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Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2006 - MA700LL/A - MacBook2,1 - A1181 - 2121

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Apple MacBookThe Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13-Inch (White - Late 2006) features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T7200), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 667 MHz frontside bus, 1 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) installed in pairs (two 512 MB modules), an 80.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, a 6X dual-layer write DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive, an Intel GMA 950 integrated "graphics processor with 64 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory", and a 13.3" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1280x800 native resolution).

The MacBook "Late 2006 Core 2 Duo" series shares the same easy to upgrade case design as the original MacBook models, and connectivity likewise includes AirPort Extreme (although the "Late 2006" models support 802.11n -- as well as 802.11g -- after a firmware upgrade), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire "400" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and video out capabilities (mini-DVI) that supports an external display.

The MacBook "Late 2006 Core 2 Duo" and original "Core Duo" models also share the same "scrolling TrackPad", built-in iSight video camera, Apple Remote for use with Apple Front Row software, "MagSafe" power connector, "flush against the bed" keyboard that does not touch the screen, and "no moving parts" magnetic latch that "catches without a catch".

Also see:

  • What are the differences between the "Late 2006" MacBook Core 2 Duo models?
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2006" MacBook Core 2 Duo models and the original MacBook notebooks that they replaced?

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November 8, 2006 May 15, 2007
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
2610 2863
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1003 1720
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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1115 1792
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBook2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7200)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T7200) processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How much faster is the MacBook "Core 2 Duo" compared to the original MacBook "Core Duo"? How fast is the MacBook "Core 2 Duo" compared to the MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo"?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the MacBook?
667 MHz 2.0 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 667 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 32-Bit
Details: Also see: Does the MacBook have a ROM or BIOS?
32k/32k 4 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 4 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz
Details: Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the MacBook? How much RAM of what type does it support?
1 GB 4 GB*
Details: 1 GB of RAM is installed as two 512 MB modules, no slots free.

*Apple officially supports 2 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been "unofficially" able to upgrade it to 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM (it can hold 4 GB but cannot fully utilize the memory beyond 3 GB due to the same limitation that impacts the "Late 2006" MacBook Pro line).

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: Apple recommends that one install RAM in matched pairs for optimum performance.
Intel GMA 950 Integrated
Details: Also see: What is the overall gaming performance of the MacBook?
64 MB 64 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80 MB, resulting in 944 MB of system memory available" with the default 1 GB installed.
13.3" Widescreen 1280x800
Details: 13.3" color widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1280 by 800 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio".

Also see: What exactly is a glossy display? Is the glossy display used in the MacBook better or worse than the previous iBook display?

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Dual/Mirroring 1920x1200
Details: The maximum resolution supported on "Apple DVI displays" is 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 on VGA displays.
80 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the MacBook?

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6X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this 6X dual-layer DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive has a maximum write speed of 2.4X for DVD+R DL, 6X for DVD-R and DVD+R, and 4X for DVD-RW and DVD+RW. It reads DVDs at 8X speed. It writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CDs at 24X.

Also see: What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the MacBook models? Which can read and write dual-layer DVDs?
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) available for US$49.
802.11a/b/g/n 2.0+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.

Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
2 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
None None
Details: No expansion slots or bays provided.
Full-size Trackpad
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement), and [an] embedded numeric keypad." The trackpad supports "two-finger scrolling, tap, double-tap, and drag".

Also see: How does the MacBook keyboard "feel"?
Notebook MacBook
Details: This MacBook uses a white case design with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
MA700LL/A Late 2006
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1181 (EMC 2121) MacBook2,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1181 Model Number, the 2121 EMC Number, and the MacBook2,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
55 W h Li-Poly 2.5-6 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "55-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with integrated charge indicator LEDs". The company claims that it can provide "up to six hours" of battery life, but acknowledges that it is "up to 2.5 hours of DVD playback" and "up to 3.5 hours with wireless turned on".

Also see: What is the MacBook battery life in "real-world" tests?
X 10.4.8 (8N1108) X 10.7.5*
Details: *This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. However, although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92 5.2 lbs (2.36 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.75 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).
US$1299 US$425-US$575
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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1 (mini-DVI) None
Details: Supports external display in dual display and mirroring modes. VGA output supported by optional Apple DVI-to-VGA adapter (sold separately).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (2.0) 1 (400)
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports. One Firewire "400" port.
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: No internal modem. An external Apple USB modem was available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR standard.
None 1
Details: S-video Out provided by optional adapter (sold separately).
1 (Internal) 1
Details: Internal omnidirectional microphone. Optical digital audio in.
1 1
Details: Single Optical digital audio out port doubles as a headphone jack.
1 None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 60W "MagSafe" power adapter. Also see: How does the MagSafe power connector on the MacBook work?



Global original prices for the MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$1449 US$1299

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €1319
DKK 10,299 N/A
€1299 €1279
N/A €1319
€1299 N/A
N/A €1269
N/A CHF 1'849
£879

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥159,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$2099 NZ$2499


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