Pros Fast Penryn Processor, Nice sized HDD, Bright colourful screen, Very portable, Great battery Life, Great Build Quality, Can run windows, Looks Gorgeous!!!
Cons Keyboard keys are slightly annoying, Firewire 400, Intel GMA X3100, No Page Up/Down Keys!!
Summary 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
"My First Mac OSX"on by jrjrdinh
Pros Fast, Easy, Amazing!
Cons Little heavy, got a super gaming machine, softwares are expensive
Summary I was a Windows user since I was born! I finally have switched just before my 19th birthday. I have used windows all my life. From a windows computer to a windows laptop. I've used Windows 95, 2000, XP, and then Vista. But OSX is superb of them all. It boots up a lot faster than I thought, and also its so simple to use. I purchased this laptop just today at the Apple Store and got education discount ($100 off). Total price I paid after tax and recycling fee was $1300 about there. Very good deal on my behalf.
I've used this laptop for two hours and I love it. The organization of windows and widgets, trying the crossover program and successfully downloaded Day of Defeat and it worked amazingly on the Macbook. I didn't think it would play this well but WOW, I didn't even have to fix the configuration it was done for me already. This laptop is just amazing and I love it.
I've read Cnet reviews, Amazon reviews, and apple reviews, and all of them were right. Once you try a Mac, you won't want to go back to windows. I don't know how they do it, the fast boot up time and multitask speed. Its just amazing. But by far I love this laptop very much.
You've got to get one! These macs are AWESOME! I'm a past 18 years window user and I'm glad I took the jump into the Mac OSX world.
Pros Small, somewhat fast, reliable, and a reasonable value
Cons Its plastic, gets dirty, crack and scratches fairly easy, and cheap feeling.
Summary I love the fact that it is a mac and it was fairly cheap. Picked mine up at Bestbuy for $996. Very fast. Wish it had more hard drive to come with it.(I had to install one myself). Overall though i LOVE IT and MAC OS X LEOPARD is the best.
Pros music, videos, translations multifunctional, fast, not too heavy; great for recording.
Cons only that after a while six months approx too tire of using the same thing i need the I mac a (descktop)
Summary out of a 5.0 gpa 4.6 up NICE FOR MAC!
Pros Very light, wifi works great, sufficient memory for college and no viruses
Cons IT NEEDS TO BE RECHARGED OFTEN, gets dirty real easily since its white.
Summary I needed a laptop for college and was considering a windows but as soon as I started researching macbooks. I saw its functionality. My sister has a mac so she was the one who convinced me and I'm so glad because I am in love with it. Very easy to use and doesn't freeze.