Model: A1181 | Part: MA254LL/A
The first generation white Macbook core duo features a 13.3” glossy display in 1.83ghz (MA254LL/A) or 2ghz (MA255LL/A) Intel core duo processor configurations. They come standard with 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (max 2GB). Storage consists of a 5400RPM 60GB hard drive. DVD’s are slot-loaded into the right side casing with DVD playback and CD burning standard (DVD burner drive is optional). The 13.3” display is powered by an Intel GMA 950 with 64MB shared RAM. Apple’s first black Macbook (MA472LL/A) shared the same casing and processor, but had a 80GB hard drive and Superdrive with DVD burning standard.
All Macbooks come standard with an Airport Extreme wireless card, which supports 802.11g. Bluetooth is included as well as one Firewire 400 port and two USB 2.0 ports. The multi-touch trackpad features two-finger scrolling. The LCD has a built in webcam (iSight) to record photos and videos utilizing the iLife programs iPhoto and iMovie. This laptop is capable of running the newest Apple software and Microsoft Windows. Windows can be run with Apple’s built-in Bootcamp software or third-party software from VMWare Fusion or Parelells. Battery life is rated at maximum six hours, or an estimated 3.5 hours during wi-fi use and 2.5 hours when watching DVD’s.
Late 2006 MacBook
The late 2006 Macbooks utilize a 1.83ghz (MA699LL/A) or 2ghz (MA700LL/A) and (MA701LL/A) Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The 1.83GHz configuration come standard with 512MB of DDR2 SDRAM (max 4GB) and a 60GB (5400RPM) and the 2.0GHz configuration come standard with 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM (max 4GB) and a 80GB (5400RPM) hard drive. They support faster wi-fi (802.11n) after a firmware update. Both configurations are available in White and the 2.0GHz configuration is also available in black.
The next-generation 2007 Macbooks utilize a 2ghz (MB061LL/A) or 2.16ghz (MB062LL/A) and (MB063LL) Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Both come standard with 1GB RAM (max 4GB) and a 80GB or 120GB (5400RPM) hard drive. DVD’s are slot-loaded into the right side casing with DVD playback and CD burning standard on 2ghz model and dual-layer DVD burner standard on 2.16ghz model. Airport Extreme with 802.11n is standard on both models. Both configurations are available in white and the 2.16GHz configuration is also available in black.
Late 2007 MacBook
The late 2007 Macbook feature a 2ghz (MB061LL/B) or 2.2ghz (MB062LL/B) and (MB063LL/B) Intel Core 2 Duo chip known as Santa Rosa. The 13.3” display is powered by an Intel GMA X1300 processor with 144MB video RAM. Advantages of the Late 2007 MacBook include a faster frontside bus (800mhz vs. 667mhz of previous generations) and upgraded graphics card. Both configurations are available in white and the 2.2GHz configuration is also available in black.
Early 2008 MacBook
The early 2008 Macbook features a 2.1GHz (MB402LL/A) or 2.4GHz (MB403LL/A white and MB404LL/A black) Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn chip. This processor is slightly faster and more energy efficient than its predecessor. The 2.1ghz configuration comes standard with a 120GB (5400RPM) hard drive and 1GB RAM. The white 2.4GHz configuration comes with a 160GB (5400RPM) hard drive and 2GB RAM, while the black 2.4Ghz model comes with a 250gb HD (5400RPM) and 2GB RAM.
Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook (Unibody)
In Late 2008, the Unibody Macbook was released with its casing designed from a single block of aluminum. They are available in 2ghz (MB466LL/A) or 2.4ghz (MB467LL/A) Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn chip configurations. The frontside bus has been increased to 1066Mhz and comes with 2GB of 1066 Mhz DDR3 SDRAM (max 6GB). The faster internal architecture and RAM speed greatly increases the speed of the MacBook. Both come standard with dual-layer DVD burning SuperDrive and NVIDIA 9400M graphics processor with 256MB VRAM. The display is LED-backlit for super crisp graphics. The glass multi-touch trackpad is capable of detecting everything from two finger scrolling to four finger gestures. The 2ghz model comes standard with 160GB (5400RPM) hard drive and does not have a backlit keyboard. The 2.4Ghz model comes standard with 250GB (5400RPM) hard drive and backlit keyboard. A mini-display port and is capable of supporting one 2560x1600 resolution external monitor. The firewire 400 port is no longer included with this MacBook. This is the first Macbook without a mini DVI port. There are two USB 2.0 ports.
Early 2009 Aluminum MacBook (Unibody)
The 2009 white MacBook features the same 2.0GHz (MB881LL/A) Intel core 2 duo Penryn processor as the 2.0GHz Aluminum Unibody and shares the same NVIDIA 9400M graphics card with 256MB DDR3 VRAM. The only internal differences from the unibody are the older RAM modules running at 667Mhz with 2GB RAM standard. Shortly after, a 2.13ghz (MC240LL/A) model was released.
Mid 2009 Aluminum MacBook (Unibody)
The Mid 2009 13” MacBook (MC240LL/A) features a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processor, with 3 MB shared on chip level 2 cache and a 1066 MHz frontside bus. It comes standard with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (max 4GB). Storage consists of a 160 GB (5400RPM) Serial ATA hard drive and an 8X DL SuperDrive. Its display is powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256 MB of SDRAM shared with main memory.
Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, one FireWire 400 port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and mini-DVI that supports an external display. Apple reports this configuration provides 5 hours of battery life (up from 4.5 hours on the model replaced). This model uses a faster processor and slower RAM (800 MHz DDR2 compared to 1066 MHz DDR3 in the "Unibody" models).