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New MacBook. Faster, more feature-rich, less expensive.

If just a year ago we predicted that “aluminum would kill polycarbonate,” I think we couldn’t be more wrong. The MacBook has established itself as the top selling product for Apple and as such has received an upgrade worthy of a great product. Apple

After more than three years with the same design, the MacBook has just received its first aesthetic modifications and although basic, they are welcome. To begin with, the design could now be called “unibody” since, like Apple’s range of notebooks, the battery cannot be replaced by us.

New MacBook. Faster, more feature-rich, less expensive.
New MacBook. Faster, more feature-rich, less expensive.

The rest of the design is similar, white polycarbonate, although it has new curves that make it somewhat more modern, so to speak. In addition, the material of the inner part has been modified to a glossy finish , which is the end of the stains on the wrist rests. The new design and integrated battery give it an enviable battery life, no less than 7 hours of autonomy.

As far as hardware is concerned, the main new features of the equipment are as follows:

  • New LED display, brighter and with better consumption.
  • Glass trackpad with multitouch gestures.
  • 2.26Ghz Intel C2D processor, 1066MHz bus and 3Mb L2 cache.
  • 2Gb of DDR3 RAM, supports up to 4 officially.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M as a graphics processor.
  • 2 USB ports, 1 ethernet, 1 audio output input, 1 displayport.
  • 250Gb of HD, with option of 320 and 500Gb disks.

As we can see, it has not been a great hardware upgrade, but rather a great upgrade on an aesthetic level, which is very much appreciated. The new MacBook also includes a new charger which is basically the charger for MacBook Air.

The new MacBook is mainly aimed at a basic audience (not including Firewire, or dual audio ports) and does not require much performance, although it is not completely bad at this point.

The price? Quite a surprise and a good guess. Apple’s new MacBook is on sale from only 879 euros , a more than adequate price for this computer. If it was already Apple’s best seller, it is clear that it will remain so for longer.

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