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13-inch MacBook/2.1GHz

At a Glance

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    The next-generation of the Core 2 Duo processor -- code-named Penryn -- highlights this round of MacBook updates. The processor upgrade delivers faster speeds than the previous generation, but less shared...

At a Glance

The next-generation of the Core 2 Duo processor -- code-named Penryn -- highlights this round of MacBook updates. The processor upgrade delivers faster speeds than the previous generation, but less shared L2 cache (3MB, compared to 4MB in the previous generation). Hard-drive capacities have also jumped -- this entry-level model now offers 120GB of storage, up from 80GB. However, this model only ships with 1GB of RAM installed; the other MacBooks now offer 2GB.

Price when rated: $1,099

Pros

  • Larger hard drive than previous model
  • Performance comparable to previous high-end model

Cons

  • Only 1GB of RAM
  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box
  • No SuperDrive
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