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
  • Huge hard drive

Cons

  • No expansion card slot
  • Mediocre graphics performance

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. Like the white 2GHz model, this MacBook features 4MB of L2 cache -- twice the amount of earlier MacBooks. There's also 1GB of installed memory now, as well as a faster DVD-burning SuperDrive and a higher-capacity hard-drive.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 2048.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Bus speed 667.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA 950
Storage
Drive size 120.0 GB
General Information
UPC Code 885909127689
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 6.0 hours
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
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

Performance

Macworld Labs
iMovie 6.0.2 1:01
Photoshop CS2 1:24
iTunes 6.0.4 1:14
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:12
Speedmark 4.5 Score 173
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.8 with 1GB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 17.9fps
Compressor 2:42