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Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.3 11" (Mid-2013) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2013 - MD711LL/A* - MacBookAir6,1 - A1465 - 2631

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Apple 11-Inch MacBook AirThe Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.3 11-Inch (Mid-2013/Haswell) features a 22-nm "Haswell" 1.3 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (4250U) with two independent processor "cores" on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (which can be upgraded to 8 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 128 GB or 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an "integrated" Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics processor that shares system memory.

This all is packed in a razor thin (0.11-0.68 inch), 2.3 pound, aluminum case with an integrated 720p "FaceTime HD" webcam, a backlit full-size keyboard and an 11.6" widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix "glossy" display (1366x768 native resolution).

Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, analog audio out, a "Thunderbolt" port, and two USB 3.0 ports. It lacks internal Ethernet, although an external Thunderbolt adapter is offered as a US$29 option.

Compared to its predecessor, this model has effectively the same external enclosure, but it has a much more efficient processor and architecture -- which results in significantly improved battery life -- as well as faster graphics (that reserve more system memory), faster storage, and faster Wi-Fi.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models? Which is the best choice for my needs?
  • What are all the differences between the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models and the "Mid-2012" MacBook Air that they replaced?

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June 10, 2013 N/A
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2013.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
6081 6616
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2372 4472
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2610 5068
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacBookAir6,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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1.3 GHz Core i5 (I5-4250U)
Details: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation" Intel Mobile Core i5 "Haswell ULT" (I5-4250U) processor which includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 3 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).

This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 2.6 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize four total "cores" or "threads" (two real and two virtual).

Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models compared to one another and to earlier MacBook Air models? How fast are these models compared to the 13-Inch "Early 2013" Retina Display MacBook Pro?
2.6 GHz 1.7 GHz (Core i7)
Details: A 1.7 GHz Core i7 (I7-4650U) processor is available via custom order as a US$150 upgrade.

As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented this custom configuration as its own model.

Also see: How much faster are the custom processor configured "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models than the stock models? Is the extra performance worth the extra cost?
Soldered Integrated
Details: N/A
OPI* 1.3 GHz (Built-in)
Details: *This system does not have a traditional system bus or a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) to connect between the processor and chipset. Instead, it uses a directly attached "On Package Interface" (OPI).
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k x2 256k x2, 3 MB (on chip)
Details: Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 3 MB of shared level 3 cache.
LPDDR3 SDRAM* 1600 MHz
Details: Ships standard with 4 GB of 1600 MHz "Low Power" LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.
4 GB 8 GB*
Details: *4 GB of RAM is onboard. It can be upgraded at the time of purchase to 8 GB as a US$100 option, but it cannot be upgraded later.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
4 GB* None
Details: *There are no RAM slots. 4 GB of RAM is onboard. It can be upgraded at the time of purchase to 8 GB as a US$100 option, but it cannot be upgraded later.
HD Graphics 5000 Integrated
Details: This model has an Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
1 GB 1 GB
Details: Regardless of the amount of memory installed, Apple reports that the Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor reserves 1 GB of system memory for video function.
11.6" Widescreen 1366x768
Details: 11.6" color widescreen TFT LED-backlit active-matrix "glossy" display with a 1366 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports "1366 by 768 (native), 1344 by 756, and 1280 by 720 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720 and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio."

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Dual/Mirroring* 2560x1600 (x2)
Details: *Although Apple only reports that this model can support a single external display up to 2560x1600, Intel reports that this model can simultaneously support two external displays up to 2560x1600 "daisy chained" via Thunderbolt.
128 GB, 256 GB SSD Proprietary* (PCIe)
Details: The MD711LL/A configuration has 128 GB of flash storage and the MD712LL/A configuration has 256 GB of flash storage. Neither configuration has a hard drive. The higher-end MD712LL/A configuration also can be equipped with 512 GB of storage at the time of purchase for an additional US$300.

