View Full Version : FS: 2009 Aluminum 13" MacBook (MacBook 5,1) - $800

09-25-2010, 09:42 PM
MacBook 5,1 - Aluminum Unibody MacBook (2009)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 GHz
Front Side Bus: 1066 MHz
RAM: 2GB (2x1GB) PC3 8500 DDR3
Hard Drive: 160GB 5400RPM SATAII
Display: 13.3" 1280x800 (WXGA) LED-backlit
GPU: nVidia GeForce 9400M w/256mb shared video memory (512mb in Windows)
Optical Drive: 8x DVD-RAM Dual-Layer SuperDrive (Reads and writes CDs, DVD+/-R, DVD-RAM, and Dual-Layer DVDs.)
Battery: 45WHr removable Lithium Ion battery (Still holds 4 hours to a charge under reasonable use)
WiFi: Integrated 802.11a/b/g/draft-n
Bluetooth: Integrated
Size: 0.95 x 12.78 x 8.94 in/24.1 x 325 x 227 mm
Weight: 4.5 lb/2.0 kg

Extras: Black hard-shell case (clips on), black silicone keyboard cover (just fits over top), all original packaging, Retail Copy of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Aftermarket MagSafe Power Adapter

I pilfered most of the specs from Wikipedia, but they are accurate for this particular computer. This is not the model with the backlit keyboard - only the 2.4 GHz Alu MB came with it, not the 2.0. I'm the second owner, and this machine has been babied since the day it was purchased. I'm pretty sure the original owner never even took it out of his house.

Since I bought it, I've had it covered with a hardshell black case (very much like the Speck see-through satin covers, only opaque) for the LCD lid and the bottom case, and the top plate around the keyboard, as well as the surface of the trackpad, have carefully-applied adhesive vinyl coverings. The keyboard itself has always been covered with a black silicone overlay, which also makes keystrokes nice and quiet, but primarily is nice because none of the keys have the smoothness that develops on them with repeated use.

Seriously, this thing is in ridiculously good shape. If there are scratches on the exterior, I haven't seen them. The only conceivable place that isn't perfect is maybe around the USB ports and the MagSafe port where I might have fumbled around trying to get something in. Other than that, seriously pristine. The screen doesn't have any scratches - I don't know, it might have some slight swirling; you know, those tiny little scratches that accumulate on anything, but that's about it.

You could pull off the adhesive vinyl to take a look underneath and make sure I'm telling the truth if you wanted, but then you'd have to replace it. I'd say this machine is easily a 9.5/10.

Comes with the original box, restore CDs, manuals, cleaning cloth, etc, as well as a retail copy of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. The MagSafe power adapter included is not OEM, it is aftermarket. It's a 45W unit and works just fine. My cats ate through the cord on the original. Thanks, guys. Both the wall wart and the extension cable attachment are included.

$800, pretty firm. I think it's more than fair considering the shape the machine is in, as well as the stuff that comes with it! Only considering selling it because I'd like to get a new 13" MacBook Pro.



10-05-2010, 06:36 PM
Still available.

To clarify, this model was released in October of 2008, but this particular laptop was purchased new in January of 2009.

10-11-2010, 04:13 PM
Keegan, would you be interested in a trade for a Macbook Pro with a solid state drive?