Feeds

Apple tweaks MacBook spec

Better CPU, GPU; price unchanged

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Apple has quietly upped the MacBook's processor to a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo. The old Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics chip is out, too, replaced by a new GeForce 320M part.

None of this extra graphical and CPU horsepower comes at the cost of reduced battery life. Quite the reverse: Apple claimed the new machine can deliver up to ten hours of runtime.

Apple MacBook Late 2009

The plastic-plated laptop's other specs remain the same: 13.3in 1280 x 800 display, 2GB of DDR 3 memory, 250GB hard drive, 8x dual-layer DVD burner, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and a Mini DisplayPort monitor connection.

The £849 price point remains the same too. The new MacBook is available immediately. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.