White MacBook Gets Upgraded With Nvidia Chipset

Just when the week is starting to feel like it might never end, Apple throws us a curve ball to spice things up a tad.

It seems the company has updated the older version of the MacBook; the specs for the white MacBook are now a little more like what customers are getting with the newer, unibody version. Looks like the white MacBook is here to stay.

Engadget reports that Apple updated site sometime in the last three days and the new page details a MacBook packing integrated Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics, a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor and comes with 2GB of DDR2 (not DDR3) as standard -- still all for $999. And get this, it has FireWire.

It’ll be interesting to see people’s response to this update. For those who aren’t interested in aesthetics or cosmetic changes like the glass trackpad, this might be enough change their mind about getting one of the newer MacBooks. Why drop $300 more on one of the news ones when you can get almost the same specs in the white version?

That said, there’s been numerous complaints about staining and cracking with the white MacBook casing so maybe the aluminum is the way to go, even if it is more expensive. Either way, who’s going to be the first member of the “shoot-I-just-ordered-my-unibody-yesterday” crowd? Have to say, nearly fell into that trap myself.

Check out the full story on Engadget.

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  • bone squat
    If the macbook supported XP it might be a good buy. Although I believe the new ASUS F50 and F70 notebooks support better specs for lower prices. Macs = overpriced, low end pieces of crap. Enjoy your useless macs with idiot interface.
  • curnel_D
    Awww, dont go mac. With that hardware spec, you should only be paying about $600.
  • JMcEntegart
    Will I be lynched if I say I went Mac about two years ago?