MacBook (Early 2009)

Essentials

Family: MacBook

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.6

Maximum OS: 10.10

Introduced: January 2009

Terminated: June 2009


Processor

CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (P7xxx/P8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

ROM: EFI

RAM Type: PC2-5300 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 667 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4 GB

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


Video

Screen: 13.3" active matrix TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1280x800

Video Out: mini-DVI

Camera: iSight


Storage

Hard Drive: 120 GB 5400 RPM (w/SMS) (250GB, 320GB BTO)

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

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


Input/Output

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


Networking

Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Airport Extreme: 802.11n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Miscellaneous

Power: 60 Watts

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

Weight: 5.0 lbs.


Notes

The MacBook's graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 272 MB of RAM.

Introduced in January 2009, The MacBook (Early 2009) was a feature-bump of the existing low-end white MacBook model. Though the processor ran at a slightly slower clock-rate, other specifications were improved: the bus speed was increased to 1066 MHz, and the amount of RAM was doubled to 2 GHz. The graphics chipset also received a significant upgrade to the same chipset used in the more costly MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008). The MacBook (Early 2009) shipped in a single $999 configuration, and was replaced in June with the MacBook (Mid 2009).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.