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Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer

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Product Highlights
  • 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3 Onboard RAM
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1440 x 900 Native Resolution
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • FaceTime HD Camera, Omnidirectional Mic
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

The 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer from Apple is a portable laptop computer with a thin and lightweight design. Apple's engineers have leveraged the lessons they learned in designing the miniaturized iPad and applied them to the design of this 3-pound computer.

To say that the Air is svelte is all at once stating the obvious and understating the truth. The system is defined by its unibody aluminum enclosure. At its thickest point the computer is only 0.68" -- it tapers down to 0.11" at its thinnest.

The system is loaded with 256GB of flash storage rather than an old-fashioned hard drive. Flash storage doesn't just give you a lighter, thinner computer. It also allows for impressive battery life -- up to 7 hours of web browsing and 30 days of standby time.

The MacBook Air is housed in an aluminum unibody enclosure, which is as strong as it is light. Because it is cut from a solid block of aluminum, the housing is stronger than those found on laptops built via traditional means.

At 13.3" in size, the 16:10 display features a native resolution of 1440 x 900. It features a glossy finish and LED backlight technology for enhanced image quality and energy efficiency.

Computers in the MacBook Air's weight class are most often classified in the "netbook" category. Netbooks typically feature less-than-full-size keyboards, cramped trackpads, and low-powered CPUs. Not so with the MacBook Air. This computer features a standard-size backlit chiclet keyboard, the same as on the larger computers in the MacBook line. It also has a large multi-touch glass trackpad, giving you full control over your computer -- without sacrificing ergonomics.

The computer is powered by a dual-core 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor and has 8GB of RAM. Graphics are provided by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. The computer features all the amenities you expect on a Mac -- a FaceTime webcam, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and built-in stereo speakers.

iLife '11, a complete suite of digital creativity applications, is installed on the system. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music.

The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features natural scrolling, the Launchpad application launcher and support for full screen applications. Mission Control combines the functionality of Dashboard, Exposé, and Spaces -- giving you a bird's eye view of everything that is happening on your computer.

The Auto Save feature on the MacBook Air ensures that you won't lose data, even when you forget to save a file. The OS tracks different versions of your documents, so you can go back to a previous draft of a document with ease. AirDrop makes it easy to transmit files wirelessly between computers, even if there is no central Wi-Fi network available. The revamped Mail application takes full advantage of modern widescreen displays.

And of course, you can expand the functionality of your computer system by browsing through the multitude of productivity applications, games, and other software that is available for purchase from the Mac App Store. Because the software in the store is curated by Apple, you can be sure that it is free of malware and safe to use. And, like the iOS App Store, you'll automatically be notified when updated versions of your favorite programs are available for download.

Design

Thin, Light, Durable. Thank You, Flash Storage
Even at less than an inch thin, MacBook Air sets a pretty high standard -- by making flash storage standard. Flash chips are very small, allowing MacBook Air to be incredibly thin and light. Flash is also solid state, meaning there are no moving parts. Which makes it reliable, durable, and quiet. And because Apple placed the flash chips directly on the logic board, they take up much less space -- about 90 percent less, in fact. That creates room for other important things, like a bigger battery. So you have a notebook that weighs almost nothing and runs for hours on a single charge. That's mobility mastered
The Best Way to Multi Touch on a Notebook
Multi-Touch technology is part of practically every Apple product. It's the best and most personal way to interact with your devices. And the optimal way to experience Multi-Touch on a notebook is through a trackpad. That's precisely the case with MacBook Air. The trackpad's spacious, all-glass surface doesn't have a button because the whole thing is the button. And with Multi-Touch gestures, you can interact with MacBook Air in ways that feel more intuitive and realistic than ever before
See Your QWERTY in Lights
Anyone can try to make a notebook that's thin and light. Success comes in doing it without cutting corners. That's why MacBook Air features a full-size keyboard, not a condensed version of what you're used to. When you type on the MacBook Air, it's just as comfortable as typing on a desktop keyboard. And now the keyboard is backlit, so you can type comfortably even in low-light conditions. A built-in sensor detects changes in the ambient lighting and adjusts the keyboard and display brightness automatically, giving you the perfect illumination in any environment
A Battery That Can Get You Through the Day. And the Month
If you looked inside MacBook Air, you'd see something remarkable: how much space is devoted to the battery. That's thanks to smaller components such as flash storage. And when the goal is to design the perfect notebook for everyday use, giving priority to the battery just makes sense. Put MacBook Air to sleep for more than an hour, and it enters what's called standby mode. That means you can come back to MacBook Air a day, a week -- even up to an entire month later -- and it wakes in an instant. Time is on your side, courtesy of MacBook Air
A Thing of Beauty. And Durability
MacBook Air features a unibody design for both the main enclosure and the display. Unibody construction means a higher-precision, less complex design with fewer parts. And that translates to a notebook that's exceptionally thin and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use
FaceTime Camera
Make video calls with a built-in FaceTime camera that's even smaller than the one inside iPhone 4

