Rumor: Apple to Give White MacBook a Revamp

In May, Apple quietly updated its entry-level notebook and by the time the company was through, the white MacBook was faster than the entry-level unibody MacBook. The $999 notebook comes with 160 GB hard drive, a 2.13 GHz processor and 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, improving on the previous specs of a 120 GB HDD, 2 GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM and a 2 GHz processor. The company clearly has no plans to get rid of the white MacBook but what is it going to do with the lone plastic model?

According to AppleInsider, the Cupertino-based company plans on keeping the white MacBooks around and is even planning a redesign for the machine sometime in the next few months. Citing people familiar with Apple's plans, AI reports that the 13-inch portables are presently undergoing an industrial design overhaul that will see them reemerge in the coming months with a slimmer, lighter enclosure and restructured internal architecture. Not only that, but this is all apparently just one step towards a sub-$1000 line of products from Apple (along with that Apple tablet that won't go away). Interesting stuff.

If Apple's products were cheaper, would you consider purchasing an Apple notebook? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • jeraldjunkmail
    Meh. It's still a mac. I use PC's because I know how to, and they do way more.
  • cekasone
    I would definitely consider buying a Mac if they were cheaper, maybe sub $700. I like the way the MacBooks look however I'm no fan of OS X.
  • raabscuttle
    Just another PC disguised as a MAC - wait all MACs are that now really, aren't they (considering that the same companies actually *make* the MACs and PCs)...