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208 people found this helpful
on 24 May 2010
This is the new 2010 macbook edition, I decided to get this after using a 17 inch HP monster laptop for nearly 3 years, the HP is a hog it was massively heavy for a laptop weighing roughly 5 kg and had about 2 hours of battery life with the screen brightness low, so going into the final year of uni I deemed it was time for an upgrade something that could be used much more practically than the hulk HP.
This is the first time I have owned an apple computer, having always had windows in the past but after my friend convinced me that Macbooks were the way to go, I decided to take his advice and I am very happy to say that the macbook is brilliant.
I was worried about using the OS X would take a lot of getting used to but after a few hours it became second nature and very intuitive, it is great, it is lightning fast for everything I use it for, which is mainly word processing, web- browsing and a bit of gaming when sitting on the train etc. Another great thing about the macs is that itunes runs far far faster, the macbook can open and update itunes faster than my quad-core pc. There are plenty of great things that tie in for the mac e.g. finding specific applications that do certain things are much easier to find, for example lyrics in itunes is simple with the mac,just download a app off the apple website but finding something that autonomously does the same for windows is next to impossible.
The processor in it is a core2duo clocked at 2.4 Ghz so its fast enough for all the normal activities, the RAM at purchase is 2GB of DDR3, with the option of upgrading to 4GB if desired. The graphics card is quite good also, I have noticed that macbooks never really have the higher end cards in them but for a laptop the Nvidia 320M is very respectable and has the nice added feature of purevideo for HD decoding. The battery is excellent, it took some getting used to, I was so used to always needing my charger with me no matter where I brought my old laptop but with the macbook I rarely charge the battery, its excellent, I can quite comfortably getting about 9 hours of juice out of it before I would have to charge it.
Overall it is very difficult to find any kind of fault in, the only thing I would have liked is more usb ports, but that is a trivial concern really as I can just get a adapter to add the extra ones that i would like.
Really if you are thinking about getting a new laptop I can't stress enough how good compared to the competition it is, its super fast, its reliable, the screen is excellent, the battery is amazing and the snow leopard operating system is excellent to use and is tremendously versatile.