Apple Updates MacBooks – May 15, 2007

Apple MacBook
Apple has just updated their MacBook lineup – the 13.3-inch Intel Core 2 Duo powered laptop.

Changes:
– CPU Speed bumped from 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz to 2.0GHZ and 2.16GHz
– 4MB L2 Shared Cache instead of 2MB.
– 1GB of memory standard (previous – 512MB)
– 60GB – 120GB Hard Drives replaced with 80GB – 200GB Hard Drives
– 6x SuperDrive becomes 8x SuperDrive.

This does not appear to be an update to using Intel’s Santa Rosa as the bus speed is still 667MHz, and the graphics chipset is still using the Intel GMA 950. It could be that they are saving Santa Rosa for the MacBook Pros.

Update: Macworld has more information on the MacBook

MacBook already offers some of the technologies available in Santa Rosa,” said Benjamin. “We decided with this update that we would add more value with processor speeds, RAM and hard drive space. We feel this is the prefect line-up for the Spring.”

Apple explained that instead of moving to Intel’s new Santa Rosa chip for this update, the company decided to focus on the value of the MacBook line.

“MacBook already offers some of the technologies available in Santa Rosa,” said Benjamin. “We decided with this update that we would add more value with processor speeds, RAM and hard drive space. We feel this is the prefect line-up for the Spring.”

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