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Apple MacBook MC207LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop On Sale

Five years ago the availability of Mac OS X on any old x86 PC was halted, though, as Apple wants to retain control over its hardware platform. From the company's point of view, this is an understandable position, as the margins on Apple-branded computers are much higher than is usual for standard x86 PCs.
Were Apple to put the x86 version of its operating system on general release, Dell would begin to manufacture Apple clones. This would put enormous pressure on the price of Apple's own computers -- something the company is naturally keen to avoid. Apple would prefer to manufacture and sell its own high-margin Macs, while denying companies like Dell the chance to endanger its hardware business. This is the motivation behind Apple's decision to restrict the x86 version of Mac OS X to its own hardware.

Apple MacBook MC207LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop

  • 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  • 250GB Hard Drive, 8x Double-layer SuperDrive, 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, up to 7 Hours of Battery Life

Apple MacBook MC207LL/A 13.3-Inch LaptopApple MacBook MC207LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop



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