Apple has introduced a reasonably priced, very popular, new laptop called the Apple MacBook MC516LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop. As a rule, Apple computers have always been more expensive than other brands of laptops. But when you compare the features and price of the MacBook MC516LL/A to the MacBook PRO line, you will be surprised at its affordable price. Well examine the positive and negative points of the MacBook MC516LL/A to help you get an idea if its a good fit for your needs.
One feature that is very popular, for those who take a lot of photos or like to watch videos online, is the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card. If you like watching videos online, you can watch them, full screen, in High Definition. Also, iPhoto and iMovie are two applications that make it easy to keep your images organized or make your own videos. Gamers will love the fast frame rate of this graphics processor and its ability to easily handle graphically intense 3D games. At the same time, since this laptop only comes with 2 GB of RAM, if youre going to be using demanding applications on it, you will probably want to upgrade to 4 GB if you want to get the best possible performance. The Apple MacBook MC516LL/A comes with the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system, which includes many useful software programs, including ITunes, Quick Look, Photo Booth, Safari, QuickTime and many others. Regardless of how good the Snow Leopard OS is, Apple recently introduced an even more advanced system called OS X Lion. Your new MacBook may already have OS X Lion installed. It all depends on the store where you bought your laptop. That isnt a problem, however. If you get a laptop with OS X Snow Leopard, its easy to get a free upgrade to OS X Lion. For most purposes, you may not notice much of a difference between the two operation systems, but Lion includes additional Multi Touch capabilities and apps, as well as Mission Control, a feature that makes it easier to view everything on your computer at once.
One of the appealing features of a MacBook, or any computer that runs on an Apple operating system, is that its less prone to computer viruses and malware. Undeniably, part of the reason is that there are fewer Apple computers in use and the hackers are more likely to go after the more populous PCs.
Apple Corporation also has a reputation for giving their customers a high level of security. Unfortunately, as Apple products become more widely used, hackers may start creating viruses for the Apple platform. However, in the meantime, that hasnt happened and if you have a MacBook, youre still less likely to get a computer virus than a PC user. That doesnt let you off the hook, though. You still need to have a comprehensive, reliable anti-virus program on your laptop and use it daily. Apple laptops are well regarded by many people, and the MacBook MC516LL/A gives you the chance to buy one at a more affordable price than some other models. Even with a lower price tag, you get many of the popular MacBook features including numerous software packages such as Photo Booth and iMovie, as well as GarageBand, iWeb, and iDVD.