MacBook Air Late 2008

The Apple MacBook Air Late 2008 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2008 to 2009 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer has been introduced on October 14, 2008, and its price started at $1799.

The new MacBook Air features a 1.6 or 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB hard drive (HDD), or 128 GB of flash memory (SSD), built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on June 8, 2009.

Today MacBook Air Late 2008 is 16 years old!

MacBook Air 13-inch
Source: – MacBook Air 13-inch

MacBook Air Late 2008 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 14, 2008
DiscontinuedJune 8, 2009
Model IdentifierMacBookAir2,1
Model NumberA1304
Order NumberMB543LL/A (1.6 GHz)
MB940LL/A (1.86 GHz)
Original Price$1,799 (1.6 GHz)
$2,499 (1.86 GHz)
ColorsAluminum unibody
Weight3 Ibs.
1.360 KG
Dimensions0.16 – 0.76