13.3-inch MacBook Air/1.86GHz (128 GB)

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MacBook Air/1.86GHz (Mid 2009)

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Price
Pros
  • Twice as fast as old MacBook Air models
  • Speedy solid-state drive
  • Bright, high-resolution screen
  • Full-sized keyboard
  • Smallest Mac laptop ever
  • Speedy solid-state drive
  • Bright, high-resolution screen
  • Full-sized keyboard
  • Smallest Mac laptop ever
  • Speedy solid-state drive
  • Bright, high-resolution screen
  • Full-sized keyboard
  • Bright 13-inch display
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Thin
Cons
  • No keyboard backlighting
  • Slow processor clock speed
  • No keyboard backlighting
  • Slow processor clock speed
  • Small drive space
  • No keyboard backlighting
  • Slower than all other Apple laptops
  • 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.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MC503LL/A MC506LL/A MC505LL/A MC233LL/A

General Information

UPC Code 885909398577 885909422593 885909422586 885909335305

Processor

Processor type   Intel Core 2 Duo   Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed   1400.0  MHz   1860.0  MHz
Cache size   3.0  KB   6.0  KB
Processor count   2    
Bus speed       1066.0  MHz

Display

Display size   11.6  inches   13.3  inches
Display type   Glossy LCD with LED Backlight   Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution   1366 x 768  pixels   1280 x 800  pixels
Aspect ratio       16:10

Storage

Drives included   1.0   1.0
Drive size   128.0  GB   120.0  GB
Drive type   Solid-State Drive    
Hard Drive Speed       4200.0  RPM

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces   Bluetooth   Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort
Wireless connection   802.11 n    
Video Interfaces   Mini DisplayPort    
Bluetooth       Yes

Other Features

Docking Station Port   No   No
Devices   Built-In Microphone|Built-In Webcam   Built-In Microphone
Input devices       Keyboard|Touchpad (multitouch)

Graphics

Graphics Type       Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset       NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

Battery

Battery Type       Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life       5.0  hours
Standard Number of Batteries       1.0
Number of Included Batteries       1.0

Memory

Memory type       DDR3
Memory speed       1066.0  MHz
Memory max       2.0  GB

Dimensions

Width       12.8  inches
Depth       8.94  inches
Height       0.76  inches
Weight       3.0  pounds

Sound

Speakers       Mono

Included Software

Operating System       Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Included Software       iLife

Performance

Macworld Labs

Quake 4

fps

      23.8fps
Cinema 4D XL 10.5

min

      1:24
Photoshop CS3

min

      1:25
iTunes 7.7

      1:30
Speedmark 6 Score

      70
Tested Configuration

      Mac OS X 10.5.7 with 2GB of RAM
Speedmark 5 Score

      156
iMovie HD6

      1:09
Compressor

      2:49