No Santa Rosa for MacBooks

Apple will not include Intel’s Santa Rosa platform in the latest line of MacBooks
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The firm has unveiled the latest MacBook line-up, which despite a number of technological updates lacks Intel’s recently launched Santa Rosa platform.

The absence of the technology, which other computer vendors have been quick to implement into their new systems, has raised some eyebrows. Some assert that its non-appearance may be a concerted effort on Apple’s part to differentiate the MacBook line from the MacBook Pro.

The entry-level MacBook now includes a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of RAM and an 80GB HDD. This is up from the 1.83GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 60GB HDD. The high end black MacBook now features, a 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD, compared to the previous 2.0GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 120GB HDD, reported Daily Tech.

The 13.3-inch glossy screen remains, as does the slot-loading DL DVD burner (or CD-RW combo drive on the entry-level model), Intel GMA950, GbE, 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

The new MacBooks range from $1,099 for the entry-level model to $1,499 for the 2.16GHz black model.

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