Apple Upgrades iMac, MacBook

New 'magic mouse' offers touchpad scrolling, right-click funtionality
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2009 2:54 PM CDT
In this product image provided by Apple, a wireless "Magic Mouse" is shown.   (AP Photo/Apple Inc.)
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(Newser) – After grabbing attention with its blockbuster earnings report—a sizable chunk of it driven by sales of the Mac PC—Apple has announced upgrades to the Mac product lines. Here’s the rundown from BusinessWeek:

  • The MacBook, which remains $999, now has the “unibody” shell and 7-hour non-removeable battery already featured on the MacBook Pro, as well as a backlit LED-based display.

  • All the iMacs except the 30-inch model have been switched over to LED displays and processor upgrades, and Apple now offers a 27-inch model meant to attract users of the Mac Pro who like the iMac look.
  • The Mac Minis gets an upgrade in processor power and memory, and Apple rolled out a new model to take advantage of the fact that many consumers use the Minis as inexpensive servers. The Mac Mini server starts at $999.
  • Lastly, all new Macs will ship with the new “Magic Mouse."