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Good: Multi Touch Trackpad
Bad: All the add-ons such as mobile me that cost a fortune
Comment: After parting with over £1000 cash you would expect a years free mobile me in the box but this is apple, the laptop itself is amazing. I would definitely recommend a mac to anybody and certainly a macbook.
Good: It has Leopard, not Vista. The Design. The simplicity.
Bad: The trackpad is somewhat annoying. Thats it
Comment: I have only just bought the new macbook this week.
It arrived promptly and did not make a fuss.
After taking it out of its box, turning it on and going through all the registration screens, that was it, I was set up and ready to go.
The design, and size exceeded all my expectations. Id never seen a 13 inch macbook so I wasnt sure how big it would be but I was very happy with the size - big enough to use around the house, but small enough to take with me on the train.
The design itself, is breath taking. As cliche as that sounds, it is literally a work of art. Now dont get me wrong, I didnt spend over a thousand pounds for the design, but compare the macbook to a dell 13 inch for the same price and there is simply no comparison.
Even in spec, the macbook, compared to a dell runs smoothly along side it. Leopard is easy to use and compared to Vista, it is simply an awesome operating system.
I have, in the 24 hours I received it, had some problems with the trackpad. This is down to two things:
- I'm used to a mouse on a desktop
- The trackpad, despite its size and one click system is somewhat annoying to use. You end up running out of space and have to try and backtrack when dragging items.
This however, seems to be a knack I will eventually pick up in time.
Overall, I am happy I spent this vast amount of money on this piece of computer engineering.
I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade to 4gb (along with the 2.4ghz) and I dont regret it for a second, as the system is flawless and extremely fast.
Like the official reviewer stated, if you have the money, I would seriously advise anyone who is sick of windows laptops to buy the new macbook - the transition from windows to apple was effortless.
Good: So simple, and easy to use. Sexiest thing ever. Very bright LED backlit screen. Feels very strong, no flex at all.
Bad: gets a bit too warm sometimes. £££!!!. Can get so much more, so much less with other makers.
Comment: Now i know that is Macbook was met by a lukewarm reception by the masses when this notebook was released this past Tuesday, most damning the price of this machine, and with reason. This is probably the most over-priced laptop on the market, but is it worth it?? You can bet your bottom dollar (pound with us in the UK) that it is. And when you buy the Macbook, you probably will reach ur bottom dollar....i can promise you that!!
First off, the Macbook feels great, the aluminium body nearly feels bullet proof, it is so strong. Lift it up with one hand, and the bottom corner.....and no flex at all. The screen is very thin due to the LED backlit screen, and it is also very bright. When watching vids, the quality is very good (straight on), viewing angles, along with most laptops is quite poor. I was a previous Windows user, and finding the mew OS very easy to use...everything jus makes sense. Now the bad...Specs r terrible when u look at the price. for £950, u get a 2.0GHz processor, 2GB ram 160GB hard drive,, WTF, for this money i would expect 2.4-2.6GHz processor, 4GB RAM and a 250+GB hard drive. You can get this with dell, and a lot of other laptop brands, your not getting this with apple. Though i say this, the macbook kills most processes with ease, i've only used it for a week, but even with itunes, and quicktime player on, i have still yet to encounter an application that takes more then 5 secs to load. My final words would be, best laptop on the market, if you don't agree, you have to admit its a sexy beast. but way over priced.
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