MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)


Family: MacBook

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.5

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: October 2008

Terminated: June 2009


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (P7xxx/P8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.0/2.4 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-8500 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 4 GB


Screen: 13.3" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1280x800

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 160/250 GB 5400 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x/8x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD+R DL


USB: 2 2.0

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR


Power: 60 Watts

Dimensions: 0.95" H x 12.78" W x 8.94" D

Weight: 4.5 lbs.


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.

Announced in October 2008, The MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 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 stunning new aluminum Unibody enclosure, 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, a MacBook mainstay since 2000.

The MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) shipped in two configurations: 2.0 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD/$1299, 2.4GHz/backlit keyboard/2 GB RAM/250 GB HD/$1599. Built-to-order options included a 320 GB hard drive, and a 128 GB solid-state drive.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.