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 with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013)

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 13-inch screen)

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Price $2,899 at 1 store $1,829 to $1,999 at 3 stores $879 to $929 at 3 stores $1,199 to $1,299 at 3 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (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 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date October 20, 2009 June 03, 2013 June 10, 2013 October 22, 2013
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. The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal. 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. There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.

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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
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
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
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i5 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
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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
Info unavailable 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
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Battery up to 7 hour(s)
Info unavailable up to 12 hour(s)
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System Type Notebook
Info unavailable Notebook
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Display 13.3 in 1280 x 800 / WXGA
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
13.3 in LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
13.3 in 2560 x 1600
Graphics - 256 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 5000
Info unavailable
Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.6
Info unavailable Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
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Storage 250 GB
HDD / 5400 rpm
256 GB SSD
128 GB
Flash storage SSD
128 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13 in x 9.1 in x 1.1 in
14.13 in x 9.73 in x 0.71 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
Info unavailable
Weight 4.6 lbs
4.46 lbs
3 lbs
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Networking Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet , None
802.11 a/b/g/n
Info unavailable Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11ac
Info unavailable
Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
Info unavailable None
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Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
/ 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Intel
Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5 2.4 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Memory 2048 MB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB
4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
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