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Apple MacBook 13-inch (Penryn)

alaScore 80

7 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (Penryn). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Some have doubts about the price and design.

design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple MacBook 13-inch (Penryn) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Apple MacBook 13-inch (Aluminum)


If history is any indication, an expensive price tag and a meager feature set won't matter much because design is what ultimately sells Apple laptops.

Aluminum design is absolutely gorgeous. Half a pound lighter than the original MacBook. Glass screen adds to its overall sex appeal. Unique touchpad that incorporates the mouse click. Adds gesture capabilities to touchpad. Excellent typing experience....

Omitting a media card reader hurts point-and-shooters. No ExpressCard slot for expansion. No more Firewire. Smaller battery than the original MacBook

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Apple MacBook 13-inch (Penryn)


The Apple MacBook 13-inch will continue to fly off the shelves because of the company's reputation, but change is due.

Improved battery life. Fast processor. Excellent support network. Sturdy exterior. Sound environmental practices. Excellent software bundle

Feature set continues to trail the competition. Design and weight need a revamp. This configuration is relatively pricey

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: tlk1969 (

sent back Dell for one, and never looked back


at first I bought a Dell Studio XPS 13--and loved it. . . But, I just felt empty. . On a whim, I returned the Dell for the Macbook Unibody w/4 gigs of RAM, the 2.4ghz p8600 and back-lit keyboard. I now feel whole. I LOVE IT!! You actually have to feel...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: djrobx (

Hits the sweet spot for size and performance


If you want a Macbook Air without the compromises, the new Macbook is the answer. The performance is top notch with a "real" NVidia graphics chip. All the reviews mention it, but the unibody chassis really does give this unit an incredibly luxurious...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: nicmart (

Not a home run


Contra Cisco Cheng, what Mac users are buying is a superior OS, not merely style. This is not one of Apple's best efforts, and it shows a disturbing lack of attention to consumer needs in some ways, but it is still quite a good machine -- if you want...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: scott66 (

Major upgrade on internals and a beautiful case


Much faster FSB now 1066 and no more 3GB memory limit. Of course the battery is smaller as the Video uses less power, the CPU uses less power, the memory uses less power. Everything faster and better while keeping the same battery life (industry...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: alan267 (

Another miss - The Palin of computers...


all looks but not much substance. No firewire support, No HDMI, No ExpressCard slot, smaller battery while boosting graphics with a more powerful graphics card. What are the positives? Just beauty, period.

Oct, 2008