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Apple MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.8 13' (2017*) Specs

Identifiers: 13-inch, 2017** - MQD32LL/A* - MacBookAir7,2 - A1466 - 3178

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On June 5, 2017, Apple quietly updated the MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.6 13' (Early 2015) with a modestly faster 14-nm 'Broadwell ULT' 1.8 GHz Intel 'Core i5' processor (5350U). This model otherwise is identical to late configurations of its predecessor apart from some identifiers.
The Apple MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.8 13-Inch (2017/Broadwell) features a 14-nm 'Broadwell ULT' 1.8 GHz Intel 'Core i5' processor (5350U) with two independent processor 'cores' on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB or 256 GB of 4 Lane PCIe-based flash storage (256 GB discontinued as a standard configuration on October 30, 2018, although subsequently offered as a custom option), and an 'integrated' Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics processor that shares system memory.
This all is packed in a razor thin 0.11-0.68 inch), 2.96 pound, aluminum case with an integrated 720p 'FaceTime HD' webcam, a backlit full-size keyboard and a 13.3' widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix 'glossy' display (1440x900 native resolution).
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, analog audio out, a single 'Thunderbolt' 2 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SDXC-capable SD card slot.
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  • What are all the differences between the 'Early 2015/Mid-2017' MacBook Air models and the 'Early 2014' MacBook Air that they replaced?

