The macbookair was designed to balance both performance and portability, consisting of a full-sized keyboard design, a machined casing made of aluminum, and a very light and thin structure. The macbookair is available with 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch displays.


Minimum OS: 10.5.7

Maximum OS: 10.10.4

Introduced: June 2009


CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo (SL9xxx)

CPU Speed: 1.86/2.13 GHz

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 6 MB on-processor


Onboard RAM: 2 GB

Maximum RAM: 2 GB


Screen: 13.3" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

VRAM: 256 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1280x800

Video Out: Mini DisplayPort

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 120 GB 4200 RPM/128 GB solid-state

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: optional external


USB: 1 2.0

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: via USB adaptor

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR


The macbookair sits below both the thicker, higher-performance macbookpro and thinner, lighter new macbook. The macbookair has become the best-selling macintosh computer and the best-selling ultraportable notebook. It continues the powerbook duo series from 1992.