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Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 529 reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The design and usability also get good reviews, but many are negative about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, usability, design, price, portability

sound, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good feedback. The price and sound get negative views.

performance, usability, size, design, reliability

portability, sound, price

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MacBook 13" White 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/1GB/80GB/SuperDriveMacBook 13" White 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/1GB/80GB/SuperDrive

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Late 2006 (MA699, MA700, MA701) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the touchpad and connectivity. Opinions are divided on the sound.

usability, performance, design, price, reliability

connectivity, touchpad

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MA700LL/A 13.3" Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) - WhiteApple MacBook MA700LL/A 13.3" Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) - White

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook ( 2015)

 

Nor is it the only player in the game. Since the 2015 original , we've seen super-thin laptops such as the upcoming HP Spectre shaving millimeters from previous versions, or tablet hybrids such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Samsung Galaxy TabPro S...

The 12-inch MacBook gets a decent boost to performance and battery life, while keeping the same slim, light premium body. The high-res display and responsive trackpad remain the gold standard. Color options add a fun bit of personalization.

The single USB-C port will continue to be an inconvenience for many. The shallow keyboard isn't ideal for long-form typing. Other super-slim laptops manage to fit in more powerful processors.

With a handful of subtle improvements, the updated 12-inch Apple MacBook is more of a mainstream machine, but remains a few tweaks away from being the best laptop on the market.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2009) Review

 

If you were hesitant to pull the trigger on the original MacBook Air because of the short battery life and limited port selection, Apple hasn't done much to win you over with the latest version. Road warriors who require good endurance should pass, but...

Sturdy aluminum build, Fast SSD, Good graphics performance, Multitouch trackpad, Illuminated keyboard

Short battery life, Limited port selection, Very expensive

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz)

 

Apple's redesigned 13in. MacBook is essentially a shrunken version of the more expensive 15in. Pro line. With its new aluminium body, new touchpad and Nvidia graphics, it's an even more attractive choice for mainstream notebook buyers than was the...

New aluminium construction looks good, feels solid, Giant touchpad, Attractive edge-to-edge glass on display, Improved integrated graphics, Backlit keyboard, Thinner than previous version

Still no ExpressCard or SD-card slot, Loses FireWire port, All-clicking touchpad is a bit awkward, at least initially, Entry-level model now has a slower CPU than before

Oct, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Leopard review

 

Introduced in the fall of 2006, the current version of Apple's 13-inch MacBook laptop was a revolutionary product, combining Intel's Core 2 Duo CPUs with Apple's much-lauded operating system. Add in Apple extras such as the iSight camera, Front Row...

Upgraded CPU for the same price; same great design; Leopard operating system.

Still no Express card or SD card slots; only more expensive models are available in black.

Apple has been content to issue minor periodic hardware updates to the 13-inch MacBook, but the modest performance gains and new Leopard OS keep it in our top tier of laptop recommendations.

Dec, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook 2007 Model review

 

Editors' Note: This review primarily covers the recent updates to the Apple MacBook line. For a detailed look at the design and features, read our earlier review of the Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz) .

Upgraded CPU for the same price; same great design; built-in Webcam and remote control; adds 802.11n support.

Cutting-edge features are absent, including Intel's new Santa Rosa platform and LED-backlit displays.

Apple's rightfully popular 13-inch MacBook gets a decent incremental upgrade, but we're still looking forward to the next version.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: chrisw (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook 1.83GHz Core Duo Laptop Review (pics, specs)

 

The MacBook was arguably one of the most anticipated products of 2006 from Apple. The day the Intel transition was announced, fans of the company wondered what the future held for its most popular portable - the iBook. Despite being the most popular,...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Justin Jaffe (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook review

 

In our original review, we mistakenly stated the price of an extended warranty for the MacBook. The cost is $249. We regret the error. (6/1/06) Billed as a replacement to both the iBook and the 12-inch PowerBook , the 13.3-inch MacBook offers a great...

Thin and light; robust software package, including Mac OS X Tiger; magnetic lid latch and scrollable touch pad; DVD burner; built-in Webcam; remote control; can run Windows XP using Apple's free Boot Camp utility.

Nonnative software runs slowly on Mac OS; lacks media card reader and some other ports; higher-end configurations are much more expensive than similarly configured Windows laptops; only 90 days of toll-free tech support.

