MacBook

MacBook is well-known brand of notebook computers designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. You’ll find everything about MacBooks on these pages.

MacBooks

The Apple's MacBook notebooks line was introduced on May 16, 2006 and marketed until February, 2012, when this line was discontinued. It was relaunched however in 2015, this time as a "one port" notebook with a "Retina" display.

MacBook Models

The MacBook is basically divided into four designs: White or black polycarbonate and fiberglass casing, aluminum unibody casing, white unibody polycarbonate, and the silver, gold, or space Gray "Retina" models which were presented in 2015. Each basic design has its own system which differs significantly from other models.

Aimed at the consumer and education markets, the MacBook replaced the iBook series and 12-inch PowerBook series of notebooks. The MacBooks may be classified as the low end of the Macintosh family, below the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Till now, this line is the best-selling Mac brand ever.

MacBook 1,1 (Original MacBook)

MacBook 1,1 (Original MacBook)

The original polycarbonate MacBook laptop: Released on June 28,2006 and available in black and white colors. Discontinued in October 2008. To learn everything about this model: original polycarbonate MacBook.

Aluminium MacBook

Aluminium MacBook

Aluminum MacBook: Released on October 14, 2008, this model makes use of a unibody aluminium case with tapered edges. It is thinner than the original polycarbonate MacBooks. To learn everything about this model: Aluminium polycarbonate MacBook.

 

MacBook 6,1

MacBook 6,1

MacBook 7,1

MacBook 7,1

Unibody polycarbonate MacBook: Launched on October 20, 2009, discontinued on July 20, 2011 (available for educational institutions until February 2012. This model is rounder on the edges than previous two models in the MacBook line. To learn everything about this model: Unibody polycarbonate MacBook.

MacBook Pro: The MacBook Pro is a portable notebook which has higher specifications and a wide range of features. It has the 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch display options. The MacBook with these larger screen options have more powerful innards, for example the graphic cards with its own

memory (unlike the integrated graphics option used on the MacBook, which shares the memory with the main system). The MacBook Pro can be used for graphics-intensive tasks, such as video editing, digital image, games or programs that use 3-D graphics, and so on. It features a backlit keyboard, whose keys light up when the environment lights fade.

MacBook 1,1 (Original MacBook)

The MacBook 1,1 or the original MacBook model used a combination of polycarbonate and fiberglass casing which was modeled after the iBook G4. The original polycarbonate MacBook laptop was thicker than its predecessor – the iBook G4, – but wider, due to its widescreen display. The original MacBook adopted Apple’s MagSafe power connector. The MacBook was Apple’s first notebook to use new features, such as the glossy display, the sunken keyboard design and the non-mechanical magnetic latch. (more…)

MacBook 2,1 (Original Polycarbonate, 2006)

The MacBook 2,1 or the original polycarbonate MacBook laptop was thicker than its predecessor – the iBook G4, – but wider, due to its widescreen display. The original MacBook 1,1 and its version 1,2 released in November 2006, five months later, adopted Apple’s MagSafe power connector. The original polycarbonate MacBook was Apple’s first notebook to use new features, such as the glossy display, the sunken keyboard design and the non-mechanical magnetic latch. (more…)

Mac Book 5,1 (Unibody Aluminium)

Apple announced a MacBook unibody aluminium model (MacBook 5,1) featuring a new Nvidia chipset at a Cupertino, California with the tagline: The spotlight turns to notebooks. Made of a unibody aluminium case with patered edges, this model had an integrated Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics up to five times faster than the original MacBooks’ Intel chipset. The MacBook unibody aluminium model is thinner than the original polycarbonate MacBooks. The keyboard of the higher-end model included a backlight. (more…)

MacBook 6,1

On October 20, 2009, Apple Inc. introduced a new polycarbonate unibody plastic MacBook with a rubberized anti-skid bottom. It faster DDR3 memory. Yet this MacBook, like its aluminum predecessor, lacks FireWire. Instead, like the 13-inch MacBook Pro, it has a combined audio in/out port. There is no infrared port and the Apple Remote is not included. This MacBook was a significant improvement on the MacBook line (Mid 2009) that it replaced. It included an LED-backlit screen, a glass multi-touch trackpad, and a battery that could perform up to 7 hours (compared with five hours in the older models). (more…)

MacBook 7,1 (Mid 2010) Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz

The MacBook 7,1 (Mid 2010), unibody polycarbonate model, was refreshed with a faster processor, a faster graphics card, improved battery life, and the ability to pass audio through the Mini DisplayPort connector. This version replaced the MacBook (Late 2009). Among the improvements a faster processor and graphics chipset were included. (more…)

