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Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1929 reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price. Opinions are divided on the screen.

design, usability, performance, portability, durability

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1187 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Apple MacBook 13-inch (Early/Late 2008) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook 13in - Aluminium 2008 Edition

 

Beautiful. Expensive. Brilliant. Flawed. Apple's new MacBook is all these things, but what does Andy think of it?

No one can deny the end result is visually impressive. Apple has always been known for minimalist design, but the new MacBook takes this to new heights. It's just so effortlessly sleek. Its tapered edges aid the low profile appearance and the unibody...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (t3.com)

Apple MacBook Air review

 

Is Apple's the ultra-thin notebook to rule them all?

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook (white) notebook

 

The Apple MacBook white is currently the only plastic model in Apple's line-up of laptop computers, with the rest of the MacBook Pro line coming in aluminium. Stacked up against the most basic MacBook Pro model it looks pretty good: the same processor,...

Interesting design, great size and weight, powerful enough to use as an everyday notebook, trackpad

Some flex in deck, scratches easily, you lose a number of connection from the Pro models, battery not changeable and no external battery meter

The MacBook white doesn't have the wow factor of the aluminium unibody MacBook models. As an entry point for Apple's notebook line it is relatively well specced against some PC rivals, but does come in at a price that might draw you back to the Windows...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook notebook

 

If you're don't deem yourself pro enough to opt for the MacBook Pro, Apple has updated its MacBook range to feature the precision aluminium unibody as well. But what is the real difference, and in these "credit crunch" times can you really save some...

Size, design, ease of use

USB sockets too close together, glossy screen

Like the MacBook Pro, this is Apple turning its design eye to the laptop and making a very shiny toy that is likely to appeal to the Mac set through and through.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

AppleMacBook

 

The (LED) light fantastic

The LED backlight is beautiful and the performance remains admirable

iLife 08 should be included as standard. Two USB ports is a little frugal for most people

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook 2GHz with nVidia GeForce 9400M review

 

While Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops have been re-engineered to include an all-aluminum unibody design, this lone polycarbonate model remains.

As far as system updates go, the changes to new white Apple MacBook are welcome, if subtle. The new faster graphics will make casual gamers happy, and who doesn’t like additional RAM? Although the slightly slower processor didn’t help performance any,...

Feb, 2009

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

MacBook

 

The MacBook is a notebook with a thickness of 2.75 cm, which is available in black or white. It is equipped with a 13.3” widescreen display and is available with either a 1.83 or a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The casing is made of polycarbonate...

Expert review by : James Galbraith (techworld.com)

MacBook review

 

With a faster processor and improved graphics, the MacBook gains a bit of a boost.

With its faster processor, improved graphics and longer battery life, the MacBook is an attractive option for budget-conscious laptop shoppers. Performance-wise, the MacBook isn’t much different from the 13in 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro – the extra...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : James Galbraith and Mark Hattersley (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook 2.13GHz review

 

The white MacBook gets an upgrade - is it enough to justify the price rise?

Faster processor, larger capacity hard drive, only MacBook with FireWire 400, comparatively long battery life

No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box

If you’re in the market for an affordable Mac laptop, the white MacBook (now the only MacBook) is still a good bargain. Although its price increase is regrettable, the performance gains make it even faster. While an argument surrounding Apple’s overall...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Kenny Hemphill (macuser.co.uk)

MacBook 2.13GHz

 

It was something of a surprise when, earlier this month, Apple chose to abandon its relatively new aluminium MacBook range, leaving only this white MacBook alongside the MacBook Pro and Air ranges. When the white model was left in the range alongside...

If you don't need or value the niceties, or environmental friendliness, of the aluminium unibody MacBooks, this model is a much better deal than either of them

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

The MacBook uses a graphics processor that economizes space in a whole new way. A traditional computer logic board contains multiple components: the CPU, two chips that control communication throughout the computer, and the graphics processor. The logic board in the MacBook contains only two components: the CPU and a graphics processor with all of the core logic built into a single chip. Open your MacBook and you're instantly greeted by glorious full screen brightness. Anything you view, including the glossy widescreen display itself, is a spectacular experience. The LED-backlit display is more power efficient. And it's mercury- and arsenic-free, so it's greener than ever.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.7cm
Height:2.8cm
Weight:2.3kg
Width:32.5cm

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple MacBook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Trackpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Miscellaneous

Colour:White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW)
Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type:DVD±RW (±R DL)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS X 10.5

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M