Apple has updated its MacBook with a new, durable polycarbonate
unibody design featuring a LED-backlit display, a glass Multi-Touch
trackpad and Apple’s built-in battery for up to seven hours of
battery life.

Inheriting technology and design features from the MacBook Pro line,
the new MacBook is an ideal consumer notebook for students and new
Mac users, and is available for US$999, says Phil Schiller, Apple’s
senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.

“The new MacBook includes many of the great features found on the
innovative MacBook Pro, such as an LED-backlit display, glass
Multi-Touch trackpad and built-in long-life battery,” he adds. “With
the only lineup of notebooks all featuring unibody enclosures,
LED-backlit displays and long-life battery technology, there’s never
been a better time to switch to a Mac.”

The new MacBook features a unibody, polycarbonate enclosure that
makes it lighter and more durable. The new design includes a non-skid
bottom surface and at 4.7 pounds, the MacBook slides into a backpack
or briefcase. MacBook comes standard with a bright, LED-backlit
display with the same wide-angle viewing technology used in the
MacBook Pro line. The new MacBook has a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
processor, 2GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9400M
integrated graphics.

The new MacBook includes Apple’s built-in notebook battery for up to
seven hours of wireless productivity on a single charge, and up to
1,000 recharges, the company says. At nearly three times the lifespan
of conventional notebook batteries, Apple’s built-in battery results
in fewer depleted batteries and less waste. Depleted batteries can be
replaced for $129.

Apple says the energy-efficient MacBook joins the industry’s greenest
lineup of notebooks, with every Mac notebook achieving EPEAT Gold
status and meeting Energy Star 5.0 requirements. The entire Mac
notebook line now comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit
displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Mac
notebooks contain no brominated flame retardants, use internal cables
and components that are PVC-free and are constructed of recyclable

The new MacBook is available immediately through the Apple Store
(, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized