Pros

  • Faster system bus
  • Excellent battery life
  • Santa Rosa architecture
  • Can handle 4GB of RAM
  • Built-in 802.11n AirPort Extreme
  • Updated graphics chip

Cons

  • Integrated graphics performance limits gaming use

At A Glance

This MacBook boasts a few minor changes from the models released in May 2007, led by a modest processor bump. Other changes include a new chipset architecture that increases the amount of RAM capacity to 4GB and boosts the frontside bus speed to 800MHz. More significantly, the integrated graphics system has been upgraded to an Intel GMA X3100 with 144MB of shared memory; that translates to improved performance in graphics-dependent applications over the earlier MacBooks.

Manufacturer’s Description

Perhaps the most profound design element of MacBook is what it lacks: bulk. A mere 1.08 inches thin and weighing in at only 5.0 pounds, MacBook cuts a slim profile on any desk (or in any backpack or briefcase). And since MacBook is sure to become your constant companion, a durable polycarbonate shell keeps it ready for the rough and tumble of everyday life. Now that's grace under pressure.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB063LLB
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Bus speed 800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Active Matrix LCD (TFT)
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Video Bus PCI Express x16
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 160.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
General Information
UPC Code 885909208975
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 6.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory max 4.0 GB
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Intel PM965 Express
Dimensions
Width 12.78 inches
Depth 8.92 inches
Height 1.08 inches
Weight 5.0 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year Limited Warranty
Optical Drive
CD-ROM Read Speed 24.0
DL DVD+R Write Speed 4.0
Single-Layer DVD-R Write Speed 8.0
DVD-ROM Pressed Disc Read Speed 8.0
DL DVD-R Write Speed 4.0
Included Drives DVD+-RW DL
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Remote Control
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 1:00   min
Photoshop CS3 1:17   min
iTunes 7.5 1:12
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5 with 2GB of RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 25.4fps
Speedmark 5 Score 186
iMovie HD6 0:51
Compressor 2:05