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Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 650 reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are overall positive. The performance and design also get good views. Many are less positive about the battery and price. The size and keyboard get mixed views.

usability, design, performance, screen, portability

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The size and performance also get good comments.

price, performance, size, portability, usability

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and connectivity. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design, screen, connectivity, energy

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2009) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

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

Oct, 2020

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 : 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 : 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 : Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook (2016)

 

The new Apple MacBook is expensive considering its specs. But it also arguably has the best hardware on the market. Does that make it a compelling product? Read on to find out.

Great hardware ; Excellent display ; Best touchpad on the market

Overpriced for its performance ; Single USB Type-C port frustrating, accessories expensive ; Display not a touchscreen ; Shallow key travel makes for uncomfortable typing ; With its market-leading hardware and the best touchpad on the market, the 2016...

With its market-leading hardware and the best touchpad on the market, the 2016 MacBook should be an appealing product. It's unfortunately hindered by a high price that makes the compromises of mobile tech, like its single USB Type-C port, hard to accept.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Review (12-inch 2015 model)

 

The new MacBook is basically a new Air, but is it any good?

Gorgeous 12-inch Retina display ; Thin, light, and feels solid ; Wonderful battery life ; Bright keyboard backlight ; OS X (why you buy a Mac in the first place) ; Excellent integration with iOS devices

No touchscreen. Come on, Apple. ; Single USB Type-C port limits desktop/office use (adapter not included) ; Polarizing keyboard typing experience (shallow travel, limited feedback) ; Average processor performance (slower than expected) ; Worthless 480p...

If you want a Mac that runs OS X, delivers great battery life, and has a beautiful Retina display then the new 12-inch MacBook is a solid choice. For everyone else, this is an overpriced status symbol.

Apr, 2015

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 : NotebookReview Staff (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook User Review

 

We are in a post-PC era, our computers are lifestyle devices and many folks want them to express something other than just their ability to browse the web or create documents. This "non-technical appeal" may be vital to some people, and superfluous to...

Solid construction ; Impressive industrial design ; Awesome touch pad ; Excellent keyboard

Price – it is $200-300 overpriced in my opinion ; 2GB RAM is low by today's standards ; 160GB HDD is low by today's standards

Dec, 2008

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 : 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

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