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If you're in the market for an affordable Mac laptop, the white MacBook is a better bargain than ever. With its impressive performance, battery life, the inclusion of FireWire, and more common mini-DVI connector, the only reason to pay more for the low-end aluminum is the updated unibody design.

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At a Glance
  • Apple quietly updated the processor speed and hard-drive capacity of this entry-level MacBook at the end of May; it also increased the speed of the RAM to 800MHz from 667MHz, bringing it in line with the unibody MacBooks. But two weeks later, Apple revamped its laptop line, leaving this white polycarbonate-encased model as the only remaining MacBook.


    • Larger capacity hard drive
    • Faster processor
    • Only MacBook with FireWire
    • Comparatively long battery life


    • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box
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