MacBook 13-inch Late 2007 Explained

MacBook 13.3-inch iSight
Source: apple.com – MacBook 13.3-inch iSight

The Apple MacBook 13-inch Late 2007 is a notable notebook computer released by Apple within the MacBook series. Manufactured and marketed between 2007 and 2008, it stood as a prominent member of the MacBook lineup during its era.

The MacBook 13-inch Late 2007 made its debut on November 1, 2007, presenting consumers with a blend of innovative features and sleek design. With an initial price point starting at $1,099, it aimed to cater to a broad spectrum of users seeking performance and reliability in a portable computing device. Its production ceased on February 26, 2008, marking the end of its commercial availability.

This iteration of the MacBook showcased significant advancements over its predecessors. It boasted enhanced processing capabilities, offering options with either a 2.0 GHz or 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The 13.3-inch TFT Display provided users with a vibrant visual experience, housed within a durable polycarbonate case available in either White or Black variants.

In terms of memory and storage, the MacBook Late 2007 model was equipped with 1 GB of RAM and offered varying configurations with hard drive capacities ranging from 80 GB to 160 GB. The inclusion of a slot-loading 24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW dual-layer “Combo” drive further augmented its utility, catering to users’ multimedia needs.

MacBook 13.3-inch Black
Source: apple.com – MacBook 13.3-inch Black

Connectivity and multimedia features were also notable aspects of this MacBook iteration. It featured built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, facilitating seamless wireless connectivity with compatible devices. Additionally, the incorporation of FireWire “400”, an iSight camera, and an ambient light sensor underscored its versatility and modern appeal. The graphics performance was powered by the 144 MB Intel GMA X3100 graphics chipset in the base model, ensuring smooth rendering of visual content.

Despite being discontinued over a decade ago, the MacBook 13-inch Late 2007 remains a symbol of Apple’s commitment to innovation and excellence in the realm of portable computing. Its enduring legacy is a testament to its enduring popularity among technology enthusiasts and collectors alike.

As of today, the MacBook 13-inch Late 2007 stands at 16 years old, yet its impact on the evolution of notebook computing continues to resonate within the industry and among users who cherish its timeless design and performance capabilities.

MacBook 13.3-inch in White and Black
Source: apple.com – MacBook 13.3-inch in White and Black

MacBook 13-inch Late 2007 Details

IntroducedNovember 1, 2007 – 16 years ago
DiscontinuedFebruary 26, 2008 – 16 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 4, 2012 – 11 years ago
Time on the Market117 days (3 months)
Time of Support59 months (4 years)
Model IdentifierMacBook3,1
Model NumberA1181
EMC2200
Order NumberMB061LL/B (White)
MB062LL/B (White)
MB063LL/B (Black)
Price$1,099
$1,299
$1,499
ColorsWhite (2 GHz and 2.2 GHz)
Black (2.2 GHz)
Weight5 Ibs.
2.267 KG
Dimensions1.08” H x 12.78” W x 8.92” D
2.74 cm H x 32.46 cm W x 22.65 cm D

MacBook 13-inch Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T7300 “Merom” (2 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 “Merom” (2.2 GHz)
Processor Speed2 GHz
2.2 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
System Bus800 MHz
Cache4 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB
120 GB
160 GB
200 GB
Media1 – 24x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” drive or 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive

Memory

Built-in Memory1 GB
Maximum Memory4 GB (Apple)
6 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots2 – PC2-5300 DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM 667 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in Display13.3″ Color TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density114 dpi
Brightness250 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800 (native)

Graphics

Graphics CardIntel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA X3100
Graphics Memory144 MB DDR2 SDRAM*
Display Connection1 – Mini-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 1920 by 1200 pixels
CameraiSight
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 144 MB. An additional 16 MB is required when using an external display

Expansion

Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100 (UATA/66)
BaysNone

Connections

Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
FireWire1 – 400 Mbps
USB2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Mini-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Security Slot1 – Kensington cable lock

Sensors

Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorNone

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 78-key (U.S.) or 79-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys, the embedded keypad
TrackpadBuilt-in Solid-state trackpad (Tap, double-tap, drag, and scroll)

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.5
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.7.5
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
iWork ’08 (30-day trial)

Power

System Battery55 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 6 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles300
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter60 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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