* two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire® 400 port;

* one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

* Scrolling TrackPad;

* the infrared Apple Remote; and

* 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:

* 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;

* 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

* 667 MHz front-side bus;

* 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

* 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;

* a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;

* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;

* Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);

* built-in iSight video camera;

* Gigabit Ethernet port;

* built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

* two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;

* one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

* Scrolling TrackPad;

* the infrared Apple Remote; and

* 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

* 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;

* 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

* 667 MHz front-side bus;

* 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

* 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;

* a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;

* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;

* Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);

* built-in iSight video camera;

* Gigabit Ethernet port;

* built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;

* two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;

* one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;

* Scrolling TrackPad;

* the infrared Apple Remote; and

* 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

[via apple press release]