Gift Tip 47: Apple MacBook - The Only Apple Laptop Below $1,000

Dec 5 2009, 9:00pm CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Tip 47: Apple MacBook - The Only Apple Laptop Below $1,000
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The all-new refined Apple MacBook is perfect for the home, office, or campus and at $999 the most affordable Apple laptop. The MacBook’s redesigned streamlined polycarbonate enclosure makes it a breeze to pick up and slip into a backpack and whip out at a coffee shop or in the living room. Never before has Apple offered such style and power at such a price.

The new MacBook MC207LL/A weighs in at a slim 4.7 pounds and slightly more than an inch thick (9.1 x 13 x 1.1 inches). The spacious redesigned glass multi-touch trackpad gives you plenty of room to navigate and supports two-finger scroll, right-click and multi-touch gestures, such as pinch, swipe and rotate. The integrated lithium-polymer battery gives you the power and freedom to work or play all day on a single charge, providing an astounding 7 hours of use. And it lasts up to five years, so no more spending money on replacement batteries.

The Apple MacBook’s 13.3-inch LED-backlit, glossy widescreen display with a widescreen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels gives you plenty of room to multitask. The display is greener than ever: power efficient, free of harmful toxins such as mercury, and made of arsenic-free glass. The fast 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor helps you breeze through everyday tasks such as emailing, web browsing, and working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Never worry about space with the 250 GB hard drive (5400 RPM) or performance with 2 GB installed RAM (1066 MHz DDR3; supports up to 4 GB).

The Apple MacBook’s 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support and Built-in iSight camera for video chatting are just some of the features that make the MacBook capable of anything. It supports Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification; 802.11a/b/g compatible) and Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000BASE-T). Connectivity includes Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and cell phones and two USB 2.0 ports.

The Apple MacBook includes built-in stereo speakers and an omnidirectional microphone and mini DisplayPort video output with optional adapters for DVI and VGA output. The MacBook has some limitations—FireWire is absent; no SD card slot; no removable battery. But, overall the Apple MacBook is a really great product in terms of the sleek unibody design, LED display, big multi-touch trackpad and long battery life.

Great Gift For
The Apple MacBook is a great gift choice for anyone, young and old alike.

Price and Where to Buy
The Apple MacBook is selling for $999 on the Apple Store. You can find the MacBook selling below that in sales on MacMall and Amazon.

This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more tech gift recommendations across 10 categories and shopping tips here.

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