Friday, April 23, 2010

Apple Updates MacBook With LED-Backlit Display and More

Rumors are buzzing around that Apple will updated its popular MacBook® again, soon.

But before that  happens, let's take a look back at its latest enhancements late last year. The Macbook was upgraded with durable polycarbonate unibody design with a glass Multi-Touch™ trackpad, a brilliant LED-backlit display,and Apple’s 7-hour built-in battery.

The then new MacBook served an ideal consumer notebook for students and new Mac® users priced at about Php 50K

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller adds: “...With the only lineup  of notebooks all featuring unibody enclosures, LED-backlit displays and long-life battery technology, there’s never been a better time to switch to a Mac.”
Lighter and more durable, the new design includes a unique non-skid bottom surface and weighs just 2.13 kg with the same wide-angle viewing technology used in the MacBook Pro line. The new MacBook has a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics.

Moreover, the energy-efficient MacBook joins the industry’s greenest lineup of notebooks achieving EPEAT Gold** status and meeting Energy Star 5.0 requirements. The entire Mac notebook line now comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. The notebooks contain no brominated flame retardants, use internal cables and components that are PVC-free and are constructed of recyclable materials.

The Magic Mouse would also be a handy complement for the mouse user.

Pricing & Availability

Check the Apple Store® ( and resellers. The new MacBook sells for aroung Php 50K which includes:
• 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1280 x 800 glossy display;
• 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB shared L2 cache;
• 1066 MHz front-side bus;
• 2GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable to 4GB;
• NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
• 250 GB serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
• a slot-load 8X SuperDrive® with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
• Mini DisplayPort for video output (adapters sold separately);
• built-in AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
• Gigabit Ethernet port;
• built-in iSight® video camera;
• two USB 2.0 ports;
• one audio line in/out port, supporting optical digital out and analog in/out;
• glass Multi-Touch trackpad;
• built-in, 60WHr lithium polymer battery; and
• 60 Watt MagSafe® Power Adapter.
Build-to-order options for the MacBook include the ability to upgrade to 4GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, or 320GB 5400 rpm, 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter, Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter and the AppleCare Protection Plan.
*Specs and features are based on press release

The MacBook's built-in Seven-Hour Battery life surely helps in making it a truly mobile machine.

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