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The MacBook is the brand of notebook computers manufactured by Apple Inc. It replaced the iBook series and 12-inch PowerBook series of the notebooks as the part of Apple-Intel transition from the PowerPC. The current lineup consists of the MacBook, MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air is the ultra-portable version of MacBook,. 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'.

Apple MacBook 'Core Duo' 2.0 13' (White) Specs

Identifiers: MacBook - MA255LL/A - MacBook1,1 - A1181 - 2092

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The Apple MacBook 'Core Duo' 2.0 13-Inch (White) features a 2.0 GHz Intel 'Core Duo' processor (T2500), with two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip, a 2 MB shared 'on chip' level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 512 MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) installed in pairs (two 256 MB modules), a 60.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive with 'Sudden Motion Sensor' technology, a 4X slot-loading double layer read (single layer write) DVD/CD-RW 'SuperDrive', an Intel GMA 950 integrated 'graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory', and a 13.3' widescreen TFT active-matrix 'glossy' display (1280x800 native resolution).
Like the MacBook Pro 'Core Duo' 15-Inch models, the MacBooks have AirPort Extreme (802.11g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire '400' port, two USB 2.0 ports, and optical digital audio in/out, along with video out capabilities (mini-DVI) that for the first time on a 'consumer' Apple notebook officially support a non-mirrored external display. They also have the same 'scrolling TrackPad', a built-in iSight video camera, an Apple Remote for use with Apple Front Row software, and the clever 'MagSafe' power connector. Unique to the MacBook include a redesigned 'flush against the bed' keyboard that does not touch the screen, a 'no moving parts' magnetic latch that 'catches without a catch', and a case design that makes upgrading the RAM and hard drive easy.
Also see:

  • What are the differences between the three original MacBook models?
  • How does the original MacBook compare to the iBook model it replaced?

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Introduction Date:May 16, 2006 Discontinued Date: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.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
Details:Also see: All models with a 32-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:When last updated, Geekbench 2 only provided sufficient 32-bit performance data for this model. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this model. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 4 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:The Geekbench 5 benchmark does not support this Mac. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 5 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:2.0 GHz Processor Type:Core Duo (T2500)
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:N/A
Details:Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the MacBook?
System Bus Speed:667 MHzCache Bus Speed:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type:EFIEFI Architecture:32-Bit
Details:Also see: Does the MacBook have a ROM or BIOS?
Details:Includes a 2 MB shared 'on chip' level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
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?
Details:512 MB of RAM is installed as two 256 MB modules, no slots free.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this MacBook.
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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.
Details:Also see: What is the overall gaming performance of the MacBook?
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.
Built-in Display:13.3' WidescreenNative Resolution:1280x800
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'.
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2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:1920x1200
Details:The maximum resolution supported on 'Apple DVI displays' is 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 on VGA displays.
Standard Storage:60 GB HDDStd. Storage Speed:5400 RPM
Details:Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the MacBook?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook.
In Canada, site sponsor CanadaRAM sells SSDs and other upgrades for this MacBook.
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Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:2.5' (9.5 mm)Storage Interface:Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details:This model supports a single SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) 2.5' hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical:4X 'SuperDrive'*Standard Disk: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?
Standard Modem:NoneStandard Ethernet:10/100/1000Base-T
Details:External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) available for US$49.
Standard AirPort:802.11a/b/gStandard Bluetooth:2.0+EDR
Details:AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
Details:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire '400' port.
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 docks, cables, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook.
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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:This MacBook uses a white case design with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Details:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No:A1181 (EMC 2092)Model ID:MacBook1,1
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1181 Model Number, the 2092 EMC Number, and the MacBook1,1 Model Identifier.
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-PolyBattery Life:2.5-6 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?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook.
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.4.6 (8I2025)Maximum MacOS:X 10.6.8*
Details:*This system can run the last version of Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'. However, it cannot boot in 64-bit mode nor does it support 'OpenCL'. It cannot run versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.6.8.
Also see: Which Intel Macs are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' in 64-bit mode?
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, if upgraded to at least 1 GB of RAM, 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.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows 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 8.92Avg. Weight:5.2 lbs (2.36 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.75 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).
Original Price (US):US$1299Est. Current Retail:US$75-US$100
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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Video (Monitor): 1 (mini-DVI) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:Supports external display in dual display and mirroring modes. VGA output supported by optional Apple DVI-to-VGA adapter (sold separately).
Details:N/A
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Details:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire '400' port.
Details:No internal modem. An external Apple USB modem was available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
Details:S-video Out provided by optional adapter (sold separately).
Details:Internal omnidirectional microphone. Optical digital audio in.
Details:Single Optical digital audio out port doubles as a headphone jack.
Details:N/A
Details:100V-240V AC, 60W 'MagSafe' power adapter. Also see: How does the MagSafe power connector on the MacBook work?

Global original prices for the MacBook 'Core Duo' 2.0 13' (White) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Mexico:N/A United States:US$1299

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Denmark:DKK 10,299Finland:N/A
Ireland:N/AItaly:€1319

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Switzerland:CHF 1'849 United Kingdom:£899

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Thailand:N/AVietnam:N/A

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