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Apple MacBook Air "Core i7" 1.8 11" (Mid-2011) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2011 - BTO/CTO - MacBookAir4,1 - A1370 - 2471

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Apple 11-Inch MacBook AirThe MacBook Air "Core i7" 1.8 11-Inch (Mid-2011/Thunderbolt) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of the MC969LL/A MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 11-Inch (Mid-2011), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor (and the corresponding larger level 3 cache), these two models are identical.

The Apple MacBook Air "Core i7" 1.8 11" (Mid-2011/Thunderbolt) features a 32-nm "Sandy Bridge" 1.8 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (2677M) with two independent processor "cores" on a single chip, a 4 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of onboard 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (which cannot be upgraded after purchase), 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.

Also see:

  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2011" MacBook Air models? Which is the best choice for my needs?
  • What are the differences between the "Mid-2011" MacBook Air models and the "Late 2010" MacBook Air that they replaced?

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July 20, 2011 June 11, 2012
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 2011.
1 (2 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
5795 6400
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 MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2150 4094
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 MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

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2397 4648
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 MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1.8 GHz Core i7 (I7-2677M)
Details: This model is powered by a 32 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" (I7-2677M) processor which includes two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 4 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 -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize four total "cores" or "threads" (two real and two virtual).

Also see: How much faster are the custom configured Core i7-powered "Mid-2011" MacBook Air models than the stock Core i5-powered models? Is the extra performance worth the extra cost?
2.9 GHz N/A
Details:
Soldered Integrated
Details: N/A
5 GT/s* 1.8 GHz (Built-in)
Details: *This system has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" in lieu of a traditional system bus. Intel reports that it runs at 5 GT/s.
EFI 64-Bit
Details: N/A
32k/32k x2 256k x2, 4 MB (on chip)
Details: Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 4 MB of shared level 3 cache.
DDR3 SDRAM* 1333 MHz
Details: Shipped standard with 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard.
4 GB 4 GB*
Details: *4 GB of RAM is onboard and 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 soldered onboard and cannot be upgraded later.
HD Graphics 3000 Integrated
Details: This model has an Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
384 MB 384 MB
Details: Apple reports that "memory available to Mac OS X may vary depending on graphics needs" and that the minimum graphics usage is 384 MB for this model.
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 "1344 by 756, 1280 by 720, 1024 by 576 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio".

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Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600.
128 GB SSD Mini SATA (6 Gb/s)
Details: This configuration has 128 GB of flash storage by default, although it could be equipped with 256 MB of flash storage at the time of purchase as a US$300 option. It is not intended to be upgraded after purchase.

Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the storage in the "Mid-2011" MacBook Air models? Is it even possible?

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None* None
Details: *MacBook Air models do not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor PowerMax offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive 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.

Site sponsor Other World Computing also has a variety of compact external optical drive options that may be of interest, including some with Blu-ray capability.

Also see: What are the full 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, an external Apple USB 10/100Base-T Ethernet adapter was offered as a US$29 option.

Also see:What official and third-party adapters are available to connect the MacBook Air to wired Ethernet networks?
802.11a/b/g/n 4.0
Details: 802.11n (802.11a/b/g capable as well) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 standard. As a minor point, Apple quietly stopped referring to the wireless networking (802.11n) as AirPort Extreme with this MacBook Air.

Also see: What is 802.11n? How is it different from 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a?
2 (2.0) None
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, no Firewire ports.

Also see: What is a good USB hub to use with the MacBook Air while traveling?
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)." Unlike earlier MacBook Air models, it is backlit.

For this MacBook Air, Apple did not formally mention the trackpad capabilities, but it is fully multi-touch capable.

Also see: What are the differences between the trackpads in different MacBook Air models?
Notebook MacBook Air 11"
Details: This MacBook Air uses a razor thin aluminum case design with a "catchless" magnetic latch.
BTO/CTO Mid-2011
Details: As this model technically is a custom configuration of the MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 11" (Mid-2011), it does not have its own order number.
A1370 (EMC 2471) MacBookAir4,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1370 Model Number, the 2471 EMC Number, and the MacBookAir4,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
35 W h Li-Poly 5 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a "built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery" and the company claims that it can provide up to 5 hours of "wireless web" use. Apple additionally notes that it provides "up to" 30 days of standby time.

Also see: What is the battery life of the "Mid-2011" MacBook Air models in "real-world" usage tests? Do the faster custom-configured Core i7 models have inferior battery life than the standard models?
X 10.7 (11A2063) 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 (32-Bit)* 8 (64-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 supports the 32-bit version of Windows 7 on this model. Boot Camp 5 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
.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, 29.95 cm, 19.2 cm).
US$1349 US$750-US$850
Details: This configure-to-order MacBook Air has the same 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage as the MC969LL/A configuration, but has been custom configured with a 1.8 GHz "Core i7" processor for an additional US$150, which brings the original total to US$1349.

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1 (Thunderbolt) None
Details: This model is equipped with a Thunderbolt port in place of a Mini DisplayPort. It 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.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
2 (2.0) None
Details: Two 480-Mbps USB 2.0 ports, no Firewire ports.

Also see: What is a good USB hub to use with the MacBook Air while traveling?
None None
Details: No internal modem or Ethernet. An external Apple USB 10/100Base-T Ethernet adapter was offered as a US$29 option.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (Internal) None
Details: Internal omnidirectional microphone.
None* 1*
Details: *Single analog audio output/headphone jack.
None None
Details: N/A
N/A 1
Details: 100V-240V AC, 45W "MagSafe" power adapter.



Global original prices for the MacBook Air "Core i7" 1.8 11" (Mid-2011) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North America

C$1349 US$1349

Original Prices - Europe

€1299 €1329
DKK 10,154 €1329
€1299 €1299
€1329 €1299
€1299 NOK 10,720
€1329 €1299
SEK 12.360 CHF 1'399
£1149

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 10,358 HK$10,448
¥116,235 S$1,787
NT$42,730

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$1509 NZ$2099


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