Pros

  • Light and sleek
  • Greatly improved graphics over first Air

Cons

  • Unswappable battery
  • Single USB port

At A Glance

Apple's second stab at the Air adds a better GPU but keeps the same shape--and the problems that come with it.

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 MB940LL/A
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
DisplayPort Yes
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 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 MB940LL/A
UPC Code 885909282883
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 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
  • Display Cleaning Cloth
  • MagSafe Power Adapter
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Install/Restore DVDs
  • Power Cord
  • Printed 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
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 0.8"
    Width 12.8"
    Depth 8.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 48.0 oz
    Color Aluminum
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed 1.86 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 Trackpoint

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 78.0
    WorldBench 6 Rating Good
    Battery
    Battery Life 2:25:56 AM   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 385.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 363.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 602.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 419.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 1108.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 314.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 285.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 20.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 16.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 17.41   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 12.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 17.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 12.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 17.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 53.51   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 34.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 502.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0