There's an LED backlit display, matching the Air and Pro, with the same 'unibody enclosure', aka, Brick, making it stronger and less likely to take a beating in your laptop bag.
NVIDIA graphics are also supported, making this a far better proposition as a gaming machine.
There are two new versions. A 13.3in edition with 2Ghz, Core 2 Duo, GeForce 9400M graphics, 160GB HDD and 2GB RAM. That'll cost £949 in the US. The second packs 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD and will cost £1,149.
And if you're after a cheap model? Well, Apple's keeping the low-end white MacBook and flogging it for £719. That's up on the old £699 cost. Ouch!
On sale: October