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APPLE MacBook MC516B/A - 13" £677.61 @ Dixons (use code AMAC10 to get this price) £667.61

£667.61 @ Dixons
Dual-core Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 processor Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Memory: 2GB Hard drive: 250GB The Apple MacBook MC516B/A is powered by a zippy 2.4GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Pr… Read More
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Dual-core Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 processor
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Memory: 2GB
Hard drive: 250GB

The Apple MacBook MC516B/A is powered by a zippy 2.4GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 and runs Apple's advanced Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard operating system. You'll have lots of room for your files on the 250GB hard drive, and 2GB of RAM allows for smooth multitasking.

This chic white model sports a tough polycarbonate enclosure, borrowing the revolutionary "unibody" design concept from the MacBook Pro. Impressively full-featured yet weighing just 2.13 kg, the Apple MacBook MC516BA is a hard act for any laptop to follow!

The first thing you'll notice when you open the Apple MacBook MC516B/A is how brilliant its 13.3-inch screen is: bright, vibrant, and sharp. That's because the MacBook has an LED-backlit display, which improves brightness while reducing power consumption. Battery usage is helped further by the ultra-efficient NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor, which offers improved performance over previous models when playing games, running graphics applications, or watching video - all with great energy efficiency.

In fact, this Apple MacBook has an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours per charge. So whether you're catching up with work on the train or doing homework in a café, this laptop will just keep going.

Of course, the Apple MacBook MC516B/A also boasts Wireless N networking, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a sophisticated Multi-Touch trackpad, a built-in iSight camera, and much more! And like all Macs, it comes preloaded with OS X and iLife, ensuring you have everything you need to enjoy the best of digital music, photography, video, the internet and even the occasional text document - right out of the box

Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600
- 2.4 GHz
- 1066 MHz FSB
- 3 MB L2 cache
Operating System Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
RAM - 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 memory
- 4 GB maximum memory capacity
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor
- 256 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
Screen type LCD widescreen
Screen resolution 1280 x 800
Screen size 13.3-inch
Screen features LED backlight
Glossy
16:10 aspect ratio
Hard drive 250 GB SATA 5400 rpm
Optical disk drive 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Memory card reader No
USB 2 x USB 2.0
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (1 x RJ-45 connector)
WiFi Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
Video interface Mini DisplayPort
Audio interface Combined headphone/line in (supports digital output)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
TV output HDMI output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (sold separately)
Extension card slot No
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in omnidirectional microphone
Webcam Built-in iSight camera
Keyboard & Mouse Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Battery - Built-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
- up to 10 hours of battery life
Additional features Polycarbonate unibody construction
MagSafe power port
Kensington lock slot
Mercury-free display
Arsenic-free display glass
BFR-free
PVC-free
Reduced packaging volume
Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
Rated EPEAT Gold
Accessories included 60-watt MagSafe power adaptor with cable management, AC wall plug and power cord, software DVDs, printed and electronic documentation
Software included Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools); iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)
Size 27.4 x 330.3 x 231.7 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 2.13 kg

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1 Like #1
You've listed the MacBook Pro (Sandy Bridge) details for an older gen polycarbonate MacBook.

This isn't that great a price for a plastic MacBook - you're better off spending a bit more for the Pro.
#2
Hi

In the description there is confusing details as the post starts with one set of spec and then the text mentions different spec.

Would be good to clarify if it is C2D or i5 and also the ram and HDD sizes as these are all different in your post

Edited By: marks on May 23, 2011 10:25
#3
I think the description is wrong - says MacBook Pro and I5 :-)
#4
Dual-core Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 processor
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Memory: 2GB
Hard drive: 250GB

That above is correct. The other details are for the new MacBook Pro.
#5
jomppa
I think the description is wrong - says MacBook Pro and I5 :-)

Have changed it now (i think!) must have copied the wrong text sorry guys
#6
hot thanks
2 Likes #7
Whatever Mac you buy it's the ultimate upgrade from a Windows PC. This is a very affordable way to get a portable Mac that has more than enough power to run Mac OS X nicely. Enjoy. :)
#8
joeybutterface
Apple advert


'orrible plastic mac - get the aluminium pro for not much more.

