Mac Hardware

Unless otherwise noted most of this is from 2001.

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Mac Software

MacBook Speed
 Speedmark 9 score for MacBooks
2.3GHz quad-core i7 16GB (2013)          = 282
2.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 8GB (2013)     = 177 
2.4GHz dual-core i5, 4GB (2011)           = 85
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB (2008)        = 47
1.86GHz Core 2 Duo, 128GB SSD, 2GB (2010) = 59
1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo, 128GB SSD, 4GB (2010) = 54


13.3" Aluminum vs White and Black backlit LEDs are thinner, brighter, and more power-efficient glass front No firewire new trackpad does take some getting used to; whole pad is click button multi-finger controls
Even with a slower processor than previous MacBooks, the new 2.0GHz model beat the older 2.1GHz model by 14 points on our Speedmark test suite, and even the older 2.4GHz model by five points.
Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics processor
5x faster graphics for games; Improved photoshop also
can now drive a 30-inch external display at 2,560 by 1,600 pixels
(the previous model could only handle 1,920 by 1,200 pixels, meaning no bigger than 24 inches)
The Good: New aluminum construction looks good, feels solid; giant touch pad; attractive edge-to-edge glass on display; improved integrated graphics; backlit keyboard on some models; thinner than previous version.
The Bad: Still no ExpressCard or SD-card slot; loses FireWire port; all-clicking touch pad is a bit awkward, at least initially;
# Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Processor
# 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz Bus Speed
# 2048 MB DDR3 (2x1GB, PC3-8500) RAM Max: 4 GB
# 160 GB SATA (5400 RPM) Hard Drive
# 13.3" Glossy (1280 x 800) LED Backlit Widescreen Display
# Built-in iSight Camera and internal Omnidirectional microphone
# NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB Shared Video Memory
# 8x Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
# AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless (802.11a/b/g/n)
# Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
# 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
# Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, Digital/Analog Line In; Digital/Analog Line Out,
Mini DisplayPort, RJ-45, MagSafe Power Port
# Unit Dimensions: 12.78" (W) x 0.95" (H) x 8.94" (D)
# Unit Weight: 4.5 Pounds
$1199 J&R
* Redesigned MacBook with thin, strong aluminum unibody frame and 13.3-inch LED-backlit glass display
* New glass trackpad with 40 percent more tracking area and supports more Multi-Touch gestures
* 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 160 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM (4 GB max), DVD/CD SuperDrive
* Integraed NVIDIA graphics (with 256 MB shared memory); Draft-N Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 2.1; Gigabit Ethernet; Mini DisplayPort video output
* Preloaded with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system and iLife '08 suite of applications
    *  1.83/2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo processor with 2 MB shared L2 Cache
    * 13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy TFT widescreen display, 1280 x 800 resolution
    * 512 MB (two SO-DIMM) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
    * 60 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA hard drive
    * Slot-load Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    * Ports:
          o One FireWire 400 port,
          o Two USB 2.0 ports,
          o Mini-DVI port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video output (requires adapters, sold separately)
          o Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit); 
    * Built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g)
    * Built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

last updated 5 Jul 2001