Pros

  • Greatly improved graphics power
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Bright display

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box. CPU speed is slightly slower than previous white MacBook model

At A Glance

In January 2009, Apple updated its entry-level MacBook to improve the graphics while maintain the same sub-$1,000 price tag. While the Nvidia GeForce 9400M still shares its memory with the system RAM, there's a lot more memory to share (256MB instead of the 144MB the old integrated Intel graphics had at its disposal). The machine also ships with 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. The processor has been bumped down to 2GHz from 2.1GHz, but the system bus is faster.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook has everything you need to do everything you need. Advanced NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, a fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and more memory standard deliver power and performance. And MacBook offers a slew of innovative features, a glossy 13-inch widescreen display that makes graphics and video come alive.