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* Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

* 2.0GHz processor speed.

* 3MB cache.

* 2GB DDR3 RAM.


* 13in screen size.

* Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels.

* Widescreen.

* 160GB SATA hard drive capacity.


* Multiformat dual layer optical drive - 8x SuperDrive (DVDR DL/DVDRW/CD-RW).

* nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics card.

* 256MB graphics memory.


* 2 x USB ports.

* 1 x Ethernet port.

* Built-in stereo speakers, built-in omni directional microphone, combined optical digital audio input/audio line in, combined optical digital audio output/audio line out.


* Bluetooth.

* Infrared.

* iSight webcam.

* 802.11b/g/n wireless enabled.


* Mac operating system installed.

* Software included:

* iLife '08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand).


* 5 hours battery life.

* Size (H)2.41, (W)32.5, (D)22.7cm.

* Weight 2kg.
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1 Like #1
Good deal for a metal Macbook. If only I could justify it. Will have to stick with my iMac and Mini 9 Hackintosh for the moment.
#2
LOL... yesterdays technology for tomorrows prices... welcome to the macbooks!
#3
R1cbm
LOL... yesterdays technology for tomorrows prices... welcome to the macbooks!


I have the very same macbook, and find it perfect. who needs 4gb RAM and 500gb hard drive space?! my MacBook Pro runs everything better than my old 3gb windows laptop, price in my opinion is justified. admittedly if i had the choice, I'd opt for more, but i simply don't need it, nor does the majority of users.
#4
Extortionate price for that specification. Absolutely terrible.
#5
Chamois
Good deal for a metal Macbook. If only I could justify it. Will have to stick with my iMac and Mini 9 Hackintosh for the moment.


A hackintosh is the way to go, if you absolutely must have the mac os. Good job.

R1cbm
LOL... yesterdays technology for tomorrows prices... welcome to the macbooks!


Indeed. Careful, you just insulted mactards reason to feel they are special in life.

GaryF
who needs 4gb RAM and 500gb hard drive space?


People.

Kaje
Extortionate price for that specification. Absolutely terrible.


It is quite disgusting isn't it? and a 13 inch screen as well....
#6
MadonnaProject
A hackintosh is the way to go, if you absolutely must have the mac os. Good job.



Indeed. Careful, you just insulted mactards reason to feel they are special in life.



People.



It is quite disgusting isn't it? and a 13 inch screen as well....


LMAO, you just keep de-fragging and wondering why your i7 is so slow just weeks after yet another fresh install. Some People! :p
#7
LOL, inferiority complexes FTW!
#8
Be warned, new MBP's are due out any day now.
#9
Adidas Addict
LMAO, you just keep de-fragging and wondering why your i7 is so slow just weeks after yet another fresh install. Some People! :p


ha, if these people have actually tried a mac and still prefer windows then fair enough. I don't know how you can have such a strong opinion when people have never used one, I for one, am certainly not going back to windows.
1 Like #10
"Hi, I'm Steve Jobs and windows 7 was my idea, about 10 years ago, only mine was better"
#11
Haha - windows fanboys love talking about specs cause the software is rubbish and windows itself needs a lot of power to operate.

Instead mac fans can have something that just works. Don't need to worry about upgrading in a year or whether the battery is going to run out after 5 hours or whether the laptop will be noisy or take more than 3 seconds to boot up or whether the screen quality will be any good.....

Apple use premium components (best display / keyboard / multitouch trackpad / software) whereas PC's manufacturers scrimp on components to make things as cheap as possible for the masses who buy them. I imagine it's like fine wine or food, if you can't afford it, then don't whine because others can. Trust me, you use one for a week, you would not think that it's not worth it.
#12
GaryF
my MacBook Pro runs everything better than my old 3gb windows laptop [...] if i had the choice, I'd opt for more, but i simply don't need it, nor does the majority of users.

I doubt your Mac plays video games better than my Windows 7 laptop...
#13
InfernoZeus
I doubt your Mac plays video games better than my Windows 7 laptop...


They're not really made for the latest games. They could spec it with faster components however noise / battery life etc would suffer.

If your main purpose is games then Windows has to be your only choice (or a PS3)
#14
I would never go back to a Windows laptop now. I can't recommend a macbook highly enough. One of the few purchases that I've made that has vastly exceeded my expectations.
#15
Cheap, even less than buying with student discount, but beware this model is due to be replaced any day now.
#16
The other thing to rememeber is that 13" laptops always attract a premium over the mass-produced 15" laptops, this has always been the case and is nothing new. Comparing the two is stupid and unfair, and just shows you don't really understand and how the laptop market works.
#17
Wicked666
Haha - windows fanboys love talking about specs cause the software is rubbish and windows itself needs a lot of power to operate.

