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Apple MacBook unboxing

CNET Australia unboxes the brand new Apple MacBook which features a white polycarbonate body and large multi-touch trackpad.

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Apple has announced its latest MacBook, a white unibody notebook which now features a multi-touch trackpad and an LED-backlit screen.

The notebook starts at AU$1299 and features a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and the Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphic chipset. The 13.3-inch screen features 1280x800 resolution with a glossy, high-contrast coating.

Networking includes a built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking adapter, gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

As a unibody it features a built-in battery which Apple says is good for seven hours of life. The new body means it's now a little lighter at 2.1kg. Other additions include a non-slip bottom and a 90-degree MagSafe power cable which should make it harder to knock out.

We got our hands on the product and bring you our unboxing.

This is the Apple MacBook box.

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The box now features a new springy handle which feels like a lunchbox or something.

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Opening the lid reveals the MacBook covered in protective wrap.

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Removing the MacBook we can see the OS disk box, plus the power cables and other accessories.

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The accessories removed.

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The power cable with two different power attachments.

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Removing the white polycarbonate MacBook from its sleeve.

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Sitting on the table, the MacBook looks fairly unassuming.

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The non-skid bottom means it won't slide around, and makes it harder to accidentally knock off tables.

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The MacBook in all its glory (you may need to remove the foam protector to type, though)

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The large multi-touch trackpad features support for one-, two-, three- and four-fingered gestures.

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The slot-loading 8x SuperDrive has support for DVD±R, DL/DVD±RW and CD-RW. Still no SD card reader, though.

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You can attach the MagSafe adapter pointing towards you or away from you. Pointing the other way is better as it doesn't block any ports.

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From left: MagSafe port, gigabit Ethernet, mini DisplayPort, two USB ports, headphones and Kensigton lock. Interestingly, there is no longer a dedicated headphone port, instead the headphone is now a combined headphone/mic/optical line-out. There is still an on-board mic next to the iSight camera.

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