Apple MacBook Air 13" 1.7GHz 128GB MC965
1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 ?processor
128GB flash storage
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Designing MacBook Air came with one goal: Create an incredibly thin and light notebook computer that?s every bit as powerful and capable as one twice its size. With flash storage, durable unibody construction, Multi-Touch technology, and a long-lasting battery, MacBook Air not only achieves that goal, it sets a new standard for what every notebook should be. Perfected down to the millimeter.
Even at less than an inch thin, MacBook Air sets a pretty high standard ? by making flash storage standard. Flash chips are very small, allowing MacBook Air to be incredibly thin and light. Flash is also solid state, meaning there are no moving parts. Which makes it reliable, durable, and quiet. And because we place the flash chips directly on the logic board, they take up much less space ? about 90 percent less, in fact. That creates room for other important things, like a bigger battery. So you have a notebook that weighs almost nothing and runs for hours on a single charge. That?s mobility mastered.
Multi-Touch technology is part of practically every Apple product. It?s the best and most personal way to interact with your devices. And the optimal way to experience Multi-Touch on a notebook is through a trackpad. That?s precisely the case with MacBook Air. The trackpad?s spacious, all-glass surface doesn?t have a button because the whole thing is the button. And with new Multi-Touch gestures in OS X Lion, you can interact with MacBook Air in ways that feel more intuitive and realistic than ever before.
Anyone can try to make a notebook that?s thin and light. Success comes in doing it without cutting corners. That?s why MacBook Air features a full-size keyboard, not a condensed version of what you?re used to. When you type on the MacBook Air, it?s just as comfortable as typing on a desktop keyboard. And now the keyboard is backlit, so you can type comfortably even in low-light conditions. A built-in sensor detects changes in the ambient lighting and adjusts the keyboard and display brightness automatically, giving you the perfect illumination in any environment.
If you looked inside MacBook Air, you?d see something remarkable: how much space we devoted to the battery. That?s thanks to smaller components such as flash storage. And when the goal is to design the perfect notebook for everyday use, giving priority to the battery just makes sense. With MacBook Air, you can get up to 5 hours of battery life on the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. Put MacBook Air to sleep for more than an hour, and it enters what?s called standby mode.* That means you can come back to MacBook Air a day, a week ? even up to an entire month later ? and it wakes in an instant. Time is on your side, courtesy of MacBook Air.
Make video calls with a built-in FaceTime camera that?s even smaller than the one inside iPhone 4.
MacBook Air features a unibody design for both the main enclosure and the display. Unibody construction means a higher-precision, less complex design with fewer parts. And that translates to a notebook that?s exceptionally thin and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use.
Expect everything from a notebook that weighs nothing!
With the latest-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, and all-flash storage, MacBook Air isn?t thin on features.
Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Performance that shouldn?t be taken lightly.
Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature the latest generation of Intel processors, the Core i5 and i7. With speeds up to 1.8GHz and faster memory, the new MacBook Air gains up to 2.5x the processing performance over the previous generation.1 MacBook Air also features the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. That means you experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive, and more true to life.2
Thunderbolt I/O. Lightning-fast data transfer.
With one port, MacBook Air gives you access to a world of high-speed peripherals capable of transferring data up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Or use the Thunderbolt port to connect the new Apple Thunderbolt Display and transform your ultracompact MacBook Air into a complete desktop workstation. Power over 4 million eye-popping pixels while enjoying some major benefits: Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, an additional Thunderbolt port, three USB ports, a FaceTime HD camera, 2.1 stereo sound, and a built-in microphone. The display even charges your MacBook Air, so there?s no need to unpack and unravel your power adapter. With two quick connections ? the MagSafe power cord and the Thunderbolt cable ? you?re up and running in seconds. Unplug them, and you?re on your way just as fast.
All-flash storage. Instant-on gratification.
Devices like iPhone and iPad have already demonstrated the advantages of flash storage: reliability, speed, and efficiency. So the decision to use flash storage in an ultracompact notebook like MacBook Air made perfect sense. With flash, your computer starts up in almost no time and accesses data quickly. Flash also gives MacBook Air the astonishing ability to remain in standby mode for up to 30 days.3 Which means your MacBook Air snaps to in an instant, whether you open it tomorrow, next week, or next month.
Backlit keyboard. What you see is what you type.
As incredibly compact as MacBook Air is, it still manages to fit a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. And now the keyboard is backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light. A built-in ambient light sensor detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the display and keyboard brightness automatically. From a seat in a sunny caf? to a seat on a cross-country red-eye, you?ll always have the perfect lighting for any environment.
Multi-Touch trackpad. It goes hand in hand with OS X Lion.
