Specs for the New MacBooks

by Joey deVilla on May 15, 2007

New 13″ MacBooks for May 2007

Okay, so the just-announced new MacBook line doesn’t have the OLED displays that Jobs mentioned Apple would have sometime this year, or the Santa Rosa chipset. You still get a lot of bang for the buck, which includes:

  • Faster processors, with 2.0GHz now being the slowpoke of the bunch
  • Bigger hard drives, with 80 gigs being the minimum (That’s just okay —
    I’ve always felt that Apple was stingy with drive space)
  • More beaseline RAM — 1 gig — which really should’ve been the bare
    minimum in the first place. OS X can be a hungry beast.

Apple does list the specs in their news release, but I’ve rearranged them into a nice matrix to make comparison shopping easier for you. You can’t say we at Global Nerdy ain’t never done nuthin’ for ya!

System

2.0 GHz 13″ White MacBook 2.16 GHz 13″ White MacBook 2.16 GHz 13″ Black MacBook
Price

US$1,099 US$1,299 US$1,499
Display 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display
Processor 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
Bus 667 MHz front-side bus
RAM 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor
Optical Drive Slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive Slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW) optical drive
Graphics System Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Video Out Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately)
Video In Built-in iSight video camera
Wired Networking Gigabit Ethernet port / 2 USB 2.0 ports / FireWire 400 port
Wireless Networking Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking / Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Audio In/Out One audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog
Input Devices Scrolling TrackPad / Apple Remote
Power Adapter 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter

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