Apple releases Macbook

Written by Wil Harris

May 16, 2006 | 16:05

Tags: #boot-camp #core-duo #macbook #macbook-pro #release

Companies: #apple #intel

Apple has released its latest portable computer, the MacBook.

The consumer version of the MacBook Pro, it is amongst the first Apple machines to sport the Intel Core Duo processor.

The standard specs are a 13" widescreen with a 1280x800 resolution. Wireless and bluetooth are included, and the only graphics are Intel Extreme integrated.

There are three variant models. In white, at $1099/£749, you get a 1.83GHz Core Duo, 512MB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive and a CD writer. In white at $1299/£899 you get an upgrade to a 2.0GHz Core Duo and a DVD burner. Moving up to the top end model at $1499/£1029 you get a funky iPod Nano-esque black casing and a 80GB hard drive.

Yes, you really are paying £130 for another 20GB storange and a black paint job.

The new MacBooks obviously support Boot Camp. They also have a built-in iSight camera and infra-red remote support for Front Row. Additionally, the machines support a DVI connection to an external monitor at up to 1920x1200 resolution. This is an improvement over the old iBook models, which only supported a VGA connection to mirror the standard 1024x768 display.

Doesn't the MacBook in black just look sexalicious? Let us know your thoughts over in the forums.
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