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The Apple Macbook Air 13-inch is a high-end ultra-low voltage computer from Apple, released in late 2010.

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Pros

stunning aluminum unibody construction

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lightweight and compact design - 13.3" display size, 0.11 to 0.68" is width, 2.9 pounds

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beautiful full size keyboard and multitouch trackpad

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dual full size USB 2.0 ports

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available at launch

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respectable Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics - much more powerful than Intel GMA

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includes an SD card reader not found on the 11" version

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128 or 256GB of solid state storage - much faster and less damage prone than a spinning disk drive

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capable of running Apple's own OSX, Microsoft Windows or any other x86 compatible operating system

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2 more hours of battery life than the 11" version for a respectable total of 7 hours

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1.86 or 2.13GHz Core 2 Duos - fairly powerful for an ultra-portable where compromise between performance and heat / cooling efficiency / power draw is very difficult and important

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affordable price compared to the previous generation design

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impressive 1440 x 900px resolution - the same as the 15" MBP, higher than the 13" Macbook / Macbook Pro at 1280 x 800px

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FaceTime camera (webcam)

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Mini DisplayPort output for digital connection to an external display

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instant on with up to 30 days of standby life

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Cons

lacks keyboard backlighting

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non-user-replaceable battery

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disk storage is embedded in the device, no user replaceable options

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less than ideal battery life for an ultra-portable device where all-day computing off the grid may be desired

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gives up performance, user replaceable components and battery life in exchange for compact and lightweight form factor

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The Apple Macbook Air 13-inch is a high-end ultra-low voltage computer from Apple, released in late 2010. This model is a step-up from the smaller MacBook Air 11-inch model with a faster processor, a higher resolution screen and longer battery life. This notebook is available in two versions differentiated solely by 128GB and 256GB SSDs. This 13-inch MacBook integrates a standardized 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics. Other features include a multi-touch trackpad, a 720p-capable screen and 7 hours of battery life. Users can connect wirelessly by 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. A single USB 2.0 input lines each side of the MacBook Air, while a Mini DisplayPort connection, headphone jack and SD Card reader provide support for a variety of accessories.

Features
  • 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 13.3” LED backlit glossy widescreen display
  • 1366 x 768 native resolution
  • 28GB and 256 flash storage options
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • 7 hours of battery life
  • 30 days standby time
  • FaceTime camera
  • SD Card reader
  • Mini DisplayPort out
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