Core 2 Duo MacBook Just Around the Corner?

Mac industry sources are buzzing at speculation that Apple may upgrade its MacBook range with new Core 2 Duo processors. It now appears the new Macs may debut around the 13th of November, according to online retailer, Play.com.

It has widely been expected that Apple would field new Core 2 Duo processors in its consumer notebook range at some point. The company upgraded its MacBook Pros with the new processor on 24 October. Chatter speculating on an imminent MacBook upgrade has been in circulation for two weeks. It took a major uplift last week when Play.com published (and then removed) descriptions of new Core 2 Duo-powered MacBooks.

According to the Play.com webpage, the newly revamped second generation MacBooks will offer a maximum 2GHz processor speed, and will ship with 512MB RAM as standard. Other than an upgraded processor, the machines are otherwise identical to the existing models.

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MacBook Pro is cheaper than a similarly configured Dell, plus you get two computers in one. But you're right, not everyone wants to configure them that heavily!

Pages describing the product have once again appeared. They indicate the new model Macs will be available for sale from 13 November - just over a week away. Customers visiting the site are bing given a chance to pre-order their new notebooks.

I can't see an option for pre-ordering it and I've been waiting since I first heard of this upgrade in early October. Can anyone help?

Quote - Digital Oracle said @ #3

I can't see an option for pre-ordering it and I've been waiting since I first heard of this upgrade in early October. Can anyone help?


You could order a Dell? Or maybe buy a HP from your local retailer? :P

Quote - tomcoleman said @ #2
dont we already know this??

it was on apples site last week

MacBook, not the MacBook Pro which was upgraded last week

Sounds good but i wish there were more options on size, a real intermediate laptop between the macbook and the mbp...right now id love to see a 14.1 widescreen to fill the gap

Quote - yudi_lks said @ #1.1
14.1"? Is this wide screen?? I don't think Apple will go back to 4:3 screen configuration for laptop....

What does the diagonal measurment have to do with the screen being widescreen or 4:3? Companies can make screens in any size they want and in any aspect ratio they want. One has nothing to do with the other.

Quote - roadwarrior said @ #1.2

What does the diagonal measurment have to do with the screen being widescreen or 4:3? Companies can make screens in any size they want and in any aspect ratio they want. One has nothing to do with the other.

Only a few manufacturers actually make LCD screens so while they can make them in many sizes, they tend to follow specific patterns(how many 16" screens are there ;->)

Quote - yudi_lks said @ #1.1
14.1"? Is this wide screen?? I don't think Apple will go back to 4:3 screen configuration for laptop....


yes it is widescreen, my dell inspiron e1405 are these dimensions