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Introduction Date:June 5, 2017 Discontinued Date:July 9, 2019*
Details:The 'Introduction Date' typically refers to the date a model was introduced via press release, although no press release was issued for this model. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended
*The MQD42LL/A configuration with 256 GB of storage was discontinued as a standard configuration on October 30, 2018, but this model still could be configured with a 256 GB SSD by custom configuration. This MacBook Air was discontinued for consumers entirely on July 9, 2019, but remained available for purchase by educational institutions.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2017.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir7,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir7,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir7,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir7,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 4 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir7,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 5 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:1.8 GHz Processor Type:Core i5 (I5-5350U)
Details:This model is powered by a 14 nm, 64-bit 'Fifth Generation' Intel Mobile Core i5 'Broadwell ULT' (I5-5350U) processor which includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' -- which 'automatically increases the speed of the active cores' to improve performance when needed (up to 2.9 GHz for this model) -- and 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).
Turbo Boost:2.9 GHz Custom Speeds:2.2 GHz (Core i7)
Details:A 2.2 GHz Core i7 (I7-5650U) processor was available via custom order as a US$150 upgrade.
As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
Details:N/A
System Bus Speed:OPI*Cache Bus Speed:1.8 GHz (Built-in)
Details:*This system does not have a traditional system bus or a 'Direct Media Interface' (DMI) to connect between the processor and chipset. Instead, it uses a directly attached 'On Package Interface' (OPI).
Details:N/A
L1 Cache:32k/32k x2L2/L3 Cache:256k x2, 3 MB (on chip)
Details:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.
Details:*Shipped standard with 8 GB of 1600 MHz 'Low Power' LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.
Details:*8 GB of RAM is onboard. It cannot be upgraded later.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:*There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard. It cannot be upgraded further at the time of purchase or otherwise.
Details:This model has an Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Details:The Intel HD Graphics 6000 processor reserves up to 1.5 GB of system memory for video function.
Built-in Display:13.3' WidescreenNative Resolution:1440x900
Details:13.3' color widescreen TFT LED-backlit active-matrix 'glossy' display with a 1440 by 900 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports '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'.
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2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring*2nd Max. Resolution:3840x2160 (4K)*
Details:*Although Apple originally only reported that this model could support a single external display up to 2560x1600, third-parties discovered that it actually could support a 3840x2160 (4K) display, and Apple subsequently revised their official documentation to confirm this, as well.
Standard Storage:128, 256 GB SSDStd. Storage Speed:N/A
Details:The MQD32LL/A and MQD42LL/A configurations of this model have 128 GB and 256 GB of flash storage, respectively. The MQD42LL/A configuration with 256 GB of storage was discontinued as a standard configuration on October 30, 2018, but the 128 GB option still could be configured with a 256 GB SSD by custom configuration.
Originally, the entry-level MQD32LL/A configuration could be upgraded to 512 GB of storage for US$400 and the higher-end MQD42LL/A configuration could be upgraded to 512 GB of storage for only US$200. On October 30, 2018, Apple discontinued the stock 256 GB option and added 256 GB of storage as a US$200 upgrade option for the entry-level model.
Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible.
Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the storage in the 'Early 2015' MacBook Air models? Is it even possible?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
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Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:ProprietaryStorage Interface:Proprietary* (PCIe 2.0 x4)
Details:*The SSD in this model uses a proprietary PCIe 2.0 x4 interface.
Details:*MacBook Air models do not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor Adorama offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.
Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.
Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for the MacBook Air? Can it be used with other Macs?
Details:*No MacBook Air models have an internal Ethernet port. However, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is offered for US$29.
Also see: What official and third-party adapters are available to connect the MacBook Air to wired Ethernet networks?
Details:802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps).
Also see: What is the best USB 3.0 hub to use with the MacBook Air while traveling?
Details:This model has an SDXC Card slot.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external accessories, including docks, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Air.
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Also see: Which SD Card slot storage solution is best for the MacBook Air? Which models are compatible? Is this kind of storage safe?
Incl. Keyboard:Full-sizeIncl. Input:Trackpad (Inertial)
Details:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has '78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted 'T' arrangement) with ambient light sensor.'
The multi-touch trackpad supports 'inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities.'
Also see: What are the differences between the trackpads in different MacBook Air models?
Details:This MacBook Air uses a razor thin aluminum case design with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Apple Order No:MQD32LL/A*Apple Subfamily:13-inch, 2017**
Details:*MQD32LL/A refers to the configuration with 128 GB of flash storage and MQD42LL/A refers to the configuration with 256 GB. MQD42LL/A was discontinued on October 30, 2018.
**This model was introduced on June 5, 2017. Apple refers to this model as the 'MacBook Air (13-Inch, 2017),' but it is identical to the 'Early 2015' models apart from its processor and identifiers.
Apple Model No:A1466 (EMC 3178)Model ID:MacBookAir7,2
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1466 Model Number, the 3178 EMC Number, and the MacBookAir7,2 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Details:Apple reports that this model can provide up to 12 hours of 'wireless web' and up to 12 hours of 'iTunes movie playback.' Apple additionally reports that it provides 'up to' 30 days of standby time. The system is bundled with a 45W MagSafe 2 power adapter.
Also see: What is the battery life of the 'Early 2015' MacBook Air models in 'real-world' usage tests? Is it really as long as Apple claims?
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In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Air.
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.12.5 (16F73)Maximum MacOS:Current*
Details:*This model is fully supported by the last version of macOS Sierra (10.12) and macOS High Sierra (10.13), also. Running macOS High Sierra (10.13), it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC.
This model is compatible with the final version of macOS Mojave (10.14), the final version of macOS Catalina (10.15), and the current version of macOS Big Sur (macOS 11), as well.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)? What are the system requirements? What are the major new features?
Minimum Windows:8 (64-Bit)*Maximum Windows:10 (64-Bit)*
Details:*The pre-installed version of Apple's Boot Camp BCA supports the 64-bit version of Windows 8. Boot Camp 6 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support:Boot/Virtualization
Details:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:.11-.68 x 12.8 x 8.94Avg. Weight:2.96 lbs (1.35 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - minimum height to maximum height by width by depth, (0.3 cm-1.7 cm, 32.5 cm, 22.7 cm).
Original Price (US):US$999, US$1199*Est. Current Retail:US$550-US$750
Details:*This MacBook Air originally was offered with 128 GB of flash storage for US$999 and 256 GB of flash storage for US$1199. On October 30, 2018, Apple discontinued the stock 256 GB option.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Video (Monitor): 1 (Thunderbolt 2) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:This model is equipped with one Thunderbolt 2 port. Thunderbolt 2 is backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt and Mini DisplayPort-equipped displays as well as adapters that are compatible with Mini DisplayPort (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI and HDMI). It also can support other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 standard.
Also see: What is 'Thunderbolt'? Is it an industry standard? What advantages does it offer? Are there any disadvantages?
Details:N/A
Details:N/A
Details:Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps).
Also see: What is the best USB 3.0 hub to use with the MacBook Air while traveling?
Details:No internal modem or Ethernet. External Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter offered for US$29.
Details:N/A
Details:Dual internal microphones.
Details:*Single analog audio output/headphone jack. Supports Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone.
Details:N/A

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Details:100V-240V AC, 45W 'MagSafe 2' power adapter.

