The Apple MacBook Air “Core i5″ 1.8 13” (Mid-2012/USB 3.0) features a 22-nm “Ivy Bridge” 1.8 GHz Intel “Core i5” processor (3427U) with two independent processor “cores” on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of onboard 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (which cannot be upgraded after purchase), 128 GB or 256 GB of flash storage, and an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that shares system memory. Available at Editech
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 (1440×900 native resolution).
Connectivity includes 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, analog audio out, a “Thunderbolt” port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SDXC-capable SD card slot. It lacks internal Ethernet, although an external Thunderbolt adapter was offered as a US$29 option.
Compared to its predecessor, this model has a very similar external enclosure, although it has the aforementioned USB 3.0 ports and a new thinner and wider “MagSafe 2” power connector. Internally, however, it has a faster processor, architecture, graphics, RAM, and storage.
The keyboard utilizes Apple’s butterfly mechanism for precise and responsive typing. Each key is individually backlit and works with an ambient light sensor for a more uniform illumination. You can also use the Force Touch trackpad, which is 20 percent larger than the previous generation, and has pressure-sensing capabilities as well as haptic feedback. The stereo speakers have also been improved to provide twice the bass and 25 percent more volume than the previous generation.
Featuring a significantly smaller footprint, the MacBook Air takes up 17 percent less volume, is 10 percent thinner measuring just 0.61 inches at its thickest point, and at just 2.75 pounds is a quarter pound lighter than the previous generation. Made from a custom Apple-designed aluminum alloy, the MacBook Air was created out of 100 percent recycled aluminum. This custom aluminum alloy helps reduce the MacBook Air’s carbon footprint by nearly 50 percent.
The system is powered by an 5th Gen 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and has 4GB of onboard 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM and a 128GB PCIe-based SSD. Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and use Bluetooth 4.2 to connect wirelessly to compatible peripherals and accessories. The dual Thunderbolt 3 ports provide high bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s and the versatility of USB Type-C.
This Mac comes preloaded with macOS. Updates can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store. Please check Apple’s website for upgrade eligibility.
13.3 LED Display
Force Touch Trackpad
FaceTime HD Camera
- Display: 13.3-Inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display,
- RAM: 4 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM;
- Storage capacity: 128 GB PCIe-based flash storage(SSD)
- Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz)
- Processor: dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache
- Webcam: Mac — a 720p FaceTime HD
- Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 5000
- Model: MQD42LLA
- Operating System: macOS High Sierra, Up to 12 Hours of Battery Life
- 6 months Warranty