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MacBook 1.83GHz and 2GHz

At a Glance

Replacing both the 12-inch PowerBook G4 and the entire iBook G4 line, Apple's MacBooks deliver many of the same features as the higher-end MacBook Pro line -- including an Intel Core Duo processor and a built-in iSight camera -- in a 13-inch case with a glossy widescreen display. Like the Intel-based Mac mini, the MacBook line features an integrated Intel graphics processor that shares its memory with main RAM. This white 2GHz model improves upon the 1.83GHz configuration with a DVD-burning SuperDrive.

Price when rated: $1,299

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Fast Core Duo processor yields great performance
  • Attractive case design

Cons

  • Rough case edge
  • Poor 3-D game performance
  • Weak speakers
  • No video cables included
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At a Glance

Replacing both the 12-inch PowerBook G4 and the entire iBook G4 line, Apple's MacBooks deliver many of the same features as the higher-end MacBook Pro line -- including an Intel Core Duo processor and a built-in iSight camera -- in a 13-inch case with a glossy widescreen display. Like the Intel-based Mac mini, the MacBook line features an integrated Intel graphics processor that shares its memory with main RAM. This model sports an 80GB hard drive and a DVD-burning SuperDrive, as well as an eye-catching matte black finish.

Price when rated: $1,499

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Fast Core Duo processor yields great performance
  • Attractive case design

Cons

  • Rough case edge
  • Poor 3-D game performance
  • Weak speakers
  • No video cables included
  • $150 premium for black case
 Compare

At a Glance

Replacing both the 12-inch PowerBook G4 and the entire iBook G4 line, Apple's MacBooks deliver many of the same features as the higher-end MacBook Pro line -- including an Intel Core Duo processor and a built-in iSight camera -- in a 13-inch case with a glossy widescreen display. Like the Intel-based Mac mini, the MacBook line features an integrated Intel graphics processor that shares its memory with main RAM. The 1.83GHz model features a Combo drive and a 60GB hard drive -- it's only available in the white case.

Price when rated: $1,099

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Fast Core Duo processor yields great performance
  • Attractive case design

Cons

  • Rough case edge
  • Poor 3-D game performance
  • Weak speakers
  • No video cables included
 Compare

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