Global original prices for the MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.8 13' (2017*) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:MXN $22,999, $27,999 United States:US$999, US$1199*

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:DKK 8,799, 10,499Finland:€1129, €1379
Ireland:€1129, €1379Italy:€1129, €1379
Luxembourg:€1062,66, €1304,41Netherlands:€1099, €1349
Spain:€1099, €1349Sweden:SEK 10.995, 13.295
Switzerland:CHF 1'079, 1'279 United Kingdom:£949, £1099

Original Prices - Asia

China:RMB 6,988, 8,488 Hong Kong:HK$7,488, HK$8,988
India:Rs 80,900, 96,900 Indonesia:Rp 16,499,000, 19,499,000
Japan:¥98,800, ¥118,800Korea:KRW 1,250,000, 1,490,000
Malaysia:RM 4,199, 4,999The Philippines:PHP 53,990, 63,990
Singapore:S$1,328, S$1,618Taiwan:NT$31,900, NT$37,900
Thailand:THB 35,900, 42,900Vietnam:VND 23,880,000, 28,680,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

Australia:A$1499, A$1799 New Zealand:NZ$1649, NZ$1999

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Apple MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.6 11' (Mid-2011) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2011 - MC968LL/A* - MacBookAir4,1 - A1370 - 2471

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The Apple MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.6 11' (Mid-2011/Thunderbolt) features a 32-nm 'Sandy Bridge' 1.6 GHz Intel 'Core i5' processor (2467M) with two independent processor 'cores' on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 2 GB or 4 GB of onboard 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (which cannot be upgraded after purchase), 64 GB or 128 GB of flash storage, and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor with either 256 MB or 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with system memory.
This all is packed in a razor thin (0.11-0.68 inch), 2.3 pound, aluminum case with an integrated 'FaceTime' video camera, a backlit full-size keyboard (the function keys are smaller, however) and an 11.6' widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix 'glossy' display (1366x768 native resolution).
Connectivity includes 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual USB 2.0 ports and analog audio out as well as a new 'Thunderbolt' port that is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and likewise supports an external display at 2560x1600 and passes an audio signal as well. Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions. It lacks internal Ethernet (an external USB adapter was offered as a US$29 option) and lacks Firewire and optical audio in/out as well.
Compared to its predecessor, this model has a very similar external enclosure, although it has the aforementioned Thunderbolt port, a backlit keyboard, and is slightly heavier. Internally, however, it has a faster processor, architecture and RAM as well as improved wireless capabilities.
Also see:

  • What are the differences between the 'Mid-2011' MacBook Air models? Which is the best choice for my needs?
  • What are the differences between the 'Mid-2011' MacBook Air models and the 'Late 2010' MacBook Air that they replaced?

