Apple MacBook (Late 2008)

Apple MacBook October 2008

Product Name: Apple MacBook (Late 2008)
Official Website: Apple Store (US) / Apple Store (Canada)

Summary:
– 13.3″ Display (LED-Backlit), Intel Core 2 Duo, Oct 2008
– Search SL’s archives for Apple MacBook News
Markets: Consumers
Regions: Worldwide
– This Page Updated: Dec 11, 2008

Amazon – US
Apple MacBook MB466LL/A – $1,294 (2GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD)
Apple MacBook MB467LL/A – $1,594 (2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD)

Notes:
– Has 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) Option
– Adds LED-Backlighting to MacBook line
– Mult-Touch trackpad – two, three, four-finger gestures
– Now has same styling as Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
– Aluminum MacBook drops FireWire (Pro models have it)
– Aluminum unibody design
– Supports dual-link DVI (with adapter)
– Remote, video adapters sold seperately
– Meets ENERGY STAR requirements, EPEAT Gold rating
– MagSafe Power Adapter (protects laptop in case of somebody tripped over cord)

Related Stories:
Dec 11, 2008: Apple Issues MacBook, Air Firmware Updates
November 11, 2008: Apple: Netbooks, Sales, Presidents
November 1, 2008: Apple MacBook – 6GB of RAM
Oct 19, 2008: Inside the New MacBooks
Oct 17, 2008: MacBooks and FireWire: Steve Jobs’ Response
Oct 17, 2008: MacBooks – Fully Taken Apart (and Games)
Oct 16, 2008: New Apple MacBook – Disassembly, Review (PC Mag)
Oct 15, 2008: Hands-On / Mini-Review of Apple MacBook at LAPTOP Magazine
Oct 15, 2008: Apple MacBook Redesigned – Small-Laptops.com commentary
Oct 14, 2008: Apple Notebook Event 2008 – Notes

History:
Status: In production
Announced: October 14, 2008
Available: October 14, 2008
Price: Oct 14, 2008 – $1299 – $1599 (USD)

Related Laptops:
– Came out at same time as Apple MacBook Air (Late 2008)
– Replaces Apple MacBooks (Feb 2008)
– Similar styling, components to Apple MacBook Pro

Updates over previous models:
– Brand-new aluminum unibody design
– Drops FireWire
– Apple Remote, video adapters now sold separately
– LED-Backlighting
– SSD options

Models – US:
MB467LL/A – 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD
MB466LL/A – 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD

Models – UK:
MB466*/A – 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD
MB467*/A – 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD

CPU/Platform/Memory:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo – 2GHz, 2.4GHz
Chipset: NVIDIA
Front-side Bus: 1066MHz
Memory: DDR3 1066MHz PC3-8500
Memory Capacity: 2GB – 4GB (2 slots)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 13.3″ LED-Backlit Glossy Display
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory: 256MB Shared with System
Video Out: Mini DisplayPort output – supports DVI, VGA, Dual-Link DVI
Other:

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) or SSD
Hard Drive Capacity: 5400rpm: 160GB, 250GB, 320GB; SSD: 128GB
Optical: SuperDrive – DVD Dual-Layer Writer/CDRW
eSATA Port: No
Other:

Connectivity/Networking:
Wireless: 802.11n Airport Extreme WiFi
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Mobile Broadband: No
Modem: External, USB
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x Omnidirectional Microphone, 1x Stereo Speakers
Audio I/O: Optical digital input/analog line in (combined), optical digital output/analog line out
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card/ExpressCard: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Keyboard/Mouse: Mult-Touch trackpad – two, three, four-finger gestures
Other: iSight Webcamera

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.4
Other Software: iLife
Drivers:
Warranty: 90 days of free telephone support, one year limited warranty

Battery:
Type: Lithium-polymer Battery
Options: 45-watt hour
Battery Life: Mfr: Up to 5 hours with wireless

Dimensions:
Width: 12.78 inches / 325 mm
Depth: 8.94 inches / 227 mm
Height: 0.95 inches / 24.1 mm
Weight: 4.5 pounds / 2.04 kg