On June 28, Apple, launched its newest offering in the MacBook laptop series. The new products use Intel’s Core Duo chips that feature two microprocessors on a single piece of silicon. Besides, the world’s most advanced computer notebook, MacBook also features a new sleek design with a gorgeous 13 inch glossy widescreen display. Apple claims that the upgraded MacBook is five times faster than iBook and up to four times faster than the 12 inch PowerBook.
Together with the 15 inch and 17 inch MacBook Pros, the new MacBook completes Apple’s Intel-based portable lineup, replacing both the iBook and the 12 inch PowerBook.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing said, “Apple began the transition to Intel Core Duo-based notebooks in February with the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and now just 90 days later we have completed the transition with the release of the all new MacBook,” .”The complete MacBook lineup leads the industry with Apple’s trademark innovative design and advanced mobile features, from top to bottom it is the best notebook line that we have ever offered.”
Apple’s entire line of portables now offers Intel Core Duo processors, a built-in iSight video camera for on-the-go video conferencing and Front Row media experience with Apple Remote. Besides, the MacBooks also include various advanced features such as DVI with a dual display support, optical digital audio input and output, a Scrolling TrackPad, MagSafe Power Adapter, Gigabit Ethernet and a Sudden Motion Sensor.
The notebooks include the iLife ’06 suite of digital lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb that makes it easy to create Web sites with photos, blogs and Podcasts and publish them on .Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a single click. All the iLife ’06 applications run natively on the new Intel-based MacBooks for maximum performance.
Every MacBook also comes with Mac OS X version 10.4.6 “Tiger” including Safari, Mail, iCal, iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth, running on Apple’s Intel-based notebook line. Mac OS X Tiger includes Rosetta, a software translation technology that lets customers run most Mac OS X PowerPC applications seamlessly. Apple said Intel-based Mac customers have more than 1,700 Universal applications to choose from.
With the price starting at just Rs. 66,900, the MacBook lineup includes three models: a 1.83 GHz and a 2.0 GHz MacBook in a newly designed sleek white enclosure and a 2.0 GHz and a 2.0 GHz in a stunning new black body. At about just one-inch thin, the new MacBook is twenty percent thinner when compared with the iBook. Apple’s MacBook features a resolution of 1280×800.
The 1.83 GHz 13 inch white MacBook costs Rs. 66,900, the 2.0 GHz in white costs Rs. 77,800, whereas the black 2.0GHz MacBook costs Rs.87,600.
The 15 inch MacBook (white) costs Rs. 1,15,800 and the black