Apple MacBook Air (Intel Core i5 1.6GHz/11"/4GB DDR3 SDRAM/128GB Flash Storage/Mid 2011) Laptop
Display 11.6" high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Storage 128GB flash storage
Processor 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache
Memory 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 onboard memory
Battery Charge Cycle 80 Charges
The Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 11" (Mid-2011/Thunderbolt) features a 32-nm "Sandy Bridge" 1.6 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (2467M) with two independent processor "cores" on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of onboard 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 128 GB of flash storage, and an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with system memory.
This all is packed in a razor thin (0.11-0.68 inch), 2.3 pound, aluminum case with an integrated "FaceTime" video camera, a backlit full-size keyboard (the function keys are smaller, however) and an 11.6" widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix "glossy" display (1366x768 native resolution).
Connectivity includes 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual USB 2.0 ports and analog audio out as well as a new "Thunderbolt" port that is backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and likewise supports an external display at 2560x1600 and passes an audio signal as well. Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions. It lacks internal Ethernet (an external USB adapter was offered as a US$29 option) and lacks Firewire and optical audio in/out as well.
Compared to its predecessor, this model has a very similar external enclosure, although it has the aforementioned Thunderbolt port, a backlit keyboard, and is slightly heavier. Internally, however, it has a faster processor, architecture and RAM as well as improved wireless capabilities.