Apple MacBook 2006 Model review: Apple MacBook 2006 Model

Many people prefer Apple systems specifically for the bundled suite of proprietary software, iLife '06, which includes intuitive tools for building Web sites, creating DVDs, composing music, and working with photos.

The default warranty for the MacBook is one year of coverage for parts and labor, but toll-free telephone support is limited to a mere 90 days--well short of what you'd typically find on the PC side--unless you purchase the $249 AppleCare Protection Plan, which extends phone support and repair coverage to three years.

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System configurations:

Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (15.4-inch 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)link>
OS X 10.4.8; Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz; 3GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 256MB; 150GB Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook Pro Core Duo (2.0GHz Intel Core Duo)
OS X 10.4.7; Intel Core Duo 2GHz; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 256MB; 100GB Toshiba MK1032GSX 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook (2.0GHz Core 2 Duo)link>
OS X 10.4.8; Core 2 Duo 2GHz; 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 664MHz; 64MB Intel GMA 950; 120GB Toshiba MK1234GSX 5,400rpm

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    Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, SuperDrive DVD)

    Part Number: MA700LL/A Released: 9 Nov 2006
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    • Regional specs shown for US. AU specs are unavailable.

    • Release date 9 Nov 2006
    • Installed Size 1 GB
    • Color white
    • Weight 5.3 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL) - fixed
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 950
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz