Apple MacBook 2010-05

Specifications

Apple MacBook 2010-05Notebook: Apple MacBook 2010-05 (MacBook White Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.173kg
Price: 1015 euro
Average Score: 79.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 69%, features: 69%, display: 74% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 66%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook 2010-05

83% Review Apple MacBook 2010-05 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Updated graphics. After its latest refresh the white MacBook has caught up again with the MacBook Pro 13. Its GeForce 320M provides markedly improved graphics performance, but does the package as a whole justify the relatively high price tag?
80% Apple MacBook mid-2010
Source: Reg Hardware English
You can sniff at the benchmark results, frown at the 250GB hard drive and rub your chin at the 2GB Ram, but none of this tells you what it’s really like to play with an Apple MacBook. It is a terrific notebook computer that is great to use for pleasure and everyday work, and looks lovely being slid in and out of a student’s shoulder bag. It’s expensive, but I don’t care: if you want cheap, go buy a tombstone. What I do care about, however, is the limited range of I/O ports. Please, sir, I want some more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook (Mid-2010) review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a very slight performance increase introduced by the 2.4GHz processor, but where the Apple MacBook really scores is in increased battery life, and a graphics controller that usefully expands the gaming possibilities of this laptop. As a complete package, with its safer and more stable OS X operating system, and huge multi-touch trackpad unmatched in the Windows world, the Apple MacBook earns a worthy recommendation for anyone looking for a reliable, easy-to-use portable. It remains a fast and enjoyable-to-use laptop and we'd argue it's the best value notebook under £1000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
81% Apple MacBook 13-inch (Core 2 Duo 2.4-GHz)
Source: PC World English
If you own a MacBook that's over a year old, switching to the new Apple MacBook will offer you improved overall performance and very good battery life. If you are someone who's aspiring to buy a MacBook at the lowest price point, the white polycarbonate Apple MacBook is just for you. Highly recommended for students and professionals who need a fully-functional 13-inch laptop with very long battery life for use while on the go, but you can also buy this one for predominant home usage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 81%
70% Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz)
Source: PC Mag English
The gap between what the Apple MacBook offers versus its pricier counterpart, the MacBook Pro 13-inch ($1,199 direct, ) is narrowing. The 13-inch Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) ($999 direct) has updated its core components while keeping its design and features the same. While you get the expected processor bump (to the 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU), the better 3D graphics system (with the Nvidia GeForce 320M) and better battery life (with a bigger 63.5WH battery) are the more compelling upgrades. The MacBook doesn't have the MacBook Pro's SD card slot, backlit keyboard, or aluminum design, but for $200 less, it's a nice value play for Mac-loving students and homebodies alike.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple MacBook review
Source: Techradar English
Overall, the mid-2010 refresh is a useful update for the MacBook. An incremental processor boost and a significantly better graphics chipset makes it good value for money, despite the small price increase.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook (2.4GHz, 2010 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
In its previous upgrade, the MacBook, Apple's least-expensive laptop, got a pretty dramatic overhaul. At that time, it was given many of the features of its more advanced sibling, the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Budget-minded shoppers will get much of the experience of the excellent MacBook Pro line in this less-expensive Apple laptop, but weigh the trade-offs carefully.
84
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2010

Foreign Reviews

Darf's ein bisschen weniger sein?
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Test: Macbook 2,4 GHz Unibody
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 70%
75% Đánh giá chi tiết Macbook Polycarbonate 05-2010
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 320M: Integrated chipset graphics card based on the GT216 core (e.g. GeForce GT 325M) but without dedicated memory. Supports Core 2 Duo processors.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.173 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Apple reviews


79.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)