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Comment: Good cosmetic condition. Will have the "typical" mac hairline crack near the palmrest. Barely noticeable.Intel Core Duo @ 1.8ghz with 1 gig ram. We may ship the upgraded 2ghz core duo if necessary. Fresh Install of OSX 10.6 SNow leopard, guitar band,iLife, safari,firefox,open office power cord included battery included and working but charge time not guaranteed
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Apple MacBook MA254LL/A 13.3" Laptop (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Drive)- White

by Apple
73 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core Duo Processor 1.83GHz
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 60GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, GMA
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4
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Product Description

Product Description

With Intel Core Duo processing power, you'll be amazed at what your MacBook can do--and how fast it can do it. Its 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display lets you see more of your photos, movies, websites, and documents at once and with more clarity than ever. A built-in iSight camera gives you hassle-free video chatting,1 while Front Row and the Apple Remote make it simple to navigate your digital media from across the room. At just 1.08 inches thin and barely over 5 pounds,2 the versatile and portable MacBook puts a world of advanced features all within your reach.  1Video conferencing requires a broadband Internet connection; fees may apply. 2Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

From the Manufacturer

Note: This product is an older version of the Apple MacBook. Check out the Apple MacBook MA699LL/A 13.3" Notebook PC for the replacement model.

Read your e-mail and work on documents. Then switch into relaxation mode, watching DVD movies and playing multimedia games in bold, extreme-resolution color! It's easy with the versatile HDTV-ready f2105.

  • View in crystal clarity with the high definition that supports a whopping resolution of 1680 x 1050 and 16.7 million colors; view razor-sharp video from your PC
  • Bring DVD movies brilliantly alive and enjoy bright, awesome graphics with the wide aspect ratio and super-high resolution
  • Get lost in video games with the enhanced scaling and optimization plus response times as fast as 12 MS
  • View two letter-size documents side by side, making it easier to scroll, edit graphics, and work with spreadsheets
  • Get premium sound with spatial separation via the integrated speakers; listen privately with the integrated headphone jack
  • Work and play in comfort with the height-adjustable, dual-hinged stand
  • Save space on your desk with the slim profile, or remove the detachable base for wall-mounting2
  • Connect to USB devices fast via the two high-speed USB 2.0 ports
  • Camouflage your attached components with the connector cover
  • Protect your investment with the one-year HP limited warranty

Award-recognized support

  • Get peace of mind with the one-year limited warranty, which includes easy-to-install replaceable parts with next-business-day arrival
  • Rely on HP's renowned Total Care service and support, which J.D. Power and Associates has recognized as consistently providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience"
  • Get answers to all your questions toll-free, 24 x 7, or via e-mail in as little time as an hour, at; use real-time chat and a Web site with tips and FAQs

Product Information

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Max Screen Resolution1280 x 800 pixels
Processor1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory Speed 1830 MHz
Hard Drive60 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 950
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator950
Graphics Card Ram Size64 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand NameApple
Item model numberMA254LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Item Dimensions L x W x H18 x 5.60 x 17.50 inches
Color White
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Typecd_rw, dvd_rom
Battery Typelithium_polymer
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
Additional Information
Shipping Weight9.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableMay 16, 2006
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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106 of 115 people found the following review helpful By BJB on June 3, 2006
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My first Mac! I purchased this computer (over the mac mini) on Amazon the day after it was released. I always wanted a Mac and I always wanted a laptop. The Macbook was the best solution for me and is a great second computer. I'm extremely pleased. The 13.3 inch screen is bright, glossy, and crystal clear. I love it! I purchased apple's "mini DVI" to DVI adapter, the apple bluetooth mouse and keyboard and use this laptop (with the clam shell closed) with my Viewsonic VA1912wb 19 inch monitor when I want more screen real estate (I didn't even have to install drivers for the bluetooth mouse, bluetooth keyboard, or monitor...the computer recognized those devices and they just worked.) However, the image on the laptop itself is the best image I've ever seen on a laptop computer and way better then the image on my viewsonic flat panel monitor! The machine is whisper quite. The airport extreme worked with my current 802.11g router. It's so cool streaming my itunes music over wifi from my PC to my macbook from any room in the house. This laptop had everything I needed right out of the box: email, web browser, word processor (text editor), along with the iLife package. I recommend this computer to all those PC users out there (like me) who want a great little second computer and who always wanted to experience owning a Mac. Cons: No superdrive on this model and the machine gets warm on your lap.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful By katyroadpink on June 24, 2006
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I'm not a computer expert, so this review is for average users like myself.