Features

Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Ports
With the lightning-fast Thunderbolt port, you can connect your MacBook Air to the latest devices and displays, like the Apple Thunderbolt Display. But that's not the whole story. MacBook Air also comes equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, so you can connect the latest USB 3.0 devices and access a pipeline that's up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 With just a few connections, MacBook Air transforms from an ultraportable notebook to a complete workstation
All-Flash Storage
Devices like iPhone and iPad have already demonstrated the advantages of flash storage: reliability, speed, and efficiency. So the decision to use flash storage in an ultracompact notebook like MacBook Air made perfect sense. With flash, your computer starts up in almost no time and accesses data quickly. Flash also gives MacBook Air the astonishing ability to remain in standby mode for up to 30 days. Which means your MacBook Air snaps to in an instant, whether you open it tomorrow, next week, or next month
Backlit Keyboard
As incredibly compact as MacBook Air is, it still manages to fit a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. And now the keyboard is backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light. A built-in ambient light sensor detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the display and keyboard brightness automatically. From a seat in a sunny café, to a seat on a cross-country red-eye, you'll always have the perfect lighting for any environment
Multi-Touch Trackpad
The Multi-Touch gestures in OS X make everything you do on MacBook Air more intuitive, direct, and fun. And the spacious Multi-Touch trackpad is perfectly designed for them, whether it's a three-finger swipe to activate Mission Control or a four-finger pinch to see all your apps in Launchpad. Gesture responses are smooth and realistic. So when you're scrolling up and down a web page or swiping from one full-screen app to another, it's almost like you're touching what you're seeing
High-Resolution Display. Millions of Pixels. Millimeters Thin
Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the MacBook Air display is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. The display measures a mere 0.19" (4.86mm) thin, yet the resolution is so high, you'll feel like you're looking at a much larger screen. And with good reason
FaceTime Camera. Your Smile Goes for Miles
The wafer-thin MacBook Air display houses something pretty huge: the FaceTime camera. It's so thin -- even thinner than the camera on iPhone 4 -- you barely notice it, but it's incredibly capable. Using the FaceTime for Mac app, you can make video calls with anyone who has a Mac, iPad 2, iPhone 4, or a camera-equipped iPod touch
Stereo Speakers. Heard but Not Seen
Despite its compact form, MacBook Air delivers full stereo sound. Space-efficient design inside the enclosure allows for the placement of left and right speakers that project sound through the keyboard. So you're able to enjoy a richer audio experience while chatting online, watching TV shows, listening to music, or playing games
Long-Lasting Battery
Since space-saving flash storage leaves room for a bigger battery, you can devote more time to the things you enjoy most. Things like browsing the web, editing photos, and watching videos. You'll get up to 7 hours of battery life on a single charge. Put MacBook Air to sleep, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days. When you come back to your MacBook Air and open it up, it's on in an instant
Connectivity
When you're wireless, you're truly mobile. That's why MacBook Air features 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Wireless connectivity allows you to browse the web, send e-mail, and print documents no matter where you are. MacBook Air weighs almost nothing, so you can go from room to room, dorm to dorm, or cubicle to cubicle and stay connected. Being wireless also means you can download apps from the Mac App Store anytime you want. With thousands of Mac apps available for download with just a few clicks, you don't have to bother with going to the store to buy software on disc or worry about a growing pile of CDs and DVDs. Apps download instantly right on your Mac. If plugged in is what you want to be, MacBook Air has you covered there, too. Two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a headphone port give you plenty of options. And the Thunderbolt port connects to the Apple Thunderbolt Display and high-speed Thunderbolt peripherals such as external hard drives.

