Apple MacBook Aluminium Series

Apple MacBook White 2009-03Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.3kg
Price: 900, 1400 euro
Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 39 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 56%, performance: 77%, features: 68%, display: 67%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 86%

 

Apple MacBook Aluminium

Specifications

Apple MacBook AluminiumNotebook: Apple MacBook Aluminium
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 MacBook Aluminium (Series)

Average Score: 82.42% - good
Average of 33 scores (from 43 reviews)

 

89% Review Apple MacBook Aluminium (Unibody, 13", 9400M) | Notebookcheck
PowerBook 12" Successor. Apple actually introduces a 13.3" MacBook Pro with the new Aluminium MacBook. In contrast to its bigger brother this smaller consumer laptop does neither have a dedicated graphics card nor FireWire nor ExpressCard slot. In this review you'll find out whether this new design notebook is to be recommended.
80% 13in Apple MacBook review
Source: PC Advisor English
While we have our reservations about the cheapened trackpad and mouse button, the revised Apple MacBook is still a good value laptop with a very impressive balance of capabilities. A new graphics processor raises the game, making the MacBook well-suited to the high-definition video age. It may appear expensive set against circa-£500 laptops but its inclusive feature set, generally high build quality and bomb-proof operating system combine to make the entry Apple notebook a wise purchase. Add in the powerful iLife '09 suite of software, and the new MacBook represents an ideal choice for no-nonsense creative computing on the move.
80, Preis 80, Ausstattung 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Apple MacBook Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Some necessary background: I have always been a "PC guy". I need to say that up front. Back in 2007, when I was looking for a replacement for my aging Acer Ferrari 3200 notebook, I went and looked at a MacBook Pro then, and although I thought they were nice, I couldn't pull the trigger on one, considering I was going to pay about $300 or more then I would pay for a similarly configured Dell with my corporate discount. So, I bought a Dell, which I have been very happy with. This year, I decided I needed to broaden my horizions and after seeing the Macworld Keynote and how cool the new iLife looked, I thought I would buy a used mac on ebay and explore MacOSX and add that to my resume. Overall I'm extremely happy, and I will probably be selling my Dell once I get my data all on this laptop.
Leistung 90, Display 100, Mobilität 100, Verarbeitung 100
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Apple Macbook
Source: PC Authority English
But the biggest problem, as always, is the staggering price: $2549. Dell’s XPS M1330 (web ID: 128888) is the same size and offers similar power and features for $1000 less – and that’s inclusive of the price of Windows. The design is nice, but it isn’t worth that much. So, while the Nvidia graphics chip is interesting, we’d advise keeping your wallet in your pocket until it appears in a more reasonably priced Windows laptop.
Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2009
Rating: price: 40%
Apple MacBook User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
In terms of design, this notebook is the class of the field. Not only does it look nice, but the materials are top notch and Apple’s thoughtful touches such as the MacBook’s innovative touch pad give it a good balance of form and function. If everything else was equal, or at least close to equal, a recommendation to buy this notebook would be easy to make. Performance is acceptable. This is certainly a step up from the previous generation MacBook, but it falls short of many notebooks in the same price range. Frankly, the old MacBook was always a disappointment with its weak IGP and temperature problems when pushed through even medium intensity tasks.
Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% MacBook or go MacBook Pro
Source: Pocket Lint English
Like the MacBook Pro, this is Apple turning its design eye to the laptop and making a very shiny toy that is likely to appeal to the Mac set through and through. However like the MacBook Pro, the MacBook doesn't go completely unscathed. If this was my full time machine (I currently use a now old MacBook Pro) the two USB sockets so close together would frustrate me when it comes to being online via a dongle and accessing a USB stick - it would be impossible. The advantage here is that if you are prepared to loose a couple of the features - like the second graphics card and the ExpressCard slot then this is a great offering if you're tight on cash, but still want a Mac.
9 von 10, Display gut
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 80%
90% MacBook or go MacBook Pro
Source: Pocket Lint English
Like the MacBook Pro, this is Apple turning its design eye to the laptop and making a very shiny toy that is likely to appeal to the Mac set through and through. However like the MacBook Pro, the MacBook doesn't go completely unscathed. If this was my full time machine (I currently use a now old MacBook Pro) the two USB sockets so close together would frustrate me when it comes to being online via a dongle and accessing a USB stick - it would be impossible. The advantage here is that if you are prepared to loose a couple of the features - like the second graphics card and the ExpressCard slot then this is a great offering if you're tight on cash, but still want a Mac.
9 von 10, Display gut
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 80%
74% Apple MacBook 2008 Release Review
Source: Laptop Logic English

Overall, we found the new MacBook a real pleasure to use as with all Mac products we've tested. It's a gorgeous, sexy piece of machinery and certainly the best MacBook yet. But we do question Apple's decision to make the MacBook so closely identical in looks and features to the MacBook Pro... Anyway, at $1299 starting, it's a tad more expensive than we had hoped it would be, but you do get a lot for your money namely the aluminum casing, glassy multi-touch buttonless trackpad and of course, the revolutionary unibody "brick" construction and for a whole $700 cheaper than the cheapest MacBook Pro model. Nonetheless it's a excellent buy for one of the best notebooks around on the market.


