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Apple-macbook.963022
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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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

Expert Review

Channel5
2 December 2008
  • Excerpt: The Apple MacBook comes with a 13.3-inch LED backlit widescreen display, measures 325x241x227mm and weighs 2.04kg. It has a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, 250GB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. As well as a Multi-Touch trackpad, it also has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 and a five-hour battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Aluminum MacBook Core 2 Duo/2GHz and 2.4GHz

Macworld
22 October 2008
  • Summary: In October 2008, Apple introduced a new MacBook design that housed the company's consumer-friendly laptop into a MacBook Pro-like aluminum enclosure with a large glass trackpad. Graphics have improved with the addition of an Nvidia GeForce 9400m chip. While the integrated graphics continue to share memory with the system RAM, there's more shared (256MB as opposed to 144MB) and it's the faster DDR3 SDRAM.
  • Pros: Greatly improved graphics power, Sleek new design, Bright LED display, Multi-Touch glass trackpad, Backlit keyboard, Greatly improved graphics power, Sleek new design, Bright LED display, Multi-Touch glass trackpad
  • Cons: Price for top model higher than before, No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box, No FireWire port, Battery life shorter than previous MacBook model, No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box, No FireWire port, Battery life shorter than previous MacBook model, Entry price higher than before
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Overall 8
8.0

13-inch MacBook/2.4GHz

Macworld
22 October 2008
  • Summary: In October 2008, Apple introduced a new MacBook design that housed the company's consumer-friendly laptop into a MacBook Pro-like aluminum enclosure with a large glass trackpad. Graphics have improved with the addition of an Nvidia GeForce 9400m chip. While the integrated graphics continue to share memory with the system RAM, there's more shared (256MB as opposed to 144MB) and it's the faster DDR3 SDRAM.
  • Pros: Greatly improved graphics power, Sleek new design, Bright LED display, Multi-Touch glass trackpad, Backlit keyboard
  • Cons: Price for top model higher than before, No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box, No FireWire port, Battery life shorter than previous MacBook model
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Overall 8
7.7

MacBook Black

AskMen.com
18 July 2008
  • Summary: Apple has not only replaced the iBook with the MacBook for the next generation of laptops, but the company has also kicked up the internal components to go with the new branding. A 13.3” glossy display screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, 2.0 Ghz Intel Core Duo processor for fluid operation, iLife software for multimedia, the iRemote for TV style navigation on the desktop, Bluetooth , an iSight built-in webcam -- and that’s just for starters.
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