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!