Connectivity options include USB 2.0, FireWire, audio in/out ports, and RJ-45. Wireless connectivity provided by the AirPort Extreme supports 802.11g. There is a mini-DVI port to connect a large-format display or a TV. There is, however, no expansion slot for PCMCIA or Express cards. A card reader, another standard on all PC laptops, is missing.
Featured here is the integrated iSight camera for videoconferencing; the cam delivers very good video quality. The MacBook comes with a great software bundle. All the usual utilities are there, plus the iLife 06 application suite, which lets you create and edit movies, manage photo albums, create your own music, and create Web pages.
The MacBook played our test video for 154 minutes-at par with other laptops.
For all you Mac fans out there, this is a great buy. As for Windows die-hards-give the MacBook a shot, and you just might not feel like going back!
| Performance: 4.0
| Features: 3.5
| Ease of use: 3.5
| Value for money: 3.5
| overall: 3.5
Core Duo 2 GHz, 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 80 GB HDD, Super Drive DVDÂ±RW, 13.3-inch wide-screen, iSight camera
Contact: Apple International
Web site: www.apple.co.in
Price: Rs 87,600