Pros

  • Integrated iSight camera
  • Sturdy but elegant design
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth
  • Improved performance
  • Great glossy screen

Cons

  • No additional Level 2 cache, system memory, or hard drive capacity added since previous version
  • No expansion card slot
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • No SuperDrive

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. Little else has changed about this laptop, including the integrated graphics that share memory with the system's RAM.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook delivers the power of the Intel Core 2 Duo - the latest generation of Intel processors - and a slew of innovative features, including: a built-in iSight camera for video chatting on the go; iLife '06; Front Row; a glossy 13-inch widescreen display; even dual-display support.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MA699LLA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 1830.0 MHz
Cache size 2.0 KB
Bus speed 667.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Video Bus PCI Express x16
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 60.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
General Information
UPC Code 683728221461
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory max 2.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.78 inches
Depth 8.92 inches
Height 1.08 inches
Weight 5.2 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year Limited Warranty
Optical Drive
CD-ROM Read Speed 24.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 8.0
Included Drives DVD/CD-RW Combo
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Remote Control
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.4 1:17
Speedmark 4.5 Score 168
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.8 with 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:30
iMovie 6.0.2 1:04
Compressor 2:43
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:16
Unreal Tournament 2004 17.4fps