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 (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo)

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

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Price $2,899 at 1 store $1,769 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 27 reviews 3.5 stars out of 217 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date October 20, 2009 May 16, 2006 June 03, 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. With the MacBook, Apple has corrected a handful of the iBook's shortcomings, hit a reasonable price point, and delivered a laptop that makes a great compromise between size and portability. 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.

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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 13-inch
Apple MacBook - 13.3 in - Core Duo - Apple MacOS X 10.4 - 512 MB RAM - 60 GB HDD
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
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
Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple Hardware Test
Apple Dashboard
iWork (30 days trial)
Freeverse Big Bang Board Games
Plasq Comic Life
Apple Spotlight
Apple iLife '06
Apple XCode Developer Tools
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iChat AV
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
OmniOutliner
Front Row
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
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Battery up to 7 hour(s)
Info unavailable Info unavailable
System Type Notebook
Notebook
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Display 13.3 in 1280 x 800 / WXGA
13.3 in 1280 x 800 / WXGA
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
Graphics - 256 MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Intel GMA 950
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Operating System Apple MacOS X 10.6
Apple MacOS X 10.4
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Storage 250 GB
HDD / 5400 rpm
60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
256 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13 in x 9.1 in x 1.1 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 1.1 in
14.13 in x 9.73 in x 0.71 in
Weight 4.6 lbs
5.3 lbs
4.46 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , Gigabit Ethernet , None
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11b/g , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
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Optical Drive DVD-Writer DL
DVD-Writer
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Processor Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
/ 3 MB Cache
Intel Core Duo 2 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Memory 2048 MB DDR3 SDRAM
512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
8 GB
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