Apple has officially gone ahead and updated its MacBook line with Core 2 Duo processors, offering up to 25% more speed, and increasing battery life with efficiency updates in the new Core 2 Duo chips. This is following the MacBook Pro update, which made that 39% faster, and also gave it longer battery life. The MacBook lineup features 2 white designs, and a black version which, for $200, upgrades the hard drive from 80GB to 120GB.
Optionally, a new 200GB 4200RPM SATA disk is available. The size and weight of this new MacBook remain the same as does the battery, apparently. The 2.33GHz C2D proc is still only available on the MacBook Pro. So besides the new processor, nothing else has really changed.
Starting at just $1099, MacBook delivers the power of the Intel Core 2 Duo â€” the latest generation of Intel processors â€” and a slew of innovative features, including: a built-in iSight camera for video chatting on the go; iLife â€™06; Front Row; a glossy 13-inch widescreen display; even dual-display support.