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13-inch MacBook/2.4GHz (black)

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 top-of-the-line model offers 250GB of storage, in addition to a black matte finish. Like the white 2.4GHz MacBook, this model now ships with 2GB of RAM.

Price when rated: $1,499

Pros

  • Solid performance
  • 2GB of RAM standard
  • Larger hard drive than previous model

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box
  • $200 premium for color and larger hard drive
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