This is my first time using Apple, but it was easy to get up and on the Internet. I found out that the delete key will let you page backwards. If you click the apple on the toolbar you can tweak some settings under "systems preferences". I changed the trackpad settings under "keyboard and mouse" to add dragging and took off "ignore accidental trackpad input". I had to change them back because my cursor would jump around when I was writing emails. I did add clicking to the trackpad input with no problems.

I easily added 2 gig of ram. I bought it from new egg for $176 gskill brand 20-231-066. I used a precision screwdriver size 00 to loosen the 3 phillips head screws. You don't remove the screws from the L-shaped bracket, just loosen them. When you push the memory in far enough (and it takes a little force) the levers will have some resistance. When replacing the bracket, there is a notch on the short side so put it in first. When you've done that, click the Apple on the toolbar and click "about this Mac" and your new memory should show up.

I then downloaded Aspyr's game agent to find out what games my system can play. To my surprise, the game agent says that I have 256 mb of video memory, not the 64 that I expected to see. I checked Intel's website to read up on the GMA 950 and wasn't enlightened much, but it did seem like the GMA 950 could increase the memory if resources were available. It also said that it's upgradeable. Perhaps someone more sophisticated in computers can explain this in a later review! The game agent also said it wasn't sure which games would run with an Intel chip, so I will just read the game reviews to find out what works.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Haleya Priest on June 15, 2006
My first notebook, but not my first Mac. I couldn't be happier. Wasn't sure if giving up my G5 for this MacBook would pay off given the smaller screen. However, this high definition glossy screen is even better than the G5, and the 17" screen on my G5 wasn't big enough to fully show 2 programs side by side anyway.

Mine is also whisper quiet, fast, and the keyboard is a dream. Heat not worth complaining about. I agree, better to have whisper quiet than loud fans.

My MacBook would have taken a few spills already had it not been for the magsafe power cord. And did I mention the built in bluetooth makes going wireless so easy for a non computer geek like myself?

My only complaint is the low volume from the speakers. For such a dream machine, I don't know why Apple didn't give us more volume!!! Surely the next gen will have better volume.

Even my PC friends think this is an awesome machine.

Don't wait a minute longer to order yours. You won't regret it!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Larry on October 12, 2006
Update : My first Mac has gone from being a secondary laptop to being my primary laptop. Mainly due to the excellent OSX and Safari web browser, which beats Windoz and IE hands down. I've become more proficient with Macs.

What I HATE about the Macbook(and also a 17" Powerbook I bought to play around with) is that these things COOKS- an egg! Flip it upside down and they work as George Foreman grill and you can fry burgers on these. Updating to 10.5 Leopard is even more demanding. In Summer I wonder if the laptop is heating up the room more. It makes the Macs feel inefficient and even (undeservedly) low tech and unreliable. I hope they use better cooling and one of those centrino or whatever comes up next cooler running processors.

Sometimes I wonder if the white plastic casting will melt. It hasn't but it has turned yellow at the track pad, palm rest etc where in comes with contact with human skin. This is a manufacturing defect and Apple has acknowledged it and fixed the issue on later White Macbooks. They offer a free replacement (the palmrest etc only) for the earlier Macbooks IF it is still under the one year warranty. Well, I didn't know about this so I missed the deadline . While most Macbooks are quite problem free, there are many other issues with reliability with the Macbooks and Macbook Pros you can easily find online with a search.

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My first Mac. Switching is like learning to drive a right hand drive car. A little frustrating at times but the MAC OSX is Very well designed and intuitive and user friendly. The upcoming Windows Vista looks a lot like a MAC OS.

If you're new, your local store can offer help if you have questions. I also signed up for Pro Care. $99/year . Also bought .
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