Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009, 05:17
Category: Hardware, MacBook
On Tuesday, the ultimate nerds over at iFixIt published a full teardown gallery of Apple’s new white unibody MacBook laptop that is in turn replacing the low-end US$999 white polycarbonate MacBook notebook.
Some of the major changes include:
– Polycarbonate unibody construction.
– Display featuring LED backlighting.
– A multi-touch glass trackpad.
– Integrated battery.
– No more FireWire or IR port.
– No external battery indicator.
– No Mini-DVI port, replaced by a Mini DisplayPort.
iFixit has highlighted several interesting aspects of the new design:
-The new battery is only 5 more watt-hours than the previous version’s yet it adds two hours of run time, meaning the machine is markedly more efficient.
-The battery is actually lighter than the older model.
-Unlike the earlier model, AirPort and Bluetooth share the same board, and all three antenna cables route into the display, meaning a possible improvement in Bluetooth range.
-The MacBook has exactly the same GPU and CPU as the baseline 13″ MacBook Pro.
Since a picture’s worth quite a few words, take a gander at the video:
Head on over, take a gander and if you pick up a new unit for yourself, let us know what you think of it in the comments.