Apple MacBook White 13.3 inch - Winter 2009 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo

  • Apple MacBook White 13.3 inch - Winter 2009 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo
80
Based on 36 scores, 54 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Lighter than predecessor. Longer battery life. Brighter display. Multi-Touch trackpad. Less heat generated; more comfortable on your lap.
  • Unibody design makes a lighter, more comfortable MacBook; impressive battery life; glass Multi-touch trackpad; performs as well or better than 2.26GHz 13-inch MacBook Pro; support for up to 8GB of 1066MHz RAM.
  • Unibody enclosure is gorgeous. Gesture-based touchpad. Glare minimized on the LED screen. Excellent performer. Good 3D horsepower. Very good battery life.

Cons:

  • No FireWire port. No IR sensor. No adapters included for DVI or VGA displays. Same port for both audioin and out.
  • No FireWire port; no SD card slot; no IR port; no video adapters included.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 70

With the continuing popularity of the iPad, iPhone and iPod range, Apple's laptop sales have seen an impressive boost in recent months. The Apple MacBook is its entry-level model, and while some could argue it offers limited value, it's still a...

By What Laptop TechRadar on

While Apple’s laptop range is often criticised for its high prices, there’s no denying that it provides the kind of style and usability that few laptops can match. The Apple Macbook (£770 inc. VAT) is the entry-level model and is an...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A great blend between design and power that represents better value for money than the MacBook Pro, accepting a number of cost cutting compromises Key specs3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Li-ion battery, USB,...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 100

Another winner from Apple, with the kind of skills rivals can only dream of...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Apples entry-level MacBook improves on its predecessor by offering an upgraded, LED-backlit display, a unibody enclosure and a glass, multitouch trackpad. The glossy display is inferior to the screen on the MacBook Pro model of the same size, and...

By PC Authority on 67

The cheapest way to get OS X, but it has all of the MacBook Pros shortcomings and more of its own...

By Mac|Life on 80

If you dont care about a backlit keyboard, an SD card slot, or a FireWire port, this system delivers just as much as the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which we named Gear of the Year last month. Cheeto addicts will hate the white keyboard, and the...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Screen Unfortunately glossy LCD panels have become a habit with Apple and its competitors alike. This one has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Reflections are unavoidable, even if the high brightness attenuates the problem. We measured a...

By Computeractive on 80

Still expensive against equivalent Windows computers but its an impressive...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 80

Apple's Macbook becomes a bit cheaper and a bit more stylish, but it's also a less feature rich notebook than any of the lines. At the asking price however, it's still a great notebook choice.FeaturesThe entry level Macbook line languished...

By AsiaOne on

Users looking for an inexpensive, functional computer will find that this entry-level MacBook has plenty to offer. ...

By NotebookCheck on 86

The white Unibody MacBook is a well-done 13" notebook and offers a nice start into Apple's mobile notebook world. In particular the low system noise and the long battery life convince. In addition the good input devices, first and foremost the...

By Macsimum News on 70

The unibody MacBook sports a polycarbonate unibody design featuring a LED-backlit display, a glass Multi-Touch trackpad and Apple’s built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life. Some people don’t like the fact that Apple...

By AnandTech on

We all knew when mobile Nehalem processors were coming out. I kept referencing Q1 2010 as when you're going to want to replace your MacBook Pro. As far as I was concerned, there was nothing Apple could do to make me recommend anything but wait.Then...

By IT PRO on 67

Apple's new unibody polycarbonate construction brings a near, but not quite, premium feel to the MacBook, which is most definitely needed. The only real issue is that it's not much cheaper than the even better starter MacBook Pro....

By T3 Magazine on 100

An excellent upgrade for Apple's entry-level laptop, and well worth the extra...

By eTech Reviews on

The latest offering from Apple Mac is impeccably timed to clash with the release of the Windows 7. Unbelievably, the Apple MacBook was launched just two days before the launch of Windows 7. We go one-on-one with the little monster and land up pretty...

By RegHardware on 85

The creeping price increases mean that the new MacBook doesnt offer quite the same value for money as earlier models, yet its continued success is testament to the sheer quality of Apples design work. There are plenty of cheaper PC...

By V3.co.uk on 80

Although the MacBook is missing a couple of features that should be standard at this price, it's still a highly capable laptop at an entry-level (for Apple) price....

By Macworld UK on 80

In just three and a half years, the MacBook, targeted at average computer users, students, and PC switchers, has become Apple’s best-selling Mac model. In its first major remodeling since 2006, the white polycarbonate MacBook has gained many of...