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Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" White Specs

Identifiers: MacBook - MA700LL/A - MacBook2,1 - A1181

About This Mac

The Apple MacBook 13 inch Core 2 Duo went on sale May 16, 2006. This marked the end of the PowerBook device line and began a new era in Apple’s product line-up. The original MacBook is an icon of technology and shows how far Apple has progressed since it began. With a core 2 duo processor (T7200), the MacBook revolutionized the personal computer industry. The MacBook was the first Apple notebook to feature non-mirrored external display capabilities. The device specifications and capabilities for this device can be found below.


The device comes with a 80.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” that was incorporated in the previous PowerBook and iBook lines to ensure the safety of your data. This is a crucial feature in allowing MacBooks to be portable yet reliable.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The MacBook has a 13.3” widescreen that incorporates a TFT active-matrix “glossy display”. It features a backlight that is 79% brighter than the iBook that preceded it. It also supports a 1280×800 Native Resolution along with other resolution options such as 1024×768, 1152×720 etc.

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 8X slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive allows you to burn items to your CD-RW and CD-R’s and read items off your DVD. The drive is reliable and can handle various high capacity data sessions
      • AirPort Extreme (802.11g)  allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
      • Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
      • Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
      • One FireWire “400” port is provided to allow data transfer to and from external hard drives, video cameras and sound cards at speeds of up to 400 megabits per second
      • USB 2.0 ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
      • Optical digital audio in/out for connecting external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
      • Video out (mini-DVI) this allows for maximum resolution of 1920×1200 for 2nd display support either dual or mirroring your built-in 13.3” display
      • Scrolling TrackPad allowing for clicking, double-clicking and dragging without the need of an external mouse

      Also included are:

      • Inbuilt iSight video camera
      • Apple Remote for Apple Front Row software

      • MagSafe power connector

      Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

      The Apple MacBook 13 inch Core 2 Duo comes with a pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.8, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (T7200) and the Intel GMA 950 integrated “graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with the main memory”.

      Memory & Architecture

      Applications of its time were guaranteed to run well with a 4 MB Level 2 cache plus a 667 MHz frontside bus with 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) for its RAM.  This is all centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

      Battery Life

      The MacBook comes with a 55-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that can last as long as 6 hours.  It can last approximately 2.5 hours when using DVD and 3.5 hours when your wireless is on. 

      2.0 GHZ Core 2 Duo

      1 GB

      80GB Hard Drive

      6 Hours


      This MacBook can be upgraded from 1 GB RAM to up to 4 GB RAM.  However it will utilize 3 GB of the RAM due to memory overlap possibilities as a result of its 64-Bit architecture.  Because of this, the official recommended maximum RAM upgrade size is fixed at 2 GB of RAM. The operating system of the MacBook can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.8 to up to MacOS X 10.7.5. It can also run Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit)  and accommodates operating systems as recent as the Windows 7 (32-Bit). With dimensions of 1.08 in × 12.78 in × 8.92 in and weight of 5.2 lbs (2.36 KG) the MacBook 13 Inch Core 2 Duo (2.0 GHz) 2006 this device is both portable and powerful.

      Introduced:  May 16, 2006

      Discontinued:  November 8, 2006

      Screen Size and Resolution


      Screen Size

      13.3 inches

      Level 1 Cache




      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      4 MB (on chip)


      RAM Type

      PC2-5300 DDR2


      1 (2 Cores)

      Min. RAM Speed

      667 MHz



      Standard RAM

      1 GB


      2.0 GHz

      Maximum RAM

      4 GB


      Core 2 Duo (T7200)

      RAM Slots


      Processor Upgrade


      Motherboard RAM





      System Bus Speed

      667 MHz

      Video Card

      Intel GMA 950

      Cache Bus Speed

      2.0 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type




      Standard VRAM

      64 MB

      EFI Architecture


      Maximum VRAM

      64 MB


      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      80 GB HDD

      Standard Optical Drive

      6X DL “SuperDrive”

      Storage Speed

      5400 RPM

      Standard Ethernet


      Storage Dimensions

      2.5” (9.5 mm)

      Standard Modem


      Storage Interface

      Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)

      Standard AirPort



      Standard Bluetooth



      55 W h Li-Poly

      USB Port 2.0


      Battery Life

      2.5-6 hours

      FireWire 400





      Case Type


      Inclusive Input


      Form Factor


      S-Video Output


      Apple Order No




      Apple Subfamily




      Apple Model Number

      A1181 (EMC 2121)

      Sound Out


      Model ID

      MacBook 2.1

      Power Adapter


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