Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M) comparison

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Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

Apple MacBook Fall 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)
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Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13-inch)

Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M, 13-inch)
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Price $2,899 at 1 store $915 at 1 store $1,090 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 4.0 stars out of 132 reviews
Release date October 20, 2009 June 10, 2013 June 10, 2009
The Bottom Line Apple's latest version of the popular $999 white MacBook gets an upscale makeover, while keeping the price the same. It's a strong alternative to the more expensive Pro line, if you can live without extras such as an SD card slot. Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes. Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminum unibody laptop has been promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price.

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Product Description - Core 2 Duo - 2048 MB RAM - 250 GB
Apple MacBook - 13.3 in - Apple MacOS X 10.6 HDD
MacBook Air - 128 GB
Apple MacBook Air - 13.3 in - Core i5 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
MacBook Pro Summer 2009 - 160 GB
Apple MacBook Pro - 13.3 in - Core 2 Duo - Apple MacOS X 10.6 - 2 GB RAM HDD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Software Included Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple Dashboard
Apple Spotlight
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Apple Spaces
Photo Booth
Front Row
Apple iChat
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple iLife '09
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Notification Center
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Reminders
Apple Time Machine
Calendar
Contacts
Notes
Dictation
iCloud
Photo Booth
Messages
Apple AirPlay
Game Center
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple AirDrop
Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Apple Spotlight
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Apple Spaces
Photo Booth
Front Row
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple iChat
Apple iLife '09
Battery up to 7 hour(s)
up to 12 hour(s)
up to 7 hour(s)
System Type Notebook
Notebook
Notebook
Display 13.3 in 1280 x 800 / WXGA
13.3 in LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
13.3 in LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA
Graphics - 256 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.6
Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Storage 250 GB
HDD / 5400 rpm
128 GB
Flash storage SSD
160 GB / 5400 rpm
HDD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13 in x 9.1 in x 1.1 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.9 in
Weight 4.6 lbs
3 lbs
4.4 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet , None
802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11ac
802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
None
DVD-Writer DL
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
/ 3 MB Cache
Intel
Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 2.26 GHz
Core 2 Duo / 3 MB Cache
Memory 2048 MB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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