(von 5): 3.7, Ausstattung 3, Mobilität 4, Leistung 3, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Up Close and Personal with Apple's Macbooks : Toppling Expectations
Source: Tom's Guide English
As we’ve seen, the new line of Apple MacBooks isn’t without its faults. The absence of Firewire and the glossy screens are part of the problem (for certain users at least). There are also certain ergonomic failures, like the need to close and restart a session on the MacBook to change one graphics setting for another (the new Sony VAIO Z does it on the fly). The performance of the battery life isn’t very impressive, given that it’s less than that of the previous series. Lastly, let’s not talk about Apple’s stinginess, since it is operating these machines on the same processor as it does for the iPods. Then there’s the empty box of accessories (apart from the charger, luckily). That’s the last straw, all for a price that’s definitely not low.
Ergonomie mangelhaft, Display mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2008
Rating: price: 40% display: 50% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 50%
80% Apple MacBook 13in - Aluminium 2008 Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
What we have then is a product that's unlikely to win over too many sceptics. It's simply too fundamentally Apple-like to do so. But if you're already an Apple user and are looking to upgrade, then you should start saving now. Lack of FireWire excluded the new MacBook is better in pretty much every way and if you're already Apple-minded, is well worth the premium.
(von 10): 8, Preis 7, Leistung 8, Asustattung 8
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Apple MacBook 2.0 GHz 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

Apple has done some major updates with their latest 13.3-inch MacBook design. It uses the same fabrication process as their aluminum clad MacBook Pros the give it a superb design and very solid frame. The updated technology increases performance by a fair margin and the ability to swap out the hard drive and battery make this a great alternative to those looking at the very limited MacBook Air. Still, the MacBook does have some issues such as its limited expansion ports and the glossy screen prone to reflections.


4 von 5, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 50%
80% Review: Apple Macbook 2.4GHz notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English

Overall, it's impossible not to be impressed by the Macbook. The design is great, and Mac OSX is as easy to use as ever. On the other hand, it's also impossible to ignore the poor choice of sockets, shallow keyboard and slightly high price. For many people the plastic £719 model will be a better bet, but this is still a classy, if flawed, alternative to a powerful Windows notebook.


