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Apple Macbook (13-inch, Mid 2010) MC516

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 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 Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. People are impressed by the memory and usability. The software and design are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and screen get negative opinions.

price, design, software, usability, memory

screen, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Apple Macbook (13-inch, Mid 2010) MC516 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 332 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 user reviews of Apple Macbook (13-inch, Mid 2010) MC516 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple MacBook MC516LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

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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...

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Apple MacBook MC516LL/A Notebook - Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz - 13.3" - White

 

Overall I love this mac book. This is my first Apple computer and I would never go back to a PC. This laptop has everything i could possibly need from Garageband to Word. It is so much quicker than my Dell and hasn't gotten any viruses. The Genius...

It is light, durable, sleek, and quick

The speakers are not great

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Apple MacBook MC516LL/A Notebook - Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz - 13.3" - White

 

I had a PC for years and it always gave me trouble. Now I have had this Apple laptop and it is fantastic. I have never had a virus or problem with it and it is very user friendly, even for users new to apple. I highly recommend this product for...

User friendly, great battery life, very rarely has software issues or viruses

None

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Was used not Refurbished

 

The piece of paper that came with this unit said 3rd party refurb, I think they meant third owners closet!

Came with 4gb of memory instead of 2. And upgradeable to Yosemite for free with Apple ID

This was to be a X-mas present for my wife. When I opened the boxed and saw this nasty looking beat up laptop, I could not in any way give this to my wife for X-mas. It looked so used that it appeared like it just came out of someones closet and was...

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Refurbished, used or recycled?

 

I took my chance of buying this Macbook. It took me less than a second after I opened up the package that I lost on this gamble. Cracks and scratches are all around. It seems I just picked this laptop up from recycle bin. Give it a second thought if...

It's a Macbook

Definition of refurbished may have to be refined when it comes to this item

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Whoever does the refurbishing needs to review their QC policies

 

Before I start on my rant, let me start this by saying this: I get that this is a refurb, and that it is not going to be in perfect condition. Now to clarify my point about why cheap was both a pro and a con, if you are lucky enough to get a decent...

Cheap

Cheap

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Number 2

 

This is the second purchase, in great shape. no issues out of either one, I did have to clean fan/ heatsink out of both but not to bad.

Clean, no cracks in plastic's a few scuffs and scratches ; Running OS X lion 10.7(I then upgraded to mountain lion) ; Price

they weren't any cheaper:), Didn't come with a pizza. but other than that no con's

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WOW, It's really nice

 

sweet deal!!!

The condition c was kind of worrying, But it's in great shape no cracked plastics, bottom and keyboard in great shape, Battery only has 347 cycles, Thinking about buying another

none

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A+++++++++++++++++++++

 

Cool

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Long Battery Life","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Heavy

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Great looks and user friendly product

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Leopard / Mac OS X Snow Leopard
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 320M / GeForce GT 320M

Processor

Chipset Brand:nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:GeForce 9400M / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:P8600 / T9300
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