MacBook (Late 2009)


Family: MacBook

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.6.1

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: October 2009

Terminated: May 2010


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

CPU Speed: 2.26 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 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: PC3-8500 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4 GB


Screen: 13.3" active matrix TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1280x800

Video Out: mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 250 GB 5400 RPM (320 GB, 500 GB BTO)

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

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


USB: 2 2.0

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

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini (see notes)

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

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

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Power: 60 Watts

Dimensions: 1.08" H x 13" W x 9.12" D

Weight: 4.7 lbs.


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. A single 3.5mm jack could be used for analog or optical audio out, or analog audio in.

Introduced in October 2009, the MacBook (Late 2009) was a significant improvement on the MacBook (Mid 2009) that it replaced. It included a redesigned polycarbonate unibody case with a rubberized anti-skid bottom, an LED-backlit screen, a glass multi-touch trackpad, and a longer-performaing built-in battery. Notably absent were firewire or dedicated audio input, which had both been present in every polycarbonate MacBook since its initial release. The MacBook (Late 2009) kept the previous models $999 price point, with a 2.26 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 250 GB hard drive. It was replaced in May 2010 by the MacBook (Mid 2010).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.