Saying Apple products are intuitive is like saying you can buy things with money. We all know it, it's obvious but still worth noting because it's very, very true. This MacBook Air is intuitive. It has that easy Apple OS, a wealth of incredible software, top-notch hardware and a sleek, modern look. What more do you want? Headphones, a screen protector and a laptop bag - sure, we can do that.
Ports: Thunderbolt 2 (1), USB 3.0 (2), SDXC Card Slot (1), 3.5mm Audio (1)
Get Some Fresh Air
MacBook Air delivers on all the aspects you've grown to love about Apple design, like intuitive interfaces and streamlined yet eye-catching aesthetics, and couples them with cutting-edge technology to deliver a powerful, portable, addictive, simple-to-learn-and-use notebook computer for the future. From the precision aluminum unibody construction down to the quick response of the built-in flash storage drive, MacBook Air wants to help you create, accomplish and connect more - in style, with ease and at speed.
It's All Good
Quite literally. Powerful, speedy processor - check. Lightweight, energy efficient and fast 128GB solid state drive - check. Beautifully detailed, colorful display - check. All that wireless business, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth - check. Here's one you didn't see coming - a full 78-key keyboard with backlit keys for those midnight typing sessions - check. Suite of pre-installed Apple programs that help you be both creative and productive on a whole new level - uh, ya, check. Just...like a bunch of other awesome stuff - check.
The Once & Future Wi-Fi
When it's time to connect to an available wireless network now, you're ready to go with standard support for the classic 802.11a/b/g protocols, as well as the more modern Wireless N. But how about when the tech advances? Or you upgrade your home network? MacBook Air has you covered with support for the latest ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol. It's not all that common now, but it will be for sure, and once it is, you'll be ready to take advantage of it.
Just A Few More Things
We want to make sure you're MacBook experience is complete so here's a few other things you'll get with it - a pair of Bluetooth enabled wireless in-ear headphones for listening to your favorite tunes, a carrying bag for transporting your new (and precious) MacBook Air, a screen protector for, you know, protecting the screen and a small suite of full and trial software with a bunch of titles for you to check out. Pretty good, right?
See the Additional Features tab for important information and to see what else this MacBook Air has to offer you!What's Included
MacBook Warranty: One year limited warranty provided by Apple. For warranty support, please call: 1-800-275-2273.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port): A computer with an AGP will allow you to add a video card that will greatly increase the speed at which the computer can display graphics.
Bus: Refers to the path data travels on through a computer. Different computer models can have different bus speeds.
CD-R (Compact Disk Recordable): This is a CD that can be recorded or "burned" only once.
CD-ROM (Compact Disk Read Only Memory): A CD that stores information a computer can read but not alter. A CD can hold less information than a DVD but is also less expensive.
CD-RW (Compact Disk Re-Writable): This is a CD that can be recorded and re-recorded many times.
DVD-ROM (Digital Video Disk Read Only Memory): A DVD that stores information a computer can read but not alter. A DVD can hold more information than a CD.
DVD-RW (Digital Video Disk Re-Writable): This is a DVD that can store computer information that can be recorded and re-recorded many times. A DVD can hold more information than a CD.
Ethernet: A common method of connecting computers to a Local Area Network or LAN. Most computers today have ethernet capability.
Gigabyte (GB): This is a measurement of hard drive capacity. One gigabyte is equal to about one billion bytes.
Gigahertz (GHz): This is a measurement of processor speed. One gigahertz is equal to one billion hertz.
Hard drive: Also called a hard disk. This is where the computer permanently stores information, including the operating system and other software. This size of a hard drive is usually expressed in gigabytes (GB).
Hardware: The physical components of a computer system such as the keyboard, monitor and tower.
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display): This is a type of monitor that has a flat screen as opposed to a more traditional curved glass tube screen. LCD monitors are thin and lightweight and have little to no glare.
Megabyte (MB): This is a measurement of hard drive capacity. One megabyte is equal to about one million bytes.
Megahertz (MHz): This is a measurement of processor speed. One gigahertz is equal to one million hertz.
Memory: Also referred to as RAM, or Random Access Memory. This is where the computer temporarily holds the data it needs to perform various functions. The more RAM a computer has, the less often it has to read information off of a disk.
Modem (MOdulator/DEModulator): This is a device that allows a computer to connect to the Internet.
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect): A computer can have one or more PCI slots, which allow you add on extra components such as sound cards.
Processor: The computer's "brain." Processors are gauged by how fast they can access and interpret information, and this speed is measured in either megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz).
RAM (Random Access Memory): The amount of RAM in your computer determines how much data your computer can handle at once. If a computer only has a small amount of RAM, the processor must work harder to shuffle data around, which results in slower performance. There are two basic types of RAM:
SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory): This is the traditional, less expensive type of RAM. It is still commonly found on low and mid-range models.
DDR (Double Data Rate): This newer technology is faster than SDRAM, but also more expensive.
Resolution: The number of pixels per square inch displayed by a monitor. Most monitors support many different resolutions. The higher the resolution, the sharper the picture displayed.
Scanner: A device that can read text or images printed on paper (including photographs) and translate the information into an electronic computer file.
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface): Pronounced "scuzzy," this is a way for external components such as a keyboard, mouse and printer to connect to a computer. It has been largely replaced by USB technology.
Software: A general term for computer programs.
USB (Universal Serial Bus): This is a common way for external components such as a keyboard, mouse and printer to connect to a computer. Unlike older SCSI technology, USB devices can be added to and removed without having to reboot the computer.
Calling All iPhone Users!
Let's face it, once you travel to the land of Apple, you usually end up staying. So, for those with an iPhone, this MacBook Air wants to be your new best friend. When your iPhone and MacBook Air are in close proximity, you can answer and make calls on your iPhone from your MacBook, transfer files and projects in process, send and receive text messages and more. They work together like never before to help you dominate your digital space!
Get To Work Having Fun
MacBook Air comes with a complete suite of digital creativity applications, for real. First, iMovie helps you cut, combine and edit your home movies into visual masterpieces. Next, iPhoto organizes all that digital photo library. Finally, GarageBand lets you finally, officially compose the music that's been in your head your whole life. Don't worry though, you'll also be productive. Create compelling word documents with Pages, make spreadsheets with Numbers and use Keynote to create powerful presentations, with animated charts and interactive tables.
App Pack - Software Download
Here's what you get in the App Pack - ClearCheckbook Premium - One-Year, Corel AfterShot Pro 2, The Creativity Collection - Weddings, Creativity Collection - Winter Wonders, FontPack Pro Master Collection, The Great Family Cookbook Project - Six Months Plus Printed Cookbook, Myster Masters Family Vacation 2 Road Trip, PicMonkey Royale - One-Year, Preinterpix - $50.00 Voucher, PrintMaster Platinum, Punch Interior Design for Mac 17.5, Readly Free - Three-Month Access, SplashID 8 Pro - One-Year, Typing Instructor For Kids.
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Please Note: Access to an existing Wi-Fi network with an active internet connection is required to download the App Pack and utilize online features and applications.