Apple MacBook (May 2006)

Apple MacBook
Summary: 13.3″ Widescreen, Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X 10.4, Discontinued, replaced by Core 2 Duo models in November, 2006

Similar Laptops:
– Replaced by Apple MacBook (Nov 2006)
– Also Apple MacBook (May 2007)
– Replaces the Apple iBook
– Replaces the Apple PowerBook
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Product Name: Apple MacBook (May 2006)
Official Page: Discontinued
Manufacturer: Apple, Inc.
Announced: May 2006
Available: May 2006
Status: Discontinued, Replaced by Apple MacBook (Nov 2006)
Price: Starting at around $1099 USD
Markets: Worldwide

MA245 : White, $1099, Intel Core Duo T2400, CDRW/DVD-ROM, 60GB HDD, 512MB Memory
MA255 : White, $1299, Intel Core Duo T2400, SuperDrive, 60GB HDD
MA472 : Black, $1499, Intel Core Duo T2500, SuperDrive, 80GB HDD

– For the first time in the Mac OS X era (or at least since the G4 iBooks were released), the low-end/consumer version comes in two colors – black and white. The black model has a larger harddrive and costs $200 more.
– Has built-in iSight camera
– Has built-in sensor for Apple Remote (See Front Row site for more details).
– Auto “unmute” feature – When plugging in headphones, volume is unmuted, and then muted when you unplug the headphones.
– Glossy screen
– Support for extended desktop mode when hooked to an external display.
– Hard Drive protection – tilt sensor

Manufacturer’s Description:
What do you get when you put up to 2GHz of pure Intel Core Duo power, an iSight camera, Front Row, iLife ’06, and a 13-inch glossy widescreen display into a sleek case? More than you thought possible for less than you thought possible. Meet MacBook, starting at $1099

CPU: Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), T2500 (2GHz, 2MB L2)
Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Front-side Bus: 667MHz
Memory: DDR2 667MHz SDRAM, Dual-Channel
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 2GB (2 slots)

Display: 13.3″ Glossy TFT LCD
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Graphics Memory: 64MB (Shared)
Other: 1x Mini-DVI Out (can be converted to S-Video/VGA)

Hard Drive Type: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Capacity: 5400rpm: 60GB, 80GB, 100GB, 120GB
Optical: Internal Combination DVD-ROM/CDRW or optional SuperDrive DVD Writer
Other: Hard Drive protection – tilt sensor

Wireless: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g)
Modem: Optional external USB – 56K V.92
Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit
Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth 2.0
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 2x Stereo speakers, built-in omnidirectional microphone
Audio I/O: Optical Digital In/Out
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394 (400)
PC Card: No ExpressCard
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Keyboard/Mouse: Full-size keyboard, Scrolling Trackpad
Other: Apple Remote

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

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4.6 (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools)
Other Software: iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork ‘06 (30-day trial), Comic Life, Omni Outliner, Photo Booth, Front Row, Big Bang Board Games, Apple Hardware Test. iWork ‘06 Demonstration
Warranty: 1 Year – See Mfr’s Site for more details for expanded coverage – AppleCare
Apple MacBook Drivers: Part of Mac OS X, or through Software Update

Options: Lithium Ion
Battery Life: Up to 5-6 hours (Apple’s estimates, depending on usage)

Width: 12.8 inches / 325mm
Depth: 8.9 inches / 227mm
Height: 1.1 inches / 27.5mm
Weight: 5.2 pounds / 2.4kg

Apple MacBook Reviews and Articles:
Creative Mac – May 2006, Benchmarks, review of MacBook running Apple’s Final Cut.
HardMac – May 2006 – Hands-on and comparison to other Mac notebooks.
ArsTechnica – May 2006, Review
Apple – Press Release – May 2006