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Apple MacBook White 2009-05

Specifications

Apple MacBook White 2009-05
Apple MacBook White 2009-05 (MacBook White Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core: 450 MHz, Shared Memory mGPU, 177.53
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2 800MHz
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, APP9C5F, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Nvidia MCP79MX (9400M G)
Storage
Fujitsu MHZ2160BH FFS G1, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 DVI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Intel HD Audio, MiniDVI, Firewire 400,
Networking
nVidia nForce 10/100/1000 (10/100/1000MBit/s), Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.5 x 325 x 227 ( = 1.08 x 12.8 x 8.94 in)
Battery
55 Wh Lithium-Ion, 5170mAh, SMP-ASMB016-3a96-1265
Operating System
Apple Mac Os X 10.5
Additional features
Power supply + extenstion cable, micro-fibre cloth, Mac Os X, iLife 2009, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.22 kg ( = 78.31 oz / 4.89 pounds), Power Supply: 238 g ( = 8.4 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
949 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 82.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 78%, features: 74%, display: 65% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook White 2009-05

85% Review Apple MacBook White 5.2 Mid 2009 | Notebookcheck
Is plastic still good? After the introduction of the aluminium MacBook (Pro) laptops, the white MacBook made from polycarbonate hasn't got much attention. The low-price entry-level model from Apple is in no way a discontinued product, as it has already been updated twice this year. Thanks to the 9400M chipset graphics and the 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU it actually doesn't have to hide from the smallest MacBook Pro.How it performed in our extensive tests, you can find out in this review.
Apple's Macbook Pro 13 laptop proves there is still design greatness in portability
Source: PC Authority English Archive.org version
Keep your eye firmly fixed on the picture to the right and it's difficult not to fall for the MacBook Pro 13. Stripped of the glossy, attention-seeking clothes of the average laptop, its body is hewn from a single chunk of aluminium, with just the black of the keyboard and display bezel to contrast against it. If you want a sturdy, attractive, powerful and versatile laptop with the stamina to travel, Apple's latest is a superb choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Apple White Macbook
Source: V3.co.uk English Archive.org version
It’s tempting to dismiss the new White MacBook as the runt of the Apple litter. Its white plastic casing certainly looks rather cheap and cheerful compared to the gleaming aluminium of the more expensive MacBook Pro range – in fact, Apple didn’t even dignify the arrival of this latest model with a press release. That’s partly because this new model is what’s known in the computer industry as a speed-bump, which means it doesn’t boast any major new features, but updates a few components to provide slightly better performance. Apart from the underpowered Mac Mini, It remains the cheapest way to get hold of a new Mac. Good value for Mac fans who can’t afford the more expensive MacBook Pro
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook 2.13GHz - 2009 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
Go back a page to see how the new 13-and 15-inch MacBook Pros shape up, and how they compare to this model in our benchmarking tests. Despite the 13-inch unibody model joining the MacBook Pro range, Apple has no intention of abandoning this polycarbonate MacBook. Apple assures us it's popular as an entrylevel machine, and will remain part of its product range for a long time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
60% Apple MacBook 13in White (MC240B/A) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
With Apple's unibody MacBook Pro stealing the limelight it's sometimes easy to forget that the white MacBook, which first went on sale way back in 2006, is still around. Aside from a rather stingy hard drive, this is a decent laptop. However, it's hamstrung by its need to not be 'too cheap' and a chassis that's known to be less than sturdy. If it was retailing around the £650 to £700 mark it would be a very serious contender, but as things stand there are lots of avenues we'd investigate before opting for the MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60%
80% Apple MacBook (white 2009 edition) review
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
  Depending on your specific needs, for around £750, you're getting a real bargain with the last Apple MacBook. You can either approach the purchase as 'for £150 more I can get a MacBook Pro' or 'I can get something nearly as good as a MacBook Pro and save £150'. The latter perspective, however, requires you to be willing to skip some of the Pro-level features.
80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook 2.13GHz (white) review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
  If price plays a greater role in a shopper's buying decisions during tough economic times, Apple's recent updates to its entry-level laptop, the white, £749 MacBook, should help push some cost-conscious consumers over the laptop-buying fence. If you're in the market for an affordable Mac laptop, the white MacBook is a better bargain than ever. With its impressive performance, battery life, the inclusion of FireWire, and more common mini-DVI connector, the only reason to pay more for the low-end aluminum is the updated unibody design.
90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Einstückwerk
Source: c't - 24/09 German
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80%
Mobiler Apfel
Source: WCM - 8/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 30% emissions: 80%
85% Test Apple MacBook White 5,2 Mid 2009
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 76% display: 65% mobility: 82% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Mac für unterwegs
Source: c't - 11/09 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P7450: Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Apple: Apple is a US company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the company is known for its innovative products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, and manufactures computers and consumer electronics as well as operating systems and application software. Apple is also a leading provider of software and services such as the App Store, iTunes and iCloud.

Apple has earned a reputation as a company that focuses on design and ease of use. As for their notebooks, they are mostly in the high-priced segment, have their own operating system, but also run Windows on the newer Macbooks.

Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world and has a loyal following of customers and fans. The company also has a strong presence in the entertainment industry, with services like Apple Music and Apple TV+. In 2023, Apple had an approximate 8% market share of global PC sales, ranking it 4th after Lenovo, HP, and Dell.


82.86%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2009-06-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)