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6.0 out of 10

Apple MacBook

2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB DDR3 memory 250GB hard drive * Read more

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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)

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 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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Apple MacBook Air 13 (Ivy Bridge) vs Ultrabooks

HotHardware
10 December 2008
  • Excerpt: So here it is, the mid-2012 refresh of Apple's trend setting MacBook Air line. It's been four long years since Apple first introduced the MacBook Air to the world, which at the time was almost considered a luxury item, with a comparatively steep price tag versus other ultralight machines.
  • 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
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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