Pros

  • Bright 13-inch display
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Bright, beautiful screen
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Thin

Cons

  • Slower than all other Apple laptops
  • Slow performance
  • Only one USB port
  • Single USB port limits connectivity

At A Glance

If what you want out of your Mac laptop is the best combination of speed and price, the MacBook Air’s not for you. But if the specs that matter most to you are light weight and small size, the MacBook Air is the system for you. If the MacBook Air always appealed to you, but you were turned off by the price tag, it’s time to reconsider the Air, now that the price has been reduced.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook Air Notebook is carved from a solid sheet of aluminum. This revolutionary unibody design replaces many parts with just one and results in a clean, seamless appearance. The anodized aluminum surface and stunning contours confirm MacBook Air as a feat of beautiful engineering.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MC234LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size No
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
UPC Code 885909335602
Manufacturer Part Number MC234LL/A
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Air Notebook
Marketing Information

MacBook Air Notebook is carved from a solid sheet of aluminum. This revolutionary unibody design replaces many parts with just one and results in a clean, seamless appearance. The anodized aluminum surface and stunning contours confirm MacBook Air as a feat of beautiful engineering.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Air
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Air Notebook
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/Restore DVDs
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Additional Information

    On Board Memory:

  • 2 GB
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 0.8"
    Width 12.8"
    Depth 8.9"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 6 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad

    Performance

    Macworld Labs
    Quake 4 25.3fps   fps
    Photoshop CS3 1:18   min
    Cinema 4D XL 10.5 1:37   min
    iMovie HD6 1:25
    Speedmark 6 Score 72
    iTunes 7.7 1:43
    Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 2GB of RAM
    Compressor 3:17