Apple MacBook "Core Duo" 2.0 13" (Black) Specs (MA472LL/A)

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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 15" Specs (MA609LL)

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US$1499 US$950-US$1000
US$1999 US$1650-US$1750
May 16, 2006 November 8, 2006
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.
October 24, 2006 June 5, 2007
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.
Core Duo (T2500) 2.0 GHz
Core 2 Duo (T7400) 2.16 GHz
Details: The Intel "Core Duo" (T2500) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How fast is the original MacBook compared to the iBook that it replaced?
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7400) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How much faster are the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" models compared to the "Core Duo" systems?
Soldered Integrated
667 MHz 2.0 GHz (Built-in)
667 MHz 2.16 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 667 MHz frontside bus.
EFI N/A
32k/32k 2 MB (on chip)
32k/32k 4 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 2 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
Details: Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz
Details: Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM.
512 MB 2.0 GB
1.0 GB 3.0 GB
Details: 512 MB of RAM is installed as two 256 MB modules, no slots free.

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Details: 1.0 GB installed as a single module. One slot free.

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None 2
None 2
Details: Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.
Details: N/A
Intel GMA 950 Integrated
Radeon X1600 GDDR3 SDRAM
Details: Also see: What is the overall gaming performance of the MacBook?
Details: The ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128 MB of GDDR3 SDRAM uses a 16 lane PCI Express bus.
64 MB 64 MB
128 MB 128 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80 MB, resulting in 432 MB of system memory available" with the default 512 MB installed.
Details: N/A
13.3" Widescreen 1280x800
15.4" Widescreen 1440x900
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?
Details: 15.4" color "matte" widescreen TFT active-matrix display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. A "glossy" display also was available as a custom configuration.

Apple reports that the system also supports "1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio, [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched."
Dual/Mirroring 1920x1200
Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: The maximum resolution supported on "Apple DVI displays" is 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 on VGA displays.
Details: Simultaneously supports native resolution on the internal display and a maximum of 2560x1600 on an external display.
80 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA
120 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA/100
Details: Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the MacBook?
Details: This model also could be configured with a 160 GB 5400 RPM or 200 GB 4200 RPM hard drive.

The hard drive uses a Serial ATA (1.5Gb/s) bus.
4X "SuperDrive" None
6X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this slot-loading double layer read DVD/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 4x speed, writes DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 24x speed."

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the MacBook models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
Details: Apple reports that the 6X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVDRW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of "6x DVD-R and DVD+R; 4x DVD+RW and DVD-RW; 2.4x DVD+R DL (double layer); 24x CD-R; [and] 10x CD-RW" and read speed of "8x DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD+RW, DVD-RW; 4x DVD+R DL (double layer); [and] 24x CD."
None 10/100/1000Base-T
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g 2.0+EDR
802.11a/b/g/n 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
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?
2 (2.0) 1 (400)
2 (2.0) 1 (400), 1 (800)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.

Also see: Complete Ports.
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port, one Firewire "800" port.

Also see: Complete Ports.
None None
ExpressCard/34 None
Details: No expansion slots or bays provided.
Details: One ExpressCard/34 expansion slot.

Also see: What is ExpressCard/34? Is it compatible with PC Cards?
Full-size 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), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports "two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag".

Also see: How does the MacBook keyboard "feel"?
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." It also includes a fiber-optic-based "ambient light sensor" that automatically "measures ambient light and works with integrated software to adjust keyboard illumination and screen brightness based on user preferences".

The trackpad supports "two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag".
Notebook MacBook
Notebook MacBook Pro
Details: This MacBook uses a jet black case design with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
Details: N/A
MA472LL/A MacBook
MA609LL Core 2 Duo
Details: The Apple model number should be unique to this system.
A1181 MacBook1,1
A1211 MacBookPro2,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
55 W/Hr Li-Poly 2.5-6 Hours
60 W/Hr Li-Poly 5 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with integrated charge indicator LEDs". The company claims that it can provide "up to six hours" of battery life, but acknowledges that it is "up to 2.5 hours of DVD playback" and "up to 3.5 hours with wireless turned on".

Also see: What is the MacBook battery life in "real-world" tests?
Details: Apple estimates five hours of battery life, but notes that this "depends on configuration and use."

Also see: How long is the battery life of the MacBook Pro in real-world tests?
X 10.4.6 (8I2025) Current
X 10.4.8 (8N1037) Current
None Boot/Virtualization
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1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92 5.2 lbs (2.36 kg)
1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6 5.6 lbs. (2.54 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.75 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.59 cm, 35.7 cm, 24.3 cm).