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Apple Macbook 13-inch, Mid 2010 (MC516)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews of Apple Macbook 13-inch, Mid 2010 (MC516). 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The design and performance also get good views. There are mixed opinions on the memory and touchpad. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple Macbook 13-inch, Mid 2010 (MC516) 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, Mid 2010 (MC516)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple Macbook 13-inch, Mid 2010 (MC516) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Macbook White 13" 2.4GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2Gb, 250Gb, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, up to 10 hour battery life)Apple Macbook White 13" 2.4GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo, 2Gb, 250Gb, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, up to 10 hour battery life)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple Macbook 13-inch, Mid 2010 (MC516)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Apple Macbook 13-inch, Mid 2010 (MC516) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MC516LL/A 13.3-Inch LaptopApple MacBook MC516LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop

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

The performance of the GeForce 320M, despite not having its own graphical memory. We were also surprised by the many similarities to the MacBook Pro 13"

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook 13" Core 2 Duo Notebook

 

A wolf in sheep's clothing. After Apple changed the processors of

Top Workmanship ; First-class reasonable design ; Good Input Devices ; Very mobile, because of its low weight and compact design ; High-Quality Interfaces ; Remote Control ; Bright Display ; Good Performance ; Low Noise Emissions during Idle mode ;...

Sharp Edges ; Only 2 USB Ports ; Limited vantage point vertically ; High noise emissions under load

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Spring 2010 (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz review:

 

Incredibly popular on college campuses and in coffee shops, Apple's MacBook laptops are arguably one of the most flexible and useful laptop lines ever designed, thanks to the company's overarching hardware and software ecosystem--and anchored by our...

Faster processor; improved graphics; better battery life.

Still no SD card slot; might be time for Apple to switch to 16:9 aspect ratio displays.

Apple slightly revamps its basic MacBook with improvements under the hood, but keeps the design and price the same, which makes the new MacBook tough to beat as a back-to-school laptop.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple MacBook/2.4GHz (Mid 2010)

 
May, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2010)

 

Even though Apple only introduced the unibody MacBook last Fall, we weren't surprised that the company's consumer notebook saw a refresh shortly after the MacBook Pro line saw its upgrades. Like the Pros, the MacBook's updates are mostly limited to...

May, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook 13-inch

 

Most affordable Intel-Mac notebook. Lightweight. One-inch-thick chassis. Has most of the MacBook Pro features

No ExpressCard or PC Card slot. Runs warm like the MacBook Pros

The more affordable Mac-Intel notebook you've been waiting for is here. The MacBook 13-inch sports many of the features and power of its bigger siblings for a lot less money.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (electronicsme.com)

Apple MacBook MC516LL/A White

 

Overall, the Apple MacBook White MC516LL/A is one of the best consumer values for first-time and experienced Mac users alike. If anything, the 10-hour battery (which is the longest lasting MacBook battery ever) is enough to convince those who need...

Valuable- appropriately priced and more affordable than previous generationsNext-generation- 13Featured- 250GB hard drive, 2.4GHz processor, 2GB RAMRevolutionary- innovational power cord and 10-hour batteryCompetitive- PC counterparts offer more power,...

As the PC vs. Mac war continues, PC manufacturers have stepped up the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: MacBook/2.4GHz (Mid 2010)

 

With its faster processor, improved graphics and longer battery life, the MacBook makes an attractive option for budget conscious laptop shoppers. Performance-wise, the MacBook isn't different from the 13-inch 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro.

The new MacBook’s appearance is identical to the mid-2009 model it replaces, using the same 13-inch glossy screen and white plastic unibody design. Also unchanged are the ports, with a Mini DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 ports, and a Gigabit Ethernet...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook (2.4GHz, 2010 Version) Review and Ratings

 

Budget-minded shoppers will get much of the experience of the excellent MacBook Pro line in this less-expensive Apple laptop, but weigh the trade-offs carefully.

Excellent battery life ; Improved graphics from previous version ; Many of the same features as the more-expensive MacBook Pro line

No memory-card reader ; No battery-indicator lights ; Lacks new external features

May, 2010

Expert review by: Paul Thurrott (winsupersite.com)

Windows Phone Update: May 2010

 

It's been two months since MIX'10 and Microsoft's last major public Windows Phone 7 update. So here are some answers to common questions that have come up since then.

One other confusion I've seen expressed online regards the Windows Phone 7 "hubs", or panaromic experiences. Many developers have claimed that they cannot create their own hubs, while others have claimed that the built-in hubs in Windows Phone...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

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

Networking

4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:4 / 6
Labelflash: No

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor 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): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:35568
Processor package size:35

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington