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New plastic MacBook leak shows 2.4GHz C2D, GeForce 320M

updated 11:30 am EDT, Sat May 15, 2010

White MacBook to get faster but still 2GB RAM

Yet another Vietnamese leak today has revealed Apple's next MacBook update early. The plastic model will bump up to most of the specs of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, including its 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 250GB hard drive and GeForce 320M video, but as always will still have conscious limits to drive some buyers to the more expensive model. It should still carry 2GB of RAM and use a 7-hour battery compared to 10 for the aluminum MacBook Pro.

All the expansion ports and ergonomic design of the system are identical to the redesign that shipped in October of last year.

While such leaks are sometimes fake, Tinhte noted both the full retail packaging and booted the system to verify the hardware features. System Profiler labels the hardware as "MacBook 7,1," indicating that it's the first of a significant new internal revision. The current model identifies itself as MacBook 6,1.

The scoop logically points to an imminent MacBook update, possibly as soon as next week, but more importantly suggests Tinhte now has sources deep within Apple's supply chain that can provide prototypes or finished products before they're announced. Previously, it had located a 2010 iPhone prototype that may be newer even than the one lost by an Apple engineer.

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  1. FireWire

    Mac Elite

    Joined: Oct 1999


    let the global manhunt begin

    Quick, Steve! time to use your Interpol contacts to hunt down who the f... leaked that new redesign!!!11!! Think of all the potential loss from all the people who would have bought a MB but are now going to wait!!! Maybe he can get the army involved to pursue his War on leakonism!

  1. msuper69

    Professional Poster

    Joined: Jan 2000


    So why does the box say "Copyright 2009"? nt


  1. herojig

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    Joined: Jul 2009


    Someone should look into Apple Vietnam...

    I've never seen a computer company get so much free publicity for a new product maybe not a new product will someday be a new product!

  1. jreades

    Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 1999


    Oh yes, block out the SN

    I like how they block out the Serial Number and leave the MAC ID and other unique network identifiers visible. Presumably Apple can figure out with about 15 minutes' work where this system originated...

  1. Integr8d

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    Joined: Apr 2010


    Maybe Steve will consider...

    have American workers do the final assembly. You know, show a little financial support to the people that actually buy his products?

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    ha ha ha ha ha ha....maybe buddy, maybe....keep believin'

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009


    Plastic MacBook...

    Plastic junk.

  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999



    I am not adding credibility to the pictures, but it's a given that the MacBook Pro sold poorly before the new ones came out, so there were/are plenty of boxes left over from the previous batch. When the external case does not change at all, the box does not need to be changed.

    Just look at computers that left the factory on 4/2 (the 4/13 revision) and you will notice that the copyright circle is followed by 2009 also.

    Only the specifications stickers are plastered on the box.

    As long as there is no FireWire, it's a junkbook to me.

  1. grognard

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    Joined: Oct 2009


    plastic macbook

    If your on a real budget this is about as low as any mac person would go. F'or many of us this is the only way to go. in 3-4 years - replace this one with whatever is cookin' then. If your'e on a budget you don't need the fastest or greatest. This one will do nicely. I think I would get this over a IPAD 3G for only a little more.

  1. driven

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    Joined: May 2001


    Country of manufacture


    I'd also like to see Apple products (and others) manufactured in the USA. However that would (unfortunately) drive the product cost way up. I'm not sure I'm willing to pay the premium. I might, I don't know. (Just being honest.)

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