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Introduction Date:July 20, 2011 Discontinued Date:June 11, 2012
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2011.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 4 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 5 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:1.6 GHz Processor Type:Core i5 (I5-2467M)
Details:This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile Core i5 'Sandy Bridge' (I5-2467M) processor which includes two independent processor 'cores' on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports 'Turbo Boost 2.0' -- which 'automatically increases the speed of the active cores' to improve performance when needed (up to 2.3 GHz for this model) -- and 'Hyper Threading' -- which allows the system to recognize four total 'cores' or 'threads' (two real and two virtual).
Also see: How fast are the 'Mid-2011' MacBook Air models compared to one another and to earlier MacBook Air models? How fast are these models compared to the 'Early 2011' MacBook Pro models?
Turbo Boost:2.3 GHz Custom Speeds:1.8 GHz (Core i7)
Details:A 1.8 GHz Core i7 (I7-2677M) processor was available via custom order for the MC969LL/A configuration (which has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage by default) as a US$150 upgrade.
As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.
Also see: How much faster are the custom configured Core i7-powered 'Mid-2011' MacBook Air models than the stock Core i5-powered models? Is the extra performance worth the extra cost?
Details:N/A
System Bus Speed:5 GT/s*Cache Bus Speed:1.6 GHz (Built-in)
Details:*This system has a 'Direct Media Interface' (DMI) that 'connects between the processor and chipset' in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
Details:N/A
L1 Cache:32k/32k x2L2/L3 Cache:256k x2, 3 MB (on chip)
Details:Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.
Details:Shipped standard with 2 GB (MC968LL/A) or 4 GB (MC969LL/A) of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard.
Details:*2 GB of RAM is onboard in the MC968LL/A configuration and 4 GB of RAM is onboard in the MC969LL/A configuration. The entry-level MC968LL/A configuration could be upgraded at the time of purchase to 4 GB as a US$100 option, it cannot be upgraded later.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:*There are no RAM slots. 2 GB of RAM is onboard in the MC968LL/A configuration and 4 GB of RAM is onboard in the MC969LL/A configuration. The entry-level MC968LL/A configuration could be upgraded at the time of purchase to 4 GB as a US$100 option, it cannot be upgraded later.
Details:This model has an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Standard VRAM:256 MB, 384 MB*Maximum VRAM:256 MB, 384 MB*
Details:Apple reports that 'memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs' and that the minimum graphics usage is 256 MB with 2 GB of onboard RAM and 384 MB with 4 GB of onboard RAM.
Built-in Display:11.6' WidescreenNative Resolution:1366x768
Details:11.6' color widescreen TFT LED-backlit active-matrix 'glossy' display with a 1366 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports '1344 by 756, 1280 by 720, 1024 by 576 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 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'.
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2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Details:The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
Standard Storage:64, 128 GB SSDStd. Storage Speed:N/A
Details:The MC968LL/A configuration has 64 GB of flash storage and the MC969LL/A has 128 GB of flash storage. Neither configuration has a hard drive. The flash storage is not intended to be upgraded after purchase, but the higher-end MC969LL/A configuration also could be equipped with 256 GB of storage at the time of purchase as a US$300 option.
Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the storage in the 'Mid-2011' MacBook Air models? Is it even possible?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
In Canada, site sponsor CanadaRAM sells SSDs and other upgrades for this MacBook Air.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:Proprietary (2.2 mm)Storage Interface:Mini SATA (6 Gb/s)
Details:This model supports a single proprietary design SSD module with a Mini SATA (6 Gb/s) connector. It is 2.2 mm thick.
Details:*MacBook Air models do not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor Adorama offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.
Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.
Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for the MacBook Air? Can it be used with other Macs?
Details:*No MacBook Air models have an internal Ethernet port. However, an external Apple USB 10/100Base-T Ethernet adapter was offered as a US$29 option.
Also see: What official and third-party adapters are available to connect the MacBook Air to wired Ethernet networks?
Standard AirPort:802.11a/b/g/nStandard Bluetooth:4.0
Details:802.11n (802.11a/b/g capable as well) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 standard. As a minor point, Apple quietly stopped referring to the wireless networking (802.11n) as AirPort Extreme with this MacBook Air.
Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
Details:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, no Firewire ports.
Also see: What is a good USB hub to use with the MacBook Air while traveling?
Details:No expansion slots or bays provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external accessories, including docks, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Air.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Air.
Incl. Keyboard:Full-sizeIncl. Input:Trackpad (Inertial)
Details:Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has '78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted 'T' arrangement).' Unlike earlier MacBook Air models, it is backlit.
For this MacBook Air, Apple did not formally mention the trackpad capabilities, but it is fully multi-touch capable.
Also see: What are the differences between the trackpads in different MacBook Air models?
Details:This MacBook Air uses a razor thin aluminum case design with a 'catchless' magnetic latch.
Details:*MC968LL/A refers to the configuration with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash storage. Configured with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage the order number is MC969LL/A.
Apple Model No:A1370 (EMC 2471)Model ID:MacBookAir4,1
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1370 Model Number, the 2471 EMC Number, and the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.