Performance

Ivy Bridge Intel Core Performance
The MacBook Air features the 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 Intel processor. Along with fast DDR3 memory, the MacBook Air is able to multitask smoothly and seamlessly. MacBook Air also features the Intel HD Graphics 4000, which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. That means you experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive, and more true to life
All-Flash Storage
"Wow, that was fast." With MacBook Air, you'll find yourself saying that a lot. Because flash storage is up to two times faster than a conventional hard drive, everything you do is more responsive and immediate -- starting up, browsing a large photo library, launching applications, and opening files, for instance. When you combine the speed of flash storage with a fast dual-core processor and power-efficient graphics, your entire MacBook Air experience feels turbocharged. And flash storage doesn't have any moving parts, which means it's more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent -- qualities that make sense in a notebook tasked with keeping up with you.

Mac OS X

Hardware and Software Made for Each Other
Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook gives you more than enough space to pinch, swipe, and tap your way around most of the apps on your system. OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes.
Interact with Your Computer in a Whole New Way
Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe using Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what's on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way. When you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down. When you scroll up, your web page scrolls up. When you swipe left, your photos move left. And there are many more gestures that make all you do on your Mac the best experience you can have on a computer. Hands down.
Easy to Use and Incredibly Powerful
From the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed to be simple and intuitive. Of course, making amazing things simple requires some seriously advanced technologies, and OS X is loaded with them. Not only is it built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability, it also delivers incredible performance, stunning graphics, and industry-leading support for Internet standards.
Easy Access to All of Your Apps
Working and playing on a Mac is all about apps, so OS X makes it simple to find and open those apps fast. The Dock is a handy place on your desktop for storing and launching your favorite apps, and it makes switching between them a breeze. The Dock also includes Stacks, folders that give you quick access to documents, files, and downloads. Launchpad is a full-screen home for all the apps on your Mac. It lets you arrange them the way you want, group them in folders, and delete them with ease. And apps purchased from the Mac App Store automatically appear in Launchpad, so you can browse thousands of apps and start using the ones you buy right away.
Find, Organize, and Share Files Fast
The Finder gives you easy access to all the files on your system. It lets you find, organize, and access practically everything on your Mac -- including applications, files, folders, discs, and shared computers on your network. You can sort files by kind, application, date modified, date added, or size. But with so many files on your computer, finding a specific one can be a challenge. Not on a Mac. Features like Spotlight and Quick Look make locating the file you're looking for effortless -- even if you don't know the filename. Say you're searching for a document, and the only thing you recall about it is the phrase "surrealist painters." Open Spotlight, start typing "surrealist painters," and your Mac generates a list of files that contain those words. And with Quick Look, you don't need to open an application to verify that you've found the right file - view a full-screen preview by hitting the space bar. Want to share a file with someone nearby? Just drag and drop to send it to the person wirelessly with AirDrop.
See Everything Running on Your Mac. In an Instant
OS X offers system wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once -- along with multiple apps in windows. And it's easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views. Mission Control gives you a bird's-eye view of all your windows and full-screen apps, and allows you to instantly navigate among them.
It Does the Saving for You
Say goodbye to the worry and the hassle of manually saving your work. Auto Save automatically saves your work, while you work, without you having to do a thing. Versions creates a new version of a document each time you open it and every hour while you're working. It saves only the differences between successive versions, so the impact on your disk drive is minimal. Just open Versions to see the current document next to a cascade of previous versions. You can copy and paste between versions or revert to an earlier version. And when you share a document, you share only the most recent copy.
Highly Secure by Design
OS X doesn't get PC viruses. And with virtually no effort on your part, the operating system protects itself from other malicious applications. Because every Mac ships with a secure configuration, you don't have to worry about changing complex settings in order to stay safe. Even better, OS X won't slow you down with constant security alerts and sweeps. Apple responds quickly to online threats and automatically delivers security updates. And with FileVault 2 in OS X, all the data on your Mac is protected by powerful encryption.
Built for Compatibility
The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere -- including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos, and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place. OS X works with virtually all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. And it opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
Accessible Innovation
OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won't find in other operating systems -- at any price. For example, built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology, available in over 20 languages, makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computers using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad. OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for more than 40 Braille displays (including Bluetooth displays) and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen.
Reliable from the Very Start
Just about everything you do on a Mac -- even upgrading to the latest version of the OS -- is safe and reliable. OS X checks your applications to make sure they're compatible and sets aside any programs known to be incompatible. If a power outage interrupts your installation, OS X can start again without losing any data. Best of all, upgrading doesn't require reformatting your drive -- you keep all your compatible applications, files, and settings. And if something goes wrong when you're using your Mac, Time Machine is there to restore your data if needed.

