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Old 10-12-2008
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The raw end of 2008 the Apple MacBook

Apple held a few weeks ago a major conference on the occasion of renewal of its range of laptops. Expected long, the new mobile company to use the apple logically the latest mobile processors as Intel then Apple has created the surprise by selecting a solution NVIDIA for the chipset of its new MacBook and MacBook Pro. With a range of laptops always segmented into three broad families, taking into account the MacBook Air, which has also enjoyed a drink, we chose to focus on the MacBook, the more affordable but also the most innovative new models.

Long considered the poor relation of the family of Apple laptops, the MacBook seems suddenly move from shadow to light puisqu'autant tell you immediately comparison with the old MacBook is painful ... at least for owners of these! In addition to a line completely reviewed, electronics MacBook advantage of improvements as we can see, while the touchpad has been redesigned to support the movement to touch the way that we can do on the iPhone in particular. What is this new MacBook? What are its strengths? These are the questions that we held in suspense during this test.


Common with the older generation of MacBook, the diagonal of the new models is set at 13 inches. For the rest, Apple made a clean sweep of the past and the plastic shell of the previous incarnation of the MacBook is simply abandoned in favor of an all gray aluminum chassis with rounded tips ... as the MacBook Air. The relationship with him the rest is obvious even if Apple does generally away little of the original PowerBook.

The new MacBook is the subject of a new industrial process since its aluminum hull is cut into the body to prevent the assembly of several parts: that is what Apple calls the unibody. If this detail will be hard to tear you a tear this is not necessarily able to finish the new MacBook is still well above its predecessor. While it is still an apple on the lid of the MacBook, Apple, which illuminates the lighting of the computer, the screen opens and closes without any mechanism to maneuver. A simple magnet, the rest fairly light, keeps in place once it folded.

Compact, with a thickness of 2.4 cm for a weight of 2 kg, the new MacBook seems particularly strong when you take hold. Its base is equipped with large black plastic pads to prevent scratches on the hull, like the MacBook Air. Resolutely clean, the MacBook provides the minimum union in terms of connections while there is only one button to start and one diode that lights up front during the day only. Not far from this diode, is a window for infrared remote control became optional, while the DVD is on the right side of the camera, all the connectors are grouped on the left side of the laptop. We are here in the presence of an RJ45 Ethernet port, two USB connectors that we would have liked more spaced to insert two keys safely including USB, two audio mini-jack, a Kensington location, a video output type mini - DisplayPort and a MagSafe connector.

Connectors MacBook

Apple recall that the plug is magnetized. This will not bring down the computer when you pull on the cable it is naturally. While the visual indicator of battery level was on previous MacBook in the computer, it is now located on the left side of the Mac and a touch of the button adjacent to view via the remaining eight diodes . Little detail ... unlike the MacBook Pro present and past, the new MacBook is no location Express Card: can be added to the possible expansion cards. Too bad!

Later dimensions finally, the new MacBook has the same dimensions as its predecessor was, according to manufacturer: 32.5 x2, 41x22, 7 centimeters. If the new MacBook Air cutting way of the hull gives the impression that the MacBook is thinner, it is really nothing ... Evidence photos:

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