by admin | December 21, 2007 12:00 am
The new Apple MacBook is one of the first notebooks to be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, about 4 to 5 times faster than its old predecessor iBook. This non-Pro version is the mainstream model aimed at the much younger, much hipper market.
It comes with a 13.3-inch widescreen display and is available in three models (depending on the price). It’s really thin, measuring to just about a inch, it’s portable, very light, and is available in glossy white-although the most expensive, more businesslike model comes in matte black.
The good thing about the screen is that it has an anti-reflective coating, thus reducing the mirror effect that is quite distracting when performing mundane tasks like word processing. And because it has a faster processor, performing heavy tasks like video-editing is a breeze.
The MacBook comes with a built-in iSight camera for video chatting, a suite of applications called iLife ’08, and even a dual-display support. It also has a magnetic lid latch, unique to Apple laptops, a larger touch pad, DVD burner, and remote control. You can even have the option to run in either Mac OS X or Windows XP using Apple’s free Boot Camp utility.
However, non-Apple softwares tend to run slow on the MacBook, especially if it runs on Mac OS. It also lack a media card reader that would work on 3D games, as well as some other ports. Meanwhile, when its higher-end configurations can also be seen on cheaper Windows laptops, and its tech support is only available for 90 days after purchase.
Overall, the MacBook has corrected some of iBook’s shortcomings and has delivered a notebook that makes a great compromise between size and portability.
Source URL: http://www.gadget.com/apple-macbook-core-2-duo/
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