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5.9 out of 10

Apple MacBook

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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz

CNET
2 weeks ago
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz

CNET
2 weeks ago
  • 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 Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz

CNET
2 weeks ago
  • 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 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Air 13 (Ivy Bridge) vs Ultrabooks

HotHardware
1 October 2012
  • Conclusion: It seems as though everything Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture touches turns to gold, and Apple's refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air is no exception. Running Mac OS X 10.8.2 (latest version of Mountain Lion at the time of this writing), the MacBook Air kicked all kinds of tail compared to previous generation Mac systems. Its Geekbench score was nearly twice as fast as a MacBook Pro running a Core 2 Duo foundation, which is just as much a testament to Intel as it is Apple.
  • Pros: Hello Ivy Bridge!, Gorgeous design, Extremely thin, light, and sturdy, Excellent off-angle viewing, especially for a TN panel, Fast SSD, Boot Camp allows you to boot Windows on a separate partition, Long battery life
  • Cons: Missing an IO port or two, Where's the Retina Display resolution?
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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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Apple MacBook 2.13GHz (white) review

Techworld
10 June 2009
  • Summary: If you're in the market for an affordable Mac laptop, the white MacBook is a better bargain than ever. With its impressive performance, battery life, the inclusion of FireWire, and more common mini-DVI connector, the only reason to pay more for the low-end aluminum is the updated unibody design.
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Overall 5
5.0

Apple MacBook Air (2009) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
27 February 2009
  • Summary: If you were hesitant to pull the trigger on the original MacBook Air because of the short battery life and limited port selection, Apple hasn't done much to win you over with the latest version. Road warriors who require good endurance should pass, but the addition of Nvidia's GeForce 9400M GPU and a larger, faster SSD may prove enticing for those looking for extra performance in a sexy, thin package.
  • Pros: Sturdy aluminum build, Fast SSD, Good graphics performance, Multitouch trackpad, Illuminated keyboard
  • Cons: Short battery life, Limited port selection, Very expensive
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Overall 9
8.8
Performance 8
8.4
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 8
7.8
Weight 9
8.8
Noise 10
9.6
Gaming performance 8
7.7
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 9
8.7

Review Apple MacBook Aluminum 2.0 GHz (Unibody, 13", 9400M, P7350)

Notebookcheck
4 January 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. The superb Unibody case , which sets standards on design, workmanship and stability, stays the same. The outstanding input devices please the small MacBook's user.
  • Pros: Design, Workmanship, Stability, Touchpad (under Mac OS X)
  • Cons: Glossy display, Minimalistic keyboard lettering, Expensive, Few ports, Poorer Window drivers
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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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