MacBook 7,1 (Mid 2010) Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz

The MacBook 7,1 (Mid 2010), unibody polycarbonate model, was refreshed with a faster processor, a faster graphics card, improved battery life, and the ability to pass audio through the Mini DisplayPort connector. This version replaced the MacBook (Late 2009). Among the improvements a faster processor and graphics chipset were included.

MacBook 7,1 (Unibody Polycarbonate Model)

Released : On May 18, 2010.

Specifications

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (P8600).
  • CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz.
  • FPU: integrated.
  • Bus Speed: 1066 MHz.
  • Register Width: 64-bit.
  • Data Bus Width: 64-bit
  • Memory: 2GB (two 1GB). Expandable to 16 GB (4 GB supported by Apple).
  • Hard drive: 250 GB 5400-rpm.
  • OS: Preinstalled OS – 10.6.3. Maximum OS – 10.10.4
  • Display: 13.3-inch LED backlit glossy widescreen LCD. Maximum pixel resolution: 1280 × 800.
  • Video Out: Mini DisplayPort.
  • Camera: iSight.
  • Graphics: Integrated Nvidia GeForce 320M with 256 MB shared with main memory.
  • Audio Out: Stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF, HDMI via Mini DisplayPort.
  • Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini (see notes).
  • Speaker: stereo.
  • Microphone: mono.
  • Networking: Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT. Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n. Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR.
  • Power: 60 Watts.
  • Dimensions: 1.08″ H x 13″ W x 9.12″ D.
  • Weight: 4.7 lbs.

Apple Models, Discontinuation, Price

Apple number: MC516/A. Model number A1342.

Discontinuation: On July 20, 2011, the MacBook was discontinued by Apple for consumer purchases. It was still available though to educational institutions until February 2012.

Price: The MacBook (Mid 2010) sold in a $999 configuration, with 2 GB of RAM. Built-to-order options included 4 GB of RAM, a 320 or 500 GB 5400 rpm hard drive.

Miscellanea

  • Some criticism was expressed about the rubber bottom of this model as it has been known to peel off. Apple has acknowledged the issue as a flaw and replaces the bottom for free, with or without a warranty.
  • The Magsafe power adapter of MacBooks has been known to fray, break, and stop working. Following a lawsuit, Apple replaces these adapters for US residents with affected adapters, purchased (or received as a gift) with computers or as an accessory.
  • According to apple-history.com the MacBook’s graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 272 MB of RAM.
  • A single 3.5 mm jack could be used for analog or optical audio out, or analog audio in.

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