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
  • Bigger 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. This 2GHz model features more significant changes than the 1.83GHz MacBook -- L2 cache has doubled to 4MB. Compared to the older Core Duo 2GHz MacBook, there's also 1GB of installed memory now, as well as a faster DVD-burning SuperDrive and a higher-capacity hard-drive.

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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MA700LLA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Bus speed 667.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.0 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
General Information
UPC Code 885909127672
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
Included Drives DVD+-RW Dual Layer Combination Drive
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Remote Control
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.4 1:13
Speedmark 4.5 Score 178
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.8 with 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:25
iMovie 6.0.2 0:59
Compressor 2:41
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:14
Unreal Tournament 2004 17.8fps