Hardware Of Apple MacBook

Jan 25 10:32 2010 Asli Mana Print This Article

Some Apple customers really hoped for MacBook to be an entry level notebook, but Apple didn't think the same way, nor the long-rumored touch-screen device or neither with a touch-screen display the new 13-inch MacBook can now escape its designation as the lone holdover system from Apple's previous generation, because of an upgraded makeover Apple sells the MacBook just as it was in the past, keeping the price stable.

A short time ago I saw the Unibody Macbook,Guest Posting it just had everything i liked. What I disliked most about the notebook was its sticker cost. Everybody expected the new Macbook to be cheaper, but because of Apple decided to build it just like the preceding MacBook Pro -without some hihg end feautres- the price is the same as it was.

Unibody, Apple's preferred term, is a bit of a misnomer, as the underneath panel is split, as are the several parts that make up the lid and screen. This MacBook is entirely silent in terms of creaks or noise. The flexy and fragile feeling plastic hinge on this MacBook is no match for the Aluminum model's hinge. Rather than a LCD latch mechanism all MacBooks use a magnetic latch. White plastic polycarbonate is used on this model, the material that we know for a long time now. Like its predecessors (of which I owned three generations) they are very durable. There are small gaps where panels come together, and the battery still sticks out a wee bit. I can say construction of a plastic chassis is harder than the metal ones.

Apple choosed building MacBook laptops not from metal, from a single chunk of polycarbonante, the though material we all have been using for a long time; from CDs to bulletproof windows, from Nalgene bottle to MacBooks now. From the sculpted sidess to the very center, which can typically feel a little soggy on cheap laptops, the MacBook feels, well, bulletproof. The same solidification that happened on the MacBook Pro carries right over to plastic version, and we love it just the same.

LED backlit screen system is used on the 13.3 inch display (making that a standard attribute across the entire Apple notebook lineup), which is better for both power consumption and environmental concerns. Still, they are not the same as more expensive Pro models, you need to pay more money to get a better display. Also MacBook lack a backlit keyboard and an SD card slot and One forward-looking change we'd like to see is a move to 16:9 displays, which are quickly becoming an industry standard. For watching films or working with two windows the MacBook's 13.3 inch display provide the perfect size, yet small enough to keep open on an airplane tray table or your lap.

It's also incredibly bright (measurements show 230cd/m² which is above average), also the 1.280x800 display resolution provide the perfect screen detail for this size of display. MacBook offers a glossy display, this is first on an Apple laptop, keep in mind to be careful of bright places, gloosy coating causes glare.

In fact, I am not a fan of Chiclet-style keyboards, I always enjoyed traditional keyboard clicks, still nobody can resist Apple's quality.

Be aware of the FireWire port doesn't exist on MacBook anymore. We would have thought this would be a good opportunity to add the same SD card slot found on the Pro 13-inch, but it was not to be.

When we look at Apple MacBook's performance, it's not bad but the point is there are faster laptops with just about the same cost. None of them have what are the MacBook's best features; OS X and iLife.

The Apple MacBook ran for 5 hours and 42 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, which is about 30 minutes longer than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and nearly an hour longer than the previous white MacBook. By having advantage of using Intel's low voltage powered processor, Toshiba's Satellite T135-S1310 lasted 30 minutes more than the Apple Macbook and hit the six hours mark.

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Asli Mana
Asli Mana

Asli Mana is the writer of this notebook article. Too see her work about Apple notebook models see her Apple notebook website.

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