Product Type: Apple laptops
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More than just a PC
Apple MacBook MC516B/A
Member Name: steve4oo
Apple MacBook MC516B/A
Advantages: Sleek design, fast speed, endless possibilities, high spec .. the list could go on!
Disadvantages: Possibly the price and the battery life
I bought my MacBook just over a year ago, paying a similar price to those advertised on here and although I thought it would never be worth it (I was just curious to see what the fuss what about!) I can now happily admit that I was wrong.
These MacBooks are a totally different experience to your average PC. Even from the shell, the design is sleek and eye catching. Its the small things like how the Apple logo on the front lights up while in use.
Since I purchased my MacBook I've used it daily and not once have I experienced a problem with it. It has never crashed or randomly closed any programs or applications. It is always fast in every aspect - from loading iTunes to opening new tabs on Safari.
One thing I noticed is that when I first turn it on and the home screen appears, I don't have to wait for it to load up or anything, I can just get started straight away. It is ALWAYS reliable and hasn't let me down (touch wood!).
Although applications such as Word etc (I think the package is called iLife) come at an extra cost don't let this put you off. I haven't ever purchased them as it hasn't been necessary. Mac has a similar program called Text Edit which I use instead.. But if iLife is really necessary for you I'm sure it can be purchased on eBay at a reasonable price.
The graphics on the MacBook are incredible. I was amazed by the screen savers and wallpapers! Like I said earlier, its the little things!
Most downloads nowadays are compatible with Mac, so don't let that put you off. The benefits you get from this device make the price so worth it.
As far as specifications are concerned, to name a few my MacBook has a camera, bluetooth, excellent sounds quality and volume from the speakers and wifi to name a few amongst the million other technicalities which go ove my head!
I don't use my MacBook to explore everything it has to offer, I mainly use it for surfing the web and listening to music, but it has something for everyone!
One negative point however is the battery life. Although I usually have quite a few tabs and applications open at a time, the battery always seems to go down really quick especially when playing music.. But so what, thats why we have a charger!
Overall - if the price tag puts you off, think again, you get what you pay for and it is so worth it!
Summary: Its different to any PC you would have used before, so give it a go!
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