Friday, November 2, 2007

Macbook refresh? Upgraded?

Seems like the MacBook has been refreshed with 2 new options:
  1. Intel processor seems to be upgraded. Previously Macbook only has 2GHz and 2.16GHz version. Now its 2GHz and 2.2GHz. I suspect the Santa Rosa chip.
  2. The graphics chip has been upgraded to the Intel GMA X3100 with 144MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory. Previously it was the GMA 950 with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory.

The refresh is surprisingly quiet. No news. Details from the apple US website can be found here.

It seems though that it is only available in US. I've checked the Singapore site and it is still showing the old configuration. Oh well... I won't be interested in it though. The shared memory already takes away a minimum of 144MB of memory from the standard 1GB Macbook configuration. That leaves little memory for Leopard on the default 1GB configuration. It takes an additional 16MB of memory if you connect an external display.

I still have my eye on the MacBook Pro, with its own 128MB graphics memory. Or should I just get a standard Vista laptop? Hmmm...

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