MacBooks to get green Autumn revamp

Apple's current MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks will be the "last of their breed", says AppleInsider, as the site learns of major design changes for the laptops.

The 13-inch MacBooks will undergo the biggest changes with new eco-friendly materials, such as aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel rather than a white plastic finish, "people familiar with the matter" say.

The MacBook Pro range is to borrow design cues from the new aluminum iMacs and all-new MacBook Air. This will mean Apple's computing range will have a more uniform modern Mac identity as well as keeping Apple boss Steve Jobs' promises of a greener Apple.

The new and improved versions are predicted to be with consumers in the third quarter of 2008.