Pros

  • Bright 13-inch display
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Bright, beautiful screen
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Thin

Cons

  • Slower than all other Apple laptops
  • Slow performance
  • Only one USB port
  • Single USB port limits connectivity

At A Glance

Lower prices make the new versions of Apple's ultrathin ultraportable more appealing.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook Air Notebook is carved from a solid sheet of aluminum. This revolutionary unibody design replaces many parts with just one and results in a clean, seamless appearance. The anodized aluminum surface and stunning contours confirm MacBook Air as a feat of beautiful engineering.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MC234LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size No
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MC234LL/A
UPC Code 885909335602
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Air Notebook
Marketing Information

MacBook Air Notebook is carved from a solid sheet of aluminum. This revolutionary unibody design replaces many parts with just one and results in a clean, seamless appearance. The anodized aluminum surface and stunning contours confirm MacBook Air as a feat of beautiful engineering.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Air
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Air Notebook
  • Power Cord
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/Restore DVDs
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • MagSafe Power Adapter
  • Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Additional Information

    On Board Memory:

  • 2 GB
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Apple
    Wireless LAN Model AirPort Extreme
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 0.8"
    Width 12.8"
    Depth 8.9"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    Cache 6 MB
    Bus Speed 1066 MHz
    Software
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 67.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:41:19 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 424.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 497.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 718.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 437.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 1847.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 499.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 356.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 329.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 13.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 14.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 17.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 14.29   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 10.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 21.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 19.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 26.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 741.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0