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Apple MacBook (MA254LL/A) Mac Notebook

Apple MacBook (MA254LL/A) Mac Notebook
alaScore 71

22 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

portability, battery, usability, screen, performance

build quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple MacBook (MA254LL/A) Mac Notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Pretty cool laptop, but takes A LOT of getting used to.

 

If you are considering purchasing your first Mac, then you should be aware that it takes a whole lot of getting used to. This computer is very very diffrerent from Windows and it can be very tricky to use. Specifically, MacBook screens are a rectangle ...

Very fast, great display, good-looking

Takes a while to get used to, no double-click, hard to highlight words

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If this doesn't convert PC users, what will???

 

Yes, I'm a long time Mac lover. This is my 4th & 5th mac (yes, I loved it so much I bought a second so I didn't have to share with my kids). (And by the way, I still own 3 of those 5 macs, I only sold the other 2 because I felt guilty owning 5...

Light, drool worthy, easy to use, packed w/great programs, still love it after a yr

White shows dirt, but cleans up easy. PC users who bash Macs.

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Good with Mac OSX, Windows XP only marginal

 

Mac has a lot of good products on the market, and this base model MacBook is one of them. I have owned mine since Oct. 06 and it has given me fine performance for its price. I payed the extra 160 bucks for the optional Windows XP which shares half of...

Very compact, excellent battery, New software allows more seamlessness between Windows

DVD Rom drive not reliable, Windows doesn't run as good as Mac OSX (see description)

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PC Convert Loves Mac!

 

This was our first Mac, our first laptop and our first stress-free computer experience. We learned about Mac after our fourth PC crashed....yet again. The Mac takes some getting used to, however it is very easy to adapt to and is more than worth the ...

Virus free, Magnetic power cord, Garage Band, iPhoto, iTunes, iDVD, can watch movies, comfortable keyboard.

Must purchase programs for document prep (ie. Pages or Microsoft Office for Mac $$$).

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Cool features

 

Built in camera, microphone

Slow with some applications

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Best laptop for the price!

 

Snappy, great screen, great battery life, wireless standard

2GB RAM max, no option for dedicated graphics

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I love my new Macbook!!!

 

I Iove my new macbook! It is so easy to set up and get going! I could even connect it to my iMac and transfer data from there. It was very easy to get connected to a wireless network. It gets a little hot underneath, but I don't beleive there is a ...

keyboard, camera, size, speed, great customer service if you buy it, the power cord

the power cord,

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My first Mac - andI HATE it.

 

Sharp display.Good parental controls. GarageBand & PhotoBooth (included programs) are fun.

Horrible Office Performance. Runs VERY hot. Lack of 3rd party software.

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My first Mac - and I HATE it.

 

I purchased this laptop for my daughter 6 months ago. This is the first Mac I've ever owned. I was looking for a laptop that had good parental controls and one that was easy to use. There are some great features on this laptop, but overall, I'm VERY ...

Sharp display. Good parental controls. GarageBand & PhotoBooth (included programs) are fun.

Horrible Office Performance. Runs VERY hot. Lack of 3rd party software.

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I've used both Microsoft and Linux operating systems.But Mac is now my favorite!

 

light-weight, no viruses, good battery life, able to run Windows

Safari quits, lack of good word-processing application out of the box.

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