Built-In Apps

iPhoto
iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who's in them and when and where you took them -- all in an immersive full-screen view. Use quick and simple editing tools to make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. iPhoto even lets you share your photos with the world with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook and Flickr.
iMovie
Don't settle for boring home movies. With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. Create a Hollywood-style trailer that'll make your audience laugh, cry, and cheer for more. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio.
GarageBand
Whether you're musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn't grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn't mean you can't. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons.1 GarageBand even tells you how well you're playing in real time with a feature called "How Did I Play?"
Mac App Store
Just like shopping the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps. Apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store lets you know when app updates are available, so you always have the latest versions.
Safari
Designed with the Mac in mind, Safari emphasizes browsing, not the browser. In full-screen view, the browser frame is only a pixel wide, and you can hide almost the entire interface if you choose. So there's nothing to distract you from an article, video, or photo album. Navigating web pages is easy with trackpad gestures -- flip through web pages with a swipe, and double tap or pinch the trackpad to zoom in on text or images. Safari also features Reader, which lets you peruse articles sans annoying ads. Or save articles for later with Reading List. And since pages render fast in Safari, you won't miss a minute of the web.
Mail
Mail makes it easy to manage all your e-mail from a single, ad-free inbox. It features powerful search capabilities, with search suggestions and tokens built in. It works with most e-mail standards -- including POP3 and IMAP -- and popular e-mail services such as Gmail, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. Mail supports Microsoft Exchange 2010, too. If you have more than one e-mail account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you'll be able to access all your e-mail from one place.

And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message and a message list that includes snippets. With Conversations, messages from the same thread appear in an elegant timeline showing each communication as it was sent while hiding redundant text.
iCal
Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using iCal. Create separate calendars -- one for home, another for school, a third for work, and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. iCal lets you create invitations using contact information from your Address Book, update your guest list, keep track of responses, and receive the latest status information. When you or another Mac user receives an iCal invitation via Mail, it's automatically added. iCal works with Yahoo! and Google calendars too, and syncs to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you'll always be up to date on all your devices.
Address Book
With Address Book you have a flexible and convenient place to store contact information for everyone you know. You can import names, numbers, addresses, and photos from other applications, create smart groups for clubs, activities, and business purposes, print address labels and envelopes, and more. It syncs to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch so there's no need for duplication. And since Address Book is built on vCard, an industry standard for storing contact information, your friends can send you cards that you can add simply by dropping them in -- no typing required.
Time Machine
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or Time Capsule. Connect the drive, assign it to Time Machine, and start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day -- so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past.
FaceTime
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or another Mac from your Mac. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. And when someone tries to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own, even if FaceTime isn't running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don't want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off in preferences. FaceTime is integrated with your Address Book so you can initiate chats easily.
Photo Booth
Take photo snapshots and video clips with your Mac using Photo Booth. Send them to your friends, use one as an iChat icon, add them to your Address Book, or organize and edit them in iPhoto. The real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops in Photo Booth. Snap a photo of yourself at the Eiffel Tower or in outer space. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you're front and center -- or left of center. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot video clips, complete with effects, then trim them right in Photo Booth and send them to friends and family. And since Photo Booth can be viewed full screen, you'll enjoy every detail down to the last pixel.

