The latest MacBook Air has more power, more storage, and more features packed into the same impossibly-slim design. This 11-inch, wafer-thin laptop is home to a fast and powerful Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, secure and fast flash storage, a 720p HD FaceTime camera, and ultra-fast Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity.
A better processor means a better experience and the ability to do more. The MacBook Air houses a latest-generation Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor that not only provides raw power when you need it, but also throttles back when you don't. Add to that the MacBook Air's amazing solid state flash storage that's smaller, lighter, and quieter than standard HDD storage, and up to twice as fast as the previous Air's solid state drive. The enhanced graphics capability provides up to 60% faster graphics performance. All of this translates to a laptop that works smarter, not harder.
Apple's high-speed Thunderbolt interface delivers amazing performance that's 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and 20 times faster than USB 2.0. It's powerful, flexible, and offers outstandingly fast performance with your peripherals. The Air also comes equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, providing lightning-fast data transfer speeds and backwards compatibility for all your USB-connected devices.
The MacBook Air's biggest allure is its design. The unique and iconic aluminum unibody design is constructed from a single piece of metal, making it not only more attractive to look at, but also offers increased durability for day to day use. And because the MacBook Air measures in at less than one-inch in thickness, it's the easiest notebook to take with you everywhere you go.
Other great features include:
- Multi-Touch trackpad with glass surface that lets you interact with content in surprisingly intuitive ways
- Full-size, backlit keyboard with built-in light sensor that adjusts to environmental lighting
- High resolution, LED-backlit display
- 720p HD FaceTime camera that lets you make video calls to anyone with a Mac, iPad 2 or newer, iPhone 4 or newer, or the latest iPod touch
- Hidden speakers with full stereo sound
- The latest 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- Ultra-long battery life and environmentally friendly design free of BFR and PVC
- Apple OS X Lion operating system including iLife software suite, with free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion when it's released