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

Identifiers: MacBook - MB467LL/A - MacBook5,1 - A1278

About This Mac

The Apple MacBook 13 inch Core 2 Duo went on sale October 14, 2008. This marked the end of the PowerBook device line and began a new era in Apple’s product line-up. The original MacBook was and still is an icon of technology and shows how far  Apple has progressed since its began. With a core 2 duo processor (P8600), 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 can be found below.


The device comes with a 250.0 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 allows 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 like 1024×768, 1152×720 etc. The new “Mini DisplayPort” can also support an external display at 2560×1600.

      Inclusive Features

      The MacBook Pro includes the following features and ports:

      • 8X slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive which allows you to both burn items to your CD-RW and CD-R’s and read items off your DVD. The drive was considered very reliable and thus could handle various high capacity data sessions
      • AirPort Extreme (802.11g) 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
      • 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 10.4.6, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (P8600) and the Intel GeForce 9400M that is integrated to share memory with the system. 

      Memory & Architecture

      Applications run with a 3 MB Level 2 cache plus a 1066 MHz frontside bus with 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500)  for its RAM.  All of this is centered around a 64-Bit architecture.

      Battery Life

      Apple reports that this model has a 45-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery that provides 5 hours of wireless productivity. 

      2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo

      2 GB

      250GB Hard Drive

      5 Hours


      Apple officially supports that this device can hold a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. It has been confirmed by site sponsor OWC that this device is capable of supporting 8 GB of RAM if it is updated to Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03 and running MacOS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or higher. The operating system of the MacBook can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.5.5 to up to MacOS X 10.11. 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 0.95in x 12.78in x 8.94in and weight of 4.5 lbs (2.04 kg) the MacBook 13 Inch Core 2 Duo (2 GHz) 2008 is both powerful and portable.

      Introduced:  October 14, 2008

      Discontinued:  June 8, 2009

      Screen Size and Resolution


      Screen Size

      13.3 inches

      Level 1 Cache




      Level 2/Level 3 Cache

      3MB on chip


      RAM Type

      PC3-8500 DDR3


      1 (2 Cores)

      Min. RAM Speed

      1066 MHz



      Standard RAM

      2 GB


      2.4 GHz

      Maximum RAM

      8 GB


      Core 2 Duo (P8600)

      RAM Slots


      Processor Upgrade


      Motherboard RAM





      System Bus Speed

      1066 MHz

      Video Card

      GeForce 9400M

      Cache Bus Speed

      2.4 GHz (Built-in)

      VRAM Type




      Standard VRAM

      256 MB

      EFI Architecture


      Maximum VRAM

      256 MB


      Inclusive Features and Ports

      Standard Storage

      250 GB HDD

      Standard Optical Drive

      8X DL “SuperDrive”

      Storage Speed

      5400 RPM

      Standard Ethernet


      Storage Dimensions

      2.5” (9.5 mm)

      Standard Modem


      Storage Interface

      Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)

      Standard AirPort



      Standard Bluetooth



      45 W h Li-Poly

      USB Port 2.0


      Battery Life

      5 hours

      FireWire 400





      Case Type


      Inclusive Input


      Form Factor


      S-Video Output


      Apple Order No




      Apple Subfamily




      Apple Model Number

      A1278 (EMC 2254)

      Sound Out


      Model ID

      MacBook 5.1

      Power Adapter


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