Instead mac fans can have something that just works. Don't need to worry about upgrading in a year or whether the battery is going to run out after 5 hours or whether the laptop will be noisy or take more than 3 seconds to boot up or whether the screen quality will be any good.....

Apple use premium components (best display / keyboard / multitouch trackpad / software) whereas PC's manufacturers scrimp on components to make things as cheap as possible for the masses who buy them. I imagine it's like fine wine or food, if you can't afford it, then don't whine because others can. Trust me, you use one for a week, you would not think that it's not worth it.


Lol, I've had my laptop for 2 years, still going strong, runs pretty much whatever I want it to, including many recent games...

Quote from MacWorld (definitely not anti-mac)
In our testing, battery life was 2 hours and 35 minutes for the 2.0GHz model and 2 hours and 33 minutes for the 2.4GHz model;

Seems quite similar to my 2 year old laptop... actually mine often lasts longer than that..

Apple do no use premium components, they have been changing suppliers consistenly as they try to reduce the cost of them. There are numerous reports of faults in Apple products, eg Overheating Macbooks, OS X- not responding to keyboard, units with 16bit screens, etc.
#18
Wicked666
They're not really made for the latest games. They could spec it with faster components however noise / battery life etc would suffer.

If your main purpose is games then Windows has to be your only choice (or a PS3)


Exactly, so you can't say that a MacBook is definitely better...
#19
who'd have thought that this would turn into a Mac vs PC debate?

InfernoZeus....after taking your words into consideration, I have put my MacBook Pro on eBay and am going back to windows.
#20
Wicked666
Haha - windows fanboys love talking about specs cause the software is rubbish and windows itself needs a lot of power to operate.

Instead mac fans can have something that just works. Don't need to worry about upgrading in a year or whether the battery is going to run out after 5 hours or whether the laptop will be noisy or take more than 3 seconds to boot up or whether the screen quality will be any good.....

Apple use premium components (best display / keyboard / multitouch trackpad / software) whereas PC's manufacturers scrimp on components to make things as cheap as possible for the masses who buy them. I imagine it's like fine wine or food, if you can't afford it, then don't whine because others can. Trust me, you use one for a week, you would not think that it's not worth it.


Wow. :roll:

Apple uses the same hardware as everyone else in the laptop game, screwed together by the same people (Foxxcon, Quanta etc). Yes, there are some differences, but these are mainly small , such as the trackpad you mentioned.

The screen quality of the laptops generally hasn't been top of the pile especially for the macbook, which had a particularly nasty screen. As for the keyboard comment it isn't the best,that honour goes to IBM. Tthere is nothing close to a thinkpad keyboard for long periods of typing.

The OS is quite nice, and I certainly prefer it to windows but I would be running Ubuntu if I didn't need to run certain software for work. The hackintosh argument is OK if you just want to play about, but for work it's a bit flaky to rely on.
#21
GaryF
who'd have thought that this would turn into a Mac vs PC debate?

InfernoZeus....after taking your words into consideration, I have put my MacBook Pro on eBay and am going back to windows.

I don't expect I'll actually change anyones opinion with a single paragraph, in the same way, I assume, Mac Fanboys don't either. But I thought I should at least make an argument against completely false statements...
#22
InfernoZeus
Lol, I've had my laptop for 2 years, still going strong, runs pretty much whatever I want it to, including many recent games...

Quote from MacWorld (definitely not anti-mac)

Seems quite similar to my 2 year old laptop... actually mine often lasts longer than that..

Apple do no use premium components, they have been changing suppliers consistenly as they try to reduce the cost of them. There are numerous reports of faults in Apple products, eg Overheating Macbooks, OS X- not responding to keyboard, units with 16bit screens, etc.

And what kind of a ***** are you that people who can't afford food should just shut up and die...


That was the old model with a replaceable battery.

Not sure what you read into my food comment. Perhaps I should say 'People who own nice cars don't have to justify why they did not purchase a cheaper one'

To be honest, doesn't really bother me. I'm only trying to help others who may not have used a Mac. It suits me perfectly, Time Machine backs everything up so I don't need to worry about it. iTunes, iMovie and iPhoto are fully intergrated with each other and my emails etc so it's so easy to make movies with very little effort. Studying a masters part time and can take to uni and use it on the train without worrying about the battery life. Can use it on my bed without fear of it overheating (my old PC laptop had vents on the bottom!!! 5 mins on a bed and it was cooked and after the second time, I bought a mac). As it's aluminium don't need to worry about it getting damaged with normal use it my backpack either.
#23
Adidas Addict
"Hi, I'm Steve Jobs and windows 7 was my idea, about 10 years ago, only mine was better"


Brilliant! :thumbsup:

If everyone used Macs, the world would be a better place. Well, the internet would be, at least!
#24
Chinny_racoon
Wow. :roll:

Apple uses the same hardware as everyone else in the laptop game, screwed together by the same people (Foxxcon, Quanta etc). Yes, there are some differences, but these are mainly small , such as the trackpad you mentioned.

