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Including a quiet keyboard and compact size, the extremely portable white Macbook helps you work from anywhere. The clean design includes a Core 2 Duo processor and 512 MB RAM, which aids in multitasking.

The 60 GB hard drive may prove a deterrent for heavy users, but upgrades or an external drive solve the issue. A web cam for video chatting on a 13.3-inch screen and a lightweight design make the white Macbook a reliable model.

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About MacBook White

The MacBook in white not only provides the iconic Apple design, but it also offers a choice of highly regarded computing laptops. The Retina offers general use, the Pro is geared towards business users, and the Air is the most portable of the range.

Choosing A MacBook White

The original MacBook was released in 2006 and offered access to the popular Mac range, but in mobile form. In 2011, the basic MacBook was essentially discontinued, to be replaced by the ultra-portable MacBook Air. A MacBook Pro was also released in the same year, providing business users with access to increased power and greater office use. The MacBook Air offers many of the same features as these two, except that it is much lighter and more portable.

MacBook Retina

The MacBook is now often referred to as the MacBook Retina, and all versions of this model featured a variant of the Core 2 Duo processor. The earliest 2006 model offered a basic 1.83GHz processor while the last incarnation of the basic MacBook model, released in 2009 provided a 2.13GHz processor. Even today, these processors will stand up well to most tasks. It is only the 2009 models that offer dedicated Nvidia GeForce graphics, however.

Is It Right For You?

The MacBook may not be in production any longer, but it still offers decent quality, despite being considered the basic model of the MacBook range. For those that want to access the Internet and email, do some office work tasks, and play a few older games, while also watching multimedia content, the 2009 models of the MacBook are a sound choice.

MacBook Pro

While the MacBook was essentially discontinued in 2009, the more powerful MacBook Pro has continued to shine. Some of the most recent models incorporate quad core Intel Core i7 processors with a clock speed of 2.5GHz. 13”, 15”, and 17” models were all made available, and the Apple laptop was sold as being the more powerful, bigger brother to the original MacBook.

Is It Right For You?

The MacBook Pro is more powerful than the original MacBook, but it does not utilise Nvidia graphics cards. The graphics options that are integrated with the Intel Core processors are powerful, nevertheless. The Pro is geared specifically towards the professional user and this is represented by the powerful processors and considerable storage options that are available.

MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is an ultra-portable and ultra-lightweight machine. Despite its diminutive stature, the Air still manages to offer excellent processing power and capabilities. Following the discontinuation of the original MacBook, and the fact that the MacBook Pro is much more powerful, the Air is now considered to be the entry level model. The processors in the 2014 models range up to the dual core 1.5GHz Core i5 Processor so there is a marked difference in processor speed when compared to the MacBook Pro.

Is It Right For You?

The MacBook Air may be the entry level model in the MacBook range, but it is a worthy successor to the original model. It is incredibly lightweight, very portable, and offers the stylish MacBook white design. It is powerful enough for general use such as web browsing, emailing, word processing, social networking and general gaming. It is best suited to those that really value their mobility.