What is my macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Trevy the Great, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Trevy the Great macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    Several months ago I bought a refurbished Macbook from Apple.
    I was led to believe that it was a Macbook Pro, but upon receiving the little thing I found that it was labeled 'Macbook' under the screen. It has an aluminum casing and from what I've seen, looks exactly like a Macbook Pro.
    Now, what is causing me consternation is the speed of the machine. According to many sources on the internet, it is supposed to be quite a bit faster than it actually is - mainly I want to play the game Battlefield 2142, which I am assured plays very quickly on a Macbook pro, but I can't get a framerate higher than like 2 FPS.
    For further reference, here's the information from my system profiler:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB51.007D.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.40f2
    Serial Number (system): 739330GC8QT
    Hardware UUID: 72FF314F-D42F-5B61-9598-BB5A79D3EC2F
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Does anyone else have this sort of question or know what this computer is? Perhaps there's a way to find out on the machine that I don't know about?
    Please help!

  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    United States
    Looks like you got a refurb aluminum MacBook, like this one: http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB467LL/A

    Did you order the refurb MacBook assuming it was a refurb MacBook Pro because it was aluminum?
    Or did you order a refurb MacBook Pro and they sent a refurb MacBook?
  3. Trevy the Great thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    There's an aluminum Macbook!?

    I didn't know that, and the Apple website isn't exactly forthcoming on that information. Looking at the situation, I must have seen the Macbook and assumed it was a Pro, because they look identical. Now I just feel mislead.

    Thanks for your help, guys. That answers the question.
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    As for your other question about 2142; the framerate shouldn't be that bad. It won't be amazing, but 2FPS? Turn the graphic settings down a bit and it'll definitely get to the point of being playable!
  5. Trevy the Great thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    The graphics and audio quality I have set at the lowest possible level, and the game crawls like a one-year-old; absolutely unplayable.
  6. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    You weren't misled - you just weren't paying attention.

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