With the MacBook, Apple has corrected a handful of the iBook's shortcomings, hit a reasonable price point, and delivered a laptop that makes a great compromise between size and portability.

May, 2006

Expert review by: ITP.net (itp.net)

Expert Review

 

Although the White is the least expensive MacBook in Apple's arsenal you shouldn't underestimate it. A well-rounded buy.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Laptop Views (laptopviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Apple MacBook Laptop is designed with Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of memory, and larger 120 GB of hard drives with built-in Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Hardware Zone (hardwarezone.com)

Apple Macbook - Pretty Pretty Please?

 

Apple's products have always been the pricier than the Windows-equivalent based notebooks, but their high margin low volume pricing strategy seems to be working out for them (though reports of their lower volume of sales and profits have surfaced as of...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Powered by the Intel Core Duo, built from ultratough polycarbonate, just 1.08 inches thin - MacBook combines performance and portability like never before. Built upon the revolutionary Intel Core Duo - with two processor cores on a single chip - MacBook leaves other consumer notebooks in the dust. It performs up to five times faster than the previous generation iBook without compromising on size or style. At 1280 by 800, the 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display delivers 30% more viewing area than the iBook or 12-inch PowerBook - perfect for movies and more. And the ultra bright LCD makes photos and graphics come alive with color. You can also connect your MacBook via the mini-DVI port to an external display and create twice the workspace. With the built-in iSight camera, it's easier than ever to video chat with friends and family. Just fire up iChat AV and start chatting. Pick up the included Apple Remote, find a comfortable chair and treat yourself - or a crowd - to a show. The Front Row interface lets you summon forth your music, movies and photos from across the room. Your MacBook includes Mac OS X Tiger and the iLife '06 suite of applications, making it perfectly tuned to serve as the center of your digital life. Create photo albums, watch or make a movie, manage your email, and much more - right out of the box. Measuring just 1.08 inches thin, your MacBook still offers a full complement of ports and connections, including mini-DVI video, fast Gigabit Ethernet, and optical digital/analog audio. Plus you get the innovative MagSafe Power Adapter, a power cord that's held in place magnetically, so if someone should trip over it, the cable disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook stays put.

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:55
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39.7 / 55
Battery life (max):10 / 6 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:1.1in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:12.8in

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 2304 x 1440
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Not supported
LED backlight:No / Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter power:60
Power Management:EnergyStar

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.0625
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Country Kits:France/Germany/Italy/United Kingdom
Localization:English/French/German/Italian
Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple MacBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Trackpad

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:78
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 1 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600 / 667
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, CD
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:2.4 / 4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW read speed:6 / 8
DVD+RW write speed:4
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / N

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD/16x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 4x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS X 10.4

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:TFT
DVD-ROM read speed:8
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum operating altitude:118110.2 / 120000
Maximum shipping altitude:413385.8 / 420000
Maximum storage altitude:177165.4 / 180000
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Power supply type:AC/DC
Relative humidity:0 - 90
TV in port: No
Type:Mac
Weight:5.2
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter power:29 / 60
Power Management:EnergyStar

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
PCI Express configurations:x1 (6), x2 (4), x4 (3)
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:143
Processor:T5600 / T7200
Processor boost frequency:2.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.833 / 2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667
Processor lithography:14 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:T5600 / T7200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1234 / Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34 / 4.5
Tjunction:100
Type:Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27254 / 27255
Processor package size:35
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:iLife’06 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)\nMicrosoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive\niWork (trial)\nBig Bang Board Games\nComic Life\nOmniOutliner\nApple Hardware Test \nFront Row / iLife’06 (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)\nMicrosoft Office 2004 Mac (trial)\niWork (trial)\nBig Bang Board Games\nComic Life\nOmniOutliner\nApple Hardware Test \nFront Row / iLife’06\nComic Life\nOmniOutliner\nFront Row / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:256
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:120
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:Flash / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 250 / 256 / 60 / 80

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.74 / 8.94 / 9.09
Depth (imperial):8.92
Height:1.06 / 1.08
Height (front):0.0138
Height (imperial):1.08
Height (rear):0.0516
Weight:32.5 / 4.7 / 5.2
Width:11 / 12.8 / 13
Width (imperial):12.8