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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 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 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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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 (2.4GHz, 2008) Review

Digitaltrends
23 October 2008
  • 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. Though its 13.3-inch frame puts in a highly portable size class, its weight and battery life both speak against it as a truly road-worthy notebook, and many cheaper competitors are more up to the task.
  • Pros: Rock-solid aluminum unibody; bright and vibrant display; multitouch trackpad; snappy software
  • Cons: Expensive; could be lighter; screen glare; poor connectivity
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