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4.0 out of 5 stars A good little Macbook, June 12, 2011
This review is from: Apple MacBook 13" White Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 2.0 GHZ, 1GB, 160 Gb Hard Drive, DVD Burner, Wi-fi, Camera, Mac Os 10.6 Snow Leopard and Ilife (Personal Computers)
This Macbook was released in late 2006/early 2007. Although that may seem like a long time ago in computer-time, this Macbook still stays current. It comes loaded with features that many modern-day PC Laptops lack. It's fully compatible with all of Apple's latest programs and is still quick and nimble even today. My model is loaded with the Calistoga chipset and can support up to 3.2 GB of RAM (even though Apple will tell you that it will only take up to 2 GB). This RAM upgrade makes a huge difference with the overall speed of the system. I also upgraded mine to a 500 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive which drastically increased the system speed.

It's not a gaming computer. This model comes with 64 MB of shared Video Memory. It's more than enough to stream 720p videos, but not enough to enjoy any serious gaming. This is more of a media device anyway. The only cons that I can think of are that it does not include an SD Card Port and that it only has 2 USB ports. Both of these issues are minor and are the same for all Macbooks. I can confirm that it is fully compatible with the upcoming release of OS X Lion and runs it well. I use it in conjunction with my iPad 2 and iPhone 4 and couldn't be happier. If you're someone that is looking for a good laptop that can do business and entertainment related tasks, then this is the one that you want. It's not a gaming computer or the best choice for heavy graphic work. However it will do everything else with ease and is an awesome addition to my Mac collection.

*NOTE: To run OS X Lion, you must upgrade this to at least 2 GB of RAM. The included 1 GB is not enough to run the new system.

EDIT: After installing the latest update for OS X Lion, the system now recognizes all 4 GB of RAM! It would not recognize more than 3.2 GB in Snow Leopard.
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Initial post: Jun 3, 2012 7:29:19 AM PDT
B. Davis says:
Without upgrading to Lion will it do AirPrint?

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 4:48:32 PM PDT
TravelGal says:
The description says the computer was released in December 2010; but you say 2006/7. Wonder whose right.

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 11:29:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2012 11:31:24 AM PST
Apple tells you you can upgrade it to 4gb ram because it 2.0 GHZ.... so, and does that mean you should order 2 gb of ram, or 4, because idk how many 3.2gb ram sticks are sold..

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:43:21 AM PST
What sort of RAM did you buy for this?

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 11:29:24 AM PST
R. Robinson says:
You say not good for heavy graphic work. Does that included editing with Final Cut Pro X? Also would it have enough space to load Final Cut Pro X on it?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 8:40:53 AM PDT
RubiG says:
Lets hope amazon is.

Posted on May 25, 2013 10:07:46 AM PDT
darrell says:
is this laptop good for video editing

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2013 8:19:12 PM PDT
J&J.Davis says:
Where to buy the ram

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2013 9:44:03 PM PDT
from experience you need to get 4gb of ram. the reason for this is because the ram will what is called clock down to the speed of the processor and the operating system you are running.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2013 11:43:22 PM PDT
RAM has nothing to do with the clock speed of the CPU. In a Mac, the CPU is locked at the stock speed. What the RAM does do is help with multitasking and video rendering. The more RAM you have, the more tasks that you can perform at the same time. There is also a portion that is dedicated to running the OS. Both Lion and Mountain Lion reserve 2 GB for system use. So with 4 GB of RAM, you have 2 additional GB that are available for multitasking and as video memory. Every time you reboot your computer, the RAM is cleared out and can greatly improve performance. 4 GB of RAM is plenty for running this system.
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