MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)


Family: MacBook Pro

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.5.7

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: June 2009

Terminated: April 2010


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (P7xxx/P8xxx)

CPU Speed: 2.26/2.53 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 3 MB on-processor


RAM Type: PC3-8500 SO-DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 8 GB

Expansion Slots: SD card


Screen: 13.3" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1280x800

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 160/250 GB 5400 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/10x/8x/8x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD±R DL


USB: 2 2.0

Firewire800: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini (see notes)

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000BaseT

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


Power: 60 Watts

Battery Life: 5 hours

Dimensions: 0.95" H x 12.78" W x 8.94" D

Weight: 4.5 lbs.


The MacBook Pro's graphics chipset used a portion of main memory as VRAM. Though reported as a 256 MB graphics system, the chipset actually used up to 272 MB of RAM. A single 3.5mm jack could be used for analog or optical audio out, or analog audio in.

Introduced in June 2009, the MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) replaced the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008). Apple chose to "upgrade" the name to include Pro because of several key improvements, felt to be professional-level features. These included a FireWire800 port, an SD card slot (an Apple first), an improved LED-backlit screen, and a backlit keyboard on all models. The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) also included the integrated battery introduced with the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009).

The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) shipped in two configurations, priced $100 below the previous models, despite the inclusion of more pro-level features: 2.26 GHz/2 GB RAM/160 GB HD/$1199, 2.53 GHz/4 GB RAM/250 GB HD/$1499. Built-to-order options included a 320 or 500 GB hard drive, a 128 or 256 GB solid-state drive, and up to 8 GB of RAM. All models were discontinued in April 2010, replaced by the MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.