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MB881LL/A
SKU:
9218358
Your price for this item is $899.99

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Wife Wanted A Mac And I Liked The Price

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    The wife grew up on Macs. I have never met one. For the last few years she has been forced to use my HP. She never thought we could afford a Mac. I surprised her with this one. It must be like finding an old friend again because she is having a blast! She is doing stuff I never knew she could do. I like the easy set-up and the fact that it runs my HP printer. I also like the fact that virus protection isn't such a chore anymore. I was on the fence about this purchase. I thought the price was high compared to other laptops, but this is what she wanted. Now I am glad I bought it for her. She's happy, I'm Happy! And if you want a Mac but don't wanna spend big bucks this one is a deal! I am going to upgrade to 4MB Ram eventually and install a word processor then I think it will be perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Laptop

    Posted .

    I got this machine only a couple of days ago. I am coming from a 2006 Toshiba that had Windows XP on it. Through the years with the Toshiba I can say that I have had no problems with it at all. Worked when I needed it to, and never broke down on me. Although I did have to deal with the occasional freeze up, and memory depletion. I am now in college and I wanted a new computer that I could carry along with me to class and use to study on campus. I was looking at the Macbook white, and the Macbook Aluminium, as well as HP and dell notebooks. I have heard so many good things about Mac OS X and so many not so good things about Vista. I have played around with Vista and can say that I wasn't too impressed. The build quality of the Windows notebooks was nothing compared to the Macbooks. I did not like the Macbook aluminum look and the fact that it didnt come with firewire along with extra cost drove me to the White. I finally made the decision when apple updated the White Macbook with the Nvidia Geforce 9400m chip, updated the processor and doubled the ram. This thing is very fast and has stood up to the tests I have put it through. I picked up VMware Fusion 2 and put Windows XP on it as well to run some applications I cannot live without. Everything works well likes its supposed to. With the extra money I saved from not buying the aluminum I am gonna top the ram out at 4gb and drop in a 250 gb 7200rpm hard drive. It does get a lot warm at times like any other notebook but its tolerable. If you are thinking of buying a Macbook, do it now! If you are attached to Windows XP you can run it right next to Mac OS X!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    White Macbook VS Aluminum Macbook

    Posted .

    Owned the Aluminum Macbook, light and pretty but color scheme makes it boring just like every other pc notebook out there, sold it and bought this white one. Pro -This one has 55WHR battery vs aluminum's 45 WHR battery -Search google, this one actually outperform the aluminum one in battery drain test by a few minutes. (achieved by bigger battery even though this is LCD) -Super quiet, I had a sony vaio SR laptop, which was considered quiet by PC standard, but compare to this silence, the sony sounds like a trash hauler -Timeless design. Well known, classic white apple design, never change, never needs to be. Con: -120GB hard drive, but easily changed out, going rate for a 320gb notebook HD is only 69.99, just remember to get an TORX T8 srew driver. -2Gb ram though it runs fine, but I made it 4 GB -Don't be fooled by those 100 dollars ram made for apple, any of the kingston notebook value ram or Transcend will fit this notebook just fine. Earlier white notebook could not handle anything more than 2 GB ram total, thus when people made it 3 or 4 GB, it failed to boot, creating this fear that the ram has to be made exclusively for apple else it won't boot. This white notebook is made just like every other PC notebook, any 2 X 2GB PC 5300 or PC 6400 ram will work even mix and matched like I did, Less than fifty dollars shipped everywhere. -This laptop runs very quiet, can not hear it running, and runs cool, slight warm to the touch but nowhere near hot even after running 24/7. Get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great buy!

    Posted .

    Pros: 1. Unlike PCs, you don't need to spend time defragging, figuring out which drivers to install, and things like that. Even installing Boot Camp is very easy. 2. It works out of the box. 3. It has a great battery life, so you won't need to drag the charger around. 4. Good graphics to play your favorite games using Boot Camp. 5. Light weight. Can carry it around without it weighing you down. 6. Track pad. Large track pad makes everything easier. Can scroll up/down using two fingers. No need to click, you can tap the track pad. (The "tap clicking" needs to be set under system preference -> mouse.) Cons: 1. Small hard drive. You can easily upgrade it using the right tools, if you search online. (For a cheap price!!) 2. Magsafe adapter is known to melt or break easily. Easily avoidable by following the proper guidelines. (i.e. do not have your computer charging at all times. This reduces your battery life. ) 3. Mic. It works great on mac OS. However, if you decide to install boot camp, you will need a USB mic or an amplifier. If you plug in a normal mic or a headset into the 2nd port (from the front), it will NOT work. 4. Gets dirty easily. I've used PCs for a long time. But, I've gotten to like this very much. If you compare it to other products, you may think it's pricey. But, you truly get a great quality laptop. If you purchase it from Best Buy, you can also get a 3 year warranty (includes accidental damage). I take good care of my computers. But my last computer's motherboard went bad after two years, and it would have been $500 to get it replaced. Even if you have warranty with the company you purchased it from, you have to pay shipping out of your pocket. That costs a lot. Especially, if you want to get insurance in case it gets stolen. With Geek Squad, you simply drop it off and pick it up whenever it's ready.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I LOVE THIS COMPUTER!

