$999 MacBook Gets Secret Update; Now A Killer Box

Apple has quietly updated its 13″ MacBook, and now it’s actually a pretty killer box for the price:

For the same $999 you now get that newer generation 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor with faster 1,066MHz frontside bus, 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory standard (up from 1GB), and integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.

Whitey is still stuck with DDR2 SDRAM though, not the speedier DDR3 found in the unibodies. Disk drive and other specs (including Firewire 400) appear to be the same. Getting ready for Snow Leopard’s OpenCL GPU support are we Apple?

Bluetooth received a bump from 2.0 to 2.1 as well.

If you can get beyond the 13″ screen, Apple’s 13″ MacBook is now a nice little mobile music/audio machine. (Up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on an external display,)

You an also bump this up to 4GB ram & 250GB hard drive for $1,299.

You can get the details here.

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