This is a truly wonderful computer. It is beautifully constructed out of aluminium and has a glass screen and mouse pad. I am particularly impressed by the battery life. It lasts for AGES (up to 6 hours whilst surfing the net). I also really like the battery level meter on the side: it works even when the mac is turned off. you just press the button and lots of little tiny green leds light up to show you how full the power is. it's a neat feature.
I also like the quiet running sound levels. it's silent which makes it perfect for use in the library (i am a student, and so it is a great option).
the operating system (OS) is elegant and efficient. it never crashes like my old windows PC did.
also, the mouse pad has no separate ugly buttons. in fact, the entire pad, which is huge, depresses on a hinge so you can click.
yet another great laptop from apple!!! well done guys. The new mac book is top of the range performance. It moves up a gear from pc's and with its completely new design it has a great performance level to. What apple have done is started over, they have created a completely new computer that can now store more memory and has a faster processor than before, all this and i can bearly hear a whisper from the computer. the new design is stunning, made of an aluminum unibody it is made of one component so it dosnt rattle about, the battery life is humongous, i got 6.5 hours out of it once. The graphics are mind blowing!!! they are nvidea gforce which makes this the perfect all round performance laptop, wether you want to use it for work, gaming or multimedia, apple is sure to have something for you. I would recommend getting it with i work rather than office for mac, simply because i work has some better templates. And don't worry, if you are still used to windows, then mac can run parralel windows!!!
An extravagant purchase, I must admit. The price tag of this machine is approximately four times more than I was expecting to pay when I decided to buy a new laptop to replace my three-and-a-half-year-old broken Acer. I was, however, overwhelmed by its style and beauty. This is a COOL computer. I'm certain that is capable of doing far more than I use it for (surfing the internet, word processing, a little bit of photo editing), but all I am interested in is the backlit keyboard - I no longer have to get out of bed to turn on the light! Amazing!
Ok so I'm going to let the technical specification speak for itself, mainly because I have no idea what any of it means. All I can say is the following:
- From pressing the power button to checking my email takes less than 45 seconds, that is, if I don't get carried away with doing something else in the meantime.
- It never overheats, but I don't know how, since I can't see any ugly vents in the "Unibody".
- It feels very sturdy. I carry it to work in my rucksack every day and I feel like I could go on doing the same forever without the computer coming to any harm. I mean it's made of aluminium...
- Did I already mention how cool it looks?
So that's the technical bit out of the way. Now for the bad points:
- It is pretty expensive. Although I've been told that to buy a non-Apple laptop with a similar specification to this, would cost a similar amount. But given that I for one don't need this machine to be half as powerful as it is, I think I can conclude that I've paid quite a lot for it.
- As a computer user who has never used the Mac operating system before, it did take a couple of days to get used to it. It was a bit like learning a new language in the beginning, but its very easy to get the hang of it, so don't let that put you off.
- I think the mouse pad is a little bit tricky. I, personally, don't have any problems with it. I find it easy to use. I love all the special gestures you can use (two-finger scrolling, three-finger swipe - read the instruction manual, it's pretty smart). However, upon watching my friend trying to surf the internet, I was made aware that perhaps the mouse pad isn't the easiest thing to use if you haven't read the manual.
And that's it. Now all I need to do is save up for a new iPod to go with it.
A few years ago I needed to buy a laptop and was torn between a Vaio and a Macbook. The £200 difference swayed me and I went with the Vaio - a decision I have come to regret, because 2 1/2 years later I ended up buying this beautiful Macbook. Had I gone with a Mac in the first place I am sure I wouldn't have needed a replacement in such a short space of time as they are well made and less likely to break.
This has to be one of the best purchases I have ever made. I am no techi - if i'm honest I am a bit of a technophobe, but this laptop seems to understand my fear and holds my hand as I use it. It's beautifully designed, feels very solid and expensive, it makes a beautiful sound when you close it. It's wonderfully fast and has never crashed during the 5 months we've been together. The way you navigate through the different programs feels very intuitive and therefore moving from a pc was no great drama. I went for the 250GB HD because the man from apple said i would need it in a few years time - I don't know if I really will, so if you are a student and part time photography fiddler it may not be necessary.
Also, don't forget, if you are a student you get a helpful discount on Hardware and a massive discount on software.