Apple MacBook MB881LL/A 13.3-inch

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The Apple MacBook MB881LL/A is a bestselling 2009 MacBook that has been praised for its decent hardware, its Mac OS X operating system and for its sturdy build quality. But the older hardware will mean missing out on the latest versions of Mac OS X and the 120GB of storage space is small compared to modern standards. Users can upgrade the storage drive and RAM if they can track down DDR2 memory. While newer models boast long battery life, the Apple MacBook MB881LL/A has an average battery life of 4 hours.


  • Mac OS X
  • Apple ecosystem
  • Price
  • Sturdy build quality


  • Older hardware
  • Battery life
  • Limited to older Mac OS X versions

Bottom Line

The Apple MacBook MB881LL/A is a refurbished MacBook at the fraction of the price of the latest version. The hardware is outdated and is more suited to basic tasks such as web browsing, word processing and Skype.

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Critic Reviews

  • 80 June 10, 2009

    For $999, it's hard to beat this MacBook's nearly MacBook-Pro-level specs if you're in the market for a budget Apple laptop.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core2 Duo P7350 2GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce 9400M [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory GDDR5
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
Weight5 lbs
Battery Life4.5 hours
Hard Drive 1120 HDD 5400
Display Size13.3 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1280 x 800
Display TechnologyLED backlit glossy widescreen LCD
Connectivity2x USB 2.0 | Mini DVI | Firewire 400 | WiFi | Gigabit Ethernet | Bluetooth 2.1
AudioStereo speakers
Additional Featuressecurity lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Dimension (LxWxH)12.8 x 8.9 x 0.9
Warranty1 year
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