11-inch MacBook Air

11-inch : 128GB

Specifications

  • 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 4GB memory
  • 128GB PCIe-based flash storage1

11-inch : 256GB

Specifications

  • 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 4GB memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage1

13-inch MacBook Air

13-inch : 128GB

Specifications

  • 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 4GB memory
  • 128GB PCIe-based flash storage1

13-inch : 256GB

Specifications

  • 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 4GB memory
  • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage1

Overview

MacBook Air at a glance.

All-day battery.

With the 11-inch MacBook Air, you’ll get up to 9 hours of battery life while surfing the web or watching iTunes films. And the 13-inch model lasts up to a staggering 12 hours.2

Fourth-generation Intel processors and graphics.

Even demanding computing tasks are made easier thanks to fourth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 5000. Whether you’re editing photos, perfecting a presentation or just browsing the web, everything moves faster.

Fast all-flash storage. Up to 512GB.

Combined with the Intel Core processors, PCIe-based flash storage allows MacBook Air to start up in just one second, and makes everything you do snappier and more responsive. And standard models come with 128GB or 256GB.1

Powerful apps for creativity
and productivity.

Straight out of the box, you can edit photos and videos, compose music, create presentations and more. Built-in apps also let you do everyday things like check your email, make FaceTime video calls and browse the web.

What’s in the box

  • MacBook Air
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug and power lead

OS X Mavericks

Easy to use, incredibly powerful and packed with features you’ll love, OS X Mavericks is the latest big release of the powerful Mac operating system.

AppleCare Protection Plan

In the United Kingdom, consumers are entitled to a free of charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods which do not conform with the contract of sale. Under English law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights however, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. For details, click here.

A Mac also comes with 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your Mac, click here.

Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to get up to three years of expert telephone technical support and additional hardware service options from Apple. For more information, click here.

Tech Specs

 

11-inch MacBook Air

13-inch MacBook Air

Price £749.00 £899.00 £849.00 £999.00
In the Box
  • MacBook Air
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug and power lead
Display

11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours

Supported resolutions:
1366x768 (native), 1344x756 and 1280x720 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152x720 and 1024x640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024x768 and 800x600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio.

13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours

Supported resolutions:
1440x900 (native), 1280x800, 1152x720 and 1024x640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024x768 and 800x600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio.

Storage1

128GB

128GB PCIe-based flash storage

256GB

256GB PCIe-based flash storage

Configurable to 512GB flash storage.

128GB

128GB PCIe-based flash storage

256GB

256GB PCIe-based flash storage

Configurable to 512GB
flash storage.

Processor

1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

Memory

4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

Configurable to 8GB.

Size and Weight
  • Height: 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)
  • Width: 30 cm (11.8 inches)
  • Depth: 19.2 cm (7.56 inches)
  • Weight: 1.08 kg (2.38 pounds)3
  • Height: 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)
  • Width: 32.5 cm (12.8 inches)
  • Depth: 22.7 cm (8.94 inches)
  • Weight: 1.35 kg (2.96 pounds)3
Graphics and
Video Support

Intel HD Graphics 5000

Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560x1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours

Thunderbolt digital video output

  • Native Mini DisplayPort output
  • 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 audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)
Camera
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
Connections
and Expansion
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • SDXC card slot
Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;4 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Audio
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
  • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Keyboard and Trackpad

Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor

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 Power2

Up to 9 hours wireless web

Up to 9 hours iTunes film playback

Up to 30 days standby time

Built-in, 38-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port

Up to 12 hours wireless web

Up to 12 hours iTunes film playback

Up to 30 days standby time

Built-in, 54-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port

Electrical and Operating Requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz
  • Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F)
  • Storage temperature: -25° to 45° C (-13° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 metros (10,000 feet)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 metres (15,000 feet)
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 metres (35,000 feet)
Operating System

OS X Mavericks

Easy to use, incredibly powerful and packed with features you’ll love.
OS X Mavericks is the next big release of the powerful Mac operating system.
Learn more

OS X Mavericks Includes

  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • Dictation
  • Gatekeeper
  • Notification Center
  • Facebook Integration
  • Twitter Integration
  • Multiple Display Support
  • Finder Tabs and Tags
  • iCloud
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Dashboard
  • Mission Control
  • Spotlight Search
  • Safari Power Saver
  • App Nap
  • Power Nap
  • Compressed Memory
  • Built-in Sharing
Included Software5

iPhoto

iMovie

GarageBand

Pages

Numbers

Keynote

Maps

iBooks

Safari

Mail

FaceTime

Messages

Calendar

Contacts

Reminders

Time Machine

Photo Booth

iTunes

Game Center

Preview

Notes

Mac App Store

Configure to Order
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
  • 8GB memory upgrade
  • 512GB of flash storage
  • 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
  • 8GB memory upgrade
  • 512GB of flash storage
Warranty and Service

In the United Kingdom, consumers are entitled to a free of charge repair or replacement, by the seller, of goods which do not conform with the contract of sale. Under English law, consumers have up to six years from the date of delivery to exercise their rights however, various factors may impact your eligibility to receive these remedies. For details, click here.

