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5.6 out of 10

Apple MacBook

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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5

Expert Review

ITP.net
11 August 2009
  • Summary: Although the White is the least expensive MacBook in Apple’s arsenal you shouldn’t underestimate it. A well-rounded buy.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Apple MacBook White

ITP.net
10 August 2009
  • Summary: Verdict: Although the White is the least expensive MacBook in Apple's arsenal you shouldn't underestimate it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz

CNET
4 January 2009
  • Summary: Apple's latest version of the popular $999 white MacBook gets an upscale makeover, while keeping the price the same. It's a strong alternative to the more expensive Pro line, if you can live without extras such as an SD card slot.
  • Pros: Sleek unibody design; LED display; big multitouch trackpad; long battery life.
  • Cons: Loses FireWire; no SD card slot; nonremovable battery.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple MacBook Air

PC Magazine
19 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The MacBook Air is officially the thinnest laptop, and the lightest of those with a 13-inch screen. But there were compromises that had to be made.
  • Pros: Thinnest laptop on the market. Simply gorgeous. Amazing 13-inch display on a 3-pound chassis. Full-size keyboard. Doesn't load ultra-low-voltage processors. Eco-friendly. Gesture-enabled touchpad. Reasonable prices.
  • Cons: Only one USB port, three ports total. No ExpressCard or card-reader option. Battery is not user upgradable. Productivity may take a hit with only 3 hours of battery life running Vista.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz)

PC Magazine
19 December 2008
  • Conclusion: With improved battery life and more graphics power, the Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) is a nice value proposition for those who don't need the extras—like SD card slot, backlit keyboard, or aluminum design—offered by the MacBook Pro.
  • Pros: Bigger battery delivers longer life. Twice the graphics power of the previous MacBook. Unrivaled touchpad experience. Superior software bundle. Sturdy. Great design.
  • Cons: No SD slot. Skimped with 2GB starting memory configuration. Using last year's processor technology.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
18 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The already impressive Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Thunderbolt) gets Apple's OS X Lion, a speedier processor, Thunderbolt technology, but for this price other laptops offer more features.
  • Pros: Intel Core i5-2467m provides improved processing and integrated graphics capabilities. Better trackpad. Thunderbolt technology enables high-speed data transfers. Attractive, lightweight construction and design.
  • Cons: Unimpressive battery life. Other systems have more RAM. Lack of familiar amenities like Ethernet, an SD card reader, or a sizable hard drive may vex users.
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Ars Reviews the 2008 MacBook: weighing the Pros and cons

Ars Technica
16 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Miscellaneous Tests We ran a few other tests to cover the gamut of tasks that users are likely to do on a MacBook. Converting a DVD to a QuickTime file, unzipping large archives, and compiling MySQL for some nerd cred should fill in some of the random blanks. These tests were performed on both the MacBook and MacBook Pro. The Handbrake test involved converting a feature-length DVD film with the recently-released Handbrake 0.93 .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10

Apple MacBook

ITP.net
9 December 2008
  • Summary: Verdict: If you are willing to overlook its high price, Apple’s new MacBook is an awesome notebook purchase. It’s stylish, quick and very easy to work with.
  • Pros: Excellent finish, screen is a huge improvement over the older MacBook, fast as an application’s machine, ultra-responsive trackpad, finger gestures work well, stable, keyboard is great to work with.
  • Cons: A tad expensive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz

CNET
8 December 2008
  • Summary: For $999, it's hard to beat this MacBook's nearly MacBook-Pro-level specs if you're in the market for a budget Apple laptop.
  • Pros: Good price for the specs, for a Mac; sturdy construction; no graphics compromise.
  • Cons: Older battery doesn't last as long as the new Pros; still no SD card slot or ExpressCard; white MacBook design is getting a little old.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz

CNET
10 November 2008
  • Summary: Apple's redesigned 13-inch MacBook is essentially a shrunken version of the more expensive 15-inch Pro line. With its new aluminum body, new trackpad, and Nvidia graphics, it's an even more attractive choice for mainstream laptop buyers than was the plastic model it replaces.
  • Pros: New aluminum construction looks good, feels solid; giant touch pad; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; improved integrated graphics; backlit keyboard on some models; thinner than previous version.
  • Cons: Still no ExpressCard or SD-card slot; loses FireWire port; all-clicking touch pad is a bit awkward, at least initially; $1,299 now gets you a slower CPU than it did before; no matte-screen option.
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