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Apple Quietly Bumps Plastic MacBook To 2.4GHz

As we expected, Apple has refreshed its solitary plastic MacBook (favoured by cheap-ass students), bumping it from 2.26GHz to 2.4GHz. Hard drive storage is the same as last October’s refresh, but the real story is the extra three hours battery life.

Full specs include: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM (same as last year’s refresh), NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card (from last year’s GeForce 9400M card), an 8x double-layer SuperDrive, and yep, that 10-hour battery life. It’s still got the unibody polycarbonate casing, so is virtually indistinguishable from what everyone else has currently.

Same price, too – $1249. Shipping within 24 hours, claims Apple. [Apple via TechRadar]