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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) Technical Specifications

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Display 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit
  • RAM 4GB 8GB
  • Storage 64GB 128GB 256GB or 512GB
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS

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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) laptop Review

The 11-inch MacBook Air is a great laptop for those who need portability and a lightweight machine. The cons of the 11-inch MacBook Air are the lack of an optical drive and the small screen size which can make working on it for long periods of time difficult. The pros of the 11-inch MacBook Air are its portability, lightweight, and long battery life.

What are the specifications of the Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) laptop:

  • Processor: 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz)
  • Memory: 4GB/8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
  • Storage: 64GB 128GB 256GB or 512GB
  • Display: 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1366 x 768 (resolution)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: MagSafe 2 power port, Thunderbolt ports, Two USB 3 ports, Headphone port
  • Colours: Silver

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Laptop
Released 11 June, 2012
Status Discontinued
External Buttons and Connectors Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
MagSafe 2 power port

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i5 (3317U) ("Ivy Bridge")
Processor Speed 1.7 GHz
Processor Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 3 MB
Turbo frequency 2.6GHz
Threads 4
Fabrication process 22nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM 4GB
8GB
RAM Type DDR3L SDRAM
RAM Speed 1600MHz
RAM Max upto 8 GB

Storage

Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 64GB
128GB
256GB
512GB
Technology PCIe
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) High-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
Size 11.6-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 1366 x 768 (resolution)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Extras Supported resolutions:
1366 x 768 (native) at 16:9 ratio, 1152 x 720 pixels and 1024 x 640 at 16:10 ratio, and 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600 at 4:3 ratio.

Case

Height 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
Width 11.8 inch (30 cm)
Depth 7.56 inch (19.2 cm)
Weight 2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)
Colors Silver

Graphics Card

GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU Type Integrated
GPU Memory Up to 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Base Clock 350 MHz
Fabrication process 22nm
GPU boost clock 1350 (Boost) MHz

Operating System

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. macOS

Battery Info

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 35-watt-hour
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Omnidirectional microphone
Headphone port
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Speakers 2 - Built-in speakers
Microphone 2 - Built-in microphones

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.0
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Fingerprint No
Optical drive No

Input and Output

Keyboard and Trackpad Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
USB-A Yes
Thunderbolt Yes
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader No
Numpad No
Backlight No

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