Pros

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

Cons

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

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 13" MacBook Notebook Computer from Apple gives you all the power of a Macintosh computer in an easily portable and attractive form. The laptop is housed in a sleek glass and aluminum enclosure. The notebook is designed to meet the needs of photographers, video editors, graphics designers, educators, and businesspeople who demand a compact and light portable computer.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB466LL/A
Inventory Number 25539
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Vertical Resolution 800
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Storage
Drive size 160.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
General Information
UPC Code 885909223138
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Infrared
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Firewire 1
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth Yes
Memory
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.78 inches
Depth 8.94 inches
Height 0.95 inches
Weight with Accessories 6.0 pounds
Weight 4.5 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 1 Year Limited Warranty
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD+-RW DL
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices
  • Touchpad
  • Keyboard
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • Mini DVI port
  • remote control

Warranty Information

1 Year Limited Warranty

Performance

Macworld Labs
Quake 4 38.7fps   fps
Photoshop CS3 1:08   min
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 1:07   min
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of RAM
Speedmark 5 Score 195
Compressor 2:10
iMovie HD6 0:55
iTunes 7.7 1:11