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 (Turbo Boost:2.3 GHz),
a 3 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 either 256 MB or 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).
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.
Maximum MacOS Supported: X 10.13
*This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," and OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" as well as OS X 10.11 "El Capitan," but advanced feature support is limited to Mac-to-Mac AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, and Power Nap. Other major features are not supported. It is capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) as well, although it does not support the Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock, or Apple Pay features. Finally, this model is capable of running macOS High Sierra (10.13), and it supports HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), but it does not support hardware accelerated HEVC. It is not compatible with macOS Mojave (10.14) or later versions of the operating system.
Please note that Consumable parts (batteries etc) are not covered by our warranties.
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