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The Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 13-Inch (Black – Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.4 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (T8300), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) installed in pairs (two 1 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” technology, an 8X dual-layer write DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive, an Intel GMA X3100 integrated “graphics processor with 144 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory”, and a 13.3″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1280×800 native resolution).
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|Introduction Date:||February 26, 2008||Discontinued Date:||October 14, 2008|
|Details:||The “Introduction Date” refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The “Discontinued Date” refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Architecture:||64-Bit|
|Geekbench 2 (32):||3182||Geekbench 2 (64):||3557|
|Details:||Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):||1195||Geekbench 3 (32):||2053|
|Details:||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):||1412||Geekbench 3 (64):||2491|
|Details:||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Processor Speed:||2.4 GHz||Processor Type:||Core 2 Duo (T8300)|
|Details:||The Intel “Core 2 Duo” (T8300) 45 nm “Penryn” processor includes two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip.
Also see: How much faster is the “Early 2008 Penryn” MacBook Core 2 Duo compared to the “Late 2007 Santa Rosa” MacBook Core 2 Duo?
|Turbo Boost:||N/A||Custom Speeds:||N/A|
|Details:||Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the MacBook?|
|System Bus Speed:||800 MHz||Cache Bus Speed:||2.4 GHz (Built-in)|
|Details:||800 MHz frontside bus. The system bus in this model can be dynamically “downclocked” to conserve battery life.|
|ROM/Firmware Type:||EFI||EFI Architecture:||64-Bit|
|Details:||Also see: Does the MacBook have a ROM or BIOS?|
|L1 Cache:||32k/32k||L2/L3 Cache:||3 MB (on chip)|
|Details:||Includes a 3 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.|
|RAM Type:||PC2-5300 DDR2||Min. RAM Speed:||667 MHz|
|Details:||Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the MacBook? How much RAM of what type does it support?|
|Standard RAM:||2 GB||Maximum RAM:||6 GB*|
|Details:||2 GB of RAM is installed as two 1 GB modules, no slots free.
*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
|Motherboard RAM:||None||RAM Slots:||2|
|Details:||Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.|
|Video Card:||Intel GMA X3100||VRAM Type:||Integrated|
|Details:||Also see: How much faster is the Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor in later MacBook models compared to the Intel GMA 950 in earlier models? Is gaming performance improved?|
|Standard VRAM:||144 MB||Maximum VRAM:||144 MB|
|Details:||Apple reports that “memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 144 MB (an additional 16 MB is required when using an external display). This results in 880 MB of system memory available” with the default 1 GB installed.|
|Built-in Display:||13.3″ Widescreen||Native Resolution:||1280×800|
|Details:||13.3″ color widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display with a 1280 by 800 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports “1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio”.
Also see: What exactly is a glossy display? Is the glossy display used in the MacBook better or worse than the previous iBook display?
|2nd Display Support:||Dual/Mirroring||2nd Max. Resolution:||1920×1200|
|Details:||The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 1920×1200.|
|Standard Hard Drive:||250 GB (5400 RPM)||Int. HD Interface:||Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)|
|Details:||Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the MacBook?|
|Standard Optical:||8X DL “SuperDrive”||Standard Disk:||None|
|Details:||Apple reports that this 8X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of “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” and read speed of “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.”
Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the MacBook models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
|Standard Modem:||None||Standard Ethernet:||10/100/1000Base-T|
|Details:||External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) available for US$49.|
|Standard AirPort:||802.11a/b/g/n||Standard Bluetooth:||2.0+EDR|
|Details:||AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
|USB Ports:||2 (2.0)||Firewire Ports:||1 (400)|
|Details:||Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire “400” port.|
|Expansion Slots:||None||Expansion Bays:||None|
|Details:||No expansion slots or bays provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook.
|Incl. Keyboard:||Full-size||Incl. Input:||Trackpad|
|Details:||Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has “78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement).” It does not have an embedded numeric keypad.
The trackpad supports “two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag”.
Also see: How does the MacBook keyboard “feel”?
|Case Type:||Notebook||Form Factor:||MacBook|
|Details:||This MacBook uses a black case design with a “catchless” magnetic latch.|
|Apple Order No:||MB404LL/A||Apple Subfamily:||Early 2008|
|Details:||The Apple order number should be unique to this system.|
|Apple Model No:||A1181 (EMC 2242)||Model ID:||MacBook4,1|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com’s Mac Identification section.
|Battery Type:||55 W h Li-Poly||Battery Life:||4.5 Hours|
|Details:||Apple reports that this model has a “55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery”. For previous MacBook models, Apple provided estimated battery life for usage without wireless, with wireless, and for DVD playback, but for the “Early 2008” models, Apple decided to report one number — “4.5 hours of wireless productivity”.
Also see: What is the MacBook battery life in “real-world” tests?
|Pre-Installed MacOS:||X 10.5.2 (9C2015)||Maximum MacOS:||X 10.7.5*|
|Details:||*This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 “Lion.” It is not supported booting into 64-bit mode when running Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard.” It does not support “OpenCL” either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the “Rosetta” environment.|
|Minimum Windows:||XP SP2 (32-Bit)*||Maximum Windows:||7 (32-Bit)*|
|Details:||*Apple’s Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft’s minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers. Readers have reported successfully running the 64-bit version of Windows 7, as well.|
|MacOS 9 Support:||None||Windows Support:||Boot/Virtualization|
|Details:||Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
|Dimensions:||1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92||Avg. Weight:||5.0 lbs (2.27 kg)|
|Details:||In inches while closed – height by width by depth, (2.75 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).|
|Original Price (US):||US$1499||Est. Current Retail:||US$350-US$475|
|Details:||Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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