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Apple MacBook – line of notebook computers manufactured by Apple. Here you will find all information about MacBook: models, specifications and more – everything you have always wanted to ask and learn about.

MacBook Air 2,1 (13-Inch, Late 2008 and Mid 2009)

MacBook Air 2,1 (13-inch, Late 2008 and Mid 2009) is the thoroughly revised version of MacBook Air 1,1, released in January 2008. In fact, the design of the MacBook Air 2,1 – an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor – remained the same. But the new version had an inbuilt iSight video camera with 640 × 480 resolution and two stereo speakers placed under the keyboard for multimedia and AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) port and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for communication. The only USB 2.0 port, analog audio out and Mini DisplayPort video out with external 24-inch display support sum up the connectivity options. MacBook Air 2,1 sports an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor. (more…)

MacBook 5,1 and MacBook 5,2 – Full Information, Specs

Apple announced a MacBook unibody aluminum model MacBook 5,1 (13-inch) 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 was thinner than the original polycarbonate MacBooks. The keyboard of the higher-end model included a backlight.
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MacBook 4,1 and MacBook 4,2

The MacBook 4,1 13-inch, polycarbonate model (Early-2008) and MacBook 4,2 13-inch, aluminum model (Late 2008) offered a modest speed bump over the previous MacBook (Late 2007). The 2008 MacBook 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).
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MacBook Air 1,1 (13-Inch, Original 2008) – Full Information

MacBook Air 1,1 (13-Inch, Original 2008) is the first subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple. It takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. MacBook Air sports an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor.

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Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2

The Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2 was originally introduced as a build-to-order configuration of the Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8, but was later sold as an independent configuration too. The only difference between the original Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.8 and the Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2 is the processor speed. (more…)

Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.0 (2008)

The Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.0 is a built-to-order configuration of the Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8. The difference between this model and the 2.8 original is in the processor speed. (more…)

Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8

The Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8 is yet another version introduced to the Mac Pro line. Compared to the original Mac Pro, Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8 uses more efficient and fast processors, a more advanced vector engine, and a faster memory. (more…)

Apple Mac Pro Quad Core 2.8

The Apple Mac Pro Quad Core 2.8 is a built-to-order configuration of the Mac Pro Eight Core 2.66 – the first Intel-based tower Mac to have been introduced. The Mac Pro Quad Core 2.8 is powered by one Intel Xeon processor. (more…)

History of Apple 2008 – The Most Significant Events

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II. The company reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. In 2007, the iPhone gave Apple new life. In 2008 the electronic giant continued to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, iLife, professional applications, its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and consolidated the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone. (more…)

Apple Cinema Display LED (24-Inch)

The Apple Cinema Display LED (24-inch) is meant to companion the laptops with small displays and a Mini DisplayPort (earlier Macs aren’t supported): the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. It has an anodized aluminum casing with a slight bezel (but wider than that of its predecessor) and is mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge.  (more…)

iMac (24-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008)

The iMac (24-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) introduced in early 2008 is almost identical to the iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007 AI). This is the all-in-one desktop computer in a glass and aluminum one-piece casing behind the 24” screen, mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjusting hinge. But the processor Intel Penryn is of a higher class. It got the fastest bus and the largest cache of the time. This mobile type processor is also more energy efficient than its Merom predecessor. The RAM speed had been also boosted up to 800 MHz. The iMac (24-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) features a 3.06 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (E8435), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL “Super Drive”, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics acceleration with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, a built-in iSight webcam, a microphone and stereo speakers, as well as 1 Firewire “400”, 1 Firewire “800” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in draft and enabled AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet and mini-DVI capable of supporting a second display. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 24” screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (24-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) is shipped with an ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse. (more…)

iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008)

The iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) screen introduced in early 2008 is almost identical to the iMac Core 2 Duo Aluminum 24-inch. This is the all-in-one desktop computer in a glass and aluminum one-piece casing behind the 24” screen, mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjusting hinge. But the processor Intel Penryn is of a higher class. It got the fastest bus and the largest cache of the time. This mobile type processor is also more energy efficient than its Merom predecessor. The RAM speed had been also boosted up to 800 MHz. The iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) features a 2.8 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (E8235), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL “Super Drive”, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics with 256 MB of GDDR SDRAM (PCI-Express), a built-in iSight webcam, a microphone and stereo speakers, as well as 1 Firewire “400”, 1 Firewire “800” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in draft and enabled AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet and mini-DVI capable of supporting a second display. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 24” screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) is shipped with an ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse. (more…)

iMac (20-inch, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008)

The iMac (20-inch, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) introduced in early 2008 is almost identical to the iMac Core 2 Duo Aluminum 20 inches. This is the all-in-one desktop computer in a glass and aluminum one-piece casing behind the 20 inches screen, mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjusting hinge. But the processor Intel Penryn is of a higher class. It got the fastest bus and the largest cache of the time. This mobile type processor is also more energy efficient than its Merom predecessor. The RAM speed had been also boosted up to 800 MHz. The iMac (20-inch, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) features a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (E8335), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL “Super Drive”, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO graphics with 256 MB of GDDR SDRAM (PCI-Express), a built-in iSight webcam, a microphone and stereo speakers, as well as 1 Firewire “400”, 1 Firewire “800” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in draft and enabled AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet and mini-DVI capable of supporting a second display. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 20” screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (20-inch, 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) is shipped with an ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse. (more…)

iMac (20-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008)