Edited By: mikerr on May 23, 2011 11:17
1 Like #9
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.
1 Like #10
"There's nothing wrong with the white plastic MacBook," he says as he types this on his white plastic MacBook which he bought in 2007 and has been running virtually 27/7 flawlessly ever since. :)
3 Likes #11
JunkMail
"There's nothing wrong with the white plastic MacBook," he says as he types this on his white plastic MacBook which he bought in 2007 and has been running virtually 27/7 flawlessly ever since. :)
Wow you are busy. These days I only manage to get 24 hours in a day. Mind you I do have a family now so I have slowed down a bit.
#12
I need to stop reading these post, I want one now :(
Only just bought a new laptop for my wee one last week and mine a dell is only six moths old so I can't see how I could get round the hubby on that one as both he ad the other daughter got new ones at the start of school last year ........ Oh so tempted I must go an swatch the news instread :(
#13
nossa
JunkMail
"There's nothing wrong with the white plastic MacBook," he says as he types this on his white plastic MacBook which he bought in 2007 and has been running virtually 27/7 flawlessly ever since. :)

Wow you are busy. These days I only manage to get 24 hours in a day. Mind you I do have a family now so I have slowed down a bit.

I didn't mean that I was actually sitting using it 24/7 for 4 years! :) My MacBook is on 24/7 doing things like downloading, checking e-mail, converting/playing video/audio, editing images, browsing e.t.c. It has hardly been powered down at all. The only things that I have done to it are to fit a bigger HD and recently I had to dismantle it to replace a noisy fan but apart from that it has worked perfectly. :)
#14
Good spot. Have some heat.
2 Likes #15
joeybutterface
Whatever Mac you buy it's the ultimate upgrade from a Windows PC. This is a very affordable way to get a portable Mac that has more than enough power to run Mac OS X nicely. Enjoy. :)

You obviously can't run a PC properly.

Quite good deal, waiting to one comes down to silly cheap levels and buy it for my folks.
#16
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this

Edited By: ricky_kw on May 23, 2011 18:48
#17
For a second...I got soo happy I already planned how I was gonna jump for my debit card and buy it stright away...then I realised it wasn't a mac book pro :(
#18
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


I'm not slating apple, but its £600 and it has an outdated dual core processor. £677 is expensive for what it actually is. I would much prefer spending a bit more to have a better graphics card and i3/5/7 processor.

Nearly 2 years ago I paid £600 for that speced pc.
#19
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago
#20
Dont bother with this, the refresh (if they choose to continue the plastic macbooks) will be sometime soon no doubt. Infact you'd be even better off getting a Macbook Air then buying a cheap external hdd should you need it.
1 Like #21
dc2447
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago

this is advanced for mac, they use our old hand-me-downs. cold because any macs are comically overpriced.
why macs suck
#22
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.

Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this

Where did you get a refurb for £470?? Wowzers!!
#23
funboi123
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


Where did you get a refurb for £470?? Wowzers!!



The recent Dixons 20% off all refurb day

Edited By: ricky_kw on May 23, 2011 19:25
1 Like #24
spaceinvader
dc2447
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago

this is advanced for mac, they use our old hand-me-downs. cold because any macs are comically overpriced.
why macs suck


What a great link.

Up until the point you realise it was either written in about 2002 or referencing models from around that date. (The picture at the bottom is an iMac G3...) And is massively biased: "it offers no recording option and no belt clip. Two very crucial benefits a portable mp3-player should have" I have never wanted to either clip my ipod to my belt or record anything onto it directly. I do, however, like to keep my entire mp3 collection on 1 player both as access and as backup.

