MacBook “Early 2008”


The “Early 2008” MacBook was the first to use the 45 nm Intel Core 2 Duo “Penryn” processors, providing modest speed gains but large improvements in power efficiency over their  65 nm “Merom” predecessors.

The “Early 2008” MacBooks featured a 2.1 GHz or 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo dual-core processor, up to 6 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM, an integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor, a widescreen TFT display, a 1.5 Gb/s SATA hard disk drive, an 8x DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” or DVD-R/W “Superdrive” optical disc drive and a built-in iSight camera. Connectivity was provided through Airport Extreme 802.11n wireless networking, gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2 and Firewire 400 ports. The case design was still taking it’s cue from the second-generation polycarbonate iBook G3.

This MacBook was purchased as a pile of parts. The logic board has been repaired and the LCD panel has been replaced. It features a 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, an 80GB 7200 RPM hard disk drive and a “Combo” optical disc drive. It boots into Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”.