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Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1933 reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008). 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. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the screen. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008) 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 (2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1187 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (2008) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Paul Miller (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. They're rather glowing in their praise, but that might just be due to the high amounts of heat...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz)

 

With improved battery life and more graphics power, the Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) is a nice value proposition for those who don't need the extra features found in a MacBook Pro.

Bigger battery delivers longer life. Twice the graphics power of the previous MacBook. Unrivaled touchpad experience. Superior software bundle. Sturdy. Great design.

No SD slot. Skimped with 2GB starting memory configuration. Using last year's processor technology.

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Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

 

Apple MacBook (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz

New aluminum construction looks good, feels solid; giant touch pad; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; improved integrated graphics; backlit keyboard on some models; thinner than previous version.

Still no ExpressCard or SD-card slot; loses FireWire port; all-clicking touch pad is a bit awkward, at least initially; $1,299 now gets you a slower CPU than it did before; no matte-screen option.

Apple's redesigned 13-inch MacBook is essentially a shrunken version of the more expensive 15-inch Pro line. With its new aluminum body, new trackpad, and Nvidia graphics, it's an even more attractive choice for mainstream laptop buyers than was the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook 13-inch (Aluminum)

 

Are a tweaked design and upgraded manufacturing process enough to make the new MacBook a must-have?

Aluminum design is absolutely gorgeous. Half a pound lighter than the original MacBook. Glass screen adds to its overall sex appeal. Unique touchpad that incorporates the mouse click. Adds gesture capabilities to touchpad. Excellent typing experience....

Omitting a media card reader hurts point-and-shooters. No ExpressCard slot for expansion. No more Firewire. Smaller battery than the original MacBook.

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook 13-inch (Penryn)

 

The 13-inch MacBook is the latest to get the Penryn injection, but is that enough to keep sales thriving?

Improved battery life. Fast processor. Excellent support network. Sturdy exterior. Sound environmental practices. Excellent software bundle.

Feature set continues to trail the competition. Design and weight need a revamp. This configuration is relatively pricey.

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Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook 13-inch

 

Apple's MacBook replaces the aging iBook with a much more powerful and capable machine that has many of the high-end components found in the company's MacBook Pro line of premium laptops.

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.

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

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Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook White 5.2 Mid 2009

 

Is plastic still good? After the introduction of the aluminium Ma

Very good workmanship; Good input devices; Simple, appealing design

Trackpad Windows drivers

Quite clearly the 13.3" aluminium Macbook Pro. Otherwise there's only Windows laptops, but these are really no alternative for a Mac user ;).

Jun, 2009

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)...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Aluminium (Unibody, 13", 9400M)

 

PowerBook 12" Successor. Apple actually introduces a 13.3" MacBoo ...

Design ; Workmanship ; Stability ; Best touchpad so far ; Very bright display

Reflecting display ; Key labelling of the keyboard only meets minimum requirements ; Price ; Only few interfaces

Summarizing the above, the new MacBook is a very interesting alternative to the 15" MacBook Pro. Due to its smaller size it is clearly mobiler, furthermore, it is cheaper and except of the optional graphical performance of the 9600M GT (switchable in...

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...

While you may find cheaper, though, and even better specified, none will run OS X Leopard and none will have the same design clout as the new MacBook. On that level alone, RDF or not, the “best-selling Macintosh” crown is likely to be passed on to the...

Oct, 2008

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