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Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1008 reviews of Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive 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 (Core Duo, 2006) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen and design. The size and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price and sound, while reviews about the portability and reliability are different.

performance, usability, size, design, screen

sound, price

86% of the reviews on 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 MA255, 13" TFT, White, 2GHz Intel Core Duo, 512MB, 60GB HDD, SuperDriveApple MacBook MA254, 13" TFT, White, 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, 512MB, 60GB HDD, Combo Drive

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 620 user reviews of Apple MacBook (Core Duo, 2006) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The design and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the touchpad and connectivity. There are some mixed comments about the sound.

usability, performance, design, price, reliability

connectivity, touchpad

87% of the reviews on 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 MA254LL/A 13.3" Laptop (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive)- WhiteApple MacBook MA255LL/A 13.3" Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)- White

Jul, 2015

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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

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

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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

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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

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Apple MacBook (13-inch, 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo)


It's available in three models and, in a new twist, a color other than white. Borrowing a line from the iPod Nano, the MacBook now offers a black version in addition to the traditional glossy white. It'll cost you, though; the black MacBook is $200...

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

Aug, 2009

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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 (

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

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Apple MacBook


Solid performance, usual Apple stunning design and quality., Good performance, very attractive and different, lovely gloss display, fantastic trackpad, very good chiclet keyboard, quiet and cool. Much more powerful than old generation pre-unibody...

The 13" MacBook Pro offers a lot more for only $200., The MacBook looks a bit weak compared to the slightly more expensive MacBook Pro 13". Casing can scratch, battery isn't swappable

If you want Mac OS (and we can't blame you), and are on a budget, the MacBook is Apple's most affordable notebook. It's attractive, has a colorful and bright LED backlit display that's a great improvement over pre-unibody MacBook models and the updated...

Sep, 2006

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Apple MacBook - Notebook Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


A truly well-written book is one that captivates your attention and empowers your imagination. When you find a real page-turner, it's almost impossible to put down. Although it may not be what you're thinking of, Apple has expertly authored their new...

Amazing performance ; excellent screen ; light, compact design ; well-designed MagSafe power adaptor ; handy migration assistant ; convenient combination of remote and FrontRow ; built-in iSight ; Boot Camp works well except for lack of trackpad...

Default configurations need more RAM ; a more powerful graphics card would have earned the MacBookk 5 stars

One difference between the MacBook and previous models is that instead of a physical latch, the MacBook is kept sealed when closed by a magnetic system. In my testing, the system worked well and actually seemed more reliable than the previous latches,...

Sep, 2006

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:France/Germany/Italy/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple MacBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Trackpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz




Type: None


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


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950