Apple Bumps White MacBook to 2.13GHz

Apple quietly gave the entry level white MacBook a speed bump from 2.0GHz up to 2.13GHz on Wednesday. The updated MacBook now includes a bigger hard drive and faster RAM, too, bringing its specs closer to the unibody MacBook models.

The new white MacBook ships with a 160GB hard drive and 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 RAM, up from the 120GB hard drive and 667MHz memory from the previous model. The white MacBook also includes Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics with 256MB RAM, built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 400 port, a Mini-DVI port, built-in iSight camera, and an 8x SuperDrive.

The updated MacBook comes just ahead of Apple's World Wide Developer Conference where the company will be talking more about Mac OS X 10.6, or Snow Leopard. Apple has already rolled out several updates across its MacBook line in preparation for the Snow Leopard launch, and this may be the next step in assuring the laptop line is ready to take advantage of the updated operating system's features.