Macbook Pro 2009 Firmware Update

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Apple MacBook 'Core 2 Duo' 2.4 13' (Mid-2010) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2010 - MC516LL/A - MacBook7,1 - A1342 - 2395*

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The MacBook 'Core 2 Duo' 2.4 13-Inch (White Polycarbonate 'Unibody' - Mid-2010) features a 2.4 GHz Intel 'Core 2 Duo' processor (P8600) -- with two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip -- a 3 MB shared 'on chip' level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 1 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, and an 8X DL 'SuperDrive.' For graphics, it has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256 MB of SDRAM 'shared with main memory' driving a 13.3' widescreen TFT active-matrix LED-backlit 'glossy' display (1280x800 native resolution).
Like its predecessor, this model uses a polycarbonate 'glossy white unibody' case design with a 'non-skid' rubberized bottom surface. However, external improvements compared to its predecessor include a new 'inertial' multi-touch trackpad and a redesigned 'MagSafe' power safe connector.
Internally, like its predecessor, it has an integrated battery design that is not intended to be replaced by the end user, but battery life has been increased to an estimated 10 hours of runtime. It has a faster processor and improved graphics as well.
Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, a single audio in/out port, and a Mini DisplayPort that passes an audio as well as a video signal and supports an external display at 2560x1600. It does not have a Firewire port or IR to support a remote.
Also see:

  • What are the differences between the White 'Mid-2010' MacBook and the White 'Late 2009' MacBook that it replaced?
  • What are the differences between the 13-Inch White 'Mid-2010' MacBook and the also 13-Inch 'Mid-2010' MacBook Pro and 'Mid-2009' MacBook Air models?

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Introduction Date:May 18, 2010 Discontinued Date:February 8, 2012*
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' typically refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended. In this case, Apple stopped selling this model to the consumer channel on July 20, 2011 and stopped selling it to the education market on February 8, 2012.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2010.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
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.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook7,1 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: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.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook7,1 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: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.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook7,1 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 MacBook7,1 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:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac 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 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook7,1 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:2.4 GHz Processor Type:Core 2 Duo (P8600)
Details:The Intel 'Core 2 Duo' (P8600) 45 nm 'Penryn' processor includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip.
Also see: How much faster is the 'Mid-2010' MacBook than the MacBook it replaced? How fast is it compared to the 13-Inch 'Mid-2010' MacBook Pro?
Details:N/A
Details:Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the White 'Unibody' MacBook?
System Bus Speed:1066 MHzCache Bus Speed:2.4 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type:EFIEFI Architecture:64-Bit
L1 Cache:32k/32kL2/L3 Cache:3 MB (on chip)
Details:Includes a 3 MB shared 'on chip' level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
Details:Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the White 'Unibody' MacBook? How much RAM of what type does it support?
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 determined that it actually supports 8 GB of RAM running Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' and 16 GB of RAM running OS X 10.7.5 'Lion' or higher and the latest EFI update.
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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:N/A
Details:This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M that shares memory with the system.
Details:Apple reports that 'memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB'.
Built-in Display:13.3' WidescreenNative Resolution:1280x800
Details:13.3' color widescreen TFT active-matrix LED-backlit '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 pixels 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 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio'.
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2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Details:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
Standard Storage:250 GB HDDStd. Storage Speed:5400 RPM
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Details:320 GB and 500 GB hard drives also were offered via build-to-order for an additional US$50 and US$150, respectively.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the White 'Unibody' MacBook?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage 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 (3 Gb/s)
Details:This model supports a single SATA II (3 Gb/s) 2.5' hard drive or SSD that is up to 9.5 mm thick.
Standard Optical:8X DL 'SuperDrive'Standard Disk:None
Details:Apple reports that this slot-loading 'SuperDrive' (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) has a maxium 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 a maximum 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'.
Site sponsor Other World Computing offers a 'Data Doubler' mounting kit that may be of interest. It makes it simple to install a second hard drive or SSD in the optical drive bay of this MacBook.
Also see: How do you use the Data Doubler to replace the optical drive with a second hard drive or SSD?
Standard Modem:NoneStandard Ethernet:10/100/1000Base-T
Standard AirPort:802.11a/b/g/nStandard Bluetooth:2.1+EDR
Details:AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.
Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
Details:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports.
Details:No expansion slots or bays provided.
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Incl. Keyboard:Full-sizeIncl. Input:Trackpad (4 Finger)
Details:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has '78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, and 4 arrow keys (inverted 'T' arrangement).' It does not have an embedded numeric keypad.
The glass 'multi-touch' trackpad 'supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities.'
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Case Type:NotebookForm Factor:MacBook (White Unibody)
Details:This MacBook uses a white 'unibody' case design molded as single piece of polycarbonate with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Details:The Apple model number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No:A1342 (EMC 2395*)Model ID:MacBook7,1
Details:*Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.
Also see: All Macs with the A1342 Model Number, the 2395* EMC Number, and the MacBook7,1 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:63.5 W h Li-PolyBattery Life:10 Hours
Details:Apple reports that this model has a 'built-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery' that provides 'up to 10 hours of wireless productivity'.
Also see: What is the battery life of the White 'Mid-2010' MacBook? Is it possible to swap the higher-capacity battery out of this model and into an older MacBook?
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Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.6.3 (10D2162)Maximum MacOS:X 10.13.x*
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Details:*This system can run the last version of OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' and OS X 10.11 'El Capitan,' although advanced feature support is minimal (Mac-to-Mac AirDrop is supported). When running Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' it is not supported booting in 64-bit mode. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, and Apple Pay features are not supported. Finally, this model is capable of running macOS High Sierra (10.13), and it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC. It is not compatible with macOS Mojave (10.14) or later versions of the operating system.
Additionally, please note that OS X 'Lion' 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the 'Rosetta' environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS High Sierra (10.13)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support HEVC?
Minimum Windows:XP SP2 (32-Bit)*Maximum Windows:7 (64-Bit)*
Details:*Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 on this model. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions 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?
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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:1.08 x 13.00 x 9.12Avg. Weight:4.7 lbs (2.13 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.74 cm, 33.0 cm, 23.17 cm).
Original Price (US):US$999*Est. Current Retail:US$250-US$400
Details:*From July 20, 2011 to February 8, 2012, Apple sold this model new to the education channel for US$899.
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 DisplayPort w/ Audio) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:Supports external display in dual display and mirroring modes. DVI, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, and VGA supported by optional Apple adapters (sold separately).
*Note that unlike earlier MacBook models, the Mini DisplayPort on this system passes audio signals as well as video.
Details:N/A
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Details:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports.
Details:No internal modem. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.
Details:N/A
Details:Internal omnidirectional microphone. Has a single 'combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)' port (the same as the mic/headphone port used by the iPhone).
Details:Has a single 'combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)' port (the same as the mic/headphone port used by the iPhone).
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 2 Duo' 2.4 13' (Mid-2010) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:MXN $14,999 United States:US$999*

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:DKK 7,799Finland:€999
Ireland:€999Italy:€999
Norway:NOK 8.490 Portugal:€999
Switzerland:CHF 1'299 United Kingdom:£849

Original Prices - Asia

India:Rs 60,900 Indonesia:Rp 9,999,000
Malaysia:RM 3,299The Philippines:PHP 51,990
Thailand:THB 34,900Vietnam:VND 22,999,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

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