Apple releases 13-inch MacBook

by admin May 16, 2006 at 10:45 am

Apple Computer on Tuesday unveiled a 13-inch MacBook, the newest member of its family of Intel-based laptops.

Billed as a replacement to the 12-inch PowerBook, the 13-inch widescreen MacBook, which is on sale now, starts at $1,099 for a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor with a 60GB hard drive. Like the former iBooks, that model–and the next model up, which packs a 2.0GHz processor, a 60GB hard drive and a $1,299 price tag–is cased in white.

The top-of-the-line 2.0GHz model, starting at $1,499, comes equipped with an 80GB hard drive and is available only in black.

The new MacBooks weigh 5.2 pounds each and measure about 1 inch thick, making them about 20 percent thinner than the iBook. According to press materials from Apple, they’re also equipped with a display that is 79 percent brighter than the iBook and the 12-inch PowerBook.

Full article: CNET