If you're thinking about getting Apple's new MacBook, you're probably wondering what it's like to use and how well it works. Read on to find out what the first reviewers think, and check back with iMore after we get our hands on one.
These first reviews are an interesting study in contradictions. Many of the reviewers repeat the same basic idea: That the new MacBook is unquestionably the future direction not just of Apple's laptop products, but of the PC laptop industry in general, since so many PC manufacturers ape the same design features that Apple puts in its systems.
But having said that, the current MacBook design clearly has some limitations that at least some of the reviewers are not pleased with.
Christina Warren, writing for Mashable:
Katherine Boehret, writing for Recode:
Ben Bajarin, writing for his Techpinions blog:
Joanna Stern, writing for the Wall Street Journal:
Mark Spoonauer, writing for Tom's Guide/Laptop:
Joshua Topolosky and Stephen Pulvirent tag-team for Bloomberg:
Harry McCracken, writing for Fast Company:
David Pierce, writing for Wired:
Jim Dalrymple, writing for The Loop:
Darrell Etherington, writing for TechCrunch:
Dan Ackerman, writing for CNet:
Jason Snell, writing for Macworld:
Dieter Bohn, writing for The Verge:
David Pogue, writing for Yahoo Tech:
Andrew Cunningham, writing for Ars Technica:
Anick Jesdanun for ABC News:
Did any of these reviews change your opinion of the new MacBook, either positively or negatively? Are you planning to order one? Sound off in the comments.
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