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TIME reviews 13-inch MacBook

updated 06:10 pm EDT, Thu June 8, 2006

TIME reviews MacBook

TIME Magazine has taken its first look at Apple's 13-inch MacBook, touching on the notebook's price, non-Universal Mac software, and Boot Camp. The reviewer notes that the MacBook lacks various features offered by its more expensive sibling, the MacBook Pro, such as a backlit keyboard, the light-sensitive display, a dedicated graphics card, and an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot. Despite this, however, attention is brought to the fact that the MacBook shares most of the professional notebook's features, such as the built-in iSight camera, the Apple Remote, a break-away magnetic power connector, and wireless Bluetooth support. TIME found Apple's Boot Camp software to be a great success. "I even tested out MTV's Urge service with -- Jobs forgive me -- an iriver clix music player. It all worked together even more smoothly than it had done on my high-powered Dell desktop."




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  1. SolarMedia

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not even Mac software

    This software is only for Windows. Too bad, because it would be cool on the Mac, but don't waste the time downloading if you want it for the Mac.

  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    talking about boot camp

    The comment at the end is talking about Boot Camp and running Urge under Windows (and the fact that it did so better than a Dell)... besides, the review isn't about Urge, it's about the MacBook and its capabilities.

  1. iPond317

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Idiot

    People do not understand that the MacBook is not a "low-end" alternative to the MacBook Pro. It is the intel replacement to the iBook which lacked the backlit keyboard, and light sensitive keyboard. What is wrong with these people?

  1. jayparry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    right click

    the reviewer says the biggest problem is lack of right click (how so many people use the contextual menus complain about that on mac is amazing) BUT cant you just put two fingers on the trackpad and click to get right-click on the new macbooks?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: idiot

    People do not understand that the MacBook is not a "low-end" alternative to the MacBook Pro. It is the intel replacement to the iBook which lacked the backlit keyboard, and light sensitive keyboard. What is wrong with these people?

    That's right. How dare someone s**** that up. I mean, its not like they're called the same thing, with the lowest-priced one just lacking the word "Pro". And its not like they have almost exactly the same specifications. They are obviously completely different!

    Oh, and if its not the low-end of the MacBook pro, are you saying then that the low-end for a pro laptop is $2000??????

  1. henk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: re: idiot

    Why is it that everyone in these forums behaves like high profile consultants to consumers. Are you in the market for a notebook testudo? Do you realise these things oh, and even my 12" Ibook are running an Apple flavored unix flawlessly? Can you even begin to imagine what it is like to run the equivalent to the features of Ilife on a XP notebook? The guy in the article was probably dead-lucky to get Urge running on the Macbook without s*******-up his XP installation, his saturaday-afternoon, his music collection or all three.

  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    There's 1 in every crowd

    Isn't everybody in these forums familiar with Testudo yet?

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