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MacBook Overview

As part of the Mac family of notebooks, the MacBook fulfills the role of the entry-level notebook that is stylish, feature-packed and relatively affordable. Aimed at the price-conscious buyers and first-time Mac notebook users, the MacBook is packaged as a workhorse on the inside and a sleek and elegant show pony on the outside.

First introduced on May 2006, the MacBook replaced the older iBook and Powerbook series of notebooks in their transition to the Intel chip processor. The latest iterations of the MacBook feature the use of nVidia graphics chips, a shift into aluminum casing, and updated chipsets. There are two current MacBook designs in production, the first, MacBook White, uses the original polycarbonate, and the other utilizes a unibody aluminum casing.

The New MacBook

Designed with a solid block of aluminum, the new MacBook is lighter, durable and more stunning than before. Carrying with it the proud traditions that made the MacBook such a joy to use, the MacBook Aluminum was redesigned with cutting technology to meet the expectations of all multimedia savvy consumers in mind.

The new MacBook features a no button track pad with its innovation of the trackpad being the button itself. This means there's more room to track with its new multi-touch gestures. You can use two fingers to scroll up and down, pinch to zoom in and out, swipe with three fingers to flip through photos, and rotate images with your finger tips. You can even click on any side of the pad, thus making navigation a lot easier. And just like MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the new MacBook also features an illuminated keyboard which is a delight to type on.

While the MacBook is an absolute beauty on the outside, it’s also a beast on the inside. Powered by a 2.4GHz Intel core 2 Duo processor, the MacBook enables you to run various applications faster and more efficiently. The new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM will make your screen come alive with vivid crisp images. And with hard drive options up to 500GB, you'll have enough space to store your photos, videos, and music. You can even burn copies to share with your friends with the built in SuperDrive.

Battery power won’t be a problem with the new MacBook. A single charge can last you up to 10 hours – long enough for those all-day seminars, DVD marathons and long flights. And thanks to its advanced battery chemistry, the MacBook’s battery can be recharged up to 1000 times. That can last you about five years of typical use.

Redesigned, reengineered, and re-imagined, the new MacBook is here and ready to give you the best Mac experience possible. With its brilliant display, multi-touch trackpad, fast processors and long-lasting battery, there’s no reason why you won’t fall in love with it.