Apple quietly boosts white MacBook specs

Apple has today bumped up the specs on its white MacBook, but seems to have forgotten to tell everyone about it.Although it does sport a "new&quo

Apple has today bumped up the specs on its white MacBook, but seems to have forgotten to tell everyone about it.

Although it does sport a "new" tag on the website, there's no mention of the boost to the spec list anywhere.

Of course that didn't stop those eagle-eyed Mac fans at Macrumours spotting them, and considering the increases haven't affected the base price, there's a fair few to play with.

You'll now get a 2.13 GHz processor up from 2.0 GHz, your RAM speed boosted from 667 MHz to 800 MHz and a 160 GB hard drive in place of the previous 120 GB.

Interestingly, you can now bump up your hard drive to 500 GB, leaving the aluminium MacBook and MacBook Pro eating dust with just 320 GB.

Also worth noting is that the new MacBook is now advertised as meeting Energy Star Version 5.0 requirements, and rated EPEAT Gold, instead of the Silver rating it had previously. It even seems to have squeezed an extra half an hour's battery life from somewhere too.

The white MacBook remains at the base price of £749 and is available now with the brand spanking specs. See what we thought when we got our hands on it in our white MacBook review