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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Apple Updates White MacBook Reply with quote

Apple Updates White MacBook
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Apple has quietly updated the white 13-inch MacBook. The new model features a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo processor (up from 2.0GHz) with a 1066MHz frontside bus, 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM (up from 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM), 160GB hard drive (up from 120GB), and integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics. The rest of the specs for this model have pretty much remained the same. The new white MacBook is available now from the Apple Store and priced at $999.



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would more than likely buy one if they still came in black. It's actually spec'd out slightly better than the entry-level unibody MacBook.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably the best deal from Apple if you can look past the white plastic. I just can't look past it. They get so dirty looking after a few months.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would more than likely buy one if they still came in black. It's actually spec'd out slightly better than the entry-level unibody MacBook.

Apart from the unibody's DDR3 RAM.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apart from the unibody's DDR3 RAM.

Oops! I totally forgot about that one. Oh well, I'm thinking the unibody MacBooks will get updated at the WWDC anyways. Perhaps even with built-in 3G networking.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed about unibody updates, but for right now:

white = DDR2 + firewire + a tiny bit thicker/heavier
unibody = DDR3 + no firewire + $300 more
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy one in black or silver today. Do you hear that Apple? Today! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats come at a good time, at least for a friend who is looking to buy one. However, it not available in the UK yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomo wrote:
Thats come at a good time, at least for a friend who is looking to buy one. However, it not available in the UK yet.

That's strange, but I bet they were in a rush to get them over here for the back to school iPod promo. I would imagine they will be available over there shortly.

I'm also with you guys on bringing back the BlackBook. I was never crazy about the white MacBook to begin with. It sort of screams chick or school kid computer.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you might be looking at the only MacBook after WWDC. I have a feeling that Apple is going to merge the aluminum MacBook and MacBook Pros into one MacBook Pro line. And hopefully they wake up at that time, make some room, and give the 13" MacBook Pro a firewire port. I know the white MacBook only has firewire 400, but at least it has something to offer people needing a connection for firewire camcorders and audio devices.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thomo wrote:
Thats come at a good time, at least for a friend who is looking to buy one. However, it not available in the UK yet.

That's strange, but I bet they were in a rush to get them over here for the back to school iPod promo. I would imagine they will be available over there shortly.

I'm also with you guys on bringing back the BlackBook. I was never crazy about the white MacBook to begin with. It sort of screams chick or school kid computer.


They have updated now and put the price up (always seems to be the way in the country - more expensive than anywhere else). No sign of the promo either but it is said to be coming.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomo wrote:
They have updated now and put the price up (always seems to be the way in the country - more expensive than anywhere else). No sign of the promo either but it is said to be coming.

Wow, that sucks! How much did the price go up?
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
I would more than likely buy one if they still came in black. It's actually spec'd out slightly better than the entry-level unibody MacBook.


I'm so glad I got the black one when I did last summer. Its a 2.2 and has been great for a year. Got it as a refurb, threw in 4GB RAM and a 320GB HD and have about $1400 into it after all that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a giant surprise, but it does in fact beat the current unibody.

http://www.macworld.com/article/140945/2009/06/213ghzwhitemacbook_benchmarks.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Not a giant surprise, but it does in fact beat the current unibody.

http://www.macworld.com/article/140945/2009/06/213ghzwhitemacbook_benchmarks.html


No surprise there. Too bad they don't make them in black anymore. But if anyone wants one that badly, they could always put a skin on it.
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