Apple Tweaks Low End MacBook

Apple didn’t yell too loudly about this one but the low end, white Unibody MacBook got a refresh this morning.

The black (or white) sheep of Apple’s laptop family got a boost this morning, with a faster CPU and built-in graphics card to match the entry level MacBook Pro and better battery life.

The little white laptop that could is still missing a few crucial specs that its bigger brothers get to boast about. For an additional $200, the 13″ MacBook Pro boasts an SD Card slot, 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB and the shinier, tougher aluminum enclosure.

The white MacBook is a decent performer, although it really only exists so that Apple can claim they sell a laptop under the crucial retail price point of  $1000.

Written by Toby Leftly

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  • Belinda

    Embarrassing to admit, but.. I really only like it because it’s white.

  • I love my white unibody Macbookt. I got it at Micro Center for $799. It’s a great deal for college students and the performance is basically the same as the low-end MacBook Pro. I’m glad Apple made on of these – I don’t think they made it just so they can claim they own a $999 machine.

    Plus, it’s a beautiful, minimally designed machine – and it’s a great color, too — even though I have a black Speck case on it.