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.
MacBook 4, 2 (Polycarbonate Model, Late 2008)
Introduction: October 14, 2008.
- Processor: 2.1 GHz. Intel Core 2 Duo (T8100).
- Front Size Bus: 800 MHz.
- Memory: 1 GB (two 512 MB) 667 MHz PC2-5300. Expandable to 6 GB (4 GB supported by Apple)Hard Drive: 120 GB. Optional 160 GB or 250 GB.
- 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/B.
Discontinuation: June 2009.
Prices: This model was shipped in two configurations: 2.0 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD – US$1299, and 2.4GHz/backlit keyboard/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD – US$1599.
- The MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) included a faster graphics chipset, a faster bus, and a glass-covered clickable Multi-Touch trackpad, which supported two, three, and four-finger gestures. The high-end model featured a backlit keyboard, a first for the MacBook line. Notably absent from the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) was a FireWire port.
- Built-to-order options of MacBook 4, 2 Late 2008 included a 320 GB hard drive, and a 128 GB solid-state drive.
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