How to Identify Your MacBook

On MacBook you can locate the serial number, model identifier, and part number on the device’s surface. Besides, on almost all versions of this computer you will find this information in the About this Mac window. If you have the original box of your MacBook, you can find the information on the packaging. If you purchased the device in Apple store or at an authorized third-party retailer, the serial number will appear on the invoice or receipt.

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How to Find MacBook Serial Number, Model Identifier and Part Number

In the “About This Mac” window

Choose Apple menu and head for About This Mac. The window will list your computer’s official model name and its serial number. You can then use this serial number to find tech specs for this specific model or to check support options.

The computer’s model identifier allows users to get more information about the device. To find the identifier:

  • In the About This Mac window, click System Report.
  • The System Information window will open, where you will be able to find Model Identifier in the Hardware Overview

You can use the identifier to locate your MacBook in the table below.

On the surface of your MacBook

Close the computer and turn it over. You will see the serial number on the underside of the device, near the regulatory markings.

On the original product packaging or receipt you can find the serial number on a barcode label on the box. The box also lists the Apple part number (it starts with M). Match that number to one in the table below to find your MacBook model.

MacBook 12-inch Models

MacBook (12-inch, 1.3GHz Intel Core m7, Early 2016)

MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBook9,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 2991)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family12-inch, Early 2016
Released2016
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.3Ghz Intel Core m7
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.2GHz Intel Core m5, Early 2016)

MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBook9,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 2991)
Part NumberMLHC2LL/A
Family12-inch, Early 2016
Released2016
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.2Ghz Intel Core m5
RAM8GB
Storage512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.1GHz Intel Core m3, Early 2016)

MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBook9,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 2991)
Part NumberMLHA2LL/A
Family12-inch, Early 2016
Released2016
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.1Ghz Intel Core m3
RAM8GB
Storage256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.3GHz Intel Core M, Early 2015)

MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015)
Model IdentifierMacBook8,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 2746)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family12-inch, Early 2015
Released2015
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.3Ghz Intel Core M
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.2GHz Intel Core M, Early 2015)

MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015)
Model IdentifierMacBook8,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 2746)
Part NumberMF865LL/A
Family12-inch, Early 2015
Released2015
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.2Ghz Intel Core M
RAM8GB
Storage512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.1GHz Intel Core M, Early 2015)

MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015)
Model IdentifierMacBook8,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 2746)
Part NumberMF855LL/A
Family12-inch, Early 2015
Released2015
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.1Ghz Intel Core M
RAM8GB
Storage256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook 13-inch Models

MacBook (13-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)

MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)
Model IdentifierMacBook7,1
Model NumberA1342 (EMC 2395)
Part NumberMC516LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2010
Released2010
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions13.00 x 9.12 x 1.08 in
Weight4.7 pounds
Processor2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage250GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2009)

MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)
Model IdentifierMacBook6,1
Model NumberA1342 (EMC 2350)
Part NumberMC207LL/A
Family13-inch, Late 2009
Released2009
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions13.00 x 9.12 x 1.08 in
Weight4.7 pounds
Processor2.26Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage250GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mid 2009)

MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
Model IdentifierMacBook5,2
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2300)
Part NumberMC240LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2009
Released2009
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.0 pounds
Processor2.13Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage160GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2009)

MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
Model IdentifierMacBook5,2
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2300)
Part NumberMB881LL/A
Family13-inch, Early 2009
Released2009
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.0 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage120GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2008 Aluminum)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/Aluminum 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBook5,1
Model NumberA1278 (EMC 2254)
Part NumberMB467LL/A
Family13-inch, Late 2008 Aluminum
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 in
Weight4.5 pounds
Processor2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage250GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2008 Aluminum)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/Aluminum 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBook5,1
Model NumberA1278 (EMC 2254)
Part NumberMB466LL/A
Family13-inch, Late 2008 Aluminum
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 in
Weight4.5 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage160GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/White 2008)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/White 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBook4,2
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2242)
Part NumberMB402LL/B
Family13-inch, Late 2008
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.0 pounds
Processor2.1Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage120GB HDD
Optical8X "Combo Drive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early/Black 2008)