*Apple does not intend for one to upgrade the storage after purchase, but it is quite possible. As first reported by AnandTech, this model uses a PCIe-based SSD rather than a SATA-connected one. Specifically, it uses a custom Apple design with a "PCIe 2.0 x2 interface, capable of a theoretical maximum of 1 GB/s in each direction."

Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the storage in the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models? Is it even possible?

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None* None
Details: *The MacBook Air does not have an internal optical drive. An external MacBook Air SuperDrive is offered for US$79. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.

Also see: What are the capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for the MacBook Air? Can it be used with other Macs?
None None*
Details: *No MacBook Air models have an internal Ethernet port. However, for the "Mid-2013" models, an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter is offered for US$29.
802.11ac* 4.0
Details: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.

Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
2 (3.0) None
Details: Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), no Firewire ports.
None None
Details: No expansion slots or bays provided.
Full-size Trackpad (Inertial)
Details: Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has "78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement) with ambient light sensor."

The multi-touch trackpad supports "inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities."
Notebook MacBook Air 11"
Details: This MacBook Air uses a razor thin aluminum case design with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
MD711LL/A* Mid-2013
Details: *MD711LL/A is configured with 128 GB of flash storage whereas MD712LL/A is configured with 256 GB of flash storage.
A1465 (EMC 2631) MacBookAir6,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1465 Model Number, the 2631 EMC Number, and the MacBookAir6,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
38 W h Li-Poly* 9 Hours
Details: *Apple originally reported that this model had a built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, but later changed it to correctly note 38-watt-hours. The company claims that it can provide up to 9 hours of "wireless web" and up to 8 hours of "iTunes movie playback." Apple additionally reports that it provides "up to" 30 days of standby time. The system is bundled with a 45W MagSafe 2 power adapter.

Also see: What is the battery life of the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models in "real-world" usage tests?
X 10.8.4 (12E3067) Current
Details: This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" as well as the current version of OS X 10.9 "Mavericks."
7 (64-Bit)* 8 (64-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 on this model. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
None Boot/Virtualization
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.11-.68 x 11.8 x 7.56 2.38 lbs (1.08 kg)
Details: In inches while closed - minimum height to maximum height by width by depth, (0.3 cm-1.7 cm, 30 cm, 19.2 cm).
US$999, US$1199 US$999, US$1199
Details: This MacBook Air is offered with 128 GB of flash storage (MD711LL/A) for US$999 and 256 GB of flash storage for US$1199 (MD712LL/A).

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1 (Thunderbolt) None
Details: Thunderbolt is backwards-compatible with Mini DisplayPort-equipped displays as well as adapters that are compatible with Mini DisplayPort (DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI and HDMI). It also can support other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard, which provides a maximum theoretical 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.

Also see: What is "Thunderbolt"? Is it an industry standard? What advantages does it offer? Are there any disadvantages?
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (3.0) None
Details: Two USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), no Firewire ports.
None None
Details: No internal modem or Ethernet. External Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter offered for US$29.
None None
Details: N/A
2 (Internal) None
Details: Dual internal microphones.
None* 1*
Details: *Single analog audio output/headphone jack. Supports Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone.
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 45W "MagSafe 2" power adapter.



Global original prices for the MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.3 11" (Mid-2013) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$999, C$1199 US$999, US$1199

Original Prices - Europe

€999, €1199 €1029, €1229
DKK 7,799, 9,399 €1049, €1249
€999, €1199 €999, €1199
€1049, €1249 €1029, €1229
€1029, €1229 NOK 7.790, 9.290
€1049, €1249 €1029, €1229
SEK 8.995, 10.995 CHF 1'149, 1'349
£849, £1029

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 7,388, 8,888 HK$7,688, HK$9,188
¥98,800, ¥118,800 S$1,348, S$1,588
NT$31,900, NT$37,900

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$1099, A$1349 NZ$1449, NZ$1749


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