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Details:Apple reports that this model has a 'built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery' and the company claims that it can provide up to 5 hours of 'wireless web' use. Apple additionally notes that it provides 'up to' 30 days of standby time.
Also see: What is the battery life of the 'Mid-2011' MacBook Air models in 'real-world' usage tests? Do the faster custom-configured Core i7 models have inferior battery life than the standard models?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Air.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Air.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Air.
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.7 (11A2063)Maximum MacOS:X 10.13.x*
Details:*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion,' OS X 10.9 'Mavericks,' and OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' as well as OS X 10.11 'El Capitan,' but advanced feature support is limited to Mac-to-Mac AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, and Power Nap. Other major features are not supported. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features. Finally, this model is capable of running macOS High Sierra (10.13), and it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC. It is not compatible with macOS Mojave (10.14) or later versions of the operating system.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with macOS High Sierra (10.13)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support HEVC?
Minimum Windows:7 (32-Bit)*Maximum Windows:8.1 (64-Bit)*
Details:*Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit version of Windows 7 on this model. Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
Although Apple does not support Windows 10 via Boot Camp 5 (officially or otherwise), this system meets Microsoft's hardware requirements and it very well may be possible to boot Windows 10 on this Mac. If you have installed Windows 10 on this system (successfully or unsuccessfully), please share the results of your experiment. Thank you.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support:Boot/Virtualization
Details:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:.11-.68 x 11.8 x 7.56Avg. Weight:2.38 lbs (1.08 kg)
Details:In inches while closed - minimum height to maximum height by width by depth, (0.3 cm-1.7 cm, 29.95 cm, 19.2 cm).
Original Price (US):US$999, US$1199Est. Current Retail:US$300-US$400
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Details:This MacBook Air was originally available with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash storage (MC968LL/A) for US$999 and 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage (MC969LL/A) for US$1199.
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Video (Monitor): 1 (Thunderbolt) Floppy (Ext.): None
Details:This model is equipped with a Thunderbolt port in place of a Mini DisplayPort. It is backwards-compatible with Mini DisplayPort-equipped displays as well as adapters that are compatible with Mini DisplayPort (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI and HDMI). It also can support other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard, which provides a maximum theoretical 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.
Details:N/A
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Details:Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, no Firewire ports.
Also see: What is a good USB hub to use with the MacBook Air while traveling?
Details:No internal modem or Ethernet. An external Apple USB 10/100Base-T Ethernet adapter was offered as a US$29 option.
Details:N/A
Details:Internal omnidirectional microphone.
Details:*Single analog audio output/headphone jack.

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Details:100V-240V AC, 45W 'MagSafe' power adapter.

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Global original prices for the MacBook Air 'Core i5' 1.6 11' (Mid-2011) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:MXN $14,999, $17,999 United States:US$999, US$1199

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:DKK 7,499, 8,999Finland:€979, €1179
Ireland:€979, €1179Italy:€949, €1149
Luxembourg:€930,45, €1120,54Netherlands:€949, €1149
Spain:€949, €1149Sweden:SEK 9.295, 10.995
Switzerland:CHF 1'049, 1'249 United Kingdom:£849, £999

Original Prices - Asia

China:RMB 7,698, 9,198 Hong Kong:HK$7,688, HK$9,288
India:Rs 56,900, 67,900 Indonesia:Rp 9,499,000, 11,499,000
Japan:¥84,800, ¥102,800Korea:KRW 1,250,000, 1,490,000
Malaysia:RM 3,099, 3,699The Philippines:PHP 49,990, 59,990
Singapore:S$1,288, S$1,588Taiwan:NT$31,900, NT$37,900
Thailand:THB 32,900, 39,900Vietnam:VND 23,999,000, 28,999,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

Australia:A$1099, A$1349 New Zealand:NZ$1549, NZ$1849

If you have additional original prices for this model, please get in touch. Thank you.


