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Apple MacBook "Unibody AL" - Late 2008*
2.0GHz or 2.4GHz
Model ID: MacBook5,1 View how to find model ID

Processor / Memory

  • 2.0GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory (PC2-8500)
  • Two memory slots support up to 4GB
OWC Memory Upgrades: Add up to 8GB of memory. OWC certified for up to 8GB of memory.

Internal Drives

  • 160GB or 250GB 5400RPM Serial ATA hard disk drive
  • Optional 250GB or 320GB 5400RPM hard drive or 128GB SSD
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, 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, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW; 24x CD
Hard drive upgrade: Add up to 1.0TB of storage


  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out
  • Kensington lock slot


  • 45-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
  • MagSafe power adapter port


  • Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    (RJ-45 connector)


  • Stereo speakers
  • Omnidirectional mic
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out

Display / Monitor Capability

13.3-inch (diagonal) 1280 x 800 native resolution
LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
16:10 aspect ratio
  • 1280 x 800 (native)
  • 1152 x 720
  • 1024 x 640
  • 800 x 500
4:3 aspect ratio
  • 1024 x 768
  • 800 x 600
  • 640 x 480
3:2 aspect ratio
  • 720 x 480

Graphics / Video

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • 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 colors
  • iSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort

Keyboard / Mouse

  • Built-in 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 two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Dimensions / Weight

Height: 0.95" (2.74cm)
Width: 12.78" (33.03cm)
Depth: 8.94" (23.17cm)
Weight: 4.49lb. (2.04 kg)