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What are the "pros and cons" of the MacBook? Is it right for my needs?
Please note that the "White & Black" MacBook models have been discontinued.
Like any other purchase, only you can make the decision whether or not the MacBook is the right notebook for you, but you can evaluate the pros and cons of the series to see if your needs are met. This "run down" may be helpful in making a decision:
Basically, if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive and powerful notebook Mac, and have no MacOS 9/"Classic" applications, and no older "mission critical" MacOS X applications that are incompatible or run too slowly using "Rosetta", then the MacBook would be an excellent choice.
If performance (particularly 3D graphics performance), screen size, or expansion are high priorities, the MacBook Pro might be a better option. If compatibility with older applications or hardware (PC cards) is critical, a PowerBook G4 would be a wise choice. If you need to find a cheaper Mac notebook, a used or refurbished iBook G4 is worth consideration. Site sponsor PowerMax sells all of these systems.