Monday, July 11, 2011

The New MacBook Air Part IV : Tech Spec


Size and weight

0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inch)
29.95 cm (11.8 inches)
19.2 cm (7.56 inches)
1.06 kg (2.3 pounds)1


Processor and memory

1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache; or optional 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache
  • 800MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)


1.4GHz or 1.6GHz



  • Flash Storage

  • Flash Storage


Environmental Status Report

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:
  • Highly recyclable aluminium enclosure
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Arsenic-free glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free6
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold7




11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours
Supported resolutions: 1366 by 768 (native), 1344 by 756, 1280 by 720, 1024 by 576 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640 and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600 and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio


Graphics and video support

Mini DisplayPort

Pure digital video output

  • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
  • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
  • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
  • HDMI output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (sold separately)
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours

FaceTime camera


Keyboard and trackpad

  • Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap and drag capabilities


Peripheral connections

  • USB 2.0
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • MagSafe
  • USB 2.0
  • Headphone
  • Microphone



  • Stereo speakers
  • Omni-directional microphone
  • Headphone minijack
  • Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic



AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking4 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)


Battery and power5

Built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
45W MagSafe power adapter with cable management system
MagSafe power port
  • Up to 5 hrs
    wireless productivity
  • Up to 30 days
    standby time


Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C
    (50° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -24° to 45° C
    (-13° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet


What’s in the box

  • 11-inch MacBook Air
  • 45W MagSafe power adapter, AC wall plug and power cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation
  • Software Reinstall Drive


Included software

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools and more. Learn more about Mac OS X Snow Leopard


Includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb and iDVD. Learn more about iLife

DVD or CD Sharing

Without a built-in optical drive, how do you install new applications? Simply use DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of Mac OS X lets you wirelessly “borrow” the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.


  11-inch MacBook Air
11-inch MacBook Air
Enclosure Precision aluminium unibody
Processor 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 cache 3MB shared
System bus 800MHz
Memory 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)
Storage2 64GB of flash storage 128GB of flash storage
Slot-loading optical drive Optional external USB MacBook Air SuperDrive (sold separately)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
Video FaceTime camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)
Display 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1366-by-768 resolution
USB Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
Audio Stereo speakers, omni-directional microphone, headphone minijack
Networking Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
Wireless AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n specification)4; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
Hardware accessories 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
Limited warranty
and service
Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorised technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support.
Apple and the global
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and processes. The Apple Product Environmental Specification details the environmental attributes of our products.
Recycling Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.


MacBook Air SuperDrive Play or burn discs directly with the external USB-based MacBook Air SuperDrive. Thin, light and easy to take with you, this drive is designed specifically for MacBook Air.
  • Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Size: 139 x 139 x 17 mm / 5.47 x 5.47 x 0.67 inches (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 335 g (0.74 pound)
  • Requires MacBook Air with available USB 2.0 port
MagSafe Airline Adapter Plug into your airline seat power port and keep MacBook Air powered up for the entire flight.
Connect your MacBook Air to an external display or projector using one of these adapters.
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

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