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Inside the MacBook

One inch thin, miles deep.


1. First Look

  • Mucho screen brilliance.
  • The box gets hot - real hot.
  • It doesn't have FireWire 800.
  • 4x DVD burner (PowerBooks have 8x).
  • Power adapter with MagSafe connector.
  • Front Row.
  • 60 watt-hour lithium polymer battery with LED. Battery life not yet known.
  • 2 MB L2 cache running at processor speed.
  • 2 480 Mbps USB 2.0 ports.
  • ExpressCard/34 slot.
  • 667 MHz frontside bus.
  • 54 Mbps 802.11g AirPort Extreme.
  • Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR.
  • Backlit keyboard.
  • Apple Remote.
  • ATI X1600 128 MB/256 MB.
  • 15.4 inch diagonal screen resolution 1440x900.
  • 2.54 kg (5.6 lbs).
  • 2.59 cm x 35.7 cm x 24.3 cm.

2. Second Look

  • The MacBook cannot run new 64-bit Tiger applications.
  • Height is actually 0.05 centimetres more than one inch.
  • OS X 10.4.4, iLife, QuickBooks, Comic Life, Photo Booth.
  • Core Duo processor from Intel at 1.67 GHz or 1.83 GHz.
  • Supposedly 4-5 times faster than current 32-bit models.

3. Strategy

  • If the MacBook can run Windows, those who have to use it can do so without lugging more than one laptop around.
  • If the MacBook can run Windows, games freaks can switch to OS X for general and Internet use and still satisfy their lust for GTA.

4. DRM/TPM

  • It is not known yet if Intel OS X contains DRM or if the MacBook has Infineon onboard.

See Also
Apple: Intel Core Duo
Engadget: Hands-on with the MacBook Pro

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