Technical Specifications

Size and weight

0.4-1.94 cm (0.16-0.76 inch)
32.5 cm (12.74 inches)
22.7 cm (8.9 inches)
1.36 kg (3 pounds)1
MacBook Air with dimensions.

Processor and memory

  • 1.6GHz or 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
  • 1066MHz frontside bus
  • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Standard: 1.6GHz - Standard: 1.86GHz.


  • 120GB 4200-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive or 128GB solid-state drive2
  • Optional external USB MacBook Air SuperDrive
Standard: Serial ATA - 120GB, Standard: Solid State - 128GB

Environmental status report

MacBook Air embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Highly recyclable aluminium enclosure
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit with arsenic-free glass
  • PVC-free internal cables
  • Largely recyclable, low-volume packaging
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • EPEAT Silver rating.
  • EPEAT Gold rating


13.3 in display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours
  • Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 768, 1024 by 640, 800 by 600, 800 by 500, 720 by 480, and 640 by 480 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio

Graphics and video support

  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
  • Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours
  • iSight
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort

Pure digital video output

Single-channel DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)

Dual-channel DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)

VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)


MacBook Air showing keyboard.
  • Built-in full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor for automatic adjustment of keyboard illumination and screen brightness
  • Solid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
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  • Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking4 (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Peripheral connections

MacBook Air peripheral connections: Micro DVI, USB 2.0 port (up to 480 Mbps), Audio out.


  • Analog audio output/headphone out (minijack)
  • Built-in mono speaker
  • Built-in omnidirectional microphone

Battery and power5

Battery life: 5 hours wireless productivity.
  • Integrated 37-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 45W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
  • MagSafe power port

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
  • Storage temperature: -24° to 45°C (-13° to 113°F)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 3,000 m (10,000 feet)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 m (15,000 feet)
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 m (35,000 feet)

Installed software

  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
  • iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)

What’s in the box

  • MacBook Air
  • 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Display cleaning cloth
  • Printed and electronic documentation
MacBook Air box.


  1.6GHz MacBook Air
DDK 12.999 incl. moms
1.86GHz MacBook Air
DDK 17.999 incl. moms
Enclosure Precision aluminium unibody
Processor 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 cache 6MB shared
System bus 1066MHz
Memory 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Hard drive2 120GB 4200-rpm Serial ATA 128GB solid-state drive
Slot-loading optical drive Optional external USB MacBook Air SuperDrive (sold separately)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3
Video Built-in iSight camera; Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (requires adapters, sold separately)
Display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
USB One USB 2.0 port (up to 480 Mbps)
Audio Built-in mono speaker, built-in omnidirectional microphone, analog audio output/headphone out
Networking Optional Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification)4; built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
Hardware accessories 45W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord
Limited warranty
and service
Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorised technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 70 10 20 07.
Apple and the global
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and processes. The Apple Product Environmental Specification details the environmental attributes of our products.
Recycling Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.


MacBook Air SuperDrive.

MacBook Air SuperDrive (MB397G/A)

Play or burn discs directly with the external USB-based MacBook Air SuperDrive. Thin, light, and easy to take with you, this drive is designed specifically for MacBook Air.

  • Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Size: 139 x 139 x 17 mm / 5.47 x 5.47 x 0.67 inches (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 320 g (0.71 pound)
  • Requires MacBook Air with available USB 2.0 port
Ethernet to USB adaptor

USB Ethernet Adaptor (MB442Z/A)

No Wi-Fi? Connect to wired networks with this simple, one-piece external adaptor.

MagSafe Airline Adaptor

MagSafe Airline Adaptor (MB441Z/A)

Plug into your airline seat power port and keep MacBook Air powered up for the entire flight.

Micro-DVI to Video adapter.

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (MB570)

Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (MB571)

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (MB572)

Connect your MacBook Air to an external display or projector using one of these adapters.

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB=1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 144MB (Intel graphics) or 256MB (NVIDIA graphics). An additional 16MB is required when using an external display.
  4. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
  5. Testing conducted by Apple in October 2008 using preproduction 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo–based MacBook Air units. Battery life depends on configuration and use. See for more information. The wireless productivity test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing various websites and editing text in a word processing document with display brightness set to 50%.