Apple updates MacBook to Core 2, Mac Mini update soon

November 8, 2006

MacBook Core 2Today Apple updated its MacBook product line, introducing three new models all with Core 2 Duo processors. Apple claims the new Core 2 Duo processors give the MacBook a 25 percent performance advantage over its predecessors. The update also bumps the Ultimate Macbooks to 1GB RAM and Superdrive Dual-Layer standard, as well as a hard drive capacity upgrade.

With prices starting at just $1,099, the new MacBook lineup includes three models: sleek white 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz MacBook models, and a stunning black 2.0 GHz MacBook model. With Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processors, the new MacBook is up to 25 percent faster than the previous MacBook and up to six times faster than the iBook®, making it even easier for consumers to manage and enjoy their digital content with iLife ‘06.* Consumers will also benefit from the added power in the new 2.0 GHz models, including double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a double-layer SuperDrive™ for burning professional-quality DVDs.

But don’t forget about Apple’s refurbished products service, which was also updated earlier today to accommodate the new upgrades. A white refurbished MacBook 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo is now available for only $899 with a one-year limited warranty. A black refurbished MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo is now only $1,099. For those of you weary of refurbished products, I suggest you take a look atMacSupport’s article (including pictures) describing his experience unpacking his refurbished MacBook.

After the update the Mac Mini specifications page was accidentally updated and mistakenly revealed a non-existent page titled “intelcore2duo.html“. The Intel Core Duo logo on the left column on the page linked to the intelcore2duo page, before the link was fixed. Apple was quick to fix the mistake and now the logo links to the correct Intel Core Duo page. Several people, including myself, discovered the error on the page before it was fixed. Logically, this is a sign that a Mac Mini Core 2 update is likely in the near future, most likely within the next few weeks before the holiday season. The Mac Mini was last updated back in early September, standardizing Core Duo processors across the line. The Mac Mini is now the only Core Duo processor computer remaining in Apple’s desktop and laptop product line.

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