MacBook 13-inch Mid 2010 Explained

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The Apple MacBook 13-inch Mid 2010 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2010 to 2011 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer was introduced on May 18, 2010, and its price started at $999.

The new MacBook features a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, new white durable polycarbonate unibody case, 2 GB of RAM, 250 GB hard drive, slot-loading 24x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” drive, built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, two USB 2.0 ports, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics in the base model.

From July 20, 2011, to February 8, 2012, Apple sold this MacBook to educational institutions for $899.

This MacBook has been discontinued on July 20, 2011. Today MacBook 13-inch Mid 2010 is 13 years old!

MacBook 13-inch Mid 2010 Details

Introduced May 18, 2010 – 13 years ago
Discontinued July 20, 2011 – 12 years ago
February 8, 2012 (Education) – 12 years ago
Last Software Update November 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market 20 months (1 year)
Time of Support 125 months (10 years)
Model Identifier MacBook7,1
Model Number A1342
EMC 2395
Order Number MC516LL/A
Original Price $999
$899 (Education only from July 20, 2011, to February 8, 2012)
Colors White
Weight 4.7 Ibs.
2.131 KG
Dimensions 1.08” H x 13” W x 9.12” D
2.74 cm H x 33.02 cm W x 23.16 cm D

MacBook Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 “Penryn”
Processor Speed 2.4 GHz
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 2
System Bus 1066 MHz
Cache 3 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage 250 GB
320 GB
500 GB
Media 1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB (Apple)
16 GB (Actual)
Memory Slots 2 – PC3-8500 DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1066 MHz
Interleaving Support Yes


Built-in Display 13.3″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density 114 dpi
Brightness 250 cd/m²
Resolutions 640 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 Card NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Graphics Memory 256 MB DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection 1 – Mini-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Display Modes Dual display extended and video mirroring
External Resolution Up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
Camera iSight
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB


Expansion Slots None
Hard Drive Interface 3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical Drive Interface 3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Bays None


Wi-Fi AirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45 – support for jumbo frames)
Modem None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared None
USB 2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In 1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm combined optical digital output/headphone out
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Mini-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Security Slot 1 – Kensington cable lock


Motion Sensor Sudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid Sensor Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

Keyboard Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys incl. 12 functions, 4 arrows)
Trackpad Multi-Touch trackpad


Original OS Mac OS X 10.6.3
Later OS Mac OS X 10.6.4
Mac OS X 10.7.2
Maximum OS macOS 10.13.6
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDrop Supported
Bundled Software Mac OS X 10.6
iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)


System Battery 63.5 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup Battery None
Battery Life Up to 10 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles 1000
Maximum Continuous Power Unknown
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC
Power Adapter 60 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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