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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Apple
model name / number: MacBook 4,1 2.4 13" (Early 2008)
size / dimensions: 1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92

The Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13-Inch (White - Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm "Penryn" 2.4 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor (T8300), with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared "on chip" level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) installed in pairs (two 1 GB modules), a 160.0 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive with "Sudden Motion Sensor" technology, an 8X dual-layer write DVD_RW/CD-RW SuperDrive, an Intel GMA X3100 integrated "graphics processor with 144 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory." and a 13.3" widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display (1280x800 native resolution). The outer case has some scratches on the front. They were there when I purchased it, so I don't know whay made them. See photos for placement of the scratches and how they appear. They have not affected my use of the Macbook. It works just fine. $135 firm. Original price: $1,299.00

The MacBook "Early 2008 Core 2 Duo/Penryn" series shares the same easy to upgrade case design as previous MacBook systems, and connectivity likewise includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, a FireWire "400" port, two USB 2.0 ports, optical digital audio in/out, and video out capabilities (mini-DVI) that supports an external display.

The MacBook "Early 2008 Core 2 Duo/Penryn" models also include the "scrolling Trackpad", built-in iSight video camera, "MagSafe" power connector, "flush against the bed" keyboard that does not touch the screen, and "no moving parts" magnetic latch that "catches without a catch.”

Introduction Date: February 26, 2008
Discontinued Date: October 14, 2008
1 (2 Cores)

Processor Speed:
2.4 GHz
Processor Type:
Core 2 Duo (T8300)
The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T8300) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.

Turbo Boost:
Custom Speeds:
Processor Upgrade:

System Bus Speed:
800 MHz
Cache Bus Speed:
2.4 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type:
EFI Architecture:

L1 Cache:
L2/L3 Cache:
3 MB (on chip)
RAM Type:
PC2-5300 DDR2
Min. RAM Speed:
667 MHz

Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 F RAM: 2 GB
Maximum RAM: 6 GB*

2 GB of RAM is installed as two 1 GB modules, no slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module.

In the US (and many other countries), Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this MacBook.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2

Video Card:
Intel GMA X3100
VRAM Type:

Standard VRAM:
144 MB
Maximum VRAM:
144 MB
Built-in Display:
13.3" Widescreen
Native Resolution:

13.3" color widescreen TFT active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1280 by 800 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; [and] 720 by 480 at 3:2 aspect ratio."

2nd Display Support:
2nd Max. Resolution:

The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 1920x1200.
Standard Storage:
160 GB HDD
Std. Storage Speed:
5400 RPM

Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drive in the MacBook?

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook.

In the UK, Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook.

In Australia, RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook.

In Southeast Asia, sells storage upgrades for this MacBook.

Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:
2.5" (9.5 mm)
Storage Interface:
Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)

Standard Optical:
8X DL "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk:
Standard Modem:
Standard Ethernet:

External Apple USB Modem (56.6k v.92) available for US$49.
Standard AirPort:
Standard Bluetooth:

USB Ports:
2 (2.0)
Firewire Ports:
1 (400)
Expansion Slots:
Expansion Bays:

No expansion slots or bays provided.

In the US (and many other countries), Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook.

In Australia, Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook.

Incl. Keyboard: Full-size
Incl. Input: Trackpad

Form Factor: MacBook
Apple Subfamily: Early 2008

Battery Type: 55 W h Li-Poly
Battery Life: 4.5 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "55-watt-hour lithium-polymer batter." For previous MacBook models, Apple provided estimated battery life for usage without wireless, with wireless, and for DVD playback, but for the "Early 2008" models, Apple decided to report one number -- "4.5 hours of wireless productivity."

In Australia, Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook.

In Southeast Asia, sells OWC batteries for this MacBook.

Pre-Installed MacOS:
X 10.5.2 (9C2015)
Maximum MacOS:
X 10.7.5*
Minimum Windows:
XP SP2 (32-Bit)*
Maximum Windows:
7 (32-Bit)*

Dimensions: 1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92
Avg. Weight: 5.0 lbs (2.27 kg)
Original Price (US): US $1299
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