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Apple Releases the MacBook

Apple has released the new MacBook, Apple’s Intel-based successor to the iBook line. According to MacMerc:

Apple today unveiled the MacBook, a consumer notebook featuring the Intel Core Duo processor and a new 13-inch glossy widescreen display. With speeds up to five times faster than the iBook and up to four times faster than the 12-inch PowerBook, the new MacBook completes Apple’s Intel-based portables lineup and replaces both the iBook and the 12-inch PowerBook.

The MacBook is a quarter of an inch thinner than the former iBook G4 and features a display which is “79% brighter with 30% more viewing area,” a built-in iSight camera, Front Row and the Apple Remote, and a MagSafe Power Adapter, which “is designed to magnetically guide your cord into place and disconnect smoothly if someone trips over it.” Like the iPod, the MacBook is available in either black or white.