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Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 549 reviews of Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and connectivity get critical views.

performance, usability, design, price, portability

sound, connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and design. The size and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price and sound. Views about the portability and reliability are different.

performance, usability, size, design, screen

sound, price

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MA472, 13" TFT, Black, 2GHz Intel Core Duo, 1GB, 80GB HDD, SuperDriveApple MacBook Pro 13.3" Retina Display 13.3-inch (Dual-Core Intel® Core i7 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB flash storage SSD, Intel HD Graphics 4000)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 user reviews of Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006) 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 appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the sound. There are some critical views about the touchpad and connectivity.

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 13" Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz, 2GB, 120 Gb Hard Drive, Wi-fi, Camera, Mac Os 10.6 Snow Leopard and Ilife

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook (2015) Review

 

The MacBook is beautiful, light and thin, but how well does it hold up in the real world? We took it on vacation to find out.

Design that borders on art ; Thin and feather-weight ; Best-in-class touchpad ; Excellent display

Poor processor performance ; Can’t handle most games ; Keyboard becomes tiresome ; Poor value

May, 2015
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Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook ( 2015)

 

The outcry, which ranged from deriding the new, singular USB-C port to the overall price was reminiscent of the world's reaction to the original iPad in 2010. And like that groundbreaking tablet , the new 12-inch MacBook won't do everything and isn't...

The new 12-inch Apple MacBook is amazingly thin and light, has a premium look and feel, and is available in three colors. It offers better battery life than other laptops with Intel's Core M processors, and performance that's as good as or better than...

Its performance and battery life falls short of the MacBook Air and Pro. The new keyboard is shallow and takes some getting used to, and sharing a single port for all accessories as well as the power cord is almost immediately frustrating.

If you can live with its limitations, the new 12-inch MacBook delivers a groundbreaking design that points the way to the next chapter in laptops.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2015) review: A minimalist MacBook that proves less can be more

 

The complaints started even before Apple's first new MacBook demo ended. During the March, 2015 press event, observers fretted about the new, slimmer, lighter 12-inch MacBook . "It's underpowered," they said. "The battery life will be short. The new...

The new 12-inch Apple MacBook is amazingly thin and light, has a premium look and feel, and is available in three colors. It offers better battery life than other laptops with Intel's Core M processors, and performance that's as good as or better than...

Its performance and battery life falls short of the MacBook Air and Pro. The new keyboard is shallow and takes some getting used to, and sharing a single port for all accessories as well as the power cord is almost immediately frustrating.

If you can live with its limitations, the new 12-inch MacBook delivers a groundbreaking design that points the way to the next chapter in laptops.

Apr, 2015

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

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Leopard review: Apple MacBook Leopard

 

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

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook 2007 Model review: Apple MacBook 2007 Model

 

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,...

(view large image) A great package. PROS + New Screen + Core Duo smokes. + Styling + Battery Life + Upgrades are a breeze + Pricing CONS - No dedicated GPU means little gaming - Runs a little warm - New Screen (The gloss can be an issue in the wrong...

Jul, 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

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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Type:Core Duo

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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