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Steve Jobs Announces New, Cheaper MacBooks at Fall 2008 Apple Event

Apple's New MacBooks

It's clear that Steve and Apple are psyched on the new details of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, but they're the most proud of their MacBooks.

It's not only the best-selling Mac ever, but it's "one of the best ever products in the industry," says Steve — and it's about to get better. Where to begin?

  • The price point of the MacBook is coming down! The entry price of the MacBook dropped from $1099 to $999! The 160 GB version is $1299, and the 250 GB is $1599.
  • The body will be available in aluminum, just like the MacBook Pros and Air.
  • They'll be built brick-style — that is, out of one piece — and will be half a pound lighter than the earlier MacBooks.
  • They get the one-button glass trackpad and the corner-to-corner black glass display (hot!) like the new Pros.
  • It's made and packaged in an environmentally responsible way; it finally got EPEAT Gold certification and is made with 42 percent less packaging.
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