4 von 5, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50%
83% Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro
Source: Mobile Computer English
Though the specifications alone aren't much better than the old model, the new MacBook is still a well-specified laptop and the looks alone almost justify that price...
5 von 6, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 40% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Apple MacBook Review (Late 2008 Model)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
You'll have a hard time finding anyone in the United States today who hasn't heard the phrases, "I'm a Mac" and "I'm a PC." Apple heavily invested in both design and advertising around that design over the last decade. Those investments have clearly paid off, but is the new MacBook really as impressive as Apple wants you to believe? Well, the answer depends on your answer to this question: Are you a Mac, or are you a PC? The lack of ports and overly glossy screen make the MacBook a less than compelling option for students and road warriors. On the other hand, if you specifically need a "Mac" the new MacBook is an excellent value. Bottom line, if you need a Mac laptop for less than $1,500 then the new MacBook makes a good choice.
Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen gut, Display schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: display: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Apple Macbook laptop computer
Source: vnunet.com English
The new Macbook does not – as you might expect – replace the old one. There’s an updated version of the original Macbook with the white case still on sale, with a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB Ram and 120GB hard disk for £719. The metal Macbook is certainly an improvement over its predecessors, but the higher prices are disappointing.
(von 5): 4, Ausstattung 4, Leistung 4, Preis 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Apple MacBook (2.4GHz, 2008)
Source: Digital Trends English
A variety of aesthetic updates, including Apple's unibody frame, LED-backlit display, and multitouch pad make the latest MacBook sharper than ever, but it may not be enough to justify the $1,299 base price if style isn't part of your agenda. Though its 13.3-inch frame puts in a highly portable size class, its weight and battery life both speak against it as a truly road-worthy notebook, and many cheaper competitors are more up to the task. However, for style-conscious portable computer users who need a notebook that looks and feels as good as it performs, Apple's new MacBook truly is the total package.
8 von 10, Display gut, Preis schlecht, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 40%
80% Apple MacBook review
Source: PC Advisor English
Some users may be put off by the reflective screen, and perhaps more again by the exclusion FireWire, leaving just ethernet and two USB for physical data ports. Then there is the issue of price, since the entry point for buying a Mac portable has now been raised, even by accepting the plastic-bodied starter at £719; but appreciably more if you want a unibodied metal ’Book, ast £949. Yet it is in construction terms that the MacBook has the trump card. With evey component seemingly blueprinted for a low tolerance fit, this MacBook is a marvel of engineering, which truly feels like no other. To experience its build quality hands-on is to want one.
(von 5): 4, Preis 3.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Apple MacBook 2.4GHz
Source: Techradar English
The result is a surprisingly robust and streamlined notebook. It's a thing of beauty: The lines are clean, sharp and crisp. It's slightly lighter than its predecessor, but still fairly hefty at 2.04 kg. The new case design also facilitates easier access to the hard drive than in the previous MacBook.
4 von 5, Display gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80%
80% Apple MacBook (2008)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Overall, the MacBook is a gorgeous and sturdy thin-and-light notebook that is well worth the premium. It matches serious graphics punch with good endurance, and its buttonless touchpad is surprisingly easy to use. The only major flaws are the dearth and placement of USB ports, and the continued lack of an ExpressCard and/or memory card slot. The $1,599 model we tested is excellent, but the $1,299 model (a 2-GHz CPU, 160GB HDD, and no backlit keyboard) offers better bang for the buck.
4 von 5, Display mäßig, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 80%
85% Apple MacBook Late 2008: First review
Source: Reg Hardware English
There’s no doubt that the new MacBook knocks spots off its predecessors in terms of both design and performance. However, the increased price does mean that Apple is taking something of a gamble with one of its most successful product lines. We suspect that the gamble will pay off – we really do like the new metal models, and we think punters of all kinds will when they get their hands on one – although the worldwide financial apocalypse may make some people think twice about upgrading their existing MacBook right away.
85%, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80%
80% Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M)
Source: CNet English
Apple's redesigned 13-inch MacBook is essentially a shrunken version of the more expensive 15-inch Pro line. With its new aluminum body, new trackpad, and Nvidia graphics, it's an even more attractive choice for mainstream laptop buyers than was the plastic model it replaces.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Display mäßig, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Apple MacBook (aluminium 2008 edition) review
Source: CNet English
The new MacBook is, as we all expected, very good but very expensive. We can see where all the money is going, though -- it's an absolutely gorgeous piece of engineering that you'll spend hours just looking at. If you've got the cash, we'd thoroughly recommend it. If not, you'll get more for your money buying a Windows machine.
8 von 10, Verarbeitung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% workmanship: 80%
70% Apple MacBook 13-inch (Aluminum)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook 13-inch (Aluminum) couldn't be more glamorous, glorious and magnificent—from a design standpoint. Shaping aluminum metals into gorgeous designs is the company's creed, and its skills easily surpass those of its Windows counterparts. Performance, meanwhile, gets a necessary lift from the Intel Centrino 2 platform and nVidia graphics. However, this is not the $800, or even the sub-$1,000 laptop, that we were all expecting. With the financial meltdown and the holidays looming, a $1,599 price (or $1,299 for the midrange model) may cause some hesitation from consumers, especially when these price tags come with a set of features more meager than Windows systems. If history serves me right, though, none of these pitfalls will matter, because design is what ultimately sells Apple laptops.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80%
81% Apple MacBook Aluminium
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 72% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 73% workmanship: 95%
89% Test Apple MacBook Aluminium Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% display: 78% mobility: 87% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 91%
95% Test: Apple Macbook 2,0 GHz weiß
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 97% features: 84% ergonomy: 98%
Kompakte Kraftprotze
Source: c't - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Obst für unterwegs - Apple Notebooks im Vergleich
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2008
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
53% Test: Apple Macbook
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 53% price: 89% performance: 24% features: 22% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 70%
Apfelkiste reloaded
Source: SFT - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Apple Macbook
Source: e-media German
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: display: 50% workmanship: 80%
70% Maßgeschneidert
Source: Connect - 1/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 98% features: 66% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 92%
90% Test: Macbook und Macbook Pro
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 50% emissions: 80%
Das neue Apple MacBook im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 40% workmanship: 80%
89% Test Apple MacBook Aluminium Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 81% display: 80% mobility: 87% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 87%
90% Apple MacBook 2,4 GHz
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
100% Apple MacBook 2008
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 90%
90% Apple MacBook 2,0 GHz
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
90% Test Update Apple MacBook Pro 5.1
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 87% mobility: 83% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 89%
89% Test Apple MacBook Aluminium Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 81% display: 82% mobility: 87% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 87%
78% Apple MacBook 13" Aluminium 2.4 GHz
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 30% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Macbook vs. Macbook Pro (Las nuevas, y las viejas)
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Apple MacBook de aluminio
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Apple MacBook MB467N/A
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 50%

