MacBook 13-inch Early 2008

The Apple MacBook 13-inch Early 2008 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2008 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer has been introduced on February 26, 2008, and its price started at $1099.

The new MacBook features a 2.1 GHz or 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, White or Black durable polycarbonate case, 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB or 160 GB hard drive, slot-loading 24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW dual-layer “Combo” drive, built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, FireWire “400”, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, and 144 MB Intel GMA X3100 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on October 14, 2008.

Today MacBook 13-inch Early 2008 is 15 years old!

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MacBook 13-inch Early 2008 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 26, 2008
DiscontinuedOctober 14, 2008
Model IdentifierMacBook4,1
Model NumberA1181
Order NumberMB402LL/A (White)
MB403LL/A (White)
MB404LL/A (Black)
Original Price$1,099
ColorsWhite (2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz)
Black (2.4 GHz)
Weight5 Ibs.
2.267 KG
Dimensions1.08” H x 12.78” W x 8.92” D
2.74 cm H x 32.46 cm W x 22.65 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T8100 “Penryn” (2.1 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 “Penryn” (2.4 GHz)
Processor Speed2.1 GHz
2.4 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus800 MHz
Cache3 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage120 GB
160 GB
200 GB
Media1 – 24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory1 GB
2 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
6 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC2-5300 DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM 667 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ Color TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density114 dpi
Brightness250 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800 (native)


Graphics CardIntel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA X3100
Graphics Memory144 MB DDR2 SDRAM*
Display Connection1 – Mini-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 1920 by 1200 pixels
*minimum graphics memory usage is 144 MB. An additional 16 MB is required when using an external display


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100 (UATA/66)


Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Mini-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock


Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 78-key (U.S.) or 79-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys, the embedded keypad
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, drag, and scroll)


Original OSMac OS X 10.5.2
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.7.5
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


System Battery55 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 4.5 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles300
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter60 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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Apple Support – MacBook (2008): Technical Specifications