Cheapest MacBook gets minor refresh

Apple's entry-level laptop, the 13-inch MacBook, has had a minor tweak.

In fact, the refresh is so minor that the outfit didn't even bother to close down the Apple online store, as is traditional. Indeed, it seems that the Cupertino company couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to punt a press release as our inbox is evidently empty of Apple-flavoured fluff.

The new 13-inch plastic (or polycarbonate as Apple prefers to call it) MacBook 2010 model gets a beefier 10-hour battery as seen in its similarly-sized MacBook Pro sibling, pumped up Nvidia GeForce 320M integrated graphics and a slightly speedier Intel Core2 Duo processor - up to 2.4GHz from the previous incarnation's 2.26GHz.

Everything else is exactly the same as the old version as far as we can tell.

The refresh is the one leaked over the weekend by a Vietnamese site and you can see a quaint video of the unboxing complete with a fascinating commentary and the banging of hammers here.

It'll set you back £850 and you can have it in your sweaty paws within 24 hours according to the Apple UK store.