Apple MacBook Leopard review: Apple MacBook Leopard

The MacBook ran for 4 hours and 30 minutes on our DVD battery drain test, which is even longer than the 3 hours and 36 minutes we got on the older 2.16GHz MacBook. We again give credit to the efficient Santa Rosa platform, and because our DVD battery drain test is especially grueling, you can expect even longer life from casual Web surfing and office use.

We're still not fans of Apple's nearly obligatory extended warranty upsell. 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.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 13.3inch - 2.2GHz
545 
Dell XPS m1330
1,017 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 13.3inch - 2.2GHz
144 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 13.3inch - 2.2GHz
184 

DVD Battery Drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 13.3inch - 2.2GHz
270 

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System configurations:

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard)
OS X 10.5.1 Leopard; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz; 2,048GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 144MB Intel GMA X3100; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz)
OS X 10.4.8 Tiger; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz; 2,048GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 64MB Intel GMA 950; 160GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm

Fujitsu LifeBook S6510
Windows Vista Business Edition; 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 120GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Dell XPS m1330
Windows Vista Home Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Nvidia 8400M GS; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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Apple MacBook - white (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard)

Part Number: MB061LL/B Released: Nov 14, 2007
MSRP: $1,099.00 Low Price: $57.99 See all prices

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  • Release date Nov 14, 2007
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Color white
  • Weight 5 lbs
  • Optical Drive CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - fixed
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz