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  • Apple Updates White Macbook... Secretly!


    When Steve Jobs announced the new Uni-Body Aluminum Macbooks, he reduced the price of old low-end white macbook to attract more users to the platform. Though the specifications were not that great but an Apple for $999 is a great deal. But now, it seems that Apple has silently updated it's White Macbook specifications and the new specifications are quiet similar to that of the new low-end Aluminum Macbooks which costs a $300 more!

    The new update bumps a lot of stuff! The processor is updated to the ones in newer model, the 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo model with a 1066MHz frontside bus which is a big upgrade from 800MHz. They have also doubled the RAM in this one from 1GB to 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory standard, now that's something big, though not huge. They have also updated graphics to NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics. The other small updates include upgrading Blutooth from 2.0 to 2.1.

    All the other ports (including firewire) are intact. This is most probably a preparation for the upcoming Snow Leopard.

    Hope that this will help some of you who were considering a shiny new Macbook

    [via Engadget]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Updates White Macbook... Secretly! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. smiska2's Avatar
      smiska2 -
      Nice!
    1. bilsta57's Avatar
      bilsta57 -
      Cool, I never would have realized that thanks for the update man.
    1. Filo01's Avatar
      Filo01 -
      it's got very ncie specs for a 1k laptop, i've been considering shelling out 3-5k for the new 17inch macbook pro but this might be what i'm looking for. How big is the screen?
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Very nice, i wish they still had the black ones though. :-(
    1. King C Wat's Avatar
      King C Wat -
      hmmm, I'm on the hunt for a new laptop...my budget was $800 but maybe I could spring for a macbook....I got some thinking to do
    1. shadowhacker27's Avatar
      shadowhacker27 -
      awww...they should do the same to the MBP 15" 1st Gen..at least a 1067 DDR3 ram and Nvidia 9600M MBP in 1300 ..that would be HUGE for me
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Very nice, i wish they still had the black ones though. :-(
      that will be better
      the black one used to have things that the white didn't
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      a nice upgrade for sure... but i'm still saving my pennies for a MBP
    1. jonnycakes's Avatar
      jonnycakes -
      Quote Originally Posted by Filo01 View Post
      How big is the screen?
      13"
    1. andrewe13's Avatar
      andrewe13 -
      I used to have this laptop... Its actually VERY good. I did a lot of professional video editing on it and it was flawless. I have the new Macbook Pro now, and to be honest, its not that much different. The Mac processor itself in the white is already SO fast for the average person that it is actually a perfect investment for the everyday user.

      To the guy up there with a 800 budget...Buy it. Smartest thing I could tell you to do with your money.
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoHartt View Post
      Very nice, i wish they still had the black ones though. :-(
      They do, it's just an option now and it's 50 or 100 extra I believe. I have an older blackbook and I love it, I definitely prefer it over the whitemacbooks, the keyboard has a numpad and overall the case does not discolor nearly as easily.
    1. smiska2's Avatar
      smiska2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by WillyDavidK View Post
      They do, it's just an option now and it's 50 or 100 extra I believe. I have an older blackbook and I love it, I definitely prefer it over the whitemacbooks, the keyboard has a numpad and overall the case does not discolor nearly as easily.
      I don't think they do!

      Certainly not an option on apple.com. have you got a link?
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      It's not well publicized, but I do remember steve mentioning that the black option would still be available during his keynote when he announced the new aluminum laptops. Perhaps it was only temporary?

      And you know .... there's always spraypaint