Apple MacBook Air Intel5
- 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
- Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio and 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio
128GB PCIe-based flash storage
256GB PCIe-based flash storage
Configurable to 512GB flash storage.
- 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
Configurable to 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.
- 4GB or 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory (8GB maximum)
Battery and Power
- Atleast 12 hours wireless web
- Almost 12 hours iTunes movie playback
- In addition, 30 days standby time
- Built-in 54‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
- 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port
Size and Weight
- Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
- Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)
- Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
- Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)3
Graphics and Video Support
- Intel HD Graphics 6000
- Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840 by 2160 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors.
- Thunderbolt digital video output
- Native Mini DisplayPort output
- DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
- VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
- Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
- HDMI audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)
Conclusion, Apple MacBook Air Intel5 outmuscles its base M-equipped competitors, and does so with even longer battery life. The classic chassis design is one that other ultraportables have tried to emulate for the past 5 years, with varying degrees of success, but the original still looks fresh. It’s a lot of laptop for the money, especially if you need to work untethered for the majority of the day and on your commute. It has 4GB less memory than the configuration we tested last year, but it’s also $ 100 cheaper. You will need to decide if you multitask enough to make it worth the extra cost. But given its solid performance, and most importantly its impressive battery life, the Apple Air 13-inch MacBook offers more than enough to replace its predecessor like our Editors Choice ultraportable mid-range laptop.