The thin and light notebook, at the height of its power.

Underneath the sleek exterior, MacBook Air is packed with powerful components that give you smoother graphics, faster storage and all-round serious performance. Not to mention enough battery life to get you through the day. The result? A computer that’s as capable as it is portable.

All-new Intel Core processors with faster graphics.

Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors — based on the groundbreaking Haswell ULT architecture — give MacBook Air the power you need to finish the task at hand. Whatever the task may be. The dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz comes standard. Or you can choose the optional dual-core Intel Core i7 processor for 1.7GHz of processing power and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3GHz. In addition, these new processors are much more power-efficient, which means you’re able to do all the things you love to do on a computer for longer than ever — up to nine hours between battery charges on the 11-inch MacBook Air and up to 12 hours on the 13-inch model.1 And with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor, you get up to 40 per cent faster graphics performance.2 So when you’re trying to level up in your favourite game — or taking on other graphics-intensive tasks — things move more smoothly and with greater detail.

Fast memory.

Up to 8GB RAM

MacBook Air features up to 8GB of superfast, power-efficient 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. Combine that with powerful processors and faster flash storage and you get a notebook that can run more memory-intensive applications at the same time — without compromising performance.

High-speed Thunderbolt and USB 3.

A high-speed Thunderbolt port and two USB 3 ports allow MacBook Air to transfer data at lightning-fast speeds and connect to displays like the Apple Thunderbolt Display. So with a few connections, you can turn a highly portable notebook into a highly versatile workstation.

  1. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Air units and preproduction 1.3GHz 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 the bottom or 75 per cent. The HD movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 720p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from the bottom or 75 per cent. The standby test measures battery life by allowing a system, connected to a wireless network, 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/nz/batteries for more information.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Air units and preproduction 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 11-inch MacBook Air units with Intel HD Graphics 5000 and 8GB of RAM. 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Air systems and 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 11-inch MacBook Air units with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and 8GB of RAM were production units. All games tested at native resolutions. Half-Life 2: Episode Two v(5135)(420) and Portal 2 v(5247)(620) tested with 4x anti-aliasing and high graphics quality. Half-Life 2: Episode Two timedemo test file: Storm. Portal 2 timedemo test file: Laser stairs. Civilization V v(1.2.2) tested with the built-in leader benchmark with low leader scene quality. MacBook Air continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust processor speed as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  3. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM, and preproduction 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 11-inch MacBook Air systems with 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM. 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive and 8GB of RAM were production units. Testing conducted using Iometer 2006.07.27 with a 30-second ramp-up, five-minute run duration, 512KB request size, eight outstanding IOs and 150GB test file. Average rotational media performance calculated by creating the test file on the outer, middle and inner sectors of the drive and averaging the results from all three measurements. MacBook Air and MacBook Pro continuously monitor system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust performance as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  4. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Air systems with 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM, and preproduction 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 11-inch MacBook Air systems with 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM. 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Air systems and 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 11-inch MacBook Air units with 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM were production units. Testing conducted using Iometer 2006.07.27 with a 30-second ramp-up, five-minute run duration, 512KB request size, eight outstanding IOs and 150GB test file. MacBook Air continuously monitors system thermal and power conditions, and may adjust performance as needed to maintain optimal system operation.
  5. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.