Pros

  • Greatly improved graphics power
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Bright display

Cons

  • No video adapters or Apple Remote in the box. CPU speed is slightly slower than previous white MacBook model

At A Glance

In January 2009, Apple updated its entry-level MacBook to improve the graphics while maintain the same sub-$1,000 price tag. While the Nvidia GeForce 9400M still shares its memory with the system RAM, there's a lot more memory to share (256MB instead of the 144MB the old integrated Intel graphics had at its disposal). The machine also ships with 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. The processor has been bumped down to 2GHz from 2.1GHz, but the system bus is faster.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook has everything you need to do everything you need. Advanced NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, a fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and more memory standard deliver power and performance. And MacBook offers a slew of innovative features, a glossy 13-inch widescreen display that makes graphics and video come alive.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB881LL/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 NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 120 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
UPC Code 885909274222
Manufacturer Part Number MB881LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Notebook
Marketing Information

MacBook has everything you need to do everything you need. Advanced NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, a fast Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and more memory standard deliver power and performance. And MacBook offers a slew of innovative features, a glossy 13-inch widescreen display that makes graphics and video come alive.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Notebook
  • AC Adapter
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Display cleaning cloth
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • 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 Speed 2 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 30.1fps   fps
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5 1:03   min
    Photoshop CS3 1:14   min
    iTunes 7.7 1:13
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.6 with 2GB of RAM
    Speedmark 5 Score 186
    iMovie HD6 0:58
    Compressor 2:08

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