Basically, the articles are "monkey testicles"
#25
spaceinvader
dc2447
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago

this is advanced for mac, they use our old hand-me-downs. cold because any macs are comically overpriced.
why macs suck

That's more Intel's fault because they don't allow Nvidia to make chipsets for the i series cpus, so Apple had to stick with older gen cpus in it's smaller portables.
#26
spaceinvader
dc2447
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago

this is advanced for mac, they use our old hand-me-downs. cold because any macs are comically overpriced.
why macs suck

I7 works for me on my pro
#27
spaceinvader
dc2447
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago

this is advanced for mac, they use our old hand-me-downs. cold because any macs are comically overpriced.
why macs suck


Not bad. Took 21 posts for the first boring git to appear telling everyone how to spend their money.
#28
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


a refurb mac? YUCK
#29
I have one of these. You're right that another one will be coming out imminently, but when it does it'll be priced at around £849, and for the average user these are fantastic. I've had mine for 2 years and had no problem with it at all. It's flawless. Still running like new and I use it every day for work.
2 Likes #30
dc2447
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


a refurb mac? YUCK


Why Yuck? It basically brand new with a 12 month warranty and £380 cheaper than apple store, some people on this site dont have a clue

Edited By: ricky_kw on May 23, 2011 20:26: d
banned#31
spaceinvader
dc2447
core 2 duo was zippy four years ago

this is advanced for mac, they use our old hand-me-downs. cold because any macs are comically overpriced.
why macs suck


What do you mean by the use "our hand-me-downs" Also that info on that link you provided is ancient. Its actually sad that someone has made up a website like that and whats even more sad and pathetic is you knowing that website exists.

Do you read that site to make yourself happy every time your PC crashes?

You must live a very sad and lonely life.

Edited By: imsofly on May 23, 2011 20:08
#32
Want one but don't need one. Take heat anyway as it's cheaper than education price
#33
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


I prefer the macbook too. Backlit keyboard, memory card and aluminium case isnt worth the extra, but then wait for it..................................
#34
I really wouldn't buy a white macbook, it's more than worth spending the extra cash for a macbook pro.

I'd probably even have an 11" macbook air over it tbh, it would feel quicker.
#35
ricky_kw
dc2447
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


a refurb mac? YUCK


Why Yuck? It basically brand new with a 12 month warranty and £380 cheaper than apple store, some people on this site dont have a clue


A refurb is not the same as a new model. It's laughable to suggest it is. It's pretty obvious who is clueless on this thread
#36
Where would hukd be without apple v's PC fight
#37
dc2447
ricky_kw
dc2447
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


a refurb mac? YUCK


Why Yuck? It basically brand new with a 12 month warranty and £380 cheaper than apple store, some people on this site dont have a clue


A refurb is not the same as a new model. It's laughable to suggest it is. It's pretty obvious who is clueless on this thread


I never said it was brand new, still covered by 12 months apple warranty and £380 cheaper I know what I would rather buy
#38
MDC
Where would hukd be without apple v's PC fight

I thought it was quite funny at first but now I find it rather tedious and repetitive.
#39
ricky_kw
dc2447
ricky_kw
dc2447
ricky_kw
joeybutterface
Some people actually prefer the plastic MacBook. :) My business partner being one of them. I personally prefer the aluminium but these white MacBooks look great too.


Better WiFI signal too, no aluminium blocking/bouncing signal know fault on the pros.

Good price for not much more than a refurb, If I didnt get my refurb for £470 last week I would have gone for this


a refurb mac? YUCK


Why Yuck? It basically brand new with a 12 month warranty and £380 cheaper than apple store, some people on this site dont have a clue


A refurb is not the same as a new model. It's laughable to suggest it is. It's pretty obvious who is clueless on this thread


I never said it was brand new, still covered by 12 months apple warranty and £380 cheaper I know what I would rather buy


You specifically said:

It basically brand new
sic
#40
yes basically, not it is, normal people will understand

Edited By: ricky_kw on May 23, 2011 21:38: d

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