Apple MacBook Upgrade to Penryn

Apple MacBook Apple has upgraded the Apple MacBook this morning.

As expected, it moved to the Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn CPUs (45nm), running either at 2.1GHz or 2.4GHz. The Hard Drive options were also bumped up to 120GB, 160GB, or 250GB. The 13.3″ WS glossy display was not upgraded to an LED-backlit display, and the graphics remained the same as the November Santa Rosa refresh (Intel GMA X3100).

The price remained the same, as did all other options. The 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pros saw a significant upgrade. In addition to the storage/hard drive upgrade, and the Penryn upgrade (in the case of the MBP, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz, or 2.6GHz), there is now the option for an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics chipset with either 256MB or 512MB of dedicated video memory.

Another big change in the MacBook Pro that the MacBook did not get, is the addition of a Multi-Touch trackpad that uses the same technology present in the iPhone, iPod Touch, and MacBook Air.

New MacBook Models:
MB402LL/A – $1099, White, 2.1GHz, 1GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive, DVD/CDRW
MB403LL/A – $1299, White, 2.4GHz, 2GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive (Dual-Layer DVD Writer)
MB404LL/A – $1499, Black, 2.4GHz, 2GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, 8x SuperDrive (Dual-Layer DVD Writer)

It’s now available at the Apple Store US as well as Apple Store Canada as are the new MacBook Pros.