MacBook (13-inch, Early/Black 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBook4,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2242)
Part NumberMB404LL/A
Family13-inch, Early 2008
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.0 pounds
Processor2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage250GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early/White 2008)

MacBook (13-inch, Early/White 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBook4,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2242)
Part NumberMB403LL/A
Family13-inch, Early 2008
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.0 pounds
Processor2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage160GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early/White 2008)

MacBook (13-inch, Early/White 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBook4,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2242)
Part NumberMB402LL/A
Family13-inch, Early 2008
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.0 pounds
Processor2.1Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage120GB HDD
Optical8X "Combo Drive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/Black 2007)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/Black 2007)
Model IdentifierMacBook3,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2200)
Part NumberMB063LL/B
Family13-inch, Late 2007
Released2007
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage160GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/White 2007)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/White 2007)
Model IdentifierMacBook3,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2200)
Part NumberMB062LL/B
Family13-inch, Late 2007
Released2007
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage120GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/White 2007)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/White 2007)
Model IdentifierMacBook3,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2200)
Part NumberMB061LL/B
Family13-inch, Late 2007
Released2007
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage80GB HDD
Optical8X "Combo Drive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mid/Black 2007)

MacBook (13-inch, Mid/Black 2007)
Model IdentifierMacBook2,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2139)
Part NumberMB063LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2007
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage160GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mid/White 2007)

MacBook (13-inch, Mid/White 2007)
Model IdentifierMacBook2,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2139)
Part NumberMB062LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2007
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage120GB HDD
Optical8X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mid/White 2007)

MacBook (13-inch, Mid/White 2007)
Model IdentifierMacBook2,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2139)
Part NumberMB061LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2007
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage80GB HDD
Optical8X "Combo Drive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/Black 2006)

MacBook (13-inch, Late/Black 2006)
Model IdentifierMacBook2,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2121)
Part NumberMA701LL/A
Family13-inch, Late 2006
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage120GB HDD
Optical6X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/White 2006)

MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)
Model IdentifierMacBook2,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2121)
Part NumberMA700LL/A
Family13-inch, Late 2006
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM1GB
Storage80GB HDD
Optical6X DL "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2006)

MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)
Model IdentifierMacBook2,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2121)
Part NumberMA699LL/A
Family13-inch, Late 2006
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor1.83Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM512MB
Storage60GB HDD
Optical8X "Combo Drive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, Original/Black 2006)

MacBook (13-inch, Original/Black 2006)
Model IdentifierMacBook1,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2092)
Part NumberMA472LL/A
Family13-inch, Original 2006
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core Duo
RAM512MB
Storage80GB HDD
Optical4X "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, Original/White 2006)

MacBook (13-inch, Original 2006)
Model IdentifierMacBook1,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2092)
Part NumberMA255LL/A
Family13-inch, Original 2006
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core Duo
RAM512MB
Storage60GB HDD
Optical4X "SuperDrive"
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MacBook (13-inch, 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, Original 2006)

MacBook (13-inch, Original 2006)
Model IdentifierMacBook1,1
Model NumberA1181 (EMC 2092)
Part NumberMA254LL/A
Family13-inch, Original 2006
Released2006
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.78 x 8.92 x 1.08 in
Weight5.2 pounds
Processor1.83Ghz Intel Core Duo
RAM512MB
Storage60GB HDD
Optical8X "Combo Drive"
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  • I’d suggest that you add a useful detail to your descriptions of MacBooks: it’s noteworthy that you mention what side are interfaces located on, for example, the Kensington lock is located on the left side or, etc. as Apple think the location on the left or the right sides would be preferable for right-naders. You can also add a few words about dedicated docking station port which has been cancelled in the latest models.

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