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1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2 MB shared L2 Cache
13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy TFT widescreen display, 1280 x 800 resolution
512 MB (two SO-DIMM) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
60 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive
Slot-load Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
One FireWire 400 port,
Two USB 2.0 ports,
Mini-DVI port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video output (requires adapters, sold separately)
Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit);
Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g)
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Size, weight, materials
At 2.36kg, the MacBook weighs about 225g more than the 12in. PowerBook; it's totally portable, though not exactly lightweight. It measures 32.5cm wide by 22.7cm deep by 2.75cm high. We'll get into more detail about the keyboard and display below; suffice to say that the MacBook hits the sweet spot between portability and usability — much like Sony's new VAIO SZ, another 13.3in. notebook. The MacBook is glossy on the outside and matte on the inside; it feels sturdily built and quite well put together.
Apple is getting a lot of design mileage out of magnetic attraction. The MacBook does without a physical latch, instead, using magnets to hold the lid closed. Like the MagSafe AC adapter, it's a perfect solution. A small notch on the front edge affords just enough room for your finger, and the lid and case separate very nicely.
This is perhaps the MacBook's most notable feature. It looks markedly different from what we're accustomed to with an Apple notebook. The keys have a flat top surface and are more rounded and less jammed together than the MacBook Pro's and PowerBook's. And with about half as much travel as other Apple keyboards, the MacBook's keyboard offers a considerably firmer typing experience. So far, we really like it, though we're hesitant to make a final pronouncement until we've spent more time using it.
Yes, there's still only one mouse button. Apple seems to be overcompensating for it, too, because the touch pad is simply huge — about the size of a Treo — and considerably bigger than the 15in. MacBook Pro's. It still features all of the same magical two-finger scrolling functionality that we've seen from the others, though.
The MacBook's glossy display is a bit schizophrenic. It looks really nice from straight on: bright, crisp and clear, while the 1,280 by 800 native resolution makes text readable and still gives you enough screen space to have a few windows open at once. From the side, however, the level of brightness drops off considerably, and like all glossy displays, the MacBook's picks up some serious glare from ambient light sources. If you work primarily in a dimly lit, cave-style office, you'll love it; if you spend a lot of time working outside, the glare may be too distracting. The MacBook's display delivered 230cd/m² on our Minolta luminance meter, compared to about 260cd/m² on the 15in. MacBook Pro. Both are considerably above the average for notebooks.
Like the 12in. PowerBook, the MacBook's speakers sit along the back edge underneath the screen hinge (when the lid is open) and somehow still deliver rich, multilayered sound. It's not particularly loud or powerful on the low end, but it's crisp, clear and totally decent.
Ports and connections
This is a rock-solid lineup for the price. On the plus side, you get an optical output, which the iBook lacked and which is a high-end feature for a £749 laptop. On the downside, the combined DVI/VGA output requires an adapter (sold separately) and there's no ExpressCard slot, which narrows the MacBook's opportunities for future TV tuner and wireless WAN connectivity. Here's where the ports and connections are located:
- Left edge: MagSafe AC connector, DVI/VGA output, one 400Mbps FireWire port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical output, headphone jack, security cable slot
- Front: battery indicator, infrared sensor (for the included remote)
- Right edge: slot-loading multi-format DVD burner
- Networking: 802.11g wireless, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (modem not included)
Other notable features
On top of everything else, you get Apple's best-of-breed software package, which includes almost everything that comes with the higher-end MacBook Pro; a built-in iSight Webcam for videoconferencing; and a small, iPod Shuffle-looking remote for controlling iTunes, DVDs, photos and videos from afar.