The Mac Experience

Every Day Use
Every Mac is designed to make your life easier, not more difficult. The system ships with all the tools you need for e-mail, personal organization, Internet browsing, watching movies, and more. Its software and hardware are designed work to together seamlessly, eliminating the compatibility nightmares that often plague PC users. What's more, the MacBook Air can run Windows via Boot Camp, perfect for users who have a Windows-only application that they absolutely need to use.
iLife '11
The included iLife '11 suite is a suite of applications that help you organize your digital life. It includes iPhoto for photo management and editing, iMovie for HD video editing, iDVD to burn your movies to disc, GarageBand for music production, and iWeb for web publishing.
Secure and Reliable
Worried about viruses and malware? Don't be. The MacBook Air isn't plagued by constant attacks from the outside world. It is designed to be secure out of the box, eliminating the need for additional software to protect your system from danger. OS X will warn you if a downloaded file is potentially dangerous, ensuring that you don't accidentally open a malicious application. Apple responds quickly to any security threats, prompting you to download updates that keep your Mac up to date and safe.
Advanced Technology, Standard
Powered by an Intel dual-core CPU, the MacBook Air is fully loaded with flash storage, 3D graphics, a FaceTime camera, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. You'll find features on this system that are foreign to the PC world, including the MagSafe power adapter design. A powerful 64-bit operating system built on a UNIX foundation is pre-installed on the system.
Environmentally Friendly Design
Apple understands that the Earth is our most precious resource. They've worked to create a computer that is energy efficient, free of many toxins, and highly recyclable. Because Apple designs both hardware and software, the MacBook Air is able to use a highly efficient power supply that reduces wasted power. The computer is free of mercury and arsenic, and its internal components are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). When the computer reaches the end of its long life, you can rest assured that it can be recycled. It is constructed from materials that are highly desirable to recyclers. The MacBook Air has been awarded EPEAT Gold status for responsible manufacture, energy efficiency, and recyclability.
Tech Support
Have a problem with your Mac? Get support and advice at the Genius Bar, located at every Apple Retail Store. Apple also provides online tutorials, troubleshooting forums, and 90 days of phone support for users who aren't able to make it to an Apple store.
Optional AppleCare
Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a 1-year limited hardware warranty on the computer. You can opt to add an AppleCare Protection Plan, at additional cost, which covers support and repairs for 3 years from the date of purchase. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer.
Performance
Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core
Cache L3: 4MB
System Bus Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory OnboardType: 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Installed: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 13.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1440 x 900
Supported Resolutions 1440 x 900 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1280 x 800 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1152 x 720 at 16:10 Aspect Ratio 
1024 x 640 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio 
800 x 600 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio 
640 x 480 at 4:3 Aspect Ratio 
720 x 480 at 3:2 Aspect Ratio 
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600
Dual Display Yes
Video Mirroring Yes
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 256GB 
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x Thunderbolt
2x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 1x Mini DisplayPort
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Omnidirectional Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
Communications
Network None
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 
Security Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Keys: 78
Type: Full-Size
Features: Backlight, Chiclet Style
Pointing Device TouchPad with Double-Tap, Drag, Four-Finger Swipe, Inertial Scrolling, Pinch, Rotate, Tap, Two-Finger Scrolling
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 7 Hours per Charge (50Wh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.8 x 0.7 x 8.9" / 32.5 x 1.7 x 22.7 cm
Weight 2.96 lb / 1.34 kg
Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • AC Wall Plug
  • Power Cord
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • Software Bundle
    • Mac OS X (Mail, Address Book, iCal, The Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime)
    • iLife '11 (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Apple13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
     
    4.9

    (based on 53 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (48)
    • Lightweight (47)
    • Good power output (43)
    • Quiet (39)
    • Comfortable keyboard (38)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Web browsing (40)
      • Word processing (36)
      • Business use (31)
      • Music (29)
      • Video (23)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (33), Multimedia professional (9), Technically challenged (6), Avid gamer (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (31), Business (19)

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      4.0

      Terrific light machine!

      By CJH

      from Cambridge, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Too Hot

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Music
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      Used for schoolwork and basic productivity tasks (Microsoft Office programs/email/browsing).Fast and super lightFan gets quite noisy when running multiple browser windows and word documents though and surface very hot.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      beautiful!

      By Mrissa

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        I purchased the Air, as I wanted a lightweight computer that I could use for traveling and teaching. It replaced my older Mac Book Pro and iPad, which just didn't cut it as far as being a functional business tool on the road.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Great Computer

        By Phil

        from NJ

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Ups Screwed Up On Deliver

        Best Uses

        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        I own a bunch of Apple products. This is so wonderful - from design features up to usability. I could have purchased it in the Apple store and received an educational discount, but B&H was still less expensive after the tax savings (mail order) and free shipping. They also throw in Parallels desktop (not a trivial additional savings).

        They are truly a trustworthy great company to deal with.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Best Notebook I ever had

        By John

        from San Jose, CA

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        It is really expensive but quality has its price.

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        5.0

        What a fantastic machine!

