Up to 12 hours of battery life. It won't call it a day until you do.
The 11-inch MacBook Air now lasts up to 9 hours between charges and the 13-inch model lasts up to an incredible 12 hours. So from your morning coffee till your evening commute, you can work unplugged. When it’s time to kick back and relax, you can get up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback on the 13-inch model and up to 8 hours on the 11-inch model. And with up to 30 days of standby time, you can go away for weeks and pick up right where you left off.
The newest Intel processors. Performance, meet endurance.
Whatever the task, fourth-generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 5000 are up to it. From editing photos to perfecting a presentation to just browsing the web, everything moves ultrafast. These new processors also help give MacBook Air its extended battery life, thanks to a new architecture that’s designed to use less power.
New 802.11ac Wi-Fi support. The next generation of wireless.
With the latest 802.11ac technology, MacBook Air takes
Wi-Fi speeds over the top. Connect to an 802.11ac base station — including the new AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule — and experience wireless performance up to 3x faster than the previous generation. 802.11ac also delivers expanded range, so you can work more freely than ever.
Faster all-flash storage. Ready. Set. Done.
Part of what makes MacBook Air so responsive is that it’s designed entirely around flash storage. Not only does this make MacBook Air much lighter and more portable than traditional notebooks, it also provides faster access to data. Available in capacities up to 512GB, this next-generation flash storage is up to 9x faster than a traditional 5400-rpm notebook hard drive.4 And it’s up to 45 percent faster than the flash storage in the previous-generation MacBook Air.5 So when you flip open MacBook Air, it’s ready to go right away. Even after a month in standby mode, the screen springs to life. As if this big bump in performance wasn’t enough, the 11-inch model now comes standard with double the capacity — 128GB.
Thunderbolt and USB 3. Make some powerful connections.
With the lightning-fast Thunderbolt port, you can connect your MacBook Air to the latest devices and displays, like the Apple Thunderbolt Display. But that’s not the whole story. MacBook Air also comes equipped with two USB 3 ports, so you can connect the latest USB 3 devices and all your USB 2 devices as well. With just a few connections, MacBook Air transforms from an ultraportable notebook to a complete workstation.
Millions of pixels. Millimeters thin.
Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the MacBook Air display is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. The display measures a mere 4.86 millimeters (0.19 inch) thin, yet its resolution makes you feel like you’re looking at a larger screen. The 11-inch MacBook Air features a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, while the 13-inch model wows with a resolution of 1440 by 900 pixels. And LED backlighting makes colors bright and vibrant from edge to edge. So whether you’re editing photos, perfecting a presentation, or watching a movie, you’re going to love what you see.
720p FaceTime HD camera.
Let your friends and family see more of you with the 720p FaceTime HD camera. Every smile looks bright, even halfway around the world. And the widescreen format means everyone can fit into the picture without having to crowd around the display.
They’ll hear you loud and clear.
The dual microphones in MacBook Air are great for when you want to be heard. If you’re making a FaceTime call, for example, the mics reduce background noise from behind the notebook. And when you use Dictation, they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice — instead of the noise around you.
Multi-Touch trackpad. It goes hand in hand with OS X.
The Multi-Touch gestures in OS X make everything you do on MacBook Air more intuitive, direct, and fun. And the spacious Multi-Touch trackpad is perfectly designed for them, whether it’s a three-finger swipe to activate Mission Control or a four-finger pinch to see all your apps in Launchpad. Gesture responses are smooth and realistic. So when you’re scrolling up and down a web page or swiping from one full-screen app to another, it’s almost like you’re touching what you’re seeing.