Apple’s MacBook—their lowest end laptop at $999—has received a nice spec update this week. This new model contains a battery that Apple claims will provide a whopping 10 hours of battery life while running a 2.4GHx Intel Core 2 Duo procressor and Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics. Other than those updated specs, it is pretty much the same laptop it previously was. No design changes have been made, and it still only comes in the polycarb enclosure. Regardless, it is nice to see Apple providing good spec updates to their lowest end laptop still.
With a new college semester around the corner, this may be a good option for many students who a.) don’t have the money for a Macbook Pro, or b.) don’t need more power than this laptop offers. It’s the cheapest Apple computer you can get outside of a Mac Mini, which doesn’t come with a keyboard, mouse, speakers, or screen.