Apple MacBook Air (Windows 7)

We've installed Windows 7 as the operating system of choice on the 2011 13-inch MacBook Air to put the machine through its paces as a Windows ultrabook. Note that the given price is an estimate of the combined cost of the MacBook Air and a Windows 7 Home Premium.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 20, 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,419.00

What You Need To Know

  • Windows 7 OS

Verge Review

Let’s be honest: The ultrabook phenomenon is by and large Intel's and the rest of the PC industry's reaction to Apple’s MacBook Air. Just take a look at a lot of the designs and the features: the influence (and in some places the outright imitation) is obvious. However, while the ultrabooks on the market today have all tried to mimic and beat the Air on one thing or another — price, more storage, and so on — none have managed to pull it off. In fact, I’ve concluded in almost all of The...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.68 inches
Weight 2.96 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 11 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 13.8 inches
Depth 8.94 inches
Thickness 0.68 inches
Weight 2.96 pounds
Color Silver
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1440 px
Resolution (Y) 900 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes
Multitouch points 4
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i5-2557M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.7 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i7-2677M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.8 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.9 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Dedicated VRAM size 384 MB
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Video resolution VGA
Sensors
Ambient light Yes
Port options
USB 2
Thunderbolt 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
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
Battery
Size 50 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable No
Quoted time 5 hr
Benchmarks
PCMarkVantage 10134
3DMarkVantage (IGP) 1748
3DMark06 (IGP) 4195
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 11 minutes
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