Steve Jobs introduced a new line of MacBooks today, saying that the $1299 flagship of the lower-priced laptop line is the same as the MacBook Pro, but smaller (well, almost, Steve — except for those faster processors and graphics in the MacBook Pro

The upgraded 4.5-lb MacBook will have a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display, faster NVIDIA graphics, a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 160GB hard drive, aluminum enclosure, and a glass multitouch trackpad like its larger bro. There's also a higher-end 13.3-inch MacBook ($1599), adding 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a backlit keyboard, a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, and an optional a 128GB solid-state drive.

At the lower end of the MacBook line, Jobs announced a price reduction of the white plastic MacBook, now selling for $999 instead of the former entry-level price of $1099.

This should mean alot to us consumers now that this machine is so much cheaper we can finally afford it! No word on when its coming over here just yet.

via Apple