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I purchased my Apple MacBook a couple of years ago and I can honestly say it still works as well as the day I got it. When you switch it on it is ready to use in minutes, unlike PC's which seem to make you wait an eternity while they start up. There are no viruses to worry about and everything just seems to run smoothly. The macs are also incredibly user friendly as well as being stylish to look at. The MacBook is relatively small in size which makes it easy to transport, be it to another room in the house or to university, or work, I take mine everywhere. I cannot imagine ever going back to PC's and am definitely an Apple Mac girl for life. The only complaint I would have is that certain web pages don't open up in Safari but this can be taken care of by downloading and using Firefox which seems to work with pretty much anything. Ove
Ever wish you could have a computer that never crashed, never got a virus, never slowed down no matter how much you used it or how long you owned it for?? Well this is it!! I used to be a massive fan boy of pc's knowing the in's and out's them and using them all the time but with every pc i ever used kept having the same problems as stated above. You get pretty much sick and tired of waiting for pages to open, programs to load, viruses ruining your computer and then blue screen of death would happen.. So i thought id give apple ago. Ok at first its like a french person (no offensive lol) seems bit back to forth but once your used to the little minor changes like no direct right click everything is perfect. I have owned mine for over two years now and not once has it crashed, not once have i had to reinstall software or the os, not once have i had a virus and best off its not slowed down 1bit!! You find me a pc that can do all this with out you doing anything to it and go about life, using the net everyday downloading anything with no problems... or just find a pc that can boot in 17seconds and shut down in 5 and il eat my words but till that day im staying with my mac. Best bit of kit i have ever used, ever!!
I purchased my MacBook over a year ago and unlike any laptop I've used before, it still runs 'as new', all without any OS reinstallation or defragmentation.
While I have upgraded the RAM to 4GB, the standard 1GB was enough before I required more for having several fairly heavy documents open at once. I bought from a catalogue for £900, not knowing of the Apple Store at the time, but I still feel that the MacBook was worth it.
It is a relatively small laptop and isn't particularly heavy either, making portability an excellent feature of the computer. The keyboard took quite some getting used with its 'chicklet' key design, but once I learned techniques I was able to get back into my touch typing rhythm.
The operating system is excellent and even though I had seldom used OS X prior owning the MacBook, I picked it up very quickly. For a time I used Vista Ultimate under Bootcamp, it worked well but only recognised 2.9GB RAM (even below 32 bit recognition strangely).
Unfortunately it isn't all good news. The technologically prehistoric combo drive isn't the best, lacking even DVD-R/RW. The notably attractive case soon loses some of its looks through scratching easily, even under careful use. The model is also prone to case cracks, though fortunately Apple have acknowledged this and will fix it free of charge even outside of warranty. Finally, I will point out that this is no gamer's computer. With only 144MB integrated VRAM it certainly won't play graphically dependent gamed.
Despite some issues though, I would have no qualms recommending the MacBook as an excellent all round consumer laptop.