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13-inch MacBook/2GHz (white)

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  • Apple 13-inch MacBook/2GHz (white)

    As with the Intel-based iMac and MacBook Pro lines, the consumer MacBooks get a new processor in the form of the Intel Core 2 Duo chip, which promises better performance without any decrease in battery...

At a Glance

As with the Intel-based iMac and MacBook Pro lines, the consumer MacBooks get a new processor in the form of the Intel Core 2 Duo chip, which promises better performance without any decrease in battery life. This 2GHz model features more significant changes than the 1.83GHz MacBook -- L2 cache has doubled to 4MB. Compared to the older Core Duo 2GHz MacBook, there's also 1GB of installed memory now, as well as a faster DVD-burning SuperDrive and a higher-capacity hard-drive.

Price when rated: $1,299

Pros

  • Very good overall performance
  • Integrated iSight camera
  • Sturdy but elegant design
  • Ample RAM
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth
  • Double-layer SuperDrive
  • Great glossy screen
  • Bigger hard drive

Cons

  • No expansion card slot
  • Mediocre graphics performance
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