 

Apple MacBook White 2009-03

Specifications

Apple MacBook White 2009-03Notebook: Apple MacBook White 2009-03
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 MacBook Aluminium (Series)
 MacBook White 2009-03 (Model)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Apple Macbook White notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
A few months ago, Apple redesigned its popular Macbook laptops, switching from their traditional white plastic casing to a gleaming new aluminium design, in which the body top is made of a single sheet of metal. One advantage of the new design is that it’s thinner and more lightweight than previous models. Unfortunately, the fancy metallic design is quite costly to manufacture so the new Macbook models are more expensive than their predecessors. Improved graphics give the ageing White Macbook a real boost, both in performance and value for money.
80, Preis 70, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Apple MacBook 2GHz with nVidia GeForce 9400M review
Source: PC Advisor English
As far as system updates go, the changes to new white Apple MacBook are welcome, if subtle. The new faster graphics will make casual gamers happy, and who doesn’t like additional RAM? Although the slightly slower processor didn’t help performance any, this new white MacBook is a solid entry-level product. And if you need a Mac portable with FireWire, it’s your most affordable choice, with the cheapest MacBook Pro costing twice as much as the white MacBook.
80, Leistung 70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70%
Apple MacBook (Early 2009) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
With this iteration of the plastic MacBook design, I think Apple has finally got this design right. Most of the kinks are ironed out. Heat is not a major factor anymore. Construction, although not perfect, is better than the first generation MacBooks. Performance is good, but there are speedier notebooks on the market from brands like HP, Acer and Dell at about the same price. None of them have what are the MacBook's best features; OS X and iLife. In my mind that is worth about a $250 premium over Windows based PCs. Design is tougher to quantify, but let's be really generous and value that at $100. Even with the premium, the hardware specifications are a little weak (by $650 notebook standards) and that is something I wish Apple would address.
Preis 80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80, Emissionen 80
Single Review, , Long, Date: 02/13/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Apple White MacBook Early 2009
Source: Reg Hardware English
It may not have the striking metallic design of the other MacBook models, but the performance of the new white MacBook is more than adequate for most day-to-day computing tasks. We’re not surprised that Apple made so little fuss about this upgrade – you even have to hunt around to find the product page on its website – as it probably wants to avoid undercutting the more expensive (and presumably higher-margin) 2.0GHz aluminium model. In fact, in terms of all-round value for money the new white MacBook might actually be the best buy in the entire Mac range at the moment. So if you’re thinking about upgrading an old Mac, or switching from a PC for the first time, the new white MacBook is almost certainly the best place to start.
80, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Ars Reviews the 2008 MacBook
Source: Ars Technica English

The late 2008 MacBook is a fairly significant leap forward in terms of both functionality and industrial design. Shedding the white, plastic design like the iMac before it, the MacBook's new aluminum unibody, upgraded graphics, and slightly raised price point make it clearer than ever that Apple has no intention of competing with mainstream PC notebooks. And the fact that it shares the MacBook Pro's aesthetic design and other hardware features—like a backlit keyboard and a multi-touch, zero-button trackpad—also gives the new MacBook that "coming of age" feel.


Display mäßig, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: performance: 60% display: 60%
80% Apple MacBook White 2009-03
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 96% features: 83% ergonomy: 82%
95% Test: Apple Macbook 2,0 GHz weiß
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 97% features: 94% ergonomy: 98%

 

Comment

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 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.

» 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.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.


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 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.3 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.


82.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Dell Studio XPS X1340
Core 2 Duo P8400
» Axiotron Modbook
Core 2 Duo T7500
» Apple MacBook White 2009/05
Core 2 Duo P7450
» Dell Studio XPS SX13-163B
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Apple Macbook Aluminium
Core 2 Duo P8600

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Apple MacBook Air 2009-06 2.1 GHz MC234*/A
Core 2 Duo SL9600, 1.346 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Fusion Garage joojoo
Atom N270, 12.0", 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 311-1000
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» ASRock G22
Celeron M 330, 12.1", 2.6 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201N
Atom 330, 12.1", 1.45 kg
» HP Mini 311
Atom N280, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Samsung N510 black
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Asus F50GX
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Atom N270, 12.0", 1.55 kg
» MSI Megabook VR705
Core 2 Duo T5800, 17.0", 3.5 kg
» MSI X-Slim X320
Atom Z530, 13.4", 1.7 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-BST2N23
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700MQ
» Cyberpower Xplorer X3-9100
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA 90NB02W1-M01450
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
» Eurocom M4
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4940MX
» HP Split 13-m100er x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4010Y
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04-12 (Update: 2012-07-18)