MacBook (Early 2008)


Family: MacBook

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.2

Maximum OS: 10.7.5

Introduced: February 2008

Terminated: October 2008


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (T8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.1/2.4 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 800 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC2-5300 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 667 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4 GB


Screen: 13.3" active matrix TFT

GPU: Intel GMA X3100

VRAM: 144 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1280x800

Video Out: mini-DVI

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 120/160/250 GB 5400 RPM (w/SMS)

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x/8x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD±R DL


USB: 2 2.0

Firewire: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR


Power: 60 Watts

Dimensions: 1.08" H x 12.78" W x 8.92" D

Weight: 5.0 lbs.


The MacBook's graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 144 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 160 MB of RAM, resulting in a maximum of 864 MB of RAM available for system use in the base system. The 2.1 GHz model had a 24x/24x/16x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM "Combo" drive, and was discontinued in January 2009.

Introduced in February 2008, the MacBook (Early 2008) offered a modest speed bump over the MacBook (Late 2007). It was available in three configurations: 2.1 GHz/1 GB RAM/120 GB HD/ComboDrive/White/$1099, 2.4 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD/SuperDrive/White/$1299, and 2.4 GHz/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD/SuperDrive/Black/$1499. In October 2008, the middle- and high-end models were replaced by the new Unibody models, while the low-end model was price-reduced to $999, and replaced in January 2009 by the MacBook (Early 2009).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.