    Posted .

    I have always had a Dell computer, and fought with them constantly. The last one drove me insane with all the system checking/downloads, etc., and it crashed 3 times in 6 months because it couldn't take what I needed it to do, and I had a top of the line Dell notebook. For one project I had to eventually purchase 3 different programs to try to do what I needed, and Windows didn't like working with three up at the same time. Many times it was like trying to cross the street to get to the other side, and the Dell kept saying sure it was quicker to go straight across from one corner to the other, but surely what I really wanted to do was walk around the block a couple of times and then try to cross at the next intersection. Finally had enough. Other family had always had Macs. The cost was 2x more for this MacBook than a Dell or other similar windows system, but finally bit the bullet. For my first leap into the unknown, I purchased this system. Best ever purchase. Right out of box it was easy to learn, easy to use, and does things I would never had accomplished with Dell. Wish I had bought one years ago. Will NEVER, EVER go back to Dell or Windows. I have been able to take files/photos from the Dell and transfer to the Mac, without a problem. And I know this sounds crazy -- I am using the same exact printers (HP and Kodak) with this Mac that I did with the Dell. I did not change any of the printers settings, but the quality of the printing, especially the photos, are many, many times better than what was printing from the Dell. Yes the same files/photos look better. So if you are looking for a new system, walk straight past all of the other Windows operating computers. Buy a Mac, you will not regret the decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's a keeper!

    Posted .

    I forked over about half of my tax return last night. It's worth it. I'm technologically impaired to begin with, but once I brought Mac home and turned it on, I was surprised by the ease of getting it all set up. A few problems with getting online, but they were my problems and had nothing to do with the Mac. I should not attempt to do things that require brain activity after 9pm, so it was my fault. I can't believe how great this is, if I had known, I would have bought a Mac years ago. I will not miss Windows or Word. I will not miss Microsoft. I had always used them and was a little confused at first, I felt a little lost, but after a few hours futzing around with it, I have to say I am in love with Mac. It is just as fast as any PC or other laptop I have used in the past. I will probably have to go out and get a Mac book for Dummies, just so I know my way around more, but I am so surprised and pleased with everything about this! If you're thinking about getting one, check the store to make sure they have them in stock!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    When you're done playing around w/ WIndows...

    Posted .

    This is the 2nd Mac that I have had after my Powerbook G4. If one thing I have learned about these machines is that they hold up very well to wear and tear. There isn't too much more that I can say that everyone else has said already except that for what you spend you get top notch quality. A lot fo people are afraid to go Mac because they are so used to WIndows but take it from a long time windows user, after a few montsh playing with these Macs, you will wonder what took you so long to come here! Best of all you very rarely ever have to worry about any issues with these machines. My wife has had a G5 for the past 4 years with no problems, while I have been through at least 3 Windows machines and AV programs so it was just inevitable that I would make the move. If you are that afraid of Mac, you can always get a Macbook and install boot camp whcih will allow you to use Windows but best believe you may ditch it before long! Let Bill Gates go!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great laptop. Good price for everything it does.

    Posted .

    This is a great laptop that I would recommend to anyone. Theirs no virus software needed at all so u dont even have to worry about viruses. The screen is a great size (not to big not to small). It has strong lighting inside it so u could use it in the dark easily but bad in the sun because of glare. The keyboard is is perfectly sized for anyone. And the mousepad is the best pad ive ever seen. It detects everything u want it to. The 2 fingers on the pad thing is perfect for moving up and down and side to side. Overall, this is the best computer i have ever used.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome macbook at an awesome price

    Posted .

    This was the first mac ive purchased after using PCs for the past 15 years and i couldnt be happier so far. it was easy to set up and very easy to navigate a mac OS for the first time.its so power i have even played games like call of duty 4 on it with no problem at all. i would definitely recommend looking into this notebook if youre looking for a power mac without spending $2000.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome computer

    Posted .

    I have always been a PC person. I know Windows in and out and always stuck with what I knew. I kept hearing about Mac's and was always intimidated about learning a new OS. Finally, I decided to do it, and I purchased this Macbook. Wow...I have NEVER had an easier time setting up a computer. It does everything for you pretty much, it even detected my wireless internet on it's own, I didn't have to do anything! I highly recommend this computer, it's great!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Once you go MAC you never go back

    Posted .

