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Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" 2010 Unibody Specs

MacBook - MC516LL/A - MacBook7,1 - A1342

About This Mac

This was the only MacBook that was released in 2010.  It features a Intel Core 2 Duo processor (P8600) running at 2.4 GHz. It also has a white polycarbonate unibody casing. This device is the last of this MacBook family before it was re-introduced again in 2015. For this device Apple introduced the integrated battery design that doesn’t need to be replaced and has a significantly  longer battery life estimated to be 10 hours. Further specifications for this device can be found below.

Storage

The device comes with a 250.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 rpm) hard drive with the “Sudden Motion Sensor”.  This is used to help ensure the safety of your data.

Screen Size and Resolution

This MacBook has a 13.3” wide screen that incorporates a TFT active-matrix with a LED-backlit “glossy display” and 1280×800 native resolution along with other options such as 1024×768 and 1152×720.

Inclusive Features

The MacBook includes the following features and ports:

  • 8X DL “SuperDrive” drive which allows you to both burn items to your CD-RW and CD-R’s and read items off your DVD
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
  • Gigabit Ethernet is provided for your Local Area Network (LAN) connections
  • Two USB 2.0 ports are supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, external hard disks etc.
  • Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
  • Video out (mini-DVI) which allows for maximum resolution of 2560×1600 for 2nd display support either dual or mirroring your built-in 13.3” display with the ability to also pass audio signal
  • “No-button” glass multi-touch trackpad with support for new “four finger” gestures and programmable zones 
  •  MagSafe power connector 

Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

This version of the MacBook comes pre-installed with MacOS X 10.6.3 (10D2162)  and features a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (P8600). The graphics device is a NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated “graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with the main memory”.

Memory & Architecture

This device is powered with a 3 MB Level 2 cache plus a 1066 MHz frontside bus with 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC3-8500) for its RAM.  It is installed as 1 GB RAM modules in two slots. This is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

Battery Life

This MacBook has an upgraded battery of a 63.5-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that guarantees 10 hours of battery life. 

2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo

2 GB

250 GB Hard Drive

10 Hours

Upgradeability

This MacBook can be upgraded from 2 GB of RAM to up to 16 GB of RAM.  The official recommended amount is 4GB while running the pre-installed MacOS X 10.6.3, however, third-parties have determined that it actually supports 8 GB of RAM while running Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”.  It can also support 16 GB of RAM running OS X 10.7.5 “Lion” or higher while running the latest EFI update.  It can run Windows OS XP SP 2 (32-Bit)  and can accommodate operating systems as recent as the Windows 7 (64-Bit).  The dimensions are 1.08 in ×13.00 in ×9.12 in and weighs 4.7 lbs (2.13 kg).  For this device the dimensions increased, but the weight was reduced from previous models to keep the device portable yet functional.

Introduced:  May 18, 2010

Discontinued:  February 8, 2012

Screen Size and Resolution

Memory

Screen Size

13.3 inches

Level 1 Cache

32k/32k

Resolution

1280×800

Level 2/Level 3 Cache

3MB on chip

Processor

RAM Type

PC3-8500 DDR3

Processors

1 (2 Cores)

Min. RAM Speed

1066 MHz

Architecture

64-Bit

Standard RAM

2 GB

Speed

2.4 GHz

Maximum RAM

16 GB

Type

Core 2 Duo (P8600)

RAM Slots

2

Processor Upgrade

Soldered

Motherboard RAM

None

FPU

Integrated

Graphics

System Bus Speed

1066 MHz

Video Card

GeForce 320M

Cache Bus Speed

2.4 GHz (Built-in)

VRAM Type

Integrated

ROM/Firmware

EFI

Standard VRAM

256 MB

EFI Architecture

64-Bit

Maximum VRAM

256 MB

Storage

Inclusive Features and Ports

Standard Storage

250 GB HDD 320 GB and 500 GB were offered as build to order options.

Standard Optical Drive

8X DL “SuperDrive”

Storage Speed

5400 RPM

Standard Ethernet

10/100/1000Base-T

Storage Dimensions

2.5” (9.5 mm)

Standard Modem

None

Storage Interface

Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)

Standard Air Port

802.11a/b/g/n

Battery

Standard Bluetooth

2.1+EDR

Type

63.5 W h Li-Poly

USB Port 2.0

2

Battery Life

10 hours

FireWire 400

None

Description

Keyboard

Full-size

Case Type

Notebook

Inclusive Input

Trackpad (4 Finger)

Form Factor

MacBook (White Unibody)

S-Video Output

None

Apple Order No

MC516LL/A

Microphone

1

Apple Subfamily

Mid-2010

Headphone

1

Apple Model Number

A1342 (EMC 2395)

Sound Out

1

Model ID

MacBook 7.1

Power Adapter

1

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