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Apple Increases Price Of New Macbook

Apple has refreshed its new Macbook as widely expected and the improvements are superficial rather than radical; the only major change is the price which is bumped to £849, a £33 increase from the price only 24 hours ago.

As expected the price in the US has remained the same at $999 which means that the price rise is due to the current Dollar/Pound exchange rate.

The new Macbook comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, one with 3MB L2 Cache and running at 2.4GHz, 2GB DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard disk drive, an 8x SuperDrive drive and a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with a native resolution of 1280x800.

The other interesting improvement if the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor which replaces the 9400M and uses 256MB of system DDR3 memory; the new 320M apparently offers a performance boost of up to 80 percent.

Apple has also included a webcam, a MagSafe power poort, a GbE port, 802.11n and a mini Display Unit.

Physically, it still retains the polycarbonate unibody enclosure which also houses a 64Whr battery, offering a 10 hours battery life. More about the new Macbook here (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.