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Apple updated the “white” MacBook

Apple updated the MacBook “Core 2 Duo: 2.13 13” (White – Mid-2009) quietly, without as much as a press release. The new model boasts a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.13 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (P7450) up from the 2.0GHz previously offered.

Additionally , the new model received a base hard drive upgrade from 120GB to 160GB (5400RPM) and the battery life of the new machine has an estimated 1/2 hour longer runtime. (5 hours up from 4.5 hours of the Early 2009 model*)

Like its predecessor, the Mid-2009 model shares the same white polycarbonate case as the Early 2009 model that it replaced and connectivity is the same as well with AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire “400” port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and video out capabilities (mini-DVI) that supports an external display.

Other specs on the machine:

  • 3 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache
  • 1066 MHz frontside bus
  • 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-6400) installed in pairs (two 1 GB modules)
  • 160 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive
  • 8X DL SuperDrive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor (with 256 MB of SDRAM shared with main memory)
  • 13.3″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1280×800 native resolution).

The MacBook 2.0GHz “Unibody” design shares many features internally with the new MacBook “Core 2 Duo: 2.13 13”, is equipped with the same NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, but uses a faster processor and slower RAM (800 MHz DDR2 compared to 1066 MHz DDR3 in the “Unibody” models).

*Battery life as officially reported by Apple using a “wireless productivity” test.

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