The screen quality of the laptops generally hasn't been top of the pile especially for the macbook, which had a particularly nasty screen. As for the keyboard comment it isn't the best,that honour goes to IBM. Tthere is nothing close to a thinkpad keyboard for long periods of typing.

The OS is quite nice, and I certainly prefer it to windows but I would be running Ubuntu if I didn't need to run certain software for work. The hackintosh argument is OK if you just want to play about, but for work it's a bit flaky to rely on.


The main difference I'd say is in its design, I think that Apple pay a lot of attention to detail in their products, both hardware and software.
#25
Wicked666
That was the old model with a replaceable battery.

Not sure what you read into my food comment. Perhaps I should say 'People who own nice cars don't have to justify why they did not purchase a cheaper one'

To be honest, doesn't really bother me. I'm only trying to help others who may not have used a Mac. [...]


You maybe right. It still stands that Apple use exactly the same components for the majority of the parts in their products.

Sorry, having re-read your comment, I originally took it as 'fine wine' or food rather than fine 'wine or food'. :oops:

I've used a mac quite a bit in the past (for video editing and effects) and I can easily understand how people enjoy not having to worry about anything. I am happy with Windows 7, and don't have to worry, but enjoy what I feel is a more capable laptop :)
#26
StudentJo
The main difference I'd say is in its design, I think that Apple pay a lot of attention to detail in their products, both hardware and software.


I'd agree that over their large range, their products probably have a lot of thought put into them. This doesn't mean that they're better then any other product. Other companies might not put that much thought into all of their products, but some products are better than others, wheras Apple products are equally balanced.
#27
Btw voted hot, as this is actually a good price for this product :)
#28
InfernoZeus
I'd agree that over their large range, their products probably have a lot of thought put into them. This doesn't mean that they're better then any other product. Other companies might not put that much thought into all of their products, but some products are better than others, wheras Apple products are equally balanced.


I suppose that was the selling point for me, if you buy a macbook you know what you are going to get is going to be good. You are also paying for the convenience of having most of what you need already on there. I keep discovering features that I would never have thought of but which are really useful.
#29
InfernoZeus
Lol, I've had my laptop for 2 years, still going strong, runs pretty much whatever I want it to, including many recent games...

Quote from MacWorld (definitely not anti-mac)

Seems quite similar to my 2 year old laptop... actually mine often lasts longer than that..

Apple do no use premium components, they have been changing suppliers consistenly as they try to reduce the cost of them. There are numerous reports of faults in Apple products, eg Overheating Macbooks, OS X- not responding to keyboard, units with 16bit screens, etc.


The problem with quoting is people only quote enough to justify their point:

Apple claims five hours of battery life for the new MacBooks, [I]which Apple measures by wirelessly browsing Web sites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50 percent[/I]. In our testing, battery life was 2 hours and 35 minutes for the 2.0GHz model and 2 hours and 33 minutes for the 2.4GHz model; [I][I]we tested for watching a movie on an airplane, playing a movie clip in QuickTime ripped from a DVD to the laptop’s hard drive. We played the movie at full screen with brightness set to maximum[/I][/I]. [SIZE="4"]Although you can’t directly compare Apple’s numbers and ours[/SIZE], both MacBooks lasted a little longer than the new MacBook Pro models, even when running the MacBook Pros with the 9400M graphics processor (the more battery-conserving option). The previous white plastic 2.1GHz MacBook, however, beat the new MacBooks in battery life, lasting nearly 3 hours.


Wats more thats a review of the older ones with a removable battery. I bought my MacBook Pro 4 years ago because it had the following things topping it:

Aluminium shell (not a fan of plasticy laptops)
lightest 15inch (2.5kg)
One of the slimmest to
Best battery/power in its class. End of.

Disregarding my want for OS X and the "same pieces" as every other manufacturer, not every one of them quite offers everything the Mac did and that was 4 years ago. I feel that argument still holds up today.

People pay a premium for Mac, but not for the specs as every non-fanboy seems to think. They're buying into OS X and the overal packaged design. The specs are packaged to the design, yet maximised effectively to meet efficiency, small form-factor and practicality (minimal dust penetration - I opened my Mac after 3 years, ready with a dust spray and still haven't broken the seal of the can to this day. Neither has my Mac required a fresh install).

