Apple updates MacBook with Intel Santa Rosa processors up to 2.2 GHz; offers 2.6GHz MacBook Pro

Apple has updated their MacBook line without so much as a press release:

Apple’s MacBooks yesterday featured:
• 2.0GHz or 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
• 667MHz frontside bus
• 1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300); two SO-DIMM slots support up to 2GB
• Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory
• 80GB, 120GB, or 160GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 120GB or 160GB 5400-rpm drive or 200GB 4200-rpm drive
• Weight: 5.1 pounds

Apple’s MacBooks today feature:
• 2.0GHz or 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
• 800MHz frontside bus
• 1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300); two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB
• Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor with 144MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory
• 80GB, 120GB, or 160GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 120GB, 160GB, or 250GB 5400-rpm drive
• Weight: 5.0 pounds

Apple MacBooks are available in three basic configurations that users can customize:

13-inch White
• 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
• 1GB memory
• 80GB hard drive
• Combo drive

13-inch White
• 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
• 1GB memory
• 120GB hard drive
• Double-layer SuperDrive

13-inch Black
• 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
• 1GB memory
• 160GB hard drive
• Double-layer SuperDrive

See the updated MacBooks here.

MacDailyNews Note: Also of note are Apple’s stealth additions of customization options to their MacBook Pro line which now include a 2.6GHz Core 2 Duo for US$250 and the 250GB 5400-rpm drive for $150.


  1. I thought it was weird that the lines regarding supported resolutions were spaced differently. It seems yesterday’s MacBook supported 640 by 480 at 16:10 but today’s supports 640 by 480 *pixels* at 16:10.

    Must be because of the new GPU…

  2. One 800 Mhz frontside bus for two cores?

    My Dual 2 Ghz G5 has one 1000 Mhz frontside bus PER processor.

    Supposely these Intel Duos are so much faster, but they are hobbled by the slow bus which feeds data in and out of the processors.

    After all the processors are only as fast as the data they can get to work on.

    Still it’s a achievement to get somewhat the power of a Dual G5 in a tiny laptop, hobbled or not. I guess.

  3. “No sale. Neither will my friends or our switchers. Sorry Apple.”
    Gee, 15 people didn’t buy the last MacBooks and aren’t going to buy these, YET Apple’s marketshare is SURGING!!!

    Way to stick it to Apple! They’ll have to be sure to state in their next stock report that the 5.3 percent sales increase less due to 0.0000001% not liking matte screens.

  4. Cost of Macbooks on US store:
    $1099, $1299, $1499

    On Canadian online store:
    $1249, $1499, $1649

    Hello Apple, the Canadian dollar is worth almost $1.05 US! At the very least the prices should be at par! It was nice to buy Leopard at par, and I could (barely) accept that prices on old hardware won’t change, but why the massive disparity in pricing for new hardware!!??

    I have last year’s Macbook but was wanting to upgrade to the new generation for the much-improved graphics chip. Not with these prices I won’t.

  5. You people need to get over the glossy screen thingy!
    Maybe you can close the curtains or something…I love my glossy screen Macbook and don’t see any major difference in it from my other 5 Macs other than the screen is brighter and has more contrast. If you are making your living on Photoshop, then buy yourself a Cinema Display, write it off before April, and shaddup!

  6. @MatteBoy

    I hear you brother, glossy sucks on a laptop. At least they have the option on the MacBook Pro’s. I’m assuming because the performance on the MacBooks and iMacs is so close to the Pro lines of the MacBook Pro and MacPro that Apple was losing sales, so went glossy on the low end to discourage pro sales.

    Which is stupid because of the damage caused to people’s eyesight with highly reflective screens.

    @Wrong Again

    Your a idiot. Read the polls. 86% prefer matte.

    @ mossman

    Just cross the border into the US, you Canadians do it quite regularly anyway.

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