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).

MacBook 4,1 (Polycarbonate Model, Early 2008)

Introduction: February 26, 2008.

Specifications

  • Processor: 2.1 GHz or 2.4 GHz. Intel Core 2 Duo (T8100/T8300).
  • Front Size Bus: 800 MHz.
  • Memory: 1 GB (two 512 MB) or 2 GB (two 1 GB) 667 MHz PC2-5300. Expandable to 6 GB (4 GB supported by Apple).
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB, 160 GB or 250 GB.
  • Combo Drive: 8× DVD read, 24× CD-R and 16× CD-RW recording.
  • Internal Slot-loading Super-Drive: 4× DVD+R DL writes, 8× DVD±R read, 4× DVD±RW writes, 24× CD-R, and 10x CD-RW recording.
  • OS: Latest Possible Operating System – OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Display: 13.3-inch glossy widescreen LCD, 1280 × 800 pixel resolution (WXGA, 16:10 = 8:5 aspect ratio).
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X3100 using 144 MB RAM (up to 384 MB available in Windows through Boot Camp).
  • Connectivity: Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11a/b/g/n (draft-n enabled). Gigabit Ethernet. Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
  • Peripherals: 2 × USB 2.0. 1 × Firewire 400. 1 × Optical digital / analog audio line-in. 1 × Optical digital / analog audio line-out.
  • Camera: iSight Camera (640 × 480 0.3 MP).
  • Video out: Mini DVI.
  • Battery: 55-watt-hour removable lithium-polymer.
  • Average Weight: 5 lb.
  • Dimensions: 1.08 in (Height) × 12.78 in (Width) × 8.92 in (Depth).

Apple Model, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model: MB402/A. MB403/A. MB404/A.

Discontinuation: October 2008. The 2.1 GHz model had a 24x/24x/16x/8x CD-RW/DVD-ROM “Combo” drive, and was discontinued in January 2009.

Prices: 2.1 GHz/1 GB RAM/120 GB HD/ComboDrive/White – US$1099. 2.4 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD/SuperDrive/White – US$1299. 2.4 GHz/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD/SuperDrive/Black – US$1499. In October 2008, the middle- and high-end models were terminated and the low-end model was price-reduced to $999 (terminated in January 2009).

Miscellanea

  • According to apple-history.com, the graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 144 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 160 MB of RAM, resulting in a maximum of 864 MB of RAM available for system use in the base system.
  • This model 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, while the low-end model was replaced in January 2009 by the MacBook (Early 2009).

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