Apple sneaks out MacBook upgrades

While we were all ogling the Mac’s new OS – Leopard, launched last week – Apple slipped out a new range of MacBooks and MacBook Pros

While we were all ogling the Mac’s new OS – Leopard, launched last week – Apple slipped out a new range of MacBooks and MacBook Pros.A slight increase in spec, the new laptops have faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, new chip architecture, up to 4GB of memory, and larger Intel graphics cards.“The updated MacBooks ship with iLife '08 and Leopard,” an Apple representative told us. “The new Intel chips and changes to the keyboard layout were first introduced in our new iMac.”Topping it all off, Apple has also added build-to-order options for their MacBook Pros. If you fancy 4GB of RAM instead of 3, or maybe a larger hard drive, in your Mac, you can. Apple is ready to pander to your digital whims whenever you’re ready to get in touch.The new MacBook updates compared to the previous MacBook- 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo up from 2.16GHz - Santa Rosa chipset architecture, changed from a Calistoga chipset architecture- Up to 4GB main memory, increased from 2GB- 800MHz Frontside bus changed from a 667MHz Frontside bus- Intel GMA X3100 with 144MB graphics allocation up from an Intel GMA 950 with 64MBEssentialsApple MacBook, Apple MacBook ProPrice: From £700, from £1,300On sale: Out nowContact: AppleRelated stories:Review: Apple MacBookReview: Apple MacBook ProReview: Black MacBook