Pros

  • Larger hard drive than previous model
  • Performance comparable to previous high-end model

Cons

  • Only 1GB of RAM
  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box
  • No SuperDrive

At A Glance

The next-generation of the Core 2 Duo processor -- code-named Penryn -- highlights this round of MacBook updates. The processor upgrade delivers faster speeds than the previous generation, but less shared L2 cache (3MB, compared to 4MB in the previous generation). Hard-drive capacities have also jumped -- this entry-level model now offers 120GB of storage, up from 80GB. However, this model only ships with 1GB of RAM installed; the other MacBooks now offer 2GB.

Manufacturer’s Description

Faster is just the beginning. The new MacBook Notebook features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and larger hard drive. It's the same does-everything-you-want notebook but better.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB402LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
DVI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA X3100
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 144 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 120 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type Combo Drive
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909214235
Manufacturer Part Number MB402LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Notebook
Marketing Information

Faster is just the beginning. The new MacBook Notebook features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and larger hard drive. It's the same does-everything-you-want notebook but better.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook
Memory
Standard Memory 1 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Notebook
  • Display cleaning cloth
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adaptor
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation
Additional Information

Built-in Device:

  • Omnidirectional microphone
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.1"
Width 12.8"
Depth 8.9"
Weight (Approximate) 80.0 oz
Color White
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model T8100
Processor Speed 2.10 GHz
Cache 3 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type Track Pad

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 1:01   min
Photoshop CS3 1:19   min
iTunes 7.5 1:10
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.2 with 2GB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 26.9fps
Speedmark 5 Score 180
iMovie HD6 0:56
Compressor 2:02