Apple, a company on a constant honeymoon with the blogosphere it seems, updated their MacBook consumer line today. Nothing fancy really, just more juice when it comes to the Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a bigger hard drive and shipping with 1 GB RAM from the start.
“The MacBook is a huge hit with customers, and is one of the reasons that Mac sales are growing three times faster than PC sales,” said Philip Schiller, Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The new MacBook is faster, has even more memory and storage, and is an ideal notebook for customersâ€™ growing library of digital music, photos and movies.”
In other words, the rumors where true and I’m totally biased about it. I would probably buy a smaller MacBook Pro, 15.4″ screen doesn’t rock my boat so I went with the standard one, but this won’t get me to upgrade. It also feels like a poor boost to the standard MacBook given the fact that the Pro range is rumored to be getting the Santa Rosa chipsets and better screens in the near future.
Anyway, that’s it. Have a look in your local Apple Store via apple.com if you’re interested in buying one, or just check out the press release. There’s a Techmeme discussion as well, but that probably doesn’t come as a great surprise, right?