Pros Its small, lightweight, easy to use, comes with all the software you need.
Cons Microsoft office 2004 runs a little slow on my machine.
Summary Just a year ago I was an windows fan with a big hype for the vista OS but then after my pc failed me again witha mysterious intrnet failure I decided to try a mac. I will never buy a pc again and less I am forced. Free sofware is avaiable to let just about everything become mac compatible. Even software allowing you to do things you can't do on a pc. The dual core is nice and fast the processor speed is slower than my old pc but the dual core makes it much faster. If I ever have a problem with a program, which has only happened 1, I just send a apple report and with in 2 days I recieve an update that fixed the problem. No more updating the flaws of windows every week and still having prblems. Plus this computer is so far ahead Vista doesn't even compare to tiger.
Pros Extremley fast prosessor, Certian componets are extremley upgradeable, looks great!
Cons Lack of discreet graphics (and no option for none glossy scree) may make some think twice.
Summary the Core 2 Duo has finaly trickled down to the macbook, and it is FAST. However some may be turned off by slow graphics performace. However RAM is easily upgradeable, and like always, it includes the Exelent OSX. I have been using Windows machines for a while, And Apple has much better pre installed programs (in my opinion) Also the option to run windows XP
as a second operating system may make this one a no brainer. However The lack of discreet graphics and smallish (though perfect size for traveling) screen may turn some off.Updated
what i mean is you can play SOME games, but nothing past WOW (which is very un graphic intensive). if your not sure, its pretty comparable to a typical office computer.Updated
what i mean is you can play SOME games, but nothing past WOW (which is very un graphic intensive). if your not sure, its pretty comparable to a typical office computer.
Pros Fast, dual-boot, bright, crisp display, nice magnetic closure and power mechanisms
Cons original MacBook had bad "CPU heatsink" issues causing spontaneous shut-downs
Summary Very fast laptop that runs both Mac OS X and Win XP. Very bright crisp display. Nice use of magnetic devices for closure and power connection. Saved many a trip over power cords. Like the black color! Had issues with original MacBook as it would randomly shut-down due to a "CPU heatsink" problem. Fixed promptly by Apple. Stands up to daily use and abuse by high-school student!
"A Great Laptop"on by acheron5
Pros Speedy, Cool Keyboard, Maglock power adaptor, Nice Display, Built in iSight, Runs Mac OS X, WinXP, and Linux, Frontrow and iLife incuded, Remote for Frontrow included
Cons No HDMI or VGA adaptors included, Intel Graphics Adaptor
Summary This is a great laptop.
Starting with the design, one would think that clamshell laptops couldn't be innovated any further after over a decade. The Macbook is a thing of beauty that perfectly complements OS X and runs solidly.
I would never have thought that I would be praising as a feature the ingenuity of the power adaptor, but this is a good place to start as it illustrates the attention to detail that Apple has given this product. The magnetic power adaptor is a great innovation that makes you question why no one ever thought of this before. It almost leaps out of your hand to jump into the power port on the Macbook but can come out easily if it is tugged by accident. Small features like the glowing white Apple logo on the cover and the pulsing power light, a distinctive Mac feature, while all cosmetic are elegant and appealing. A lot of thought has gone into making this laptop both useful and stylish in a way only Apple has been successful in accomplishing.
Of more practical consideration, the hard drive is, incredibly easy to interchange by the user. Pop the battery, swivel a latch, and out pops the old drive. This is potentially great for use with Bootcamp. Just buy another hard drive, pop it in, and make the partition mostly Win XP and you have basically a Win XP centric laptop. Need OS X? No problem- Pop in another drive with an OS X centric setup and you're ready to go. It's a great and useful design feature that will add to the life of this laptop.
The styling was so compelling that I purchased the black model which is more expensive than the similarly configured white model.
In terms of computer performance, this laptop performs solidly. It runs OS X and Win XP like a dream. With Parallel's virtualization software it can run almost any OS in a window on the OS X desktop. With Bootcamp it runs Win XP beautifully. It has built in iSight which works great and is placed exactly right. This may also be important to some users so I thought I'd also mention that the Airport card seems to be a pre-N ready, although the protocol is currently disabled. Rumor has it that Apple's iTV product will support wireless N so perhaps Apple is seeding the market with wireless N ready computers to take advantage of it. This doesn't improve my impression of the computer as it is something that isn't presently working.
The included remote for Frontrow is a welcome addition. Frontrow gives this laptop a space in my living room for showing off computer content such as home movies or playing iTunes. My single critique is the lack of included HDMI, DVI, or VGA adaptors, although those may be purchased separately.
The graphics adaptor is an Intel variant. It works well. I don't play games so I can't evaluate gaming performance. If you have high end graphics needs then I would suggest further investigation to see if this is suited for you.
For an OS X laptop this is the cream of the crop, comparable to the higher end MacBook Pro's but for a less powerful Intel graphics adaptor. But it could also be the cream of the crop for Win XP or Linux laptops as well. And for certain, there are no laptops out there other than those made by Apple that can run all three major operating systems natively. I highly recommend this laptop to anyone who is looking for a versatile and powerful computer whether you run OS X as your primary OS or Win XP.
Pros Great design, mac osx suprisingly easy to learn, fast, easy to travel with and use on the go
Cons smallish standard hard drive, bad for hgamong
Summary After using a new dell inspiron e1705 for about 5 months, i knew i needed another computer solution. So i sold my 2k plus monster of a computer and picked up the apple. As a college student i can say this thing is perfect. It does everything you could want except play good games. But frankly, not many people I know ever play games on their laptops. I cannot recommend this computer enough. As I type this review on it now i can't get over its great design and ease of use.