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MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009) - Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:
1.08 inches (2.75 cm)
Width:
12.78 inches (32.5 cm)
Depth:
8.92 inches (22.7 cm)
Weight:
5.0 pounds (2.27 kg)1

 

Connections and expansion

  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Mini-DVI port
  • FireWire 400 port (up to 400 Mbps)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out
  • Kensington lock slot

Communications

Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible

Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Environmental Status Report

MacBook is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Highly recyclable polycarbonate enclosure
  • Majority of circuit board laminates are free of brominated flame retardants
  • Majority of internal cables are PVC-free
  • 43% smaller packaging
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • EPEAT Silver rating

Display

13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy widescreen TFT display with support for millions of colors

Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio

Graphics and video support

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory3

Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

Built-in iSight camera

Mini-DVI port

Video output options

DVI output using Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter

VGA output using Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter

Input

  • Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Audio

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone
  • Combined optical digital input/analog line in (minijack)
  • Combined optical digital output/analog line out (minijack)

Processor and memory

  • 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB (two 1GB
    SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

Storage

  • 120GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 160GB, 250GB, or 320GB 5400-rpm drive4
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/
    CD-RW)

    Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW

    Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD

Battery and power5

55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system

MagSafe power port

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Installed software

  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)

What’s in the box

  • MacBook
  • Display cleaning cloth
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Options

Time Capsule

Time Capsule is a full-featured AirPort Extreme base station with a built-in hard drive. Back up wirelessly and create a Wi-Fi network with one device.

  • 500GB or 1TB server-grade hard drive
  • Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11n draft 2.0
  • USB port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive

Configure to order

  • 160GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • 250GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • 320GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • Up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Apple Remote (MA128G/B)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to DVI Adapter (M9321G/B)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter (M9320G/A)
  • AppleCare Protection Plan (MB578LL/A)
  • Aperture 2 (MB673Z/A)
  • Final Cut Express (MB278Z/A)
  • Logic Express (MA806LL/A)
  • iWork ’09 (MB942Z/A)

Accessories

  • AirPort Extreme Base Station (MB053LL/A)
  • AirPort Express Base Station (MB321LL/A)
  • MagSafe Airline Adapter (MB441Z/A)
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (MB167LL/A)
  • Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse (MB111LL/A)
  • Apple Keyboard (MB110LL/A)
  • Apple Mighty Mouse (MB112LL/A)
  • Rechargeable Battery for white MacBook (MA561LL/A)

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
  3. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256MB.
  4. 1GB=1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  5. Testing conducted by Apple in January 2009 using preproduction 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based MacBook units. Battery life depends on configuration and use. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information. The wireless productivity test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%.
Last Modified: Dec 12, 2011
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