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Apple MacBook Air UK price and specifications round-up

Apple super thin MacBook Air gets Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Apple has brought its MacBook Air laptops into 2012 with a refresh, unveiled at the worldwide developer conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have both been updated this year and there's also a new MacBook Pro with Retina quality display. We've gathered all the prices and specifications together of the MacBook Air models in the tables below.

Apple MacBook Air 11in and 13in 2012

See also: Apple MacBook Pro Retina UK price and specifications round-up

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Apple MacBook Air 2012

The latest MacBook Air has an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0 and 4GB of RAM as standard. The Air still comes in 11in and 13in sizes with two models of each.

The main differences between them are the price and storage capacity.

Apple MacBook Air 11in 2012

 

11in MacBook Air: 64GB

11in MacBook Air: 128GB

Price

£849

£929

Processor

1.7GHz Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Display

11.6-in LED-backlit glossy display with 1366 x 768 resolution

RAM

4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Storage

64GB flash

128GB flash

Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

Wireless

802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0

Ports

MagSafe 2 power port, Thunderbolt, 2 x USB 3.0, headphone port

Audio

Stereo speakers, omnidirectional microphone, headphone port

Battery life

35Wh battery, 5 hours wireless web, 30 days standby

Dimensions

300 x 192 x 3-17mm, 1.08kg

Software

Mac OS X Lion

The MacBook Air can be configured to order if you want better components. Both models are upgradable to 8GB of RAM while the 128GB model can be upgrade to a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 and a 256GB or 512GB of flash storage.

Apple MacBook Air 13in 2012

The larger 13in model of the MacBook Air gets you a faster Core i5 Ivy Bridge Processor and more storage space as standard. It also has a higher resolution screen and an SD card slot. Both models are upgradable to 8GB of RAM while the 256GB model can be upgrade to a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 and a 512GB of flash storage.

 

13in MacBook Air: 128GB

13in MacBook Air: 256GB

Price

£999

£1,249

Processor

1.8GHz Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache

Display

13.3-in LED-backlit glossy display with 1440 x 900 resolution

RAM

4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Storage

128GB flash

512GB flash

Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

Wireless

802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0

Ports

MagSafe 2 power port, Thunderbolt, 2 x USB 3.0, headphone port, SD card slot

Audio

Stereo speakers, omnidirectional microphone, headphone port

Battery life

50Wh battery, 5 hours wireless web, 30 days standby

Dimensions

325 x 227 x 3-17mm, 1.35kg

Software

Mac OS X Lion

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