- Faster system bus
- Excellent battery life
- Santa Rosa architecture
- Can handle 4GB of RAM
- Built-in 802.11n AirPort Extreme
- Updated graphics chip
- Integrated graphics performance limits gaming use
At A Glance
This MacBook boasts a few minor changes from the models released in May 2007, led by a modest processor bump. Other changes include a new chipset architecture that increases the amount of RAM capacity to 4GB and boosts the frontside bus speed to 800MHz. More significantly, the integrated graphics system has been upgraded to an Intel GMA X3100 with 144MB of shared memory; that translates to improved performance in graphics-dependent applications over the earlier MacBooks.
Perhaps the most profound design element of MacBook is what it lacks: bulk. A mere 1.08 inches thin and weighing in at only 5.0 pounds, MacBook cuts a slim profile on any desk (or in any backpack or briefcase). And since MacBook is sure to become your constant companion, a durable polycarbonate shell keeps it ready for the rough and tumble of everyday life. Now that's grace under pressure.