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13-inch MacBook/2.16GHz (white)

At a Glance
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    Macworld Rating

    The May 2007 update to the MacBook line bumped this model's processor from 2GHz to 2.16GHz and its hard drive from 80GB to 120GB. The SuperDrive has been upgraded to an 8X model. Otherwise, specs remain...

With a DVD-burning SuperDrive and roomy 120GB hard drive, the mid-range MacBook provides the best value among the updated laptops. Despite the integrated graphics, these latest MacBooks perform very well with the latest Universal version of Photoshop.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The May 2007 update to the MacBook line bumped this model's processor from 2GHz to 2.16GHz and its hard drive from 80GB to 120GB. The SuperDrive has been upgraded to an 8X model. Otherwise, specs remain unchanged from the previous Core 2 Duo MacBook offerings, including the integrated graphics that share memory with the system RAM. Like the other two MacBook models, this configuration comes with built-in support for 802.11n wireless networking.

    Pros

    • 802.11n wireless enabled
    • Integrated iSight camera
    • Sturdy but elegant design
    • Slightly faster CPU
    • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth
    • Larger hard drive
    • Great glossy screen
    • 8x SuperDrive
    • Good battery life

    Cons

    • No expansion card slot
    • Mediocre graphics performance limits appeal for gaming
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