The Multi-Touch gestures in OS X Lion make everything you do on MacBook Air more intuitive, direct, and fun. And the spacious Multi-Touch trackpad is perfectly designed for them, whether it?s a three-finger swipe to activate Mission Control or a four-finger pinch to see all your apps in Launchpad. Gesture responses in Lion are smooth and realistic. So when you?re scrolling up and down a web page or swiping from one full-screen app to another, it?s almost like you?re touching what you?re seeing.
Display, camera, and speakers. Impressive. In every sense.
Make FaceTime calls from your MacBook Air to an iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch, or another Mac running FaceTime for Mac.
High-resolution display.?Millions of pixels. Millimeters thin.
Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the MacBook Air display is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. The display measures a mere 4.86 millimeters (0.19 inch) thin, yet the resolution is so high, you?ll feel like you?re looking at a much larger screen. And with good reason. The 11-inch MacBook Air features a resolution equal to that of your typical 13-inch notebook, while the 13-inch MacBook Air wows with a resolution equivalent to a typical 15-inch notebook.
FaceTime camera.?Your smile goes for miles.
The wafer-thin MacBook Air display houses something pretty huge: the FaceTime camera. It?s so thin ? even thinner than the camera on iPhone 4 ? you barely notice it, but it?s incredibly capable. Using the FaceTime for Mac app, you can make video calls with anyone who has a Mac, iPad 2, iPhone 4, or the latest iPod touch.2
Stereo speakers.?Heard but not seen.
Despite its compact form, MacBook Air delivers full stereo sound. Space-efficient design inside the enclosure allows for the placement of left and right speakers that project sound through the keyboard. So you?re able to enjoy a richer audio experience while chatting online, watching TV shows, listening to music, or playing games.
Long-lasting battery. Instant on. Even after a month off.
Since space-saving flash storage leaves room for a bigger battery, you can devote more time to the things you enjoy most. Things like browsing the web, editing photos, and watching videos. Get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. Put MacBook Air to sleep, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.3 When you come back to your MacBook Air and open it up, it?s on in an instant.
Connectivity. You?re free to go.
When you?re wireless, you?re truly mobile. That?s why MacBook Air features 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Wireless connectivity allows you to browse the web, send email, and print documents no matter where you are.4 MacBook Air weighs almost nothing, so you can go from room to room, dorm to dorm, or cubicle to cubicle and stay connected. Being wireless also means you can download apps from the Mac App Store anytime you want. With thousands of Mac apps available for download with just a few clicks, you don?t have to bother with going to the store to buy software on disc or worry about a growing pile of CDs and DVDs. Apps download instantly right on your Mac. If plugged in is what you want to be, MacBook Air has you covered there, too. Two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot (on the 13-inch model), and a headphone port give you plenty of options. And the Thunderbolt port connects to the new Apple Thunderbolt Display and high-speed Thunderbolt peripherals such as external hard drives.
The new speed of light.
If a notebook is thin and light enough to carry with you everywhere you go, it should be powerful enough to handle everything you do. The new MacBook Air is more than up to the task ? whatever the task may be.
Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors
Now with the latest Intel Core processors ? a Core i5 up to 1.7GHz or an optional 1.8GHz Core i7 ? and speedier DDR3 memory, the new MacBook Air is up to 2.5x as fast as the previous generation,1 yet it weighs next to nothing. Applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker. Send email, write reports, create presentations, touch up photos, edit home movies, and all the little (and big) tasks in between. And since the Core i5 and i7 processors feature a graphics processor with an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding, you?ll notice longer battery life when watching iTunes movies or making FaceTime video calls.
?Wow, that was fast.? With MacBook Air, you?ll find yourself saying that a lot. Because flash storage is up to two times faster than a conventional hard drive,2 everything you do is more responsive and immediate ? starting up, browsing a large photo library, launching applications, and opening files, for instance. When you combine the speed of flash storage with a fast dual-core processor and power-efficient graphics, your entire MacBook Air experience feels turbocharged. And flash storage doesn?t have any moving parts, which means it?s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent ? qualities that make sense in a notebook tasked with keeping up with you.
High-Speed Thunderbolt I/O
The breakthrough I/O technology pioneered on MacBook Pro and iMac now comes to MacBook Air, letting you connect multiple high-performance devices ? such as external hard drives ? through a single port. With two 10-Gbps data channels, Thunderbolt lets you transfer data at rates up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Thunderbolt technology gives MacBook Air capabilities it?s never had before. Like attaching FireWire peripherals or connecting to Ethernet networks at gigabit speeds ? two big gains from one tiny port.3 You can also use the Thunderbolt port to connect MacBook Air to the ultimate docking station: the new Apple Thunderbolt Display. When you do, your MacBook Air transforms into so much more. That?s because the Thunderbolt Display includes Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, an additional Thunderbolt port, three USB ports, a FaceTime HD camera, 2.1 stereo sound, and a built-in microphone. Together MacBook Air and the Thunderbolt Display create a powerful setup for work or play
OS X - What makes a mac a mac
Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, OS X is engineered to take full advantage of the technologies in every new Mac. And to deliver the most intuitive and integrated computer experience.
