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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 496 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The design and usability also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, usability, design, price, reliability

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: ( 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 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 People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good views, but there are some critical views about the price and sound.

performance, usability, size, design, reliability

portability, sound, price

96% of the reviews on 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

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: ( 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 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 Reviews about the reliability and price are generally positive. The design and performance also get good comments. Many are less positive about the touchpad and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the sound.

usability, performance, design, price, reliability

connectivity, touchpad

93% 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 MA700LL/A 13.3" Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) - White

Apr, 2017

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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

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


Front Camera: Yes

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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


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
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Type:Core Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:27254 / 27255
Processor package size:35


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