A Mac also comes with 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty from Apple. To learn more about how Apple will service your Mac, click here.

Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to get up to three years of expert telephone technical support and additional hardware service options from Apple. For more information, click here.

MacBook Air and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more (Apple and the Environment)

MacBook Air is designed with the following features, to reduce its environmental impact:

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free6
  • Highly recyclable aluminium enclosures
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 6.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold7

Apple and the Environment

Learn more (Apple and the Environment) about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports (Environmental Status Report) for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation. Learn more (Recycling) about how to recycle your Mac.

   
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2014 using pre-production 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Air units and pre-production 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 11-inch MacBook Air units. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The HD film playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 720p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The standby test measures battery life by allowing a system, connected to a wireless network and signed in to an iCloud account, to enter standby mode with Safari and Mail applications launched and all system settings left at default. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/uk/batteries for more information.
  3. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  4. Based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply.
  5. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are free on the Mac App Store for qualifying Mac computers purchased on or after 1 October 2013. OS X Mavericks required. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
  6. PVC-free AC power lead available in all regions except India and Republic of Korea.
  7. MacBook Air achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the US and Canada.
 

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11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display
Up to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor Up to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor Up to 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor Up to 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor Up to 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
0.3 to 1.7 cm thin;
1.08kg1
0.3 to 1.7 cm thin;
1.35kg1
2.41cm thin;
2.06kg1
1.8cm thin;
1.57kg1
1.8cm thin;
2.02kg1
Specifications
1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor 2.6GHz or 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 3.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor 2.2GHz, 2.5GHz or 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
4GB or 8GB memory 4GB or 8GB memory 4GB or 8GB memory Up to 16GB memory 16GB memory
Up to 512GB flash storage2 Up to 512GB flash storage2 Up to 1TB 5400-rpm hard drive or up to 512GB solid-state drive2 Up to 1TB flash storage2 Up to 1TB flash storage2
Intel HD Graphics 5000 Intel HD Graphics 5000 Intel HD Graphics 4000 Intel Iris Graphics

Intel Iris Pro Graphics
( £1,599 model)

Intel Iris Pro Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory ( £1,999 model)

Display
11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display
1366x768 pixels 1440x900 pixels 1280x800 pixels 2560x1600 pixels 2880x1800 pixels
Battery and Power
Integrated 38-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Integrated 54-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Integrated 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Integrated 71.8-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Integrated 95-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system
MagSafe 2 power port MagSafe 2 power port MagSafe power port MagSafe 2 power port MagSafe 2 power port
Up to 9 hours wireless web3 Up to 12 hours wireless web3 Up to 7 hours wireless web3 Up to 9 hours wireless web3 Up to 8 hours wireless web3
Up to 9 hours iTunes film playback3 Up to 12 hours iTunes film playback3   Up to 9 hours iTunes film playback3 Up to 8 hours iTunes film playback3
Other Features
Two USB 3 ports Two USB 3 ports Two USB 3 ports Two USB 3 ports Two USB 3 ports
FireWire 800 port
Thunderbolt port Thunderbolt port Thunderbolt port Two Thunderbolt 2 ports Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
HDMI port HDMI port
802.11ac Wi-Fi4 802.11ac Wi-Fi4 802.11n Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi4 802.11ac Wi-Fi4
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Gigabit Ethernet
FaceTime HD camera FaceTime HD camera FaceTime HD camera FaceTime HD camera FaceTime HD camera
Full-size backlit keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard Full-size backlit keyboard
SDXC card slot SDXC card slot SDXC card slot SDXC card slot
External USB SuperDrive (sold separately) External USB SuperDrive (sold separately) SuperDrive External USB SuperDrive (sold separately) External USB SuperDrive (sold separately)
OS X Mavericks
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Pages, Numbers, Keynote
OS X Mavericks
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Pages, Numbers, Keynote
OS X Mavericks
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Pages, Numbers, Keynote
OS X Mavericks
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Pages, Numbers, Keynote
OS X Mavericks
iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  1. Size and weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Battery life varies by use and configuration; see www.apple.com/uk/batteries for more information.
  4. Requires Internet access. 802.11ac is based on an IEEE draft specification.