MacBook Air (2010)


At A Glance

The MacBook Air (2010) was the 2nd generation MacBook Air, surpassing the first Air with an even thinner enclosure. You can view the original specifications of the MacBook Air at the Apple website here.

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Original Specifications


  • Processor and memory:
    • 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache; or optional 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache
    • 800MHz frontside bus
    • 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard (4GB maximum)
  • Storage:
    • 64GB or 128GB Flash storage
  • Display:
    • 11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
    • Supported resolutions: 1366 by 768 (native), 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
  • Communications:
    • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
    • Apple USB Ethernet Adapter (sold separately)
  • Audio:
    • Stereo speakers
    • Omnidirectional microphone
    • Headphone minijack
    • Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Size and weight:
    • Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
    • Width: 11.8 inches (29.95 cm)
    • Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm)
    • Weight: 2.3 pounds (1.06 kg)

  • Graphics and video support:
    • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
    • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • HDMI output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (sold separately)
    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
    • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
  • Keyboard and trackpad:
    • Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
    • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
  • Battery and power:
    • Built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    • 45W MagSafe power adapter with cable management system
    • MagSafe power port
  • Electrical and operating requirements:
    • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
      (10° to 35° C)
    • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F
      (-24° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
    • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet



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