Pros

  • Sleek, sexy, spartan design
  • Greatly improved graphics power
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Fantastic keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Bright display

Cons

  • Single USB port
  • So slim, there's little room for inputs
  • No video adapters in box
  • Poor battery life
  • Slower than much more affordable Apple laptops
  • Unswappable battery

At A Glance

The Air's looks can't be denied. Its performance and expandability are whole other matters, though.

Manufacturer’s Description

MacBook Air Notebook 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.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number MB003LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
DVI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA X3100
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 144 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 80 GB
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA
Hard Drive RPM 4200
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Apple, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number MB003LL/A
UPC Code 885909166312
Brand Name Apple
Product Name MacBook Air Notebook
Marketing Information

MacBook Air Notebook 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.

Product Model MB003LL/A
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.apple.com
Product Line MacBook Air
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • MacBook Air Notebook
  • Micro-DVI to DVI adapter
  • Micro-DVI to VGA adapter
  • Cleaning/polishing cloth
  • MagSafe power adapter
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed documentation
Additional Information

Built in Devices:

  • Omnidirectional Microphone
  • iSight Camera

Notebook Height:

  • 0.16" - 0.76"

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
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.7"
Width 12.8"
Depth 8.9"
Weight (Approximate) 47.68 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed 1.60 GHz
Cache 4 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Software
Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type Track Pad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 57.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Poor
Battery
Battery Life 2:31:26 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 468.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 465.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 427.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 802.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 886.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1346.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 407.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 927.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 17.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 7.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 613.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0