A brilliant display. A Multi-Touch trackpad. A fast processor. And a battery that won’t tie you down.
A brilliant display. A Multi-Touch trackpad. A fast processor. And a battery that won’t tie you down. What more could you want in an affordable notebook?
A Mac is designed to give you the best computer experience possible. Because Apple makes both the hardware and the software, everything just works. Like a computer should. So whether you’re accessing a Wi-Fi network, organising your photos by faces or video chatting, everything is surprisingly simple.
Features:An LED-backlit display of brilliance.
13.3-inch glossy widescreen.
The moment you open your new MacBook, its glossy LED-backlit display greets you with glorious, full-screen brightness, and brings your photos, films and presentations alive with luminous colour. The widescreen resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels gives you plenty of room to multitask, yet it’s compact enough to take anywhere. And the display is greener than ever: power efficient, free of harmful toxins such as mercury and made of arsenic-free glass.
High performance comes standard.
MacBook features the new NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor. With a performance boost of up to 80 percent over the previous generation,2 it provides outstanding speed and power for things like browsing photos and watching films. Its advanced architecture delivers smooth, responsive action for games like Spore, Call of Duty and Sims 3. So you can immerse yourself in digital worlds that come to life with rich colour, fine detail and fluid gameplay. And when you’re not busy beating your high scores, the new NVIDIA graphics processor makes all the other things you do on a MacBook — like writing email and surfing the web — fast and energy efficient.
The longest-lasting MacBook battery ever.
Up to 10 hours per charge, up to 1000 recharges.
Take MacBook with you everywhere without worrying about plugging in or even carrying your power adapter. Its built-in lithium-polymer battery now lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge,1 which makes it perfect for long flights, all-day workshops and marathon study sessions. The new energy-efficient NVIDIA integrated graphics processor improves battery life by using less power for everyday tasks like writing email and surfing the web. And thanks to advanced battery chemistry and adaptive charging technology, the MacBook battery can be recharged up to 1000 times — good for about five years of typical use — and lasts nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries.4 That makes for less waste. And that, in turn, makes for one environmentally friendly battery.
One amazing Multi-Touch trackpad.
More room to navigate,
more ways to interact.
The first thing you might notice — or not notice — about the Multi-Touch trackpad is the button. The entire trackpad is the button, so you can click anywhere on the touch-friendly glass surface. Not having a separate button also makes for a larger trackpad surface, giving your fingers more room to move, click and gesture. And because the trackpad supports Multi-Touch gestures, you can use one or more fingers to interact with your documents, images and applications with gestures such as pinch, swipe and rotate. Move up and down a document or web page smoothly with new built-in support for inertial scrolling. And if you come from a right-click world, you can configure a right-click area on the trackpad or simply press with two fingers.
MagSafe and more. Much more.
Even the power cord is an innovation.
The MagSafe Power Adapter has a magnetic connection instead of a physical one. So if someone happens to trip over the power cord while you’re working, it won’t send your new MacBook flying off a table or desk. Instead, the cord breaks cleanly away, without damage to either the cord or the system. As a bonus, you can tell if your MacBook is fully charged when the LED on the connector changes from amber to green.
Wireless that works.
Connect to the Internet at fast speeds anywhere thanks to built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi.5 Like everything else about a Mac, joining Wi-Fi networks couldn’t be simpler. If you’ve previously connected to a network, your Mac automatically logs you in so you can immediately email, surf the web or video chat.6 Have a phone, headset, keyboard or mouse with Bluetooth wireless technology? They can all connect to your MacBook courtesy of built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology — and it remembers all your devices, too.
Burn CDs and DVDs.
MacBook comes standard with a built-in SuperDrive. What makes it super? You can enjoy your favourite DVD films and music CDs. You can burn your own CDs or DVDs to back up data or create your own music mixes. Or you can use the included iDVD software to burn Hollywood-style iMovie creations, then watch them on a DVD player.
Ports with possibilities.
With MacBook, you get easy plug-and-play support for your digital devices, including your digital camera, printer, external hard drive, mouse and keyboard — not to mention your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Just connect them to one of the handy ports. Want to expand your workspace? The Mini DisplayPort connects directly to an Apple LED Cinema Display, and supports VGA and DVI for connecting to a projector, as well as DisplayPort and HDMI for connecting to a flat-panel TV.7 MacBook also includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, a headphone jack that doubles as an audio-in port, and a convenient lock slot so you can keep your MacBook secure.
Video chat with anyone.
Built-in iSight camera.
Cleverly integrated — almost hidden — at the top of the MacBook display is an iSight camera that takes photos and shoots video. Use it with the built-in microphone and the included iChat software, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with your mum or give a presentation to a client.6 Use your iSight with Photo Booth to take quick pictures and add fun photo effects. Or use it with QuickTime X to record a video and share it on iTunes, MobileMe or YouTube with just a click. Best of all, there’s no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works, right out of the box.
It’s better at the things you do every day.
The things you do most often on a computer, like browsing the web, checking email and working with Microsoft Office files, are some of the things a Mac does best.
Perfect for everyday everything.
A Mac comes with everything you need for email, calendar, contacts, browsing the Internet and more. It’s all part of the Mac operating system: Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Hardware and software designed to work together.
The first time you use a Mac, you’ll quickly discover the benefits of a single company making the hardware, software and operating system. Take the Multi-Touch trackpad built into every MacBook. Mac OS X Snow Leopard enables Multi-Touch gestures, so you can right-click to access contextual menus, scroll up and down with inertia two fingers, swipe to move through web pages, and more.
