|Screen Size||13 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Max Screen Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||2 GB DDR2|
|Memory Speed||667 MHz|
|Hard Drive||80 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA X3100|
|Card Description||Graphics Media AcceleratorX 3100|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 hours|
Apple MacBook Air MB003LL/A 13.3 Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive)
- 1.6 Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4 MB shared L2 cache; Intel GMA X3100 video processor with 144 MB shared memory
- Thinnest, lightest MacBook ever includes multi-touch trackpad, built-in iSight webcam, and up to 5-hour battery life
- One USB 2.0, built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n draft plus 802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Micro-DVI video output with adapters
- Preloaded with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system and iLife '08 suite of applications
- 13.3-inch glossy LED-backlit screen; 80 GB hard disk drive; 2 GB of RAM (maximum capacity)
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Top Customer Reviews
It went great. First of all, the bag on my shoulder felt almost unreasonably light. Battery life was more than sufficient to support my three-hour flight with about 25% of capacity left at the end. Connecting to the internet at the airport (via wi-fi) and in the hotel (USB-ethernet adapter) was a breeze (note, however, that I did need the $29 USB-ethernet adapter).
At the conference, laptop-envy abounded... quite amazing, actually. The reaction of someone who has never seen it to its size, sturdiness, and form factor is quite impressive.
I ichatted with my family without problems with good quality video; the systems overall felt a bit more responsive than my 2-year old MacBook Pro with the first-generation Core Duo chip.
If you want a light, thin, sturdy laptop with full-size keyboard, a gorgeous screen, MacOS X (10.5), and you don't necessarily need a CD/DVD drive (you can buy an external one, but somehow lugging this extra piece around somehow defies the purpose of the MBA), and can put up with not "optimal" hard-drive performance, then the MBA is exactly what you want!
I would buy the USB-ethernet adapter, though.
If you need high-speed performance, FireWire, a high-end graphics card, a built-in DVD/CD drive etc, then the MBA is not for you - but I guess then you would not be looking at this page...Read more ›
Now the not-so-greats:
- there really should have been more than one usb port. It can be handled if you need more through a small usb hub, but that's not ideal. One more port should have been included.
- Wired ethernet. Would have been nice to have that built in too, but the dongle works well and is really almost never needed for me at least. I bring a small wireless router with me anyway so I never really need to use wired ethernet. Still, it's a convenience.
- built in battery that require unscrewing many screws to replace. This is a design decision and I'm not sure I agree with it. If the battery holds up reasonably well for a year or so and it's easy to get replacement batteries, I think it's not a bad decision, but if these batteries are not good quality and don';t last it'll piss me off. I'd like the option to bring an extra battery, but I've never done it before so even if I had the option I probably wouldn't use it. If you need to work for many hours on the plane, this is not good. On the other hand, it's just a matter of time before all airlines start having plugs for laptops in all cabins. Mixed feelings about this decision, but I love the design so much (and it would be different with a removable battery) that it feels like it outweighs this issue....Read more ›
(1) If you ever want to use an ethernet connection to the internet (as opposed to wireless), then you have to bring the dongle that converts the one USB port to ethernet. For example, to check your office email at a Kinko's. Definitely buy it. You will want to travel with this and an ethernet cable, in case your hotel room has an ethernet connection and no (or poor) wireless reception.
(2) To do a quick full restore from Time Machine, you need BOTH an OSX disc (either Disc 1 that comes with the Air or an off-the-shelf OSX disc) and the back-up hard drive. But you only have one USB port and no firewire ports. The SuperDrive will not share that port on a USB hub (nor will it work on any computer but an Air). It is easy to back up with Time Machine to a small external drive. (We used a Western Digital Passport.) But consider using a Time Capsule or an external hard drive that has its own power supply. The powered external drive is not elegant, but if you ever need to do a full restore (and you might because your Air will lead a hard life, especially if it is a student's life), it will save you a couple of hours if you use a powered external hard drive. The SuperDrive that you can buy for the Air (and you should buy it, it is small and light) does not work from a USB hub. A powered DVD drive from another manufacturer (ours is from Toshiba) works on a powered USB hub. The WD Passport would not connect to the Air via a powered USB hub (at least through the hub I used, and that hub has had problems).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Product for the money you spend
Works fast and never crashes or takes time to load
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This refurbished laptop never worked well. From the beginning, it took too long to start. Then it would just shut off on its own. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by kjoann
I bought my Macbook Air MB003LL/A used from ebay. Ive always been a fan of apple, having an iphone and ipad and decided to leave windows behind a try a macbook. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Gena
Lovely looking and to use but broke down after 13 months. Cost half a new one to replace the logic board.
Not a good investment. Read more
A little intro about myself before the review. I have been a pc guy for my whole life. I mostly use windows for browsing/entertainment related stuff and dual boot it with ubuntu or... Read morePublished on November 14, 2010 by K. Vinnakota
Just picked up a macbook air 13 inch...its fast, no difference with my current macbook pro on video, surfing, typical processing...beautiful product...Published on October 23, 2010 by Johnny Pham
I loved my MBA when I recieved it as a gift in July 2008. I was so pleased with it - great graphics, the "cool" factor, perfect for all I needed it for (as a writer and... Read morePublished on August 19, 2009 by Bern
I have owned 3 previous Macbooks, and the last one I owned before this one was the the 17in Macbook Pro which was an impressive machine, with an impressive weight. Read morePublished on March 30, 2009 by Randy Kiessig
I gave it 2 stars just because its an apple product. Don't fool your self you WILL need a cd drive and you will end up buying an external one anyway. Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by Yousef AlAbdulMohsen
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