Unibody MacBook (late 2009) review

October 23, 2009 at 5:27 am | Posted in Marketing & Ads | Leave a comment

We’ll just come out and say it: we’re totally underwhelmed by the new plastic MacBook. Hell, we were underwhelmed by the old plastic MacBook back in June, when we reviewed the refreshed unibody MacBook Pros — we said we were “honestly left wondering” why the $999 plastic model continued to exist when the $1,199 13-inch Pro was obviously superior. So when we heard the first whispers that Apple was working on a total overhaul of its low-end MacBook, we naturally assumed that it would either gain in features or drop in price — but neither one of those things happened. The new plastic MacBook remains priced at $999 in its only configuration, and while it’s been updated with the same unibody construction as the Pros, it’s also lost some features along the way. So… what’s going on here? Did Apple just blow a huge opportunity to totally re-think its low-end formula, or is there more to the MacBook than the spec sheets and price tags say? Read on to find out.

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Unibody MacBook (late 2009) review originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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