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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Technical Specifications

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 128GB 256GB 512GB
  • Web Cam 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) laptop Review

The MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) is a great laptop for students and busy professionals. It’s lightweight and portable, yet still has a large screen and enough power to get the job done.

The battery life is excellent, and the trackpad is very responsive. The only downside is the price tag, but for the features and performance you get, it’s worth it.

What are the specifications of the MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) laptop:

  • Processor: 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
  • Memory: 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage: 128GB 256GB 512GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 1440 by 900(native), 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: Two USB 3 ports, MagSafe 2 power port, SDXC card slot, Thunderbolt 2 port, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colours: Silver

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Laptop
Released 06 June, 2017
Status Available
External Buttons and Connectors Full-size backlit keyboard with:

78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
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

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i5 (5350U) ("Broadwell")
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
Processor Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 3 MB
Turbo frequency 2.9 Ghz
Threads 4
Fabrication process 14 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM 8GB
RAM Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
RAM Speed 1600MHz
RAM Max upto 8 GB
User Upgradable No

Storage

Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 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) Widescreen display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy
Size 13.3-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 1440 by 900
Aspect Ratio 16:10

Case

Height 0.11–0.68 inch (0.3–1.7 cm)
Width 12.8 inch (32.5 cm)
Depth 8.94 inch (22.7 cm)
Weight 2.96 pounds (1.35 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 6000
GPU Type Integrated
GPU Memory Up to 1.5 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Base Clock 300 MHz
Fabrication process 14 nm
GPU boost clock 1000 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. 54 Whr lithium polymer
Placement Non-removable

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
3.5 mm headphone jack
Display Support Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colours

Thunderbolt digital video output
Native Mini DisplayPort output
VGA, HDMI, DVI, and dual-link DVI output using adapters (sold separately)

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. 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 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)
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
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
VGA No
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes

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