Notebooks 13-inch MacBook 13-inch MacBook 13-inch MacBook 15-inch MacBook Pro 15-inch MacBook Pro 17-inch MacBook Pro
CPU The revolutionary Intel Core Duo processor powers all MacBook and MacBook Pro models. It features two processor cores engineered onto a single chip — offering virtually twice the power of a single processor in the same space.
Processor 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory All MacBook and MacBook Pro models come standard with at least 512MB of memory (RAM). You can add more to improve overall performance and make it easier to work with larger files and run multiple applications at the same time.
Amount/type installed 512MB (2 SO-DIMMs) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM 512MB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM 1GB (single SO-DIMM) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Custom options 1GB or 2GB RAM (2GB total installable) 1GB or 2GB RAM (2GB total installable) 2GB RAM (2GB total installable)
Drives The larger the capacity of your hard drive, the more space is available to store your files and applications. With a MacBook Pro, you can also choose a drive running at 7200 rpm to increase performance of disk-based activities such as reading/copying and saving files — essential for demanding pro applications such as video and audio. For optical drives, a Combo drive reads DVDs and reads and burns CDs. A SuperDrive reads and burns both DVDs and CDs, and a double-layer SuperDrive lets you burn up to 8.5GB onto a single disc (DVD+R DL).
Hard disk (1) 60GB Serial ATA 80GB Serial ATA 80GB Serial ATA 100GB Serial ATA 120GB Serial ATA
Hard drive speed 5400 rpm 5400 rpm
Data protection Sudden Motion Sensor to help protect data in the event of a drop Sudden Motion Sensor to help protect data in the event of a drop
Optical drive Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) 4x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) 4x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) 8x Double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Custom options 80GB, 100GB, or 120GB hard drive @ 5400 rpm 100GB or 120GB hard drive @ 5400 rpm 100GB or 120GB hard drive @ 5400 rpm; 100GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm 120GB hard drive @ 5400 rpm; 100GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm 100GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm
Video Hardware View more on the bright, high-resolution displays.
Display type 13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy widescreen TFT 15.4-inch (diagonal) widescreen TFT; glossy display option 17-inch (diagonal) widescreen TFT; glossy display option
Built-in display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1440 x 900 pixels 1680 x 1050 pixels
Graphics card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (PCI Express)
Video memory 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory (2) 128MB GDDR3 SDRAM 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM
External Displays Connect to a wide range of external displays, projectors or even a TV using one of the supported connection types shown.
DVI (3) Supported (Mini-DVI to DVI adapter required - sold separately) Supported (Dual-link DVI built-in)
ADC Supported (Mini-DVI to DVI plus DVI to ADC adapters required - sold separately) Supported (DVI to ADC adapter required - sold separately)
VGA Supported (Mini-DVI to VGA adapter required - sold separately) Supported (DVI to VGA adapter included)
S-video/composite Supported (Mini-DVI to video adapter required - sold separately) Supported (DVI to S-video or DVI to composite adapter required - sold separately)
External Display Resolution (Max) 1920 x 1200 pixels (Apple Displays supported include: 20-inch Cinema Display, 23-inch Cinema HD Display) 2560 x 1600 pixels (Apple Displays supported include: 20-inch Cinema Display, 23-inch Cinema HD Display, 30-inch Cinema HD Display)
Dual Display Modes When you connect an external display or projector to a MacBook or MacBook Pro, you can make presentations to large groups, extend your workspace, or work with the lid closed.
Video mirroring mode Simultaneous display of desktop on both the built-in display AND a external display device at the same time. Supported (built-in display plus an external display up to 1280 x 800 pixels) Supported (built-in display plus an external display up to 1440 x 960 pixels) Supported (built-in display plus an external display up to 1680 x 1050 pixels)
Extended desktop mode Extend your work area using both the built-in display and an external display. Supported (built-in display plus an external display up to 1920 x 1200 pixels) Supported (built-in display plus an external display up to 2560 x 1600 pixels)
Lid-closed mode Work in lid-closed mode with an external keyboard, mouse and display. Supported (external display up to 1920 x 1200 pixels) Supported (external display up to 2560 x 1600 pixels)
Audio Record and play back pristine-quality audio with analog or digital optical connections - plus connect headphones, external speakers, microphones and more.