    Any time i've said 'i wish my computer could......' mac has an app or a shoutcut that does... i can easily play tunes in iTunes, be downloading music and edit pictures without any lag. I've had my mac book for over a YEAR and NO COMPLAINTS!!! my mac has 2gb Ram, 120gb memory and goes for 3hours on one full charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Greatest Laptop of them all for a GOOD PRICE!!!

    Posted .

    I've had this laptop since 2008. I used to have an old ibook G3 that I dearly loved but the logic board died out on it, which at the time made me decide to buy another laptop. At the time I bought my MacBook I was a senior at a college university and was tight on money. I thought of buying a PC though I've been irritated for years with virus problems. I've never ran into a virus problem using an Apple computer. I was going to purchase a new aluminum MacBook but was nervous of damaging it due to its thin body. The graphics are the same as the new MacBooks though the MacBook Pros have high graphic resolutions. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Mac for the money

    Posted .

    I am a PC owner and have never touched a Mac. I bought this model without even a demo. Crazy, I know, but it got such great reviews I wasn't worried. We plugged it in, hit on button and the computer pretty much did the rest. It was by far the easiest set up I have ever encountered with a computer. The platform is so different from a PC, but a breeze to learn. As a Mac newbie I'd have to say it's everything promised and more. I installed Office 2008 for Mac and the installation was a snap. Another surprise was that the Macbook recognized my wireless printer and wireless router immediately. Go buy this Macbook as fast as you can! You won't regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Perfect Choice

    Posted .

    The new Mac Book by Apple is a college bound student's dream come true! With a lightning fast AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless network connection, surfing the internet for projects and papers makes work almost fun. Combined with an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, opening multiple windows is a breeze. This laptop, being small, compact, durable and easy to use is a students ideal choice for a new computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    macbook white-the best laptop ever!

    Posted .

    I absolutely love the macbook white I mean it's so handy for anything from work to entertainment for a fantastic price! I actually feel really bad because i dont have one...yet but I'm about to get one. Anyway, my friend owns it and she always would catch me with it but she doesn't seem to care. We like using photo booth together. It's so convenient for school and work. It has so many applications that I love. I'm very happy that it already comes with iLife 09. I love it so much please, anyone who needs a great high quality laptop, consider the macbook white. It has plenty of memory and is so useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    GET This COMPUTER

    Posted .

    This computer is a must have for those that are currently in the need of a new computer and wants to get away from a windows based pc. I was a little concerned with switching,but I am glad I did. The computer does everything I repeat EVERYTHING I want it to do. I also choose this over the aluminum b/c this just seemed like a true apple instead of the aluminum one. IT was nice but lacked a little in speed (in my opinion) and didnt stand out like the white one does. Plus this is a great intro for anyone that is reluctant to go mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of the Best Laptops on the Market

    Posted .

    Overall this is a very appealing laptop computer. It has an efficient amount of memory for power users, but needs upgrading if you're doing lots of movies, games, photos etc... iLife 09 is a great bundle of software. I use it everyday with my photos and movies. The laptop also feels goods in your lap. It's not too heavy, and it is very thin. Though it's not the thinnest laptop I have every owned. Mac OSX is the best OS on the market in my opinion. I have also tested Windows 7. Vista's predecessor. It still is kind of annoying, and I think the next up coming Mac OSX release "Snow Leopard" will be much better than Windows 7. The battery life is OK, but if you are a power user you better leave that laptop plugged into a wall outlet. I have used Mac and PC all of my life and I believe at there current stage of development Mac is better.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worth spending the money

    Posted .

    My family has always been Mac people, but for a while due to work and money we had to go to PCs. I was always being driven crazy by PCs, the crashing, the viruses and more. I am so happy to be back to macs! I can do stuff I need for work and still have it work on a PC and it is so worth spending the money on it in the end. My husband who was never mac is always borrowing it, my kids prefer using it as they find it easier to use. What else can I say, it gets used and loved!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Mac is the Best

    Posted .

    I have always been a PC user since the 90's and swore that I'd never get a Mac. Then my daughter got the Macbook Pro right around the time my PC died. To keep up with emails and to pay bills I had to use hers and now I'm the owner of a Macbook. It is super easy to use and the portability of a laptop is great. I've talked my friend and my sister into this Macbook also and they are very please. As another reviewer said "once you go Mac you never go back to PC"

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome!

    Posted .

    After debating between a pc laptop and a macbook our friendly salesperson at best buy said it was going to be about the same price. The great thing about macs is they do not get viruses unlike pcs. I've been a pc person for my whole life and my wife has been a mac person and she convinced me to buy a mac. I have nothing bad to say about this product. I am very impressed with the battery life as well. From now on I'm a mac person, goodbye pc!

    I would recommend this to a friend