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Keeping the same .68-inch thin body as the previous two models, the mid-2012 MacBook Air adds in the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors, USB 3.0, and the option to double its RAM and up its SSD storage capacity to 512GB.

Description

The 2011 MacBook Air retains the same super-thin profile as the previous model, yet boasts an upgraded Intel Sandy Bridge processor, a Thunderbolt port, backlit keyboard, and Apple's Lion OS.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 11, 2012
  • Price at launch: $999.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 20, 2011
  • Price at launch: $999.99
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 11.8 inches
  • Depth: 7.56 inches
  • Thickness: .68 inches
  • Weight: 2.38 pounds
  • Color: Silver

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 11.8 inches
  • Depth: 7.56 inches
  • Thickness: 0.68 inches
  • Weight: 2.38 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Notable apps: OS X 10.7 Lion

Software

  • Operating system: Mac OS X
  • Notable apps: OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Multitouch points: 4

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Multitouch points: 4
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3317U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.6 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2467M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3667U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2677M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 256 MB

GPU (max)

  • Dedicated VRAM size: 384 MB
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 2 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 64 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 512 GB

Storage

  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 64 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Speakers: 2

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Ambient light: Yes

Sensors

  • Ambient light: Yes
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • USB: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Size: 35 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 5 hr

Battery

  • Size: 35 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 5 hr
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