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

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

What do you get when you put 2GHz of pure Intel Core Duo power, an iSight camera, Front Row, iLife 06, and a 13-inch glossy widescreen display into a sleek case. More than you thought possible for less than you thought possible. Meet MacBook!

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MA472LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
DVI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 64 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909108046
Manufacturer Part Number MA472LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Notebook
Marketing Information

What do you get when you put 2GHz of pure Intel Core Duo power, an iSight camera, Front Row, iLife 06, and a 13-inch glossy widescreen display into a sleek case. More than you thought possible for less than you thought possible. Meet MacBook!

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook
Memory
Standard Memory 512 MB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Notebook
  • Apple Remote
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • Lithium-Polymer Battery
  • MagSafe Power Adaptor
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • Additional Information

    Built-in Devices:

  • iSight Camera
  • Omnidirectional Microphone
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.1"
    Width 12.8"
    Depth 8.9"
    Color Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core Duo
    Processor Model T2500
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 667 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad

    Performance

    Macworld Labs
    Photoshop CS2 2:38
    iMovie 6.0.1 1:08
    iTunes 6.0.4 1:32
    Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:23
    Speedmark 4.5 Score 160
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.6
    Unreal Tournament 2004 17.6fps
    Compressor 4:11