Of all the price drops/feature updates announced at the WWDC keynote, the 13-inch laptop is seeing the biggest changes. Many will say that this is the MacBook that should have been released last year.
Complaints about lack of Firewire and screen issues have been addressed, along with other significant upgrades, listed below. The result is quite a bargain for what is now, without a doubt, a Pro machine.
|Feature||Old 13" MacBook Base Model||New 13" MacBook Pro Base Model|
|Hard Drive (base/most)||160/320GB||160/500GB|
|SD Card Slot?||No||Yes|
|Battery||5 hours, removable||7 hours, built-in|
|Processor||2.0GHz Core 2 Duo||2.26GHz Core 2 Duo|
|13 inch screen?||lackluster||"Best we’ve ever shipped in a laptop"|
|Built in backlight keyboard?||no||yes|