The redesigned MacBook adds several nice features to an already top-selling laptop line, writes Walt Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal. The most striking difference from the old models is the trackpad: rather than tacky plastic, the controller is slick glass like the screen of an iPhone, and users depress the screen to click, rather than a button below the trackpad. "The whole thing is a big button," Mossberg writes.
Performance-wise, the new MacBook gets slightly more battery life and faster graphics, and can run Windows XP and Vista—a feature of newer Macs—beautifully as well. The only downside is cost: the cheapest new Macbook costs $1299, whereas the cheapest old model was $999. And though "you get more for your money, the swooning economy may make that price tag tougher for some families to swallow," Mossberg writes.