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Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the size. Views are divided on the keyboard.

price, screen, battery, usability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook white (Intel 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, GeForce 9400M)Apple MacBook white (Intel 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, GeForce 9400M)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and connectivity. The screen and design also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, screen, connectivity, energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MC240LL/A 13.3-Inch LaptopApple MacBook MC240LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch, Early/Mid/Late 2009 (MB881, MC240, MC207) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MC207LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook MC207LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

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

Apple users should certainly consider the 13" MacBook Pro, with its additional features and better screen. On the Windows side, notebooks such as the Asus U30JC or the Acer Aspire 3820TG TimelineX would be contenders.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook 10-2009 Notebook

 

Plastics Unibody After the latest revision of the cheapest Apple

Glass trackpad; Very quiet system noise; Design / workmanship; Bright display; Long battery life

Poor connectivity; Sharp front edge; Glossy display; Battery not replaceable

Compared to the more expensive aluminium MacBook Pro 13 the keyboard light, a FireWire port, and the LED charge indicators are missing. In addition the display of the MacBook Pro features a bigger color space (wide gammut) and reflects more because of...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Update Apple MacBook Aluminium (Unibody, 13", 9400M)

 

Small Block in Windows In our detailed test update we give the ne

Design; Workmanship; Stability; Best touchpad so far; Very bright display

Reflecting display; Only minimum of required labels on the keyboard; Price; Meagre Connectivity; Immature touchpad drivers for Windows; Clearly shorter battery life under Windows

Summarizing the above, the new MacBook is a very interesting alternative to the 15" MacBook Pro. Due to the smaller size it is clearly more mobile, reasonabler, and except of the optional graphics performance of the 9600M GT (switchable in the Pro)...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz review:

 

While it's neither the less-expensive entry-level MacBook some had hoped for, nor the long-rumored touch-screen device , the new 13-inch MacBook can now escape its designation as the lone holdover system from Apple's previous generation, thanks to an...

Sleek unibody design; LED display; big multitouch trackpad; long battery life.

Loses FireWire; no SD card slot; nonremovable battery.

Apple's latest version of the popular $999 white MacBook gets an upscale makeover, while keeping the price the same. It's a strong alternative to the more expensive Pro line, if you can live without extras such as an SD card slot.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2009)

 

Apple's elegantly redesigned MacBook offers strong performance, excellent ergononics, and good battery life for a reasonable price.

During our testing, we measured the temperature of the MacBook in several places: the touchpad got as hot as 82 degrees Fahrenheit, the space between the G and H key reached 92 degrees, and the underside of the notebook nearest the hinge got as warm as...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz review:

 

While Apple still hasn't put a Netbook on the market, don't fault it for not trying to make its products more affordable. This year's WWDC 2009 keynote was all about lower price points and more features across the MacBook line, and leading off as the...

Good price for the specs, for a Mac; sturdy construction; no graphics compromise.

Older battery doesn't last as long as the new Pros; still no SD card slot or ExpressCard; white MacBook design is getting a little old.

For $999, it's hard to beat this MacBook's nearly MacBook-Pro-level specs if you're in the market for a budget Apple laptop.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Apple MacBook Review – Late 2008 Model

 

Of all the things Apple should be blessing Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field for, it's the perennial success of the MacBook despite not having undergone a serious update in more than two years. As Jobs himself declared at the notebook's launch , the...

Oct, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2008)

 

A sleek and durable design, strong everyday performance, and good battery life complement Apple's easy-to-use operating system and first-class software bundle.

Overall, the MacBook is a gorgeous and sturdy thin-and-light notebook that is well worth the premium. It matches serious graphics punch with good endurance, and its buttonless touchpad is surprisingly easy to use. The only major flaws are the dearth...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Apple MacBook reviewed

 

Alright, after a week of everyone going crazy-go-nuts (or not) over those new MacBooks from Apple, we've got our first review from the boy at Ars Technica. T...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

Review Of Apple MacBook Fall 2009

 

The new MacBook now comes with an LED backlit screen, but sadly comes with a 1,280x800 resolution screen. This saves energy, while making the picture better. You obviously do not get the edge-to-edge glass display as in the Pro series, so you'll have...

The MacBook looks great owing to the polycarbonate uniblock design. The large multi-touch trackpad was an absolute joy to operate. The MacBook also has an amazing battery life. MacBook offers you great graphics and Response times for a slim-and-light...

The new design has now concealed the battery within the uniblock and that prevents the user from taking the battery out. The new MacBook has done away with the FireWire. The SD card slot is not existent on this MacBook

The first thing to hit you is that the MacBook is a beautiful laptop. It is beautifully crafter and sculpted to give it the smooth curves, eliminating all the sharp edges. After you start working on it, you realize that this isn't some powder coated...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35569 / 36734 / 42014
Processor package size:35

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington