White MacBooks Upgraded, Nearly Match Unibody Specs

Despite all the fanfare about the new, upgraded unibody MacBooks, the old (polybody?) MacBooks are still on sale for $US999. Thankfully, Apple has updated the base specs on our sad, white friend.

The upgrades aren't trivial either—now the old-style MacBook almost matches the unibody model, spec for spec. The processor is updated to the newer Core 2 Duo, the RAM to 2GB (though still DDR2), and most importantly the integrated graphics to Nvidia's 9400m unit.

In other words, the extra $US300 you have to spend to get a unibody model gets you a nicer-looking laptop, slight bump in HDD space, faster RAM, a proprietary display port and not much else. From the glass-half-full perspective this does mean that for once, $US999 is all you'll have to spend to get a perfectly capable, latest-gen MacBook. [Apple via Engadget]

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