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Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2009 - MC207LL/A - MacBook6,1 - A1342 - 2350*

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Apple MacBookThe MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13-Inch (White Polycarbonate "Unibody" - Late 2009) unveiled a new "glossy white unibody" case design -- modeled after the previously introduced "Unibody" MacBook and MacBook Pro models -- but uses polycarbonate rather than aluminum and has a "non-skid" rubberized bottom surface.

Like the aluminum "Unibody" models, this system also has a four-finger "multi-touch" glass trackpad and an integrated battery design that is not intended to be replaced by the end user. Apple reports that this battery design increases runtime, and as a result, this model provides "up to" 7 hours compared to 5 hours for the model it replaced.

This model is configured with a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.26 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (P7550) -- with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip -- a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500) installed in pairs (two 1 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive, and an 8X DL "SuperDrive". It also features a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M "graphics processor with 256 MB of SDRAM shared with main memory" and a 13.3" widescreen TFT active-matrix LED-backlit "glossy" display (1280x800 native resolution).

Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, a single audio in/out port, and a Mini DisplayPort that supports an external display at 2560x1600. It does not have a Firewire port or IR to support a remote.

Also see:

  • What are the differences between the White "Polycarbonate Unibody/Late 2009" MacBook Core 2 Duo and the White "Mid-2009" MacBook that it replaced?
  • What are the differences between the White "Polycarbonate Unibody/Late 2009" MacBook and the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch MacBook Pro models?

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October 20, 2009 May 18, 2010
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 2009.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
3205 3513
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 MacBook6,1 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.
1243 2148
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 MacBook6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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1356 2358
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 MacBook6,1 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.
2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7550)
Details: The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (P7550) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Also see: How much faster is the White "Polycarbonate Unibody/Late 2009" MacBook Core 2 Duo than the MacBook it replaced? How fast is it compared to the 13-Inch MacBook Pro?
N/A N/A
Details: N/A
Soldered Integrated
Details: Also see: Can you upgrade the processor in the White "Unibody" MacBook?
1066 MHz 2.26 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 1066 MHz frontside bus.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k 3 MB (on chip)
Details: Includes a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache that runs at processor speed.
PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz
Details: Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMMs. Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the White "Unibody" MacBook? How much RAM of what type does it support?
2 GB 8 GB*
Details: 2 GB of RAM is installed as two 1 GB modules, no slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, but third-parties have confirmed that it actually supports 8 GB of RAM.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 2
Details: N/A
GeForce 9400M Integrated
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M that shares memory with the system.
256 MB 256 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB".
13.3" Widescreen 1280x800
Details: 13.3" color widescreen TFT active-matrix LED-backlit "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 pixels 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 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio".
Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
250 GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Details: 320 GB and 500 GB hard drives also were offered via build-to-order.

Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the White "Unibody" MacBook?

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8X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this slot-loading "SuperDrive" (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) has a maxium write speed of "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" and a maximum read speed of "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".

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None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11a/b/g/n 2.1+EDR
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.

Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
2 (2.0) None
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports.
None None
Details: No expansion slots or bays provided.
Full-size Trackpad (4 Finger)
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)." It does not have an embedded numeric keypad.

The glass "multi-touch" trackpad "supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities".
Notebook MacBook (White Unibody)
Details: This MacBook uses a white "unibody" case design molded as single piece of polycarbonate with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
MC207LL/A Late 2009
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1342 (EMC 2350*) MacBook6,1
Details: *Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model. In this case, please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the notebook so it cannot be used readily for identification.

Also see: All Macs with the A1342 Model Number, the 2350* EMC Number, and the MacBook6,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
60 W h Li-Poly 7 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "built-in 60-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" that provides "up to 7 hours of wireless productivity".

Also see: What is the White "Unibody" MacBook battery life in "real-world" tests?
X 10.6.1 (10A2047) Current*
Details: *This system can run the current version of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," although it does not support Power Nap or AirPlay Mirroring functionality (which also requires an Apple TV 2nd Gen or later). When running Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" it is not supported booting in 64-bit mode.

Please note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X, like Mountain Lion and Mavericks, are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard."
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 7 (64-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 on this model. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
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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 13.00 x 9.12 4.7 lbs (2.13 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - height by width by depth, (2.74 cm, 33.0 cm, 23.17 cm).
US$999 US$600-US$700
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 DisplayPort) None
Details: Supports external display in dual display and mirroring modes. DVI, Dual-Link DVI, and VGA supported by optional Apple adapters (sold separately).
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (2.0) None
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports.
None 1 (RJ-45)
Details: No internal modem. Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR standard.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Internal) 1*
Details: Internal omnidirectional microphone. Has a single "combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)" port (the same as the mic/headphone port used by the iPhone).
1 1*
Details: Has a single "combined optical digital output/headphone out (user-selectable analog audio line in)" port (the same as the mic/headphone port used by the iPhone).
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" 2.26 13" (Uni/Late 09) 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$1099 US$999

Original Prices - Europe

€899 €929
DKK 7,199 €929
€899 €899
€929 €899
€899 NOK 7.990
€899 €879
SEK 9.995 CHF 1'249
£799

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 7,998 HK$7,788
¥98,800 N/A
NT$34,900

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$1299 NZ$1699


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