Hardware and software made for each other.
Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook gives you more than enough space to pinch, swipe, and tap your way around most of the apps on your system. OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes.
Interact with your computer in a whole new way.
Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe using Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what?s on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way. When you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down. When you scroll up, your web page scrolls up. When you swipe left, your photos move left. And there are many more gestures that make all you do on your Mac the best experience you can have on a computer. Hands down.
Easy to use and incredibly powerful.
From the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed to be simple and intuitive. Of course, making amazing things simple requires some seriously advanced technologies, and OS X is loaded with them. Not only is it built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability, it also delivers incredible performance, stunning graphics, and industry-leading support for Internet standards.
Easy access to all of your apps.
Working and playing on a Mac is all about apps, so OS X makes it simple to find and open those apps fast. The Dock is a handy place on your desktop for storing and launching your favorite apps, and it makes switching between them a breeze. The Dock also includes Stacks, folders that give you quick access to documents, files, and downloads. Launchpad is a full-screen home for all the apps on your Mac. It lets you arrange them the way you want, group them in folders, and delete them with ease. And apps purchased from the Mac App Store automatically appear in Launchpad, so you can browse thousands of apps and start using the ones you buy right away.
Find, organize, and share files fast.
The Finder gives you easy access to all the files on your system. It lets you find, organize, and access practically everything on your Mac ? including applications, files, folders, discs, and shared computers on your network. You can sort files by kind, application, date modified, date added, or size. But with so many files on your computer, finding a specific one can be a challenge. Not on a Mac. Features like Spotlight and Quick Look make locating the file you?re looking for effortless ? even if you don?t know the filename. Say you?re searching for a document, and the only thing you recall about it is the phrase ?surrealist painters.? Open Spotlight, start typing ?surrealist painters,? and your Mac generates a list of files that contain those words. And with Quick Look, you don?t need to open an application to verify that you?ve found the right file ? view a full-screen preview by hitting the space bar. Want to share a file with someone nearby? Just drag and drop to send it to the person wirelessly with AirDrop.
See everything running on your Mac. In an instant.
OS X offers systemwide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once ? along with multiple apps in windows. And it?s easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views. Mission Control gives you a bird?s-eye view of all your windows and full-screen apps, and allows you to instantly navigate among them.
It does the saving for you.
Say goodbye to the worry and the hassle of manually saving your work. Auto Save automatically saves your work, while you work, without you having to do a thing. Versions creates a new version of a document each time you open it and every hour while you?re working. It saves only the differences between successive versions, so the impact on your disk drive is minimal. Just open Versions to see the current document next to a cascade of previous versions. You can copy and paste between versions or revert to an earlier version. And when you share a document, you share only the most recent copy.
Highly secure by design.
OS X doesn?t get PC viruses. And with virtually no effort on your part, the operating system protects itself from other malicious applications. Because every Mac ships with a secure configuration, you don?t have to worry about changing complex settings in order to stay safe. Even better, OS X won?t slow you down with constant security alerts and sweeps. Apple responds quickly to online threats and automatically delivers security updates. And with FileVault 2 in OS X Lion, all the data on your Mac is protected by powerful encryption.
Built for compatibility.
The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere ? including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos, and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place. OS X works with virtually all of today?s digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. And it opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won?t find in other operating systems ? at any price. For example, built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology, available in over 20 languages, makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computers using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad. OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for more than 40 braille displays (including Bluetooth displays) and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen.
Reliable from the very start.
Just about everything you do on a Mac ? even upgrading to the latest version of the OS ? is safe and reliable. OS X checks your applications to make sure they?re compatible and sets aside any programs known to be incompatible. If a power outage interrupts your installation, OS X can start again without losing any data. Best of all, upgrading doesn?t require reformatting your drive; you keep all your compatible applications, files, and settings. And if something goes wrong when you?re using your Mac, Time Machine is there to restore your data if needed.
Apps that are ready for anything - so you are too!
It comes with apps for sending email, managing your schedule, making video calls, and backing up your Mac automatically. It even comes with an app for shopping for new apps. With OS X Lion, your Mac is more than full-featured, it?s fully loaded.
Mac App Store
Video Support and Camera
Built-in FaceTime camera.
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies.
802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;5 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Stereo speakers, microphone, and headphone.
Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
DVD or CD Sharing
With the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more discs, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. But if an app you need isn?t available from the Mac App Store, you can use DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of OS X lets you wirelessly ?borrow? the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.
In the Box
45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
Printed and electronic documentation
OS X Lion
Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.
OS X Lion includes a built-in set of tools for repairing your Mac in the Recovery HD, a new feature that lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without a physical disc.
Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.