Pros

  • Full-size keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Bright LED-backlit 13.3-inch screen

Cons

  • Limited configuration options
  • Slow processor
  • Slow and small hard drive
  • Unswappable battery

At A Glance

Mac users now have a three-pound, thin laptop to call their own, but it comes with tradeoffs. The MacBook Air comes without an optical drive (though there's an optional USB SuperDrive you can buy for $99), so you'll have to install programs via the machine's Remote Disk software. There's also no Gigabit Ethernet (again, available as an optional add-on) and no FireWire port. In addition to accessories, users can also opt for a 1.8GHz processor or a 64GB solid-state drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook Air Notebook is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don't lose inches and pounds overnight. It's the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB003LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
DVI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA X3100
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 144 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA
Hard Drive RPM 4200
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MB003LL/A
UPC Code 885909166312
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Air Notebook
Marketing Information

MacBook Air Notebook is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don't lose inches and pounds overnight. It's the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.

Product Model MB003LL/A
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Air
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Air Notebook
  • Micro-DVI to DVI adapter
  • Micro-DVI to VGA adapter
  • Cleaning/polishing cloth
  • MagSafe power adapter
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed documentation
Additional Information

Built in Devices:

  • Omnidirectional Microphone
  • iSight Camera

Notebook Height:

  • 0.16" - 0.76"

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
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.7"
Width 12.8"
Depth 8.9"
Weight (Approximate) 47.68 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
Cache 4 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type Track Pad

Performance

Macworld Labs
Photoshop CS3 1:43   min
Cinema 4D XL 10.5 1:36   min
Speedmark 5 Score 124
iMovie HD6 1:21
Compressor 3:25
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.5.1 with 2GB of RAM
iTunes 7.5 1:52
Unreal Tournament 2004 19.3fps