        By Gavman

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          This MacBook Air is lightweight, portable, and has great battery life. I can lay in bed and watch movies with it on my chest and do not feel like a small dog is laying on me. It has plenty of power for those debating between this and a MacBook Pro. This machine was well worth every expensive penny that I spent for it.

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Loving my new Macbook Air

          By SB

          from Washington DC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

            I used to own a Macbook (bought in 2008) but decided to upgrade. Even though my old laptop works fine, its processor speed has slowed down and it sometimes freezes. I went with a Macbook Air because I travel a lot and need something lightweight. I bought a 13 inch Macbook Air and loving it -- its light, fast, and has amazing display. I am also impressed by how easy it has been to transfer files from my old Macbook to this one.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Nice design, excellent performance

            By NJ Dragon

            from Jersey City, NJ

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Video
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              I am a PC user. This is my fisrt MBA. It took some time to do research online of corresponding key conbinations and special keys on PC for Mac. Installed Parallel 8 and CentOS6.3 on it. It works great and fast. Love the design and lightweight laptop. Read some threads in forum online regarding Wifi is not stable, but for me it works smoothly. So far it's a smooth transfer from PC to MAC. Just love the amazing laptop!

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Love my new MacBook

              By sdl05

              from Auburn, Wa

              About Me Student, Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Powerful
              • Quality Display
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                  This is my first apple computer and I love it. Took a little getting use to after being a longtime PC user. Its prefect for me. Its super light and runs great!

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Far away still the best ultrabook

                  By Florin

                  from Bucharest Romania

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Use
                    • Graphics
                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                    this is the second Air. The first one I bought in mid 2011. And with the first one I change my position from an almost antiApple activist (complaining the overpriced products - both hardware and software, the close developers environment, and so on..) to a big Apple fan.
                    I used before windows systems for editing my Photos. Even with the best hardware configurations and best softwares the speed of the processes was extremely worse. This was changed with my 13" Air. Fast robust, with a great battery, is the best companion in photo shooting sessions and at home.
                    Simply I love it

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    All that and a bag of chips!!!

                    By Kreacher

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Music
                      • Video
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                      I bought the Mac Air 13 inch, 256GB, 8GB and it is awesome! Last Apple computer I had was the Apple II - yeah I know: old geezer school here but I moved to PC through employers and have rode that horse for years, decades. So having drank that koolaid, I kept my loyalty to almost every PC brand that has come along...until now. I saw my colleagues jumping off the PC boat and coming back blown away by what other choice they had. So I jumped as well - pricey as it was - and now I understand what the hubbub has been. The machine I got is a hot rod, light weight, easy to use and pleasure to turn on every day. My PC will continue to have its place in my job but after the work day is done, the Mac Air will take it from there. Very happy with my choice.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Best MacBook of them all....

                      By Saved_One

                      from O.C. California

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                            I have a 27" iMac, 15" MacBook Pro, iPad 3 and the Air without a doubt, is my favorite. Very light, fast, durable, portable... The best one for on-the-go in my opinion. If you get one, you'll never want to be without it. Two thumbs up, GET ONE!!

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            excellent laptop for trael and imaging

                            By Ari

                            from San Francisco

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Display

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Graphics

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              The only laptop of its kind. light, made out of quality materials, stable OS with no hangups, virus or nasty bugs. i7 + 8GB of RAM makes it possible to process EOS 1DX RAW files on the go. excellent keyboard.

                              IPS display very good for a laptop.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Great laptop, great price

                              By ebeth

                              from san francisco

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Keyboard
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful
                              • Quality Display
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                Best price on a macbook air at B & H!

                                I waited a long time because I had to save up to buy this laptop and I am not disappointed... Love it! So easy to use & lightweight & portable.

                                THe battery life could be better, but other than that - it totally lives up to my expectations.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                4.0

                                Light and Powerful

                                By Jimmy

                                from Upper Saddle River, NJ

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Keyboard
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Battery Life
                                • Powerful
                                • Quality Display
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business Use
                                  • Graphics
                                  • Music
                                  • Web Browsing
                                  • Word Processing

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                  I purchased this laptop to develop mobile applications. It has a dual core I7 processor with 8 GB of RAM and 250GB of HD. I also has this laptop connects to a 25" external HP monitor when I am at my desk.