Audio in Optical digital input/line in (minijack) Optical digital input/line in (minijack)
Audio out Optical digital output/headphone out (minijack) Optical digital output/headphone out (minijack)
Stereo Speakers Built-in Built-in
Omnidirectional Microphone Built-in Built-in
Connections Featuring USB and FireWire ports, MacBook and MacBook Pro models are ready to connect to a huge range of products including keyboards, mice, digital cameras, and more.
USB 2.0 Two ports Two ports Three ports
FireWire (4) One port at 400Mbps One port at 400Mbps One port at 400Mbps, one port at 800Mbps
ExpressCard/34 - One slot
Communications All Macintosh computers support industry standards for networking and communications, including 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet. With the built-in iSight camera and a broadband Internet connection, you can have video chats and conferences with friends, family, and colleagues. (5)
iSight camera Built-in Built-in
Wireless networking (6) AirPort Extreme (WiFi 802.11g) AirPort Extreme (WiFi 802.11g)
Ethernet 10/100/1000 BASE-T (Gigabit) 10/100/1000 BASE-T (Gigabit)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Modem (7) Apple USB Modem - sold separately Apple USB Modem - sold separately
Dimensions All the features you need - including optical drive, battery and more - are packed into the sleek case. You get a robust portable that's light enough to go wherever you go.
Size (H x W x D) 1.08 x 12.78 x 8.92 inches 1.0 x 14.1 x 9.6 inches 1.0 x 15.4 x 10.4 inches
Weight (8) 5.2 pounds 5.6 pounds 6.8 pounds
Case material White, durable polycarbonate Black, durable polycarbonate Sleek, lightweight aluminum alloy
Input Use the built-in, full-size keyboard and trackpad, connect an external keyboard or mouse through the built-in USB port or connect Apple's wireless keyboard and mouse using the built-in Bluetooth support.
Keyboard type Full-size keyboard Full-size, illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor
Trackpad Scrolling trackpad Scrolling trackpad
Power The MacBook or MacBook Pro both come with a battery and a variable-voltage (110V/240V) power adapter. Purchase the optional Apple World Travel Adapter Kit (sold separately) and power/charge your notebook from most electrical AC outlets worldwide.
Battery life (9) Up to 6 hours Up to 4.5 hours Up to 5.5 hours
Power connection 60W MagSafe Power Adapter 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
Security Mac OS X offers a variety of built-in software security features to help safeguard your files, and you can prevent theft of your MacBook or MacBook Pro with a Kensington cable lock (sold separately).
Anti-theft Security cable slot Security cable slot
Software Every MacBook and MacBook Pro comes preloaded with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, a comprehensive suite of entertainment and productivity software titles, plus a full set of backup DVDs in case you need to reinstall later.
System Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools) Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Xcode Developer Tools)
Bundled iLife '06 (includes iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork '06 (30-day trial), Comic Life, Omni Outliner, Photo Booth, Front Row, Big Bang Board Games, Apple Hardware Test iLife '06 (includes iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork '06 (30-day trial), QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, Comic Life, FileMaker Pro trial, Omni Outliner, Photo Booth, Front Row
Custom options iWork '06 pre-installed iWork '06 pre-installed
In the box All Macs include both printed and electronic documentation and install/restore DVDs.
Accessories included 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, Apple Remote, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-polymer battery, install/restore DVDs, printed and electronic documentation DVI to VGA adapter, 85W MagSafe Power Adapter, Apple Remote, AC wall plug, power cord, lithium-polymer battery, install/restore DVDs, printed and electronic documentation
Service & support All Macs include 90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty. Choose the AppleCare Protection Plan for up to three years of world-class support.

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  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 80MB, resulting in 432MB of system memory available.
  3. Some third-party DVI displays may not support all resolutions. Actual resolutions and refresh rates depend on the monitor.
  4. Actual rates will vary.
  5. Requires broadband Internet connection; fees may apply.
  6. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Extreme Card, AirPort Base Station or AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Achieving data rates up to 54 Mbps requires that all users have an AirPort Extreme Card and connect to an AirPort Extreme Base Station. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions.
  7. Compatible ISP and telephone services required. Your ISP may not support all V.92 features. Modem will function according to V.90 standards if V.92 services are not available. Actual modem speeds lower; speed depends on connection rate and other factors.
  8. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  9. Battery life depends on configuration and use.

Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.