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Apple MacBook
5.3 out of 10

Apple MacBook

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
14 April 2015
  • 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
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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 8
8.0

Apple MacBook (2015)

PC Magazine
20 February 2009
  • Conclusion: The 12-inch Apple MacBook is the thinnest, lightest Mac laptop yet, combining the power of OS X with extreme portability and more than 14 hours of battery life.
  • Pros: Incredibly thin. Weighs less than 2 pounds. Excellent battery life in testing. Retina Display. Great-sounding speakers. Available in three colors.
  • Cons: Only one USB-C port, with no adapters included. USB-C is not Thunderbolt-compatible. New keyboard and Force Touch trackpad take some getting used to. Can only be upgraded at initial purchase.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple MacBook Air

PC Magazine
13 February 2009
  • 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
12 February 2009
  • 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
12 February 2009
  • 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
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.
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Overall 7
7.0

MacBook (Early 2008)

MacNN
7 March 2008
  • Excerpt: The Good Stunning battery life that beats Apple's estimates. Faster than a model just a few months old; rivals Mac desktops. 2GB of RAM finally enough to use out of the box. Best value for dollar in the MacBook lineup. The Bad Design quickly getting old, prone to cosmetic damage.
  • Pros: Stunning battery life that beats Apple's estimates., Faster than a model just a few months old; rivals Mac desktops., 2GB of RAM finally enough to use out of the box., Best value for dollar in the MacBook lineup.
  • Cons: Design quickly getting old, prone to cosmetic damage., Sorely needs a dedicated graphics option; X3100 too slow in some cases., LCD is unnecessarily low-quality compared to the MacBook Air.
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