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.
MacBook 5,1 Unibody Aluminium Model
Introduction: Announced on October 14, 2008.
- Processor: 2.0 GHz or 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (P7350/P8600). Front side bus 1066 MHz. Speed: Chipset 1066 MHz system bus. System memory: DDR3.
- Memory: 2 GB (two 1 GB), expandable to 8 GB (4 GB supported by Apple).
- OS: Latest possible operating system OS X El Capitan.
- Display: 3.3-inch LED backlit glossy widescreen LCD, 1280 × 800 pixel resolution.
- Graphics:Integrated Nvidia GeForce 9400M with 256 MB shared with main memory (up to 512 MB available in Windows through Boot Camp).
- Connectivity: Integrated AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g/draft-n (BCM4322 chipset). Gigabit Ethernet Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
- Peripherals: 2 × USB 2.0
- Ports: Mini DisplayPort, replacing the previous model’s mini-DVI port. Two slots for PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM (1066 Mhz).
- Input: Multi-touch glass trackpad which also acts as the mouse button.
- Input: 1 × Combined optical digital input/analog line in. 1 × Combined optical digital output/analog line out.
- Video out: Mini DisplayPort.
- Battery: 45-watt-hour removable lithium polymer.
- Weight: 4.5 lb (2.0 kg).
- Dimensions: 0.95 in × 12.78 in × 8.94 in.
Apple Order, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Number: MB466/A. MB467/A.
Discontinued: On June 8, 2009.
- The LED display replaced the fluorescent tube backlights used in the previous model which contain mercury.
- The FireWire 400 port was removed in the MacBook aluminium model. Thus this MacBook doesn’t support Target Disk Mode, used for data transfers or operating system repairs without booting the system.
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