Right on the heels of a rumor out of Vietnam, Apple has updated its white entry-level MacBook Tuesday morning. Just as expected, the machine comes equipped with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor and the same NVIDIA 320M used in the latest revision of the 13" MacBook Pro. Bus speed, installed RAM, and hard drive remain the same as before at 1066MHz, 2GB, and 250GB respectively.
As we predicted yesterday, the MacBook's spec sheet indicates that the machine now has a slightly higher capacity 63.5Whr battery that is now standard in the 13" MacBook Pro. Apple claims the MacBook can get up to 10 hours of battery life—depending on usage, of course.
The update to the $999 machine comes just in time for the back-to-school buying season, which typically begins in the summer. Now every one of Apple's notebooks has received an update except for the long-overdue MacBook Air. We don't expect the super-slim laptop to be updated until later this summer.