MacBook Air 2017 - 13"
The MacBook Air is Apple’s most affordable laptop. If you’re looking for a good performing machine at low price, the MacBook Air fits the bill. Learn more about the MacBook Air by reading about its features and specifications below.
The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps and all-day battery life.* It’s thin, light and durable enough to take everywhere you go -- and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.
For graphics, the MacBook Air uses an integrated graphics chip. That means that the graphics processor is part of the main CPU and uses part of a computer’s main memory. It’s not as fast as the discrete graphics (a separate, dedicated chip) found on the MacBook Pro, but it can handle daily tasks without a hitch.
The MacBook Air uses solid-state drives (SSDs) for file storage. They’re faster than hard drives, but since they’re more expensive to produce, the SSDs in the MacBook Air don’t come near the terabytes of storage offered by a hard drive.
The MacBook has a 13.3-inch screen. In order to keep the price low, Apple uses a standard definition screen with a resolution of 1440x900.
The MacBook and MacBook Pro use Retina screens that have higher resolutions than the MacBook Air screen. Images and text on Retina screens and much sharper looking and a lot smoother.
Size and weight
Apple offers only one size of the MacBook Air: A 13.3-inch model that weighs nearly 3 pounds, and measures 12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 inches.
The MacBook Air isn’t as light and small as the MacBook, but it’s much more portable than the MacBook Pro.
- Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
- Intel HD Graphics 6000
- Fast SSD storage
- 8GB memory
- Two USB 3 ports
- Thunderbolt 2 port
- SDXC port
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Multi-Touch trackpad