MacBook 2,1

The MacBook 2,1 or the original polycarbonate MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006) and MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007) 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.

MacBook 2,1 (13-Inch, Late 2006 and Mid 2007)

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.

Release Dates

  • Polycarbonate Late 2006: November 8, 2006.
  • Polycarbonate Mid 2007: May 15, 2007.

Specifications

  • Processor: Late 2006: 1.83 GHz or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo (T5600/T7200). 945 chips. Mid 2007: 2.0 GHz or 2.16 GHz. Intel Core 2 Duo (T7200/T7400).
  • Memory: 512 MB (two 256 MB) or 1 GB (two 512 MB), 667 MHz PC2-5300, expandable to 4GB (3GB usable).
  • Hard drive: 60 GB, 80 GB or 120 GB (optional 160 GB or 200 GB, 4200-rpm).
  • Combo Drive: 8× DVD read, 24× CD-R and 16× CD-RW recording.
  • Operating system: OS x 10.7 Lion.
  • Display: 13.3-inch glossy widescreen LCD. 1280 x 800 pixel resolution (WXGA, 16:10 = 8:5 aspect ratio).
  • Graphics: Shared with system memory, Intel GMA 950 using 64 MB RAM. Up to 224 MB in Windows through Boot Camp.
  • Front size bus: 667 MHz.
  • Camera: iSight Camera (640 x 480 0.3 MP).
  • Video out: Mini DVI (replaced the iBook’s mini-VGA display port with a mini-DVI display port).
  • Connectivity: Integrated AirPort Extreme 802.11 a/b/h/g. Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
  • Battery: 55-watt-hour lithium polymer battery, removable.
  • Peripherals: 2 USB 2.0. 1 Firewire 400. 1 Optical digital/analog audio line-in. 1 Optical digital/analog line-out.
  • Weight: 5.2 lb.
  • Dimensions: 1.08 in x 12.78 in x 8.92 in.
  • Colors: Available in black and white colors.

Discontinuation, Price

Discontinued:

  • November 2007 (Late 2006 model)
  • October 2008, after the introduction of the aluminium MacBook.

Prices:

  • 2.0 GHz/1 GB RAM/80 GB HD/ComboDrive/White – $1099.
  • 2.16 GHz/1 GB RAM/120 GB HD/SuperDrive/White – $1299.
  • 2.16 GHz/1 GB RAM/160 GB HD/SuperDrive/Black – $1499.

Features

  • Ports: The ports are all on the left edge. On the first models, from left to right, they are the MagSafe power connector, Gigabit Ethernet, mini-DVI, FireWire 400, 2 USB 2.0 ports, audio in, audio out and Kensington Security Slot. For the unibody polycarbonate MacBook model released in 2009, the ports from left to right are the MagSafe power connector, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, 2 USB 2.0 ports, audio out and Kensington Security Slot. On the front, there is a power light and an infrared receiver, while on the right edge, there is the optical drive.
  • The MacBook (Mid 2007) was available in three configurations: 2.0 GHz/1 GB RAM/80 GB HD/ComboDrive/White, 2.16 GHz/1 GB RAM/120 GB HD/SuperDrive/White, and 2.16 GHz/1 GB RAM/160 GB HD/SuperDrive/Black.

Models

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"
See alsoSell your MacBook online now

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"
See alsoSell your MacBook (13-inch, 2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late/Black 2006) online now

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"
See alsoSell your MacBook online now

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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Miscellanea

  • With the late 2007 revision of the original polycarbonate MacBook, the keyboard received several changes. The same keyboard short-cut to control multimedia was added than that on the iMac. The embedded numeric keypad and the Apple logo were removed from the command keys.
  • This MacBook was the only Mac notebook, until the reintroduction of MacBooks in 2015, to be offered in more than one color since the iBook G3.
  • In February 2007, Apple Inc. recalled MacBook because the graphics card and hard drive caused the computer to overheat, forcing the unit to shut down randomly.
  • Aluminum MacBook: On October 14, 2008 Apple Inc introduced its first aluminum MacBook. This model made use of a unibody aluminium case with tapered edges. It was thinner than the original polycarbonate MacBooks.
  • Unibody polycarbonate MacBook: This model was launched on October 20, 2009. It was discontinued on July 20, 2011, but it was still available for educational institutions until February 2012. This model was rounder on the edges than previous two models in the MacBook line.
  • Retina MacBook computer: Introduced in March 2015. This model is thinner and lighter than MacBook Air. It can be purchased in space grey, silver, gold, rose gold.

Links

How to upgrade RAM in your 13-Inch [Video]

For the 13-inch White or Black Macbook for years 2006-2009. Install memory. Published on December 27, 2010 by the 8-bit guy.

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