Macbooks are Apple’s range of portable, light-weight notebook or laptop computers. All Macs use Apple’s Mac OSX 10.6 operating system, known as Snow Leopard. Macs have a touchpad that is accurate, easy to use and supports multi-touch operation. There are no buttons beneath the touchpad, instead the whole pad acts as a big button.
- 13.3 inch glossy screen
- Up to 7 hours battery life surfing the web wirelessly
- a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (now upgraded to the Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processors for the new Macs)
- 250GB storage space
- 2GB of Ram
- 2 USB ports
The MacBook Pro
- Available in 13, 15 and 17 inch models
- Weighs 2.04kg
- Up to 7 hours of battery life surfing the web wirelessly
- Quad-core and dual-core Intel processors
- High-performance AMD Radeon graphics processors
- 4GB of Ram
- A wide range of ports including Ethernet, FireWire, two USB 2.0 ports, a headphones socket, SD card slot and the new Thunderbolt port which will provide rapid data transfer
- FaceTime HD camera allows you to make 720p HD calls from one new MacBook Pro to another or you can make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPhone 4 or the new iPod touch.
The MacBook Air
- Available in 11 inch and 13 inch model
- Weighs 1.32kg
- 3mm thick at it’s tip and 17mm at its thickest point (the hinge) so thin and feather-light
- 5 hours of battery life on the 11inch and 7 on the 13 inch surfing the web wirelessly
- 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor
- 2GB Ram
- Starts up super quickly
- No DVD drive
- Two USB ports
In summary the MacBook Pro is probably the best all-rounder giving you the most for your money; the MacBook makes a good entry-level affordable option and the MacBook Air wins hands down in portability.
Just a few things to consider when choosing which Apple you should pick.