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

Size and weight

Height:
1.08 inches (2.74 cm)
Width:
13.00 inches (33.03 cm)
Depth:
9.12 inches (23.17 cm)
Weight:
4.7 pounds (2.13 kg)1

 

Processor and memory

  • 2.26GHz 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 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

Communications

Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n 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:

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free system
  • Mercury-free
  • Arsenic-free display
  • Recyclable polycarbonate enclosure
  • 20% smaller packaging
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold

Acoustic Performance

DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

  Sound Power Level
LWAd (B)
1 B = 10 dB
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
LpAm (dB)
Idle 2.6 13
Hard drive accessing 2.6 14
CD drive accessing 3.3 28
  1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
  2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).

Display

13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen 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 DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3

Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

Built-in iSight camera

Mini DisplayPort

Video output options

DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)

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)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Audio

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone
  • Combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)
  • Supports Apple Stereo Headset with microphone

Connections and expansion

  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • Audio in/out
  • Kensington lock slot

Storage

  • 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 320GB or 500GB 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

Built-in 60-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 v10.6 Snow 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
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • 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.

  • 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA server-grade hard disk drive
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • USB port for connecting a printer or external hard drive

Configure to order

  • 320GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • 500GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • Up to 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • MagSafe Airline Adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan
  • Aperture
  • Final Cut Express
  • Logic Express
  • iWork ’09

Accessories

  • Apple LED Cinema Display
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station
  • AirPort Express Base Station
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard

  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 October 2009 using preproduction 2.26GHz 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%.
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