Apple MacBook (2015) Unboxing and First Impressions
18 April 2015
Excerpt: The brand new MacBook was announced at the Spring Forward event that Apple had back in March. They were talking about the new Apple Watch, they’re also talking about the new Macs. And I got one right over here so this is the brand new 12-inch MacBook.
Conclusion: But once you have the MacBook in your hands, it's hard to stay grumpy. This thing is amazing, from its Retina display to its somehow shallow yet tactile keyboard to its featherweight convenience and remarkable battery life. Apple can work wonders when it wants to, and it's done it again.
Pros: Incredibly light, thin, and compact, Epic battery life, Brilliant Retina display and backlit keyboard
Cons: USB Type-C port won't fit existing peripherals, No SD card slot or MagSafe power connector, Shallow keyboard travel takes some getting used to
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.
Review Apple MacBook Aluminum 2.0 GHz (Unibody, 13", 9400M, P7350)
27 April 2009
Conclusion: After we've had the 2.4 GHz Unibody Apple MacBook in review, the small 2.0 GHz starter version introduced itself. The buyer receives a 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo T7350, a smaller hard disk, and unfortunately an unlit keyboard for 300.00 Euros less.
Pros: Design, Workmanship, Stability, Touchpad (under Mac OS X)
Conclusion: I’ve owned and used many Apple computers, both PowerPC and Intel-based. I am a terribly finicky user and it takes a lot to impress me. It is even harder to get me to dote over a product like a proud parent, but I can say without a doubt that the MacBook is absolutely my favorite laptop ever.
Pros: Very inexpensive, Light weight, Near silent, Exceptional battery life, Super-bright screen, iSight camera built-in
Conclusion: A variety of aesthetic updates, including Apple’s unibody frame, LED-backlit display, and multitouch pad make the latest MacBook sharper than ever, but it may not be enough to justify the $1,299 base price if style isn’t part of your agenda.
Excerpt: Apple says the new MacBook is the ultimate in portable computing. To test that, I took it on a week-long vacation to see my family. Here’s what happened. A young woman sits across from me as I wait for my flight out of Portland International Airport.