Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air

Summary: 13.3″ Ultra-lightweight, 1Q 2008, around 3 pounds

Refurbished Models – USA And Canada
MacBook Air 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ($1,599 Canada)
MacBook Air 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ($1,499 USA)

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Product Name: Apple MacBook Air
Official Page:
Manufacturer: Apple, Inc.
Announced: Jan 15, 2008
Available: February, 2008
Status: Current
Price: Starting at $1799
Markets: Existing thin and light ultraportable customers

– 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
– 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Apple MacBook Air MB003LL/A ($1599 at Amazon) : 1.6GHz Low Voltage Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB Memory, 80GB HDD, 13.3-inch
Apple MacBook Air ($2049 at Amazon) : Intel Core 2 Duo LV 1.8GHz, 2GB Memory, 80GB HDD, 13.3-inch
Apple MacBook Air ($2,549 at Amazon) : Intel Core 2 Duo LV 1.8GHz, 2GB Memory, 64GB SSD, 13.3–inch

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by Apple MacBook Air (Late 2008)
– This is a new line for Apple
– While display has same size as the MacBook, it is considerably slimmer due to an LED-backlight


– Apple claims it is the “world’s thinnest notebook”

Manufacturer’s Description:
MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don’t lose inches and pounds overnight. It’s the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz
Chipset: Intel-based
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: 2GB Standard DDR2
Memory Capacity: 2GB

Display: 13.3″ TFT LED backlit
Resolution: 1280×800
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA X3100
Graphics Memory: 144MB Shared DDR2

Hard Drive: 80GB 1.8″ Parallel ATA (PATA) or 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical: External USB MacBook Air SuperDrive
Other: Can use drives of other machines using “RemoteDisk” or “Remote Disk”
Notes: 80GB mechanical drives are Samsung HS082HB/A (and Samsung makes current SSDs, but these will be replaced by STEC SSDs).

Wireless: 802.11n (802.11a/b/g compliant
Modem: No
Ethernet: No
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR Standard
Mobile Broadband: No

Audio Chipset: Intel
Speakers: 1x mono speaker
Audio I/O: Analog audio output/headphone out minijack, built-in omnidirectional microphone
USB: 1x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Other: Built-in iSight camera


Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Other Software:
Warranty: 1 year standard, 3 year AppleCare (optional)
Drivers: Through Software Updates

Options: Integrated 37-watt-hour lithium polymer battery
Battery Life: Up to 5 hours with wireless running.

Width: 12.8 inches (32.5cm)
Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7cm)
Height: 0.16 – 0.76 inch (0.4 – 1.94 cm)
Weight: 3.0 pounds (1.36kg)

Reviews and Articles:
AppleInsider – Review – February 4, 2008
Anandtech – Info about the MacBook Air’s CPU – January 17, 2008