A couple days ago, Apple unveiled the newly designed MacBook, the worldâ€™s most advanced consumer notebook featuring the Intel Core Duo processor and a gorgeous new 13-inch glossy widescreen display, all in a sleek design that is up to five times faster than the iBook and up to four times faster than the 12-inch PowerBook. Together with the 15-and 17-inch MacBook Pros, the new MacBook completes Appleâ€™s Intel-based portables lineup and replaces both the iBook and the 12-inch PowerBook.
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What do you get when you put up to 2GHz of pure Intel Core Duo power, an iSight camera, Front Row, iLife â€™06, and a 13-inch glossy widescreen display into a sleek case? More than you thought possible for less than you thought possible. Meet MacBook, starting at $1099.
Better bang-to-buck ratio
Now the Intel Core Duo is as affordable as it is powerful. With MacBook, you get the worldâ€™s fastest mobile architecture in a beautifully designed notebook that costs less than slower, clunkier models. Thatâ€™s like getting a sports car for the price of a scooter. Of course, MacBook holds more than your average two-seater: up to 80GB hard drive, an optional DVD-burning SuperDrive, built-in Bluetooth, wireless-ready (802.11g) AirPort, and up to 2GB of RAM. And for the first time ever, choose bright white or sleek black.
Friends for iLife
Every MacBook comes with iLife â€™06 â€” an amazing suite of applications that make it easy to live the digital life. Use iPhoto to share entire high-res photo albums with anyone whoâ€™s got an email address. Record your own songs and podcasts with GarageBand. Break into indie filmmaking with iMovie HD and iDVD. Then take all the stuff you made on your MacBook and share it on the web in one click with iWeb.(2) Just turn on your MacBook and youâ€™re halfway there.
Take it on tour
MacBook features Front Row, so you can navigate your movies, music, photos, and more at the touch of the included Apple Remote â€” no matter where you roam. Give an impromptu vacation photo slideshow in your favorite cafÃ©. Screen your latest iMovie on the train. Watch a DVD in bed. MacBook and Front Row give you the best seat in the house (or out of it).
Look closely. See that little lens in the display bezel? Thatâ€™s the MacBookâ€™s built-in iSight camera. Use it to video chat simply by opening iChat AV and clicking on a buddy icon (or three). Or fire up Photo Booth and take a few snapshots with the iSight, play around with sixteen fun effects, then admire your handiwork. That little camera lets you create Web-ready videos, too. Just open up iMovie and start the action. From there, iWeb makes it one-click easy to get your talking head on the Web.(2) Looks like fun.
Thanks to a 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display thatâ€™s 79% brighter with 30% more viewing area than the iBook before it, MacBook provides the perfect combination of pixels and portability. Photos feel crisper. Movies play vividly. Even daily tasks like surfing the Web and checking email take on a whole new sheen.
Hit the hotspots
The built-in wireless capability of MacBook puts the â€œworldï¿½? back in â€œworld wide web.ï¿½? If thereâ€™s a wireless hotspot nearby, you can get online. No need to burn valuable surfing time configuring your computer. Just open it up. MacBook automatically detects wireless networks within range and asks nicely if youâ€™d like to join any of them. Thatâ€™s it. Catch up on your blog, share this weekendâ€™s trip as a photocast, or just chat with your friends. Anytime, anywhere.
MacBook: the most advanced affordable Mac notebook ever.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)