Apple slips Santa Rosa into Macbooks

Apple has quietly updated its MacBook line to Intel’s Santa Rosa chipset.

Apple slips Santa Rosa into Macbooks

While clock speeds remain basically the same, with the high end models receiving a slight bump from 2.16GHz to 2.2GHz, the Santa Rosa chipset features a 800MHz front side bus, up from 667MHz on the older models.

The new line also replaces the aging GMA950 graphics core with the GMA X3100.

Aside from the chipset, the Macbooks remain essentially the same machine, featuring the same memory and storage configuration, upgrade options and software, now including the Leopard OS.

MacBook Pros, which have featured Santa Rosa since June, have also had a few quiet improvements, with the ability to upgrade to a 2.6GHz Intel Core Duo for an extra £160 the most prominent.

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