‘MacBook Ultimate’? Not hardly.
Mac news sites are reporting that Apple has added two new retail configurations to its MacBook line. Why, it's enough to get a MacBook freak all hot and bothered!
Settle down - the reality is underwhelming.
"A new 2.0GHz white MacBook configuration packs an additional 512MB of RAM and 20GB of extra hard disk space, for a total of 1GB of RAM (via two 512MB SODIMMs) and 80GB of storage. The new model retails for $1449, or $150 more than the 2.0GHz white MacBook with 512MB of RAM and a 60GB hard disk. Both configurations included Apple's SuperDrive optical disc drive."
"Meanwhile, Apple has also introduced a new configuration of its black 2.0GHz MacBook, dubbed the "MacBook Ultimate." The $1599 model includes 1GB of RAM (also via two 512MB SODIMMs), but otherwise is identical to the company's $1499 MacBook, which includes 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard disk and SuperDrive."
Big deal. The 'Ultimate MacBook' is just the regular black MacBook with an extra 512MB of RAM - at Apple prices.
But wait... isn't there still room for another 1GB of RAM?
Be watching for the 'MacBook Ultimate Plus', coming soon to an Apple store near you - just as soon as the penny drops at Apple.