|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1440 x 900|
|Max Screen Resolution||1440 x 900 pixels|
|Processor||1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||Serial ATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce 320M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||256 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11bgn, Bluetooth|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||7 hours|
Apple MacBook Air MC503LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.86GHz
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- 128GB Solid-State Hard Drive
- 13.3-Inch Screen
- Apple Mac OS X 10.6, 7 hours Battery Life
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I purchased the 13" Macbook Air (which I'll refer to as 'MBA' for simplicity) directly from Apple, and added 2GB of RAM to make the set-up 4GB total. I do not know if Amazon allows you to customize it this way, so if it doesn't consider buying it directly from Apple or another store which does allow this upgrade. From what I understood, due to the MBA's construction - the RAM is soldered onto the motherboard - you won't be able to add RAM yourself later. If you're a light user, you should probably be fine with just 2 GB of RAM, but if you plan to intensively multi-task, consider upgrading the RAM.
This laptop is expensive, but is worth every penny if you can afford it. While it lacks an optical drive and certain ports - which can at times be inconvenient - it makes up for that by offering great performance and a stunning design.
I thought my 2010 13" Macbook Pro (which I'll refer to as 'MBP') was sleek and stylish, but this is just amazing. The MBP looks sleeker in some ways since its keyboard is backlit and its display has a nicer black trim to it, but in overall design, the MBA just can't be beat. You won't truly appreciate the Macbook Air's portability and stylish design until you physically play with it in person.Read more ›
I do have fairly recent Mac desktops, but my own personal Mac notebook had become aged. It was a Powerbook.
With the release of iPad last Spring, I had considered not going back to owning a new notebook, with a desktop and iPad at my disposal.
However, I decided I simply need a keyboard for some on the go work, and my machine was simply too old now.
This October 2010 MacBook Air redesign is the answer for me. I will try to post some images of the device soon.
Physically, the footprint is not much different than a 13-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro that other members of my household own. However, it's the thinness and lightweight design that brings out the "wow," for those who see it. If you want to use it on your lap in a large chair or sofa, it is simply comfortable. If you need to stop while walking, and stand against a wall and check something very quickly, while it can still be slightly awkward, the light weight makes this possible. Still, I'd try not to do this, in fear of dropping the precious unit. You do see some Apple marketing images of people using the device standing up. This would likely be even more comfortable with the 11-inch model.
The reason one would choose this updated 13-inch MacBook Air is simple! This particular model gives you the thinness and light "wow," factors that defined the MacBook Air since its introduction nearly four years ago. However, this model gives you something that was not offered at this price point previously. A nearly fully functional and performing notebook computer. The included 1.86 GHZ Core 2 Duo processor is not a slouch. 2GB of memory is not bad in efficient OS X, and the decent storage.Read more ›
Those who demand desktop performance from a portable should consider the iMac. That being said, I have noticed that this low-voltage Core 2 duo 2.13GHz can easily keep up with its big cousins (MacBook Pro 13.3"). The performance is good enough, so I am unconcerned about benchmarks.
Let's look at the screen. Even if you have a tonal range of medium grey to complete darkness, the reflection on the screen is not as bothersome as the MacBook Pro's highly-reflective glass and the previous version MacBook Air's glossy screen (it, too, had a coating, but not as good as this version).
I am in my mid-40s, so I initially thought the 1440 x 900 pixels being squeezed down to 13.3" area may be too small for me to read. Not so. The increased pixel density and the increased contrast makes the text much more readable. Those who are skeptical should forget about the specifications and just see it in person.
I wouldn't consider the 11.6" because the screen's height has been chopped off 10% (16:9). This screen is 16:10. Those who think that 2.3lbs versus 2.8lbs is a big difference should think again. The smaller one has about 25% battery run time, which means you may want to carry the power adapter. It does not have an SD-card reader, which means another piece of cable (for camera) or card reader to lose. The lack of vertical space causes the user to scroll more. All these reasons combined, the 11.6" holds no advantage over the 13.3"--not to mention the fact that the processor and level-2 cache are not as robust as the 13.3" at the same RAM/SSD configuration.
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I thought I might as well mention a few things.
The unit I just installed is a 13.3", 2.Read more ›
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After 1 week the wifi wouldn't connect. So I had a useless computer until I took it to the apple store and they fixed it :)Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
disappointed in that did not know that newer macbooks no longer have lighted keyboards. otherwise great!Published 1 month ago by P. Smith
Great buy!!!! Definitely worth it! Laptop was just like new (:Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This came at a great price and the computer looked and functioned fine. But the battery life was very poor and after about a week it would display the "service battery"... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sonja
It was not working properly from the beginning. Not happy with it.Published 2 months ago by Joan Farmer
Used for productivity and personal use, this macbook air offers except portability and performance for the small form factor. Only downside is the TN panel display. Read morePublished 2 months ago by rafia
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