At A Glance

Apple's ultrathin laptop line continues to drop in price. The high-end MacBook Air costs $700 less than its predecessor, and this model features a faster processor. The high-end configuration continues to offer a solid-state drive for storage.

Manufacturer’s Description

The MacBook Air 13.3-inch widescreen LED display, full-size keyboard, and large multi-touch trackpad. It's incomparably portable without the usual ultraportable screen and keyboard compromises. From a slimmer hard drive to strategically hidden I/O ports to a lower-profile battery, everything has been considered and reconsidered with thinness in mind.MacBook Air performance is as impressive as its form, thanks to its Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This chip was custom-built to fit within the compact dimensions of MacBook Air.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Part Number MC234LLA
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo SL9600
Processor speed 2130.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Bus speed 1066.0 MHz
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect ratio 16:10
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Primary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Drive size 128.0 GB
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 5.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Ethernet Type
  • 10/100 Mbps
  • Wireless Ethernet - 11 Mbps IEEE802.11b
  • Wireless Ethernet - 300 Mbps IEEE802.11 Draft N
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Memory max 2.0 GB
Width 12.8 inches
Depth 8.94 inches
Height 0.76 inches
Weight 3.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.7 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Other Features
Devices iSight Camera
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)


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