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Apple MacBook 2010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good reviews, but the connectivity and value for money get less positive views.

design, performance, screen, portability, battery

value for money, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook 2010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 225 reviews)

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Review Apple MacBook 2010-05 Notebook


Updated graphics. After its latest refresh the white MacBook has ...

Very quiet running noise ; Very good input devices ; Excellent battery life ; Fast 320M onboard graphics card

Limited number of ports ; Sharp front edge ; Windows drivers aren't perfect ; Still no Core-i processor

The performance of the GeForce 320M, despite not having its own graphical memory. We were also surprised by the many similarities to the MacBook Pro 13"

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Apple MacBook Spring 2010 (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD)


Incredibly popular on college campuses and in coffee shops, Apple's MacBook laptops are arguably one of the most flexible and useful laptop lines ever designed, thanks to the company's overarching hardware and software ecosystem--and anchored by our...

Faster processor; improved graphics; better battery life.

Still no SD card slot; might be time for Apple to switch to 16:9 aspect ratio displays.

Apple slightly revamps its basic MacBook with improvements under the hood, but keeps the design and price the same, which makes the new MacBook tough to beat as a back-to-school laptop.

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Apple MacBook/2.4GHz (Mid 2010)


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Apple MacBook (2010) Review - A Review of the Apple MacBook (2010)


Clean, elegant unibody design, Excellent touchpad, More than seven hours of battery life, Fast boot time

No SD Card reader, Tinny speakers, Bottom runs warm

After playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, we measured the temperature of the MacBook in several places: the touchpad only got as hot as 81 degrees Fahrenheit, the space between the G and H key reached 92 degrees, and the underside of...

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Apple MacBook MC516LL/A White


Overall, the Apple MacBook White MC516LL/A is one of the best consumer values for first-time and experienced Mac users alike. If anything, the 10-hour battery (which is the longest lasting MacBook battery ever) is enough to convince those who need...

Valuable- appropriately priced and more affordable than previous generationsNext-generation- 13Featured- 250GB hard drive, 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAMRevolutionary- innovational power cord and 10-hour batteryCompetitive- PC counterparts offer more power,...

As the PC vs. Mac war continues, PC manufacturers have stepped up the...

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Review: MacBook/2.4GHz (Mid 2010)


With its faster processor, improved graphics and longer battery life, the MacBook makes an attractive option for budget conscious laptop shoppers. Performance-wise, the MacBook isn't different from the 13-inch 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro.

The new MacBook’s appearance is identical to the mid-2009 model it replaces, using the same 13-inch glossy screen and white plastic unibody design. Also unchanged are the ports, with a Mini DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet...

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Apple MacBook (2.4GHz, 2010 Version)


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.

Excellent battery life; improved graphics from previous version; many of the same features as the more-expensive MacBook Pro line

No memory-card reader; no battery-indicator lights; lacks new external features

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Windows Phone Update: May 2010


It's been two months since MIX'10 and Microsoft's last major public Windows Phone 7 update. So here are some answers to common questions that have come up since then.

One other confusion I've seen expressed online regards the Windows Phone 7 "hubs", or panaromic experiences. Many developers have claimed that they cannot create their own hubs, while others have claimed that the built-in hubs in Windows Phone...

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Great Laptop


This is my first MacBook. Now I understand why Mac users stay loyal. Once you go Mac you never go back. No crashes, freeze-up, no more myriads of anti-virus updates which bog down system performance. I love that you can turn it on and run your...

Battery Life. Reliability. Faster than any windows computer that i have had

I wish for the price that it had the card reader. To bad Apple pulled the plug on this model

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alright all-rounder...


Just as the title says, there are a few things that it does well, but if you are looking for a rig with proper gaming capabilties, definately look elsewhere. Should be bought with 4 Gb's of RAM if you are going to push it a little. On a side note: the...

looks nice, great quality, great for light work(e.g. typing documents, small video editing, net-surfing), plays some games reasonably well (e.g. Halo 1, command and conquer generals etc.)

Stutters with some of the bigger games (e.g. COD4, team fortress 2, supreme commander 2) ; Standard 2 Gb of RAM just isn't enough for doing anything more than net surfing and typing etc ; Battery isn't removable

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 320M / GeForce GT 320M


Chipset Brand:nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:GeForce 9400M / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8600 / T9300