                                  Pro's:

                                  - has a lot of power
                                  - unix/linux based operating system which is good for a lot of open source products
                                  - light weigh which is good on traveling.
                                  - 13 inch screen is sufficient on the load for development work
                                  - backlit keyboard has good feedback
                                  - very quiet and don't generate much heat like my other HP laptop (Folio 13)

                                  Con's:
                                  - I wish it has a second thunder port for dual external monitor setup
                                  - so far the graphics drive can handle one built-in monitor and an external monitor. Not sure about the performance if a third monitor is added to the setup.
                                  - no easy upgrade path to add memory or hd.
                                  - it cost twice as much as my other HP Laptop

                                  Highly recommended.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  love it

                                  By scloc

                                  from houston

                                  About Me Technically Challenged

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Display

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Graphics
                                    • Music
                                    • Web Browsing

                                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                    I used mac for the past 7 years and i would never go back
                                    easy to use , extremely light and the solid memory is a plus

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    The Best MacBook Air yet!

                                    By Air Fan

                                    from Memphis, TN

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                                    • Fast
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Battery Life
                                    • Powerful
                                    • Quality Display
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Business Use
                                      • Web Browsing
                                      • Word Processing

                                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                      It's always been thin and light, but now it's noticeably faster and the screen is even brighter and sharper than the previous model. It looks great even if you're outside on a sunny day or on a plane if you're sitting next to a window.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Machine

                                      By szhao

                                      from South Riding, VA

                                      About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                                      • Fast
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Battery Life
                                      • Powerful
                                      • Quality Display
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Business Use
                                        • Graphics
                                        • Music
                                        • Video
                                        • Web Browsing

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                        I got this Macbook air almost 6 months. I previously used MBP15". After research I switch to 2012 MacBook Air for this time. Now I can say it is the best one in the market. It is very fast and powerful.Look at my macbook air, including Oracle VirtuaBox 4.2.6 with Red Hat Enterprise version Linux, Oracle Enterprise Database 11g. SQL developer, Jdeveloper 11g2, eclipse, IntelliJ11, Weblogic Server 10g, Tomcat7, Jboss AS 7, Jboss EAP5.0, Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, LightRoom4, Photoshop CS5, After Effect CS 5, Maven, Git, Subversion SQL Data Modeler, all running VERY FAST and SMOOTH without any problem! Thus, don't double it just take it. it is great one! In addition, BH is a great place for me.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        OMG What a Blessing I just love this AIR

                                        By MBA13 i7 Loyalist

                                        from Sioux City, Ia

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                                        • Fast
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Powerful
                                        • Quality Display
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Business Use
                                          • Music
                                          • Video
                                          • Web Browsing
                                          • Word Processing

                                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                          I had a 2011 Air, Macbook pro 13 and Missed so much the portability of having a laptop that is light and yet So powerful. B&H gave me a great deal on it with the i7 and I got a great deal on the 3 year applecare warranty. I am in 7th heaven. I Love Love this macbook air I would buy one 2 seconds later if an tornado took it from me. I carry this thing on by shoulder daily and couldn't be happier.

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                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Efficient, Powerful, Lightweight.

                                          By dandaman247

                                          from Washington, D.C.

                                          About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable Keyboard
                                          • Fast
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Long Battery Life
                                          • Powerful
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Business Use
                                            • Music
                                            • Web Browsing
                                            • Word Processing

                                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                            I have been a lifelong Windows user and finally purchased my first Apple computing device. And all I can say is that I should have done so sooner. For a student/photographer this computer is more than enough for my needs on the road, in class, at work, etc. I no longer have to worry about battery life when I need to get assignments done. I can barely tell the computer is in my backpack. Running Windows 8 with Parallels flawlessly, I wonder how Dell, HP, etc are still in business.

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                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Macbook Air

                                            By Arthur

                                            from Chapel Hill, NC

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                                            • Fast
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Long Battery Life
                                            • Powerful
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Business Use
                                              • Music
                                              • Video
                                              • Web Browsing
                                              • Word Processing

                                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                              Everything I wanted and more. I just made the switch from a macbook pro, which I bought in 2007, to its much lighter brother. While it's true that Windows is starting to make laptops that are the same size and a better value (and many having a better display), if you want something that is both dependable and will last, my vote is for the macbook. And you can't beat the battery life. Depending on what I'm doing, it lasts from 6-9 hours.

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                                              • Personal

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