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MacBook has everything you need to do everything you want. Faster than ever, it features a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of memory, so you’ll have more than enough horsepower to get the job done. Advanced NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics provide outstanding performance for 3D games and graphics-intensive applications. With a larger 160GB hard drive,2 you have plenty of room for all your photos, movies, and music. And it comes with a SuperDrive for playing and burning CDs and DVDs. MacBook lets you stay connected with fast AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi.3 While connected, you can video chat on the go using the built-in iSight camera.4 At 1.08 inches thin and just 5 pounds,5 MacBook slides effortlessly into your backpack, putting a world of advanced features within your reach. And since it’s sure to become a constant companion, a durable white polycarbonate shell keeps it ready for the rough and tumble of everyday life. (2)1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less. (3)Based on an 802.11n draft specification. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort Extreme. (4)Testing conducted by Apple in May 2009 using preproduction 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based MacBook units. Battery life depends on configuration and use. See www.apple.com/batteries. The wireless productivity test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%. (5)Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
The power of the Macbook is perfect for daily computing and basic development. The addition of the Nividia graphics cards adds a lot to photo, video and light gaming. I am also very pleased that Apple did not increase the price when they added the faster 2.13GHz chip and expanded the hard drive space. Originally I was going to purchase one of the new aluminum Macbooks just for the better performance but the recent addition of this computer changed all that. I am going to keep this review short because I wrote a longer one for the iMac I purchased. If you need a mobile computer that is not being used for extreme gaming and extensive video editing then this computer would be perfect for you. As I mentioned it compliments my studies in programming and also allows me to work with the Adobe Web Premium bundle without a problem. Furthermore you can increase the RAM to 4 GB for about $60 from Crucial.com; they have videos to show you how, and it is not that difficult. Even though I love Amazon and usually make all my major purchases through them I will say that if you are a student you can buy this Macbook for less through Apple and receive a free ipod Touch until September, just something to keep in mind. However, if you do not need an iPod avoid paying tax and purchase through Amazon.
This is an update to my earlier review of this Macbook. I was unaware at the time I purchased this that a new less expensive Macbook Pro 13″ was being released. I really wanted one of the unibody Macbooks but because of the cost I went with this computer. However, with the release of the new Macbook Pro 13″ I was able to return this computer and upgrade to the unibody. My review of this Macbook still stands and I was very happy with it but with the lower price on the new Macbook Pro coupled with the student discount that deal could not be beat! If you can afford the additional cost roughly $100 for student and $200 for non-student, I would recommend the Macbook Pro 13″, you will get more bang for your buck. The white Macbook is still a good investment if you need to keep your cost below $1000.
Overall a tremendous value and a power packed little computer. For an entry level, I think it is loaded with a ton of power to stay ahead for the next few years. Even the Mac “pro” at the store recommended it over some of the more expensive ones due to my husband primarily using it for Office programs and internet based with some photos and music on the side. I’m confident there isn’t anything this little Macbook white couldn’t do that my Pro could.
P.S. Play with all the menus in the apple icon on the LH top for the most personalized experience. This includes touch pad “gestures” letting you use finger combinations to scroll, right click, turn pages, etc; hotspots that let you make a program or app come up just by going to a deep corner of the screen; Spaces, which lets you have multiple applications running on several screens that you can hop between so your windows are more organized; and many more options. Don’t be afraid to try stuff with menu options, you won’t break it!
This particular model has an issue with heat. The computer gets so hot it will burn your legs if you actually use it on your lap. The excessive heat also causes hairline fractures in the encasement around the fan in the back. After the fractures have shown up, dirt is attracted, and then you have dirty looking cracks all over the back of your computer. The most annoying problem with this model is the encasement cracking and breaking off from the wrist resting area, leaving an exposed rough and sharp edge. It is difficult to get apple to replace this, as it is not a default, but wear and tear according to them. Its been a major issue among users of this model. I suggest getting a skin to protect the area, I use Moshi PalmGuard Macbook 13-inch Unibody and 13-inch Pro Palmrest Protector – Silver and it has prevented my palm area from cracking this time around for over a year now.
Overall this machine is an excellent product. Once you go Mac, you wont go back.
I bought my white macbook 3 years ago. I’ve probably used it, on average, for 5 hours a day. I carry it with me all over the place, on planes, on my bike, and I’ve used it to DJ at dance parties (no spills, thankfully).
This is a really great and very sturdy laptop. There have been a few problems. Because of the way the top of the casing is designed, the edges near where your palms rest have broken slightly. And there is a tiny bit of roughage on the screen where it closes, but I only notice if I look really hard.
Other than that, smooth sailing and much happy use. I’ve never had a virus, never had to bring it in for repairs, and no real problems.
And then came my Mac. It’s pretty, it’s intuitive, it has features and software that make my husband’s PC look like a donkey with pots clanging around on it. It doesn’t crash. Setting up email was a snap–not a several-day ordeal as with my IBM (that’s right–switching email from PC to Mac was easier than PC to PC). I’ve traveled with it several times, and haven’t had any problems. It did what I needed it to, when I needed it to.
It took some getting used to, but Apple’s site has some great tutorials on switching from PC to Mac.
I’m still exploring and figuring out some features, but I’m always pleasantly surprised. My only complaint is with the Finder. I find it difficult to organize and locate my files, but I figure it will just take some time to get used to the new system. For example, I want to find a document, say with the word “Costumes” in it. I type “Costumes” into the finder, and it pulls every email I’ve ever written that contains that word, which could be hundreds, and I need to find my one costume document out of that mess. But this is probably user error. Even with that, I’m still extremely happy with my Mac.
My mom and her husband are constantly grumbling about their PC and use me as their personal IT person. Neither of them are particularly tech savvy, and I think a Mac would be perfect for them. With a PC, you really need to understand how the machine works in order to troubleshoot. With a Mac, you don’t have a lot to troubleshoot, and everything is so intuitive. You don’t have to “look under the hood” all the time.
I can and will recommend an Apple MacBook for all the reasons all Apple users state. Be a friend to the environment and buy an Apple
- it’s a little faster
- it’s a little lighter
- the aluminum finish is more durable
- the all metal body should dissipate heat better
- trackpad is larger and fingers glide easy over its glass surface
- multi-touch gestures make it easier to navigate
- LED-backlit display has better color and wider viewing angle
- keyboard lights up at night
- expands up to 8GB of memory (useful for the future)
- longer battery life
- the matte aluminum finish with black keys is beautiful
For me, these features justify the extra cost, which is why I purchased the Pro — others might not feel they are important. I am writing this review mostly so people thinking about the white MacBook at least consider the Pro version before making their final purchase.
Note, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has two versions. I got the least expensive which has a slightly lower processor speed, smaller disk and just 2GB of RAM. The processor speed of the more expensive model is not significantly faster and the disk and memory can be upgraded later when prices drop (I eventually will get a solid-state drive and 8GB).
In late October 2009, Apple updated this notebook with the same large trackpad as the MacBook Pros. This new revision also has a faster processor and larger hard disk. I still like the aluminum body of the MacBook Pro (and the Firewire port can be useful), but most of the objections I had with the old MacBook do not exist on the current model.