Apple | NoteBook Reviews

By: Notebooks  05/12/2011
Keywords: Laptop, notebooks, Notebook Reviews

What is the difference between the Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air?

When looking at Macbooks, there is quite a difference between their 3 notebook offerings between the capabilities on what you can upgrade to the selection of CPUs offered.

For portability the MacBookAir wins hands down, with it’s light and thin body it’s designed for those who like to transport the laptop a lot. For sheer compute power and storage space, the MacBookPro will win out. But if you are just a general user, and don’t need video processing or run programs with high computing requirements, and you don’t need to have an ultra mobile laptop, then the MacBook which comprises of the same high Apple standard of attention to detail from the design time.

Apple products have always had their associated extra costs, and the cheapest Macbook which comes in at under €1,000 is a little expensive for what you get hardware wise. But for the design, the easy of use their operating system and over all user experience sometimes paying for a “nicer” laptop is the right way to go. The aesthetics of apple laptops is far ahead of the competition. Apple have seamlessly integrated webcams, flatter keyboards and multi-touch touchpads.

Apple Mac Comparison Chart

CPU 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz or 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz / 2.66GHz / 2.8GHz  3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM (net) 1904MB 1904MB 2048MB
Maximum RAM 4GB 2GB 4GB
Hard drive (net) 250GB – 320GB 250GB 250GB – 500GB
Optical drive 8x DVD/CD±R(W) - 8x DVD/CD±R(W)
Battery 55Wh / 6 hours 37Wh / 5 hours 60Wh / 6 hours
Screen 1280 x 800 1280 x 800 1440 x 900
Max external 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200 2560 x 1600
Audio Analog/digital in+out Analog out Analog/digital in+out
Height 2.74 cm 0.4-1.94 cm 2.41 cm
Width 33.03 cm 32.5 cm 36.4 cm
Depth 23.17 cm 22.7 cm 24.9 cm
Weight 2.13 kg 1.36 kg 2.49 kg
Ports GE, 2xUSB, FW400, IR 1xUSB GE, 2xUSB, FW400+800, ExpressCard, IR
Price €929 €1149 €1149

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For those of you with a conscience for the environment, Apple does take these things seriously. In the past few revisions of their notebooks they have moved to reduce packaging, eliminated mercury and PVC from the production process and displays are now Arsenic-free.

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