South East Asia is turning out to be a goldmine for Apple rumor mongers. Engadget is reporting that the Vietnamese website Tinhte has managed to get their hands on a yet to be announced entry level MacBook.
The new MacBook features a ramped up hardware including 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card with 256 MB DDR3 video memory, 2GB DDR3 RAM and 250 GB hard disk.
The MacBook acquired by Tinhte identifies itself as MacBook 7.1 and will be the first update to the MacBook product line since October 2009. As far as core hardware specs are concerned, this update puts the MacBook on par with entry level MacBook Pros. The new 13-inch MacBook will be a steal as long as you don’t mind the smaller screen and the lack of unibody design. Of course, I am assuming that Apple would stick to the current pricing of $999.