The iMac (20-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) introduced in early 2008 is almost identical to the iMac Core 2 Duo Aluminum 20 inches. This is the all-in-one desktop computer in a glass and aluminum one-piece casing behind the 20” screen, mounted on an aluminum stand with an adjusting hinge. But the processor Intel Penryn is of a higher class. It got the fastest bus and the largest cache of the time. This mobile type processor is also more energy efficient than its Merom predecessor. The RAM speed had been also boosted up to 800 MHz. The iMac (20-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) features a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (E8135), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 1 GB of RAM, a 250 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM), a slot-loading DVD+R DL “Super Drive”, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT graphics with 128 MB of GDDR SDRAM (PCI-Express), a built-in iSight webcam, a microphone and stereo speakers, as well as 1 Firewire “400”, 1 Firewire “800” and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has built-in draft and enabled AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet and mini-DVI capable of supporting a second display. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 20 inches screen for the sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (20-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Early 2008) is shipped with an ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse. (more…)

MacBook 3,1

The original polycarbonate MacBook 3,1 (13-inch, Late 2007) was Apple’s first notebook to use new features, such as the glossy display, the sunken keyboard design and the non-mechanical magnetic latch. The MacBook 3,1 (polycarbonate model) followed the same line. With this late-2007 revision, the MacBook keyboard received several changes to closely mirror the one which shipped with the iMac.

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iPod Touch (2nd Gen) 8, 16, 32 GB

The iPod touch 2nd gen mimics iPhone 3G with its chromed steel back and rounded corners but lacks cellular mode, A-GPS and in-built camera. It’s thicker but lighter than the iPod touch 1st gen and sports a silver front trim. The player shares the same multi-touch 3.5 screen with 320 x 480 resolution, an accelerometer to automatically adjust the screen either in portrait or in landscape mode, a light sensor to tweak screen brightness and an integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) module. An external volume control and an integrated speaker have been added to the device, but the microphone is built in the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic. The battery life was enhanced up to 36 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video playback.  The iPod touch 2nd gen shares the OS with the iPhone and has a lot of iPhone features and apps in a bundle: Safari web browser, YouTube, calendar, contacts, clock, calculator, email, stocks, notes and weather as well as telltale iPod features: Genius playlists maker and a shake-to- “shuffle” function plus Nike+ Kit support. Keep in mind though, that iPod 2nd gen lacks the GSM module and is not capable of geo position when off wi-fi network. (more…)

iPod Nano 4th Gen 8 GB 16 GB

With public being a bit disappointed with the third generation design, Apple engineers improved the iPod nano 4th gen greatly. They’ve given it an aluminum and glass wraparound case as well as the portrait-oriented 2-inch color LCD display with a blue-white LED backlight. The iPod nano 4th gen is slimmer and thinner than its’ predecessor. The battery life for video playback has slimmed down as well from 5 to 4 hours without recharge, while the life span for music playback remains the same – 24 hours. There are two capacities of the iPod nano 4th gen, the 8GB model and the 16 GB one and both are available in nine colors: silver, black, blue, orange, purple, yellow, green, pink and (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition. Among other amazing features the iPod nano 4th gen gets a built-in accelerometer. First, it helps to orientate the screen in a landscape position (some games can be played in this screen position only) and starts the CoverFlow function at that. Second, a gentle shake shuffles the songs. The Genius software function to make a playlists of songs which are most likely to go together has been also improved. The software enhancement is inspired by MacOS X Leopard and technically developed on base of the iPhone OS X, but includes larger text and spoken menu items. As for games, Maze has replaced iQuiz, but Vortex and Klondike remains. (more…)

iPod Shuffle 2nd generation (2008) – Full information

The iPod Shuffle 2nd generation (2008) player of late 2008 is identical to the iPod Shuffle 2nd generation (2007) in everything except colors. Apple brought back the bright colors of early 2007: The sole 1 Gb model in an aluminum case is half the size of the previous model and the size of the Apple Remote Control. It has a built-in clip for comfortable wear. The control buttons (power\shuffle\not shuffle) are separated to avoid an accidental clicking. As for the software, the iPod Shuffle 2nd generation is formatted in FAT32 and can’t support Apple Lossless playback due to low processing power. The device also lost the USB stick and the connectivity is provided via a headphone jack-USB piece of hardware to charge and load. (more…)

iPhone 3G – Full Phone Information, Tech Specs

The iPhone 3G (iPhone 1,2) is the second generation of iPhones, combining mobile phone, iPod, Internet functionalities. This smartphone is similar to its predecessor iPhone 1.1 (iPhone original), However, this model includes new hardware features, such as GPS, 3G data, push email, turn-by-turn navigation, tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. (more…)

iPhone (1st generation) – Full Phone Information

The Apple iPhone 1st Generation (the original iPhone, EDGE, iPhone 1,1) combines mobile phone, Internet communications, iPod and other functionalities. The original iPhone introduced a multi-touch interface (control of the functions by dragging finger across the glass display). (more…)

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