Fast Penryn Processor, Nice sized HDD, Bright colourful screen, Very portable, Great battery Life, Great Build Quality, Can run windows, Looks Gorgeous!!!
Keyboard keys are slightly annoying, Firewire 400, Intel GMA X3100, No Page Up/Down Keys!!
I love the Macbook. It is gorgeous. The boot process to Leopard is very quick. About 18 seconds for me! The Intel Core 2 Duo processor is really fast, and because its a Penryn, it runs cooler and prolongs battery life. The internal 5400 RPM 160GB Fujitsu Hard Drive is ... Read full review
I love the Macbook. It is gorgeous. The boot process to Leopard is very quick. About 18 seconds for me! The Intel Core 2 Duo processor is really fast, and because its a Penryn, it runs cooler and prolongs battery life. The internal 5400 RPM 160GB Fujitsu Hard Drive is very quiet and offers a nice bit of storage space for all your stuff. The battery life is another strong point lasting 4:30 hrs, easily! The screen is nice and bright with vibrant colours which is a pleasure to look at for long periods of time, even with the glossy coating(which I love)! It is nice and portable, as it is a 13 inch laptop, but is a noticeably heavier than the Dell XPS M1330. It is also built like a rock, much better than the XPS M1330. It also looks gorgeous, a trait very common to apple products! There are some bad things about the Macbook though, as nothing is perfect. The new keyboard looks and feels nice but needs a fair amount of pressure to register a keystroke. Not much of a problem once you get used to it, but quite a change from my old Dell. There is no Firewire 800 port like on the Macbook Pro, only Firewire 400. I don't really notice it but some will when importing video or working with an external hard drive. The Intel GMA X3100 means little gaming, but 13 inch laptops aren't designed for gaming anyway so not much of a problem, especially since it is better for the battery when on the move. Another thing I hate about the keyboard is the lack of some very common keys on WinTel computers, the Page Up/Down keys. Those keys are very handy for moving up and down pages of text or websites and now you have to either use the scroll bar, the arrows on the keyboard(SLOW!!!) or use the 2 finger scroll. These annoyances aside, it is a fantastic portable, powerful laptop that looks stunning and will take anything you throw at it, even windows!
Review by Mark Hannelly