The Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.6 13″ (NVIDIA/Late 2008) ispowered by a 1.6 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (SL9300) with two independent processor “cores” on a single chip with a 6 MB on-chip shared level 2 cache running on a 1066 MHz frontside bus.
It features 2 GB of onboard 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, a 120 GB SATA (4200 RPM) hard drive, a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M “graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory”, an integrated iSight video camera, a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor, and a 13.3″ widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix “glossy” display (1280×800 native resolution) in a razor thin (0.16-0.76 inch), three pound, aluminum case.
Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a single USB 2.0 port, analog audio out, and video out capabilities (Mini DisplayPort) that support an external 30″ display. It lacks Ethernet (an external adapter is available), Firewire, and optical audio in/out.
The MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.6 13″ (NVIDIA/Late 2008) uses the same housing as the original model — with the same 13.3″ display, full-size keyboard and single button, “three-finger” trackpad. Internally, it likewise lacks an optical drive, the battery is not designed to be removable, and the memory cannot be upgraded beyond the onboard 2 GB, but it has a number of internal improvements as well including faster NVIDIA graphics, a faster architecture with a faster system bus, faster memory , and a larger L2 cache. It additionally ships equipped with more storage (and SATA rather than PATA support) and swaps the mini-DVI port for a new Mini DisplayPort standard.
This MacBook Air comes with 80 GB of PATA (4200 RPM) hard disk drive for its storage space.
Screen Size and Resolution
This MacBook Air sub-notebook has a 13.3” widescreen TFT LED-backlit active-matrix glossy display and a 1280 x 800 native resolution.
Processor& Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
This MacBook Air comes with macOS X 10.5.1 (9B2324) and runs on a 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It also has an Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor that shares 144 MB of memory with the system.
Memory & Architecture
The MacBook Air is equipped with a 32k/32k Level 1 Cache and 4 MB (on-chip) Level 2/Level 3 caches. It is also has a 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM on board.
The MacBook Air comes with a 37-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that can provide up to 5 hours of wireless use.
RAM for this MacBook Air cannot be upgraded from the 2 GB onboard because the way the components are soldered together in order keep the weight and size smaller. However,he operating system of the MacBook Air can be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.5.1 (9B2324) up to MacOS X 10.7.5. It can also be host to the Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit) and can accommodate Windows systems as high as Windows 7 (32-Bit). This MacBook Air has the dimensions of 0.16 – 0.76 in × 12.8 in × 8.94 in and weighs 3.0 lbs (1.36 kg). This device is unique because it is incredibly small but still offers features similar to the larger devices.
The MacBook Air includes the following features and ports:
- AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) which allows connection to the best Wi-Fi bands available
- A Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR allowing for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers
- One USB 2.0 Port is supplied for the connection of external keyboards, printers, hard disks etc.
- One micro-DVI for external display
- An optical digital audio in/out for connecting external audio equipment like headphones and microphones
- iSight video camera
- No-button glass multi-touch trackpad (Gesture)