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This page covers 5 fixes for Mac won't boot or start issue after macOS Big Sur, Catalina, Sierra or older macOS update issue. If you are with this issue, follow to make your Mac computer work now:

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Fix PRAM/NVRAMRestart Mac > Hold Command+Option+P+R keys to turn on Mac...Full steps
Fix 2. Reset SMCShut down Mac > Unplug all cables > Plug in cables back after a few minutes...Full steps
Fix 3. Boot in Safe ModeStart Mac > Hold 'Shift' until the login window appears > Release the key when login in window appears...Full steps
Fix 4. Run Disk UtilityTurn of Mac > Hold Command + R keys and power Mac back up > Enter recovery mode...Full steps
Fix 5. Reinstall macOSDownload macOS Catalina, Mojave, or Sierra > Create bootable USB > Clean install macOS...Full steps

macOS has now been updated to 11.0, and many Mac users are trying to upgrade to the newest version. While for most it's a usual pleasurable experience, for some this update had downsides. Some users complain that their Mac computers won't boot after installing new macOS Big Sur/Catalina. When Mac fails, it usually can't boot or start up properly. If you are faced with this situation, the most important thing should be recovering data from the unbootable Mac because:

  • Your attempts to fix the Mac not booting issue may write new data on this Mac, which will overwrite the old data and make it irrecoverable.
  • Recovering data before the complex fixes can avoid data loss.

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EaseUS Mac data recovery software is able to recover data from unbootable Macs after update. It creates a bootable media that enables you to recover data from Mac hard drive (If you only have one Mac). What's more, it recovers data from failed internal Mac hard drive, APFS boot drive, and unmountable APFS boot volume, etc. If you have two Mac devices, take out the hard drive and connect it to the other Mac. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac on that Mac device, and recover data from the hard drive.

Then, you can read on and Fix the 'Mac won't boot after update' issue after you have successfully got data from the drive.

1. Reset the PRAM / NVRAM

NVRAM refers to special memory sections on your Mac that store data that persists even when the Mac is shut off, such as volume settings and screen resolution. Resetting that data isn't harmful! In some cases, after performing this step, your Mac will restart normally.

  • Restart your Mac
  • Hold down all of these keys: 'Command', 'Option', 'P' and 'R', and turn on the Mac. (It's the same keys to reset the PRAM).
  • Keep holding the keys down until you hear the Mac restart again.

You may see a progress bar on startup. If the progress bar fills up and then the Mac starts up, you're probably good to go. If not, reset SMC.

2. Reset the SMC

In some situations, you may need to reset your Mac's SMC (System Management Controller).

  • Shut the Mac down.
  • Unplug all cables.
  • Wait for a few minutes.
  • Plug the cables back in and start up the Mac.

If you've got a Mac desktop, unplug it for 15 seconds and then plug it in and after five seconds press the power button.

3. Boot Mac in Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a stripped-down version of the Mac operating system that can be useful if you are trying to troubleshoot issues with your Mac.

  • Start your Mac, press and hold the 'Shift' key, and make sure your Mac has at least 9 GB of free space.
  • When the login window appears to release the shift key and log in. You may be required to log in twice if you have FileVault turned on. Then restart the device.

Wait patiently till Mac computer finish the reboot process.

4. Run Disk Utility in Recovery Mode

If your Mac is booting but the operating system isn't loading up, you may have a corrupted drive. Luckily it is possible to fix this in Recovery Mode. In Recovery Mode you can restore from a Time Machine backup, use Disk Utility to verify and repair connected drives, check your internet connection, get help online using Safari, and install or reinstall macOS.

  • Make sure the Mac is off. If it's stuck on a grey, blue or white screen, just hold down Mac's power button for several seconds until it shuts off.
  • Hold down the 'Command' and 'R' keys, and power the Mac back up again. Keep pressing 'Cmd' + 'R' while your Mac is booting up.
  • Once your Mac starts in Recovery Mode you can have access to 'Utilities'. Click 'Disk Utility', locate the icon for your Mac's drive, and click 'Verify Disk'.

5. Reinstall macOS Big Sur/Catalina/Sierra

The last method to fix macOS Big Sur, Catalina or Sierra fails to boot after update error is to reinstall macOS.

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  • You can download wanted macOS Big Sur/Catalina/Sierra and create a bootable USB drive to clean install macOS Big Sur/Catalina/Sierra on your computer again.
  • You can also boot into Recovery mode (Solution 4), and then click to install the latest OS and follow the onscreen prompts. Our article on resetting a Mac to factory settings has more information on reinstalling macOS.

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If your Mac does not respond after trying these tips, contact Apple Support or a certified Apple Repair Center. It’s likely there is a problem with your logic board or other internal hardware.