Apple MacBook Air (Late 2008)

Apple MacBook Air

Product Name: Apple MacBook Air (Late 2008)
Official Website: MacBook Air (Apple Store)

Summary:
– 13.3″ LED Backlit Display, Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn, nVidia GeForce
– Search SL’s archives for MacBook Air news
Markets: Professional/business
Regions: Worldwide
– This Page Updated: Dec 11, 2008

Available – US/Canada:
Apple Store

Available – US:
MB940LL/A1.6GHz MacBook Air at Amazon
MB543LL/A1.86GHz MacBook Air at Amazon
MB543LL/AMacBook Air SuperDrive (MB397G/A)

Available – UK:
MB940B/A1.86GHz MacBook Air at Amazon UK
MacBook Air SuperDrive (MB397G/A)

Notes:
– Fairly extensive changes over previous MacBook Air
– nVidiea GeForce 9400M dedicated graphics
– Memory is soldered to system
– One of the first notebooks to have a Mini DisplayPort video port
– Multi-touch Trackpad
– Solid State Drive options
– Built-in iSight Webcam

Related Stories:
Dec 11, 2008: Apple Issues MacBook, Air Firmware Updates
Nov 30, 2008: Apple MacBook Air Review – SlashGear
Oct 24, 2008: Apple Notebook Event 2008 – Notes

History:
Status: In production
Announced: October 14, 2008
Available: October 2008
Price: October 2008 – Startinga t $1,799 USD

Related Laptops:
– Replaces the Apple MacBook Air (Early 2008)
– Competes with the 13″ Dell Adamo
– May compete with the 13.3-inch U Leader Design Altro
– Announced at same time as Apple MacBook (Late 2008)

Updates over previous models:
– NVidia GeForce dedicated graphics chipset
– Upgraded storage
– Upgrade CPU/Chipset
– Faster memory
– Faster front side bus
– Mini DisplayPort instead of Micro-DVI port

Models:
MB543LL/A (US) – 1.6GHz CPU, 120GB 4200rpm SATA Drive
MB940LL/A (US) – 1.86GHz CPU, 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
MB940B/A (UK) – 1.86GHz

CPU/Platform/Memory:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn SL9300 (1.6GHz), SL9400 (1.8GHz)
Chipset:
Front-side Bus: 1066MHz
Memory: 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Capacity: 2GB (soldered onto logicboard)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 13.3″ LED-backlit Glossy TFT LCD
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: NVidia 9400M
Graphics Memory: 256MB DDR3 SDRAM (Shared)
Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: 1.8″ Mechanical/Conventional Serial ATA (SATA) or Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hard Drive Capacity: 4200rpm 120GB, SSD 128GB
Optical: Optional External USB SuperDrive
eSATA Port: No

Connectivity/Networking:
Wireless: AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Mobile Broadband: No
Modem: No
Ethernet: Optional USB Ethernet

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x Microphone, 1x Mono Speaker
Audio I/O: 1x Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
USB: 1x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card/ExpressCard: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Keyboard/Mouse: Backlit keyboard (full-size), Trackpad with Multi-Touch gestures
Other: Built-in iSight

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Other Software: iLife
Drivers:
Warranty: 90-day telephone support, 1 year limited warranty, extended options available (AppleCare)

Battery:
Type: Lithium-ion Polymer 37WHr
Options: None
Battery Life: 4.5 hours (Apple)

Dimensions:
Width: 12.8 inches / 325 mm
Depth: 8.94 inches / 227 mm
Height: 0.16 – 0.76 inches / 4 – 19.4 mm
Weight: 3 pounds / 1.36 kg