MacBook 2,1 (Mid-2007)

The polycarbonate MacBook 2,1 laptop was thicker than its predecessor – the iBook G4, – but wider, due to its widescreen display. The original polycarbonate MacBook was Apple’s first notebook to use new features, such as the glossy display, the sunken keyboard design and the non-mechanical magnetic latch. (more…)

MacBook 3,1 (Late-2007)

The original polycarbonate MacBook 3,1 was Apple’s first notebook to use new features, such as the glossy display, the sunken keyboard design and the non-mechanical magnetic latch. The MacBook 3,1 (polycarbonate model) followed the same line. With this late-2007 revision, the MacBook keyboard received several changes to closely mirror the one which shipped with the iMac. Apple also added several keyboard short-cut to control multimedia, and removing the Apple logo and the embedded numeric keypad from the command keys. (more…)

MacBook 4,1 (Polycarbonate Early 2008)

The MacBook 4,1 (Early 2008) offered a modest speed bump over the MacBook (Late 2007). It was available in three configurations: 2.1 GHz/1 GB RAM/120 GB HD/ComboDrive/White, 2.4 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD/SuperDrive/White, and 2.4 GHz/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD/SuperDrive/Black. In October 2008, the middle- and high-end models were replaced by the new Unibody models. The low-end model was price-reduced to $999, and replaced in January 2009 by the MacBook (Early 2009). (more…)

MacBook 4, 2 (Polycarbonate Model, Late 2008)

The MacBook 4, 2 – 13-inch, Aluminum, released in October 2008 included many of the features of the higher-end MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008), announced at the same time. In addition to the new aluminum unibody enclosure, this MacBook was equipped with a faster graphics chipset, a faster bus, and a glass-covered clickable Multi-Touch trackpad. The trackpad supported two, three, and four-finger gestures. The high-end model featured a backlit keyboard, a first for the MacBook line. Notably absent was a FireWire port, a MacBook mainstay since 2000. This model was shipped in two configurations: 2.0 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD and 2.4GHz/backlit keyboard/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD. (more…)

MacBook 5, 2 (Polycarbonate, Early 2009)

Introduced on January 21, 2009, the MacBook 5, 2 was a feature-bump of the existing low-end white MacBook model. The processor ran at a slightly slower clock-rate. The amount of RAM was doubled to 2 GHz. The bus speed was increased to 1066 MHz. The graphics chipset received a significant upgrade. This MacBook model was shipped in a single configuration, and was replaced in June 2009 with a new model. (more…)

MacBook 5, 2 (Polycarbonate, Mid 2009)

Introduced in May 2009, the MacBook 5,2 (Mid 2009) was a modest speed-bump of the previous MacBook. The processor speed was increased by 6.5% to 2.13 GHz. The hard disk capacity was increased to 160 GB. This MacBook model was shipped in a single configuration, with 2 GB of RAM. It was replaced in October 2009 by the unibody polycarbonate model. (more…)

Buying Secondhand MacBook

There are a few things you should check when purchasing a Mac notebook secondhand, in addition to checking the hard drive, keyboard, trackpad and mouse. Things can go wrong, even when we know that Apple builds high quality machines. But MacsBooks are complicated pieces of machinery and you may know nothing about the previous owner… (more…)

Buying MacBook: Optional Extras

Getting optional extras with a Mac when purchasing the computer from the Apple Online Store is not an easy task. You need to select options before you make a deal. The range of options may look rather complicated, but it is really important to make the right choice. (more…)

MacBook FAQ

MacBook FAQ: The Apple MacBook is known for its ease of access and for its revolutionary capabilities. We hope you can learn many things that you didn’t know about the MacBook. (more…)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13″ (NVIDIA, 2008)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.86 13″ NVIDIA is the revision of MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13″ that took place towards the end of 2008. While the design – an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor – remained the same, the hardware had been thoroughly revised. (more…)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13″ (Original, 2008)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13″ is the first subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple. It takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13″ sports an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor. (more…)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.8 13″ (BTO/CTO, 2008)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.8 13″ is built-to-order iteration of MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6. Other than that it’s almost identical to the first subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple that takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.8 13″ sports an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor. (more…)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.86 13″ (NVIDIA, 2008)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.86 13″ NVIDIA is the revision of MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13″ that took place towards the end of 2008. While the design – an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor – remained the same, the hardware had been thoroughly revised. (more…)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.4 11″ (Late 2010)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.4 11″ (late 2010) is the subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple. It takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. It is the thinnest ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size non-backlit keyboard, 11.6” widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and flash storage drive. (more…)

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