Pros

  • Solid performance
  • 2GB of RAM standard
  • Larger hard drive than previous model

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box
  • $200 premium for color and larger hard drive

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 top-of-the-line model offers 250GB of storage, in addition to a black matte finish. Like the white 2.4GHz MacBook, this model now ships with 2GB of RAM.

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 MB404LL/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 250 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MB404LL/A
UPC Code 885909214297
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 2 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 Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Model T8300
    Processor Speed 2.40 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
    Photoshop CS3 1:16   min
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:54   min
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.2 with 2GB
    Speedmark 5 Score 196
    Compressor 1:52
    iMovie HD6 0:51
    iTunes 7.5 1:04
    Unreal Tournament 2004 27.6fps