BTW, I use all 3 of the major OS's out there. My preference is to Mac for its sheer ease and simplicity. I'm not saying PC's and laptops on the market that aren't Apple are crap, neither am I advocating you should all go out and buy one. Choose your choice of computer as per your needs, wants and they're relative strengths.

X
#30
#31
They don't run OSX though;-)
#32
odriscoll
Be warned, new MBP's are due out any day now.


these are the old stock, these were replaced in the summer, as the aluminium macbooks stopped getting made then and changed to the pro ranger only when the white got up speced.
#33
Xeres
The problem with quoting is people only quote enough to justify their point:

Wats more thats a review of the older ones with a removable battery. I bought my MacBook Pro 4 years ago because it had the following things topping it:

Aluminium shell (not a fan of plasticy laptops)
lightest 15inch (2.5kg)
One of the slimmest to
Best battery/power in its class. End of.

Disregarding my want for OS X and the "same pieces" as every other manufacturer, not every one of them quite offers everything the Mac did and that was 4 years ago. I feel that argument still holds up today.

People pay a premium for Mac, but not for the specs as every non-fanboy seems to think. They're buying into OS X and the overal packaged design. The specs are packaged to the design, yet maximised effectively to meet efficiency, small form-factor and practicality (minimal dust penetration - I opened my Mac after 3 years, ready with a dust spray and still haven't broken the seal of the can to this day. Neither has my Mac required a fresh install).

BTW, I use all 3 of the major OS's out there. My preference is to Mac for its sheer ease and simplicity. I'm not saying PC's and laptops on the market that aren't Apple are crap, neither am I advocating you should all go out and buy one. Choose your choice of computer as per your needs, wants and they're relative strengths.

X


This deal is for the Aluminium MacBooks, as is the review. And although you may not be able to compare the two stats, I use my laptop at full brightness most of the day. Saying that the average battery life is 5 hours, is not fair when all they test is web browser and word at 50% brightness.

I think what you're saying about buying into Mac OS X and the overal package is crucial. When I buy my laptop, I'm not making a life choice. I don't want to have to "buy into anything", I want to do whatever I want with it...
#34
googleboogle
these are the old stock, these were replaced in the summer, as the aluminium macbooks stopped getting made then and changed to the pro ranger only when the white got up speced.


Finally someone else noticed,

This is very old. Looks like the macbook pro 13" which i saw similar deal for around the same price.

Macbook pro up to 8gb ram (expensive i know) and new 2.26 chip. much better value.

This is very old stock.
#35
I just bought one. I am fully aware this is the old model but I think it is worth saving a few hundred pounds to get higher spec new model. Many thanks to OP.
#36
fullmoon
I just bought one. I am fully aware this is the old model but I think it is worth saving a few hundred pounds to get higher spec new model. Many thanks to OP.


Let us know what you get because the pic (when you zoom in) is of a macbook pro.
#37
Chinny_racoon
They don't run OSX though;-)


Added bonus...
#38
Nope, fair comment. Wouldn’t want to upset the roll neck wearing, mineral water drinking apple users sat in the airport lounge being creative while sipping a mocca-chocca-late-with a shot of something sweet. It’s a bargin. Buy 3! :D
#39
I can understand both sides of the debate. I use both Macs and PCs in work and at home, and have to say that a reputable manufacturer for example Asus and windows 7 (mid range £500ish) are easily as good as the Macs.

As for the Macs just working I don't know, we use Imacs and Macbooks and we have our fair share of problems admittedly not as many as windows (although windows 7 is a major improvement) but problems all the same, to say that they don't is just rubbish!

To me it really depends on what you want to do with the computer. For video editing, desktop publishing and the like the software on the Mac is second to none and would not hesitate to get one even at the premium price, but for the majority of people windows 7 will be just fine for just about everything they want at a more competitive price. I have had my present laptop 3 years now and never had a virus or had to do a restore/rebuild except when upgrading to windows 7.

Back to the deal, its a very good price even though there are new models being introduced as unlike the pc market apple actually hold a decent resale value. I won't be too concerned about the spec on this it will run most things very well.

Well its like they say, horses for courses and all that! I use my laptop about 80% of the time and use the Imac for my video editing. So if you need one get it as this is a good price if not dont ,simples!!!!
#40
Wicked666
Let us know what you get because the pic (when you zoom in) is of a macbook pro.


It is a macbook unibody, replaced by the macbook pro they look the same,

To the person above saying them just bought. BIG MISTAKE

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/616356/apple-macbook-pro-13-3-2-26ghz-mode
for just £35 more, you could of got macbook PRO, current range still available apples
website not the unibody macbook which went a long time ago.

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