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MacBook Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz and 2.0GHz

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of MacBook Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz and 2.0GHz. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The design and durability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the usability. Views about the price and reliability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MacBook Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz and 2.0GHz is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Jonathan Seff (

Review: MacBook Core 2 Duo/2.1GHz and 2.4GHz


Macworld Lab has been putting the new MacBooks to the test. Benchmarks show that the new MacBooks, based on Intel's new Penryn processor, offer a modest speed increase over the previous MacBooks.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Jackie Dove (

Review: MacBook Core 2 Duo/2.2GHz and 2GHz


If you bought a Mac laptop recently, this latest MacBook upgrade will cause no reason for despair. However, if you've been awaiting the most optimal time to refresh an iBook or even an older PowerBook G4, this might be it.

Santa Rosa architecture ; faster system bus ; updated graphics chip ; can handle 4GB of RAM ; built-in 802.11n AirPort Extreme ; excellent battery life

Integrated graphics performance limits gaming use

Let’s start with speed: there’s a modest difference if you just look at the numbers. The new high- and mid-range models now clock 2.2GHz, which slightly tops the previous generation’s 2.16GHz speed. The low-end build is still 2GHz

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Henry Norr (

MacBook Core 2 Duo/2GHz and 2.16GHz


Apple's MacBook line, already a hit with consumers and students, is even more appealing with faster CPUs, bigger hard drives, and more memory in the base model.

The latest enhancements to the line aren’t spectacular, but they’re sure to solidify the MacBook's status as a market leader. All three models—still weighing in at 5.1 pounds, and still priced at The latest enhancements to the line aren’t spectacular,...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Henry Norr (

MacBook Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz and 2.0GHz


With Core 2 Duo processors across the line, and more memory and storage space in the $1,299 and $1,499 configurations, the hot-selling MacBook looks better than ever.

Headlining the update is a switch to Intel's latest processor, the Core 2 Duo, in place of the Core Duo chip that powered the first MacBook generation. In the case of the MacBook Pro family, a similar update had a dramatic effect on performance

Nov, 2006

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Expert review by: Henry Norr, (

MacBook Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz and 2.0GHz


The MacBook has undergone its first makeover. It now features a new processor and (in two of the three standard MacBook configurations) more memory, bigger hard drives, and double-layer DVD burning.

Improved performance; sturdy but elegant design; great glossy screen; built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth; integrated iSight camera ; Cons: No additional Level 2 cache, system memory, or hard drive capacity added since previous version; mediocre...

No additional Level 2 cache, system memory, or hard drive capacity added since previous version; mediocre graphics performance; no expansion card slot; no SuperDrive ; 13-inch, 2.0GHz MacBook (white) ; Pros: Very good overall performance; sturdy but...

All three MacBook models are fast, sturdy, and versatile computers. Among the three standard configurations, we like the middle model £879) best – in fact, the reviewer just ordered one. The £749 model, with no increase in RAM or hard drive capacity...

Nov, 2006