The MacBook is a line of Macintosh notebook computers developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The MacBook was introduced on May 16, 2006 to immediate availability in all United States Apple online and retail stores. The MacBook replaced the iBook G4 series as well as the last of the PowerBook series, the 12" PowerBook G4. The original MacBook was built around the Intel Core Duo chip. Every model has a built-in iSight webcam, and a magnetic latch mechanism. The MacBook line is the companion to the higher-end MacBook Pro line.
On November 8, 2006 Apple introduced a MacBook line equipped with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This version is available in three configurations: 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz with a white polycarbonate enclosure, and a 2.0 GHz model in a matte black case.
Specifications: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz Merom T5600 (2 MiB shared L2 cache) 2.0 Ghz Merom T7200 (4 MB shared L2 cache)
Up to 200GB 4200rpm (Built to Order HardDrive) Intel GMA 950 Intergrated Graphics Up to 2GB RAM (2x1GB)
The two higher end models are equipped with an internal slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) which writes DVD+R DL up to 2.4x speed and DVD-R and DVD+R at up to 6x speed. The low end model features a slot-loading Combo Drive (DVD-ROM, CD-RW)which reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed and writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed.
iSight, mini-DVI, MagSafe power connector, built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme, two USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire 400 port, Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR, Sudden Motion Sensor Scrolling TrackPad, Apple Remote.
The MacBook features a 13.3" glossy LCD display (1280x800) which is 79% brighter and provides 30% more viewing area than the iBook. Sound capabilities include built-in stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone, combined optical digital audio input/audio line in, and combined optical digital audio output/headphone out.
The MacBook comes preloaded with iLife, Front Row, and Photo Booth. _________________________________________________________________________________________