Apple Unveils New MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

macbook-blkwht2.pngCUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) today unveiled its new line of MacBook(TM) consumer notebooks that now include Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Just one-inch thin, the new MacBooks are up to

25 percent faster than the previous generation and feature a built-in iSight(R) video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple’s MagSafe(TM) Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain, and iLife(R) ’06,

Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications.

    “MacBook has helped drive Apple’s notebook market share to over 10 percent in US retail, and the new MacBooks will be among this holiday season’s most exciting new products,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With Intel Core 2 Duo processors across the

entire line, these new MacBooks are up to 25 percent faster than their predecessors.”

    With prices starting at just $1,099, the new MacBook lineup includes three models:  sleek white 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz MacBook models, and a stunning black 2.0 GHz MacBook model. With Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processors, the new MacBook is up to 25 percent faster than the previous MacBook and up to six times faster than the iBook(R), making it even easier for consumers to manage and enjoy their digital content with iLife ’06.* Consumers will also benefit from the added power in the new 2.0 GHz models, including double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a

double-layer SuperDrive(TM) for burning professional-quality DVDs.

    The new MacBook features a gorgeous 13-inch glossy widescreen display, ideal for enjoying videos, DVDs and photos with Apple’s breakthrough Front Row media experience. The MacBook is just one-inch thin and includes a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing on-the-go with friends or family using iChat AV, recording a video podcast or iMovie(R) using iLife ’06, or taking fun snapshots with Photo Booth.


    Designed for the mobile lifestyle, the MacBook includes Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that magnetically connects the power cord to the MacBook and safely disconnects under strain, preventing the notebook from falling off its work surface. Apple now also offers a new MagSafe Airline Adapter that makes using a MacBook on an airplane even more convenient by connecting to in-seat power ports for continued productivity throughout the duration of a flight. The MacBook also includes Apple’s Sudden Motion Sensor, designed to protect the hard drive in case of a fall, and a simple and intuitive Scrolling

TrackPad for scrolling through long web pages or panning across large

photographs.

    The lightweight MacBook design includes built-in AirPort Extreme(R) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), making it ideal to take anywhere consumers work and play — from the office, to the classroom and the local WiFi hot spot. With the latest high-performance connectivity options, each MacBook includes built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire(R) 400 port, combination analog and optical digital audio input and output ports and a mini-DVI video output to connect up to a 23-inch Apple

Cinema HD Display.

    The MacBook comes with iLife ’06, the next generation of Apple’s

award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto(R), iMovie HD, iDVD(R), GarageBand(TM) and iWeb(TM), the latest iLife application that makes it super-easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs and podcasts and publish them on .Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a single click.** The MacBook also comes with the latest release of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS(R) X version 10.4.8 Tiger,

including Safari(TM), Mail, iCal(R), iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth,

running natively on the Intel-based notebook.

 

    Pricing & Availability

    The new MacBook is available immediately through the Apple Store(R) (www.apple.com ), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter is available for a suggested retail price of

$59 (US).

    The 1.83 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:

 

    — 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2

       brightness;

    — 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;

    – 667 MHz front-side bus;

    — 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;

    — 60GB 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 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 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of

$1,299 (US), includes:

 

    — 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2

       brightness;

    — 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 6x 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.

 

    The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a suggested retail price of

$1,499 (US), includes:

 

    — 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display with 250 cd/m2

       brightness;

    — 2.0GHz 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 6x 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.

 

    Additional build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 80GB, 120GB or 160GB (5400 rpm) or a 200GB (4200 rpm) hard drive, up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, Apple USB Modem, Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter, Apple Mini-DVI to VGA adapter, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare

Protection Plan. Additional build-to-order options also include: 

pre-installed copies of iWork ’06, Logic(R) Express 7, Final Cut(R) Express HD 3.5 and Aperture(TM) 1.5.

 

    *Based on estimated results of industry-standard SPECint and SPECfp rate tests. SPEC is a registered trademark of Standard Performance Evaluation

Corporation (SPEC); see www.apple.com/macbook for more information.

 

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  1. All Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950? Too bad!

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