Works with Windows.
The Mac also opens and works with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and it even runs Windows — so it’s compatible with the PC world.1 That includes sharing documents with people on PCs, printing to the office or school printer and working over Windows networks.
A Mac also has Wi-Fi technology built in2 and can join wireless networks (even Windows networks) in a few simple clicks. There’s no configuration process or complicated set-up. Like so many things, the Mac does it all for you.
It lets you do amazing things with photos, movies and music.
Take home a Mac and right away you can start doing cool stuff with iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. They’re part of iLife. And they’re included with every new Mac.
Use iPhoto to automatically organise your photos according to who’s in them.
iPhoto features face recognition that lets you organise your entire photo library by the people in the pictures. So when you need to find a particular photo of a friend, the hard work is already done for you.
Movies on a Mac.
With iMovie, you can put together a great-looking movie in minutes, then give it some professional polish. Add Hollywood-quality animated titles or stabilise your shaky video in just a few clicks.
Making music on a Mac.
A Mac can teach you how to play guitar or piano. Open GarageBand and you’ve got video music instruction right on your Mac.
It’s highly secure and reliable.
The built-in defences on a Mac help keep you safe from viruses and malware without the hassle of constant alerts and sweeps.
Don’t worry about viruses.
Designed with security in mind, Mac OS X Snow Leopard isn’t plagued by constant attacks from PC viruses and malware. Every Mac is highly secure right out of the box, so you can safely go about your work — or play — without interruption.
Innocent-looking files downloaded over the Internet may contain dangerous malware in disguise. That’s why files you download using Safari, Mail and iChat are screened to determine if they contain applications. If they do, Mac OS X Snow Leopard alerts you, then warns you the first time you open one.
Always up to date.
When a potential security threat arises, Apple responds quickly by providing software updates and security enhancements that can be downloaded automatically and installed with a click..
It comes standard with the most advanced technology.
Advanced graphics. Dual-core Intel processors. Engineering innovations years ahead of their time. And an operating system tailor-made to get the most from it all.
The latest technology.
Powerful NVIDIA graphics bring the latest 3D games to life. Intel dual-core processors are standard on every Mac notebook, so applications fly. And an iSight camera, Bluetooth wireless technology and many other features are all built in.
Features you won’t find on a PC.
On a MacBook, innovation extends to features you might not expect. Like a power adapter with a magnetic connection (instead of a physical one) that breaks off cleanly if someone trips over the power cord while you’re working. Or a built-in battery that powers your MacBook for up to 10 hours on a single charge and recharges up to 1000 times.3
The world’s most advanced operating system.
Every Mac comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, an operating system custom-designed for the advanced technology inside. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation and made to be simple and intuitive, it’s what makes the Mac innovative, highly secure, compatible and easy to use.
Environmentally friendly design.
Apple approaches environmental responsibility through our products. That’s why a Mac is energy efficient, free of many toxins and highly recyclable.
Because Apple designs both hardware and software, we can reduce our environmental footprint in ways others can’t. For starters, a highly efficient power supply reduces the amount of power wasted when bringing electricity from the wall to your Mac. Unlike a lot of PCs, a Mac uses energy-efficient hardware components that work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve power — even between keystrokes.
Fewer toxic substances.
A Mac doesn’t contain a lot of toxic materials. All Mac displays are mercury and arsenic free, and the internal components are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs).
When a Mac reaches the end of its long life, the materials it’s made from make it highly desirable to recyclers.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Apple approaches things differently — through our products. That’s why MacBook is energy efficient, free of many harmful toxins and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating.
Efficient power supply.
MacBook includes a highly efficient power supply that reduces the amount of power wasted when bringing electricity from the wall to your computer. Lower power consumption reduces energy bills and lessens the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Advanced power management.
Unlike a lot of Windows-based PC systems, MacBook uses energy-efficient hardware components that work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve power. Mac OS X spins down hard drives and activates sleep mode on already energy-efficient LED-backlit displays. And it balances tasks across both central processors and graphics processors. Mac OS X never misses a power-saving opportunity, no matter how small. It even regulates the processor between keystrokes, reducing power between the letters you type. That’s just one of many ways Apple manages small amounts of power that add up to big savings.
ENERGY STAR qualification.
MacBook meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, making it ENERGY STAR qualified. ENERGY STAR 5.0 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer’s typical annual power consumption.
Size and weight
Height: 2.74 cm (1.08 inches)
Width: 33.03 cm (13.00 inches)
Depth: 23.17 cm (9.12 inches)
Weight: 2.13 kg (4.7 pounds)
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours
Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio.
Processor and memory
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
1066MHz frontside bus
2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB
AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Graphics and video support
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours
Video output options
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)
HDMI output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter
Connections and expansion
MagSafe power port
Gigabit Ethernet port
Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
Kensington lock slot
250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive; optional 320GB or 500GB 5400-rpm drive4
8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/
Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW
Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD
Battery and power
Built-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
MagSafe power port
Electrical and operating requirements
Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
Storage temperature: -24° to 45° C (-13° to 113° F)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 3,000 m (10,000 feet)
Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 m (15,000 feet)
Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 m (35,000 feet)
Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)
Combined headphone/line in (supports digital output)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
What’s in the box
60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
Printed and electronic documentation
Warranty: 1 year manufacturer.