MacBook

MacBook laptop showing Spore and iPhoto screens

What a quantum leap looks like.

With a first-of-its-kind integrated graphics processor that delivers up to five times the performance in half the size, the new MacBook changes the game — and just about everything else you do on a notebook.

MacBook laptop showing game play action

More performance. Less space.

Graphics chip

Many notebooks skimp on graphics performance in favor of a smaller design. But the new MacBook uses a graphics processor that economizes space in a whole new way. A traditional computer logic board contains multiple components: the CPU, two chips that control communication throughout the computer, and the graphics processor. The logic board in the new MacBook contains only two components: The CPU and a graphics processor with all of the core logic built into a single chip. That graphics processor is the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, and it helps MacBook reach new levels of gaming performance — without sacrificing battery life.

Play faster.

Games get up to a 5x performance boost in the new MacBook.1 Power your way through the 3D environments of Quake, Call of Duty, and Spore. Enjoy faster, smoother, more responsive gameplay. And marvel at how great those game graphics look: They’re crisper, they’re more finely detailed, and they make the most of the brilliant LED-backlit display.

Graphics Performance

The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M delivers up to 5x faster graphics performance.

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Create faster.

The new MacBook is perfect for iLife applications, too. Whether you’re flipping through vacation photos in iPhoto, editing a family flick in iMovie, or building your own blog in iWeb, the new MacBook helps you create and enjoy photos, movies, and websites with ease.

iLife software screens
MacBook laptop using Time Machine

Work faster.

The new MacBook makes quick work of iWork applications.2 Big Keynote presentation? Great graphics performance means that your transitions (especially that really snazzy one) play smoothly, slides build without delays, and finely detailed graphics render perfectly.

Do everything else faster.

At the heart of every MacBook is Mac OS X Leopard. At the heart of Leopard is Core Animation: the technology that powers visually stunning user interfaces and application animations. It’s what makes iChat effects, Cover Flow, Time Machine, and hundreds of other graphical elements in Mac OS X possible. The improved graphics performance of the new MacBook makes everything you do in Mac OS X smooth and responsive.

Mini DisplayPort.

The new MacBook has a small port that makes a big difference. The Mini DisplayPort is a brand-new, industry-standard port. It delivers a pure digital connection to external displays — even large 30-inch displays — quickly and without a glitch. No more multiple-pin connectors with unwieldy screws; the ultracompact Mini DisplayPort gives you plug-and-play performance with the new Apple LED Cinema Display. And it supports VGA, DVI, and dual-link DVI connections, too.

MacBook laptop Mini DisplayPort
MacBook laptop with monitor

Get the (really) big picture.

With a MacBook, you can work or play anywhere. But there are times when great graphics performance positively begs for more pixels. Introducing the Apple LED Cinema Display: the first display designed specifically for the new MacBook.

The new 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display transforms your MacBook into a desktop computer in seconds. Plug in three simple connectors — Mini DisplayPort, USB, and MagSafe — and suddenly you have more room to work and play, plenty of space for peripherals, and an automatic charge for your MacBook. You don’t even need to take the power adapter out of your bag. And instantly, everything you see is bigger, brighter, and even more brilliant. Learn more

  1. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2008 using preproduction 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based MacBook units with NVIDIA GeForce 9400M. MacBook systems with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and Intel GMA X3100 were shipping units. MacBook continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  2. iWork is sold separately.