updated 12:25 pm EDT, Tue October 20, 2009
Borrows tech from recent MacBook Pros
Fulfilling earlier rumors, Apple has introduced a new base-level MacBook. While still made of polycarbonate plastic, the computer sports a new unibody design, borrowing from the manufacturing technique currently used for MacBook Pros. Also carried over from the Pros is LED backlighting, and an integrated seven-hour battery.
The system now uses a glass multi-touch trackpad, and a non-slip bottom surface. Internal specifications include a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 2GB of RAM, alongside an integrated GeForce 9400M video chipset from NVIDIA. Storage is presented in the form of a 250GB hard drive. The computer costs $999, and should now be available from Apple and third-party resellers.