Pros

  • Greatly improved graphics power
  • Sleek new design
  • Bright LED display
  • Multi-Touch glass trackpad
  • Backlit keyboard

Cons

  • Price for top model higher than before
  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box
  • No FireWire port
  • Battery life shorter than previous MacBook model

At A Glance

In October 2008, Apple introduced a new MacBook design that housed the company's consumer-friendly laptop into a MacBook Pro-like aluminum enclosure with a large glass trackpad. Graphics have improved with the addition of an Nvidia GeForce 9400m chip. While the integrated graphics continue to share memory with the system RAM, there's more shared (256MB as opposed to 144MB) and it's the faster DDR3 SDRAM. Like the MacBook Air, the MacBook no longer ships with FireWire ports -- just two USB 2.0 ports. This 2.4GHz model does feature a backlit keyboard, which is not available in the other MacBook configurations.

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 MB467LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
DisplayPort Yes
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 NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 250 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MB467LL/A
UPC Code 885909223411
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 DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Notebook
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • Power cord
  • AC wall plug
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
  • 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 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 0.9"
    Width 12.8"
    Depth 8.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 72.0 oz
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 3 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type Track Pad

    Performance

    Macworld Labs
    Quake 4 39.4fps   fps
    Photoshop CS3 1:05   min
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5 0:54   min
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of RAM
    Speedmark 5 Score 212
    Compressor 1:52
    iMovie HD6 0:49
    iTunes 7.7 1:03