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Apple has announced it has updated the popular Macbook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models.

Updated MacBook and MacBook Pro models are now shipping:

• 2.1GHz, 13-inch MacBook (white), $1,099
— 1GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
— 120GB SATA hdd (5400rpm), w/ Sudden Motion Sensor
— Combo drive

• 2.4GHz, 13-inch MacBook (white), $1,299
— 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
— 160GB SATA hdd (5400rpm), w/ Sudden Motion Sensor
— 8X SuperDrive

• 2.4GHz MacBook (black), $1,499
— 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
— 250GB SATA hdd (5400rpm), w/ Sudden Motion Sensor
— 8X SuperDrive

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• 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, $1,999 (US)
— 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 LCD
— 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
— 200GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
— 8X SuperDrive w/ double-layer support
— nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 256MB
— Dual-Link support for 30-inch Cinema Display
— Multi-Touch trackpad & illuminated keyboard

• 2.5GHz MacBook Pro, $2,499
— 15.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit 1440 x 900 LCD
— 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
— 250GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
— 8X SuperDrive w/ double-layer support
— nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 512MB
— Dual-Link support for driving 30-inch Cinema Display
— Multi-Touch trackpad & illuminated keyboard

• 2.5GHz MacBook Pro, $2,799
— 17-inch widescreen 1680 x 1050 LCD
— 2GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
— 250GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
— 8X SuperDrive w/ double-layer support
— nVidia GeForce 8600M GT w/ 512MB
— Dual-Link support for driving 30-inch Cinema Display
— Multi-Touch trackpad & illuminated keyboard

All units ship with MagSafe, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight and the usual array of ports.

Editor's note: Weeks and weeks of buzz come to a close.Kind of what we were all expecting. Perhaps a little anti-climatic...

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