The new MacBook Air is thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go — and powerful enough to do everything once you get there. A fourth-generation Intel Core processor and Intel HD Graphics 5000 deliver high performance, while using less power. So you get remarkable battery life: up to 9 hours on this 11.6-inch model. And with up to 45 percent faster flash storage compared to the previous generation and new 802.11ac Wi-Fi for up to 3x faster wireless, the new MacBook Air is quicker and more responsive than ever.
The MacBook Air also includes both a high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3 ports, enabling you to easily connect to external displays and a wide variety of high performance peripherals.
This version of the MacBook Air (model MD711LL/A) sports an 11.6-inch high-resolution display, 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.6 GHz), 128 GB of flash memory storage, and 4 GB of RAM (see full specifications below). It also comes with the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
Up to 9 Hours of Battery Life
Power through your whole work day with the 11-inch MacBook Air, which delivers up to 9 hours of battery life — more time power for word processing, presentations, email, and more . The increase is due to a larger battery (thanks to the compact all-flash storage in the MacBook Air) and the new power-efficient Intel Core processor architecture. Put the MacBook Air to sleep for more than 3 hours, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.
802.11ac: The New Definition of Fast
The MacBook Air now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station — including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule — wireless performance is up to three times faster than with the previous generation of MacBook Air. And your Wi-Fi range improves as well.
Flash Memory Storage
By replacing the standard spinning hard drive typically found in laptops (as well as desktop PCs) with flash memory, the MacBook Air delivers an almost instantaneous boot-up when you open the display, as well as faster application launches and snappier overall performance. Additionally, Apple has shed the enclosure that typically surrounds flash memory (usually about the same size as a standard hard drive), thus giving it a smaller footprint and helping to decrease the size of the MacBook Air.
Fourth-Generation Intel Core i5 Dual-Core Processing
The ultra-efficient architecture of the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor was designed to use less power and still deliver high performance. It has a 1.3 GHz speed, which can dynamically accelerate up to 2.6 GHz to match your workload thanks to updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology.
And with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor, you get up to 40 percent faster graphics — performance you’ll especially notice with games and other graphics-intensive tasks.
Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology
Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the MacBook Air, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You’ll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.
With USB 3 built into the MacBook Air, you can connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every MacBook Air comes with two USB 3 ports–with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2–and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.
Integrated HD FaceTime Webcam
You’ll be able to easily connect with friends, family, and business colleagues using the MacBook Air’s HD 720p FaceTime camera, which is integrated into the thin bezel above the display and features three times the resolution of the previous FaceTime camera. And with Apple’s FaceTime application, you’re not limited to video chats with other Macs–you can now make video calls to iPhone and iPod touch users.
|Display||11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors|
|Processor||1.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache|
|Storage||128 GB flash storage|
|Memory||4 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 memory (maximum of 8 GB)|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 5000 internal graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR5 memory|
|Video||Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters; HDMI audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)|
|Audio||Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone port; support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone|
|Communications||802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n compatible); Bluetooth 4.0|
|Camera||HD 720p FaceTime camera|
|Size and Weight||11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 inches; 2.38 pounds|
At the heart of every MacBook Air–and every Mac–is OS X Mountain Lion, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Since the software built into 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. Power Nap even takes advantage of the Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.
|OS X Mountain Lion||Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, and more|
iLife helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song–including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.
|Apple iLife suite||iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand|
What’s in the Box
11.6-inch MacBook Air, 45W MagSafe 2 power adapter, AC wall plug, power cord, printed and electronic documentation
Limited Warranty And Service
The MacBook Air comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.
AppleCare Protection Plan
Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage–including both parts and labor–for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.
Optional Accessories and Related Products
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Need an extra adapter for home or work? The MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is held in place magnetically, so if someone trips over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly while your MacBook Pro stays put on your desk.
Apple Thunderbolt Display
The world’s first Thunderbolt display doesn’t just give you more pixels. It gives you more possibilities. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you connect as many as six devices through a single port and transfer data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0.
Apple USB SuperDrive
Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Air with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.
Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. Choose from 2 TB and 3 TB models.
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
The Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter lets you easily connect to a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet network. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer and provides an RJ-45 port that supports 10/100/1000BASE-T networks.
Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter lets you connect an advanced digital monitor, such as the Apple Cinema Display, to your MacBook Air.
Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your MacBook Air to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
The Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter lets you connect a standard analog monitor, projector, or LCD that uses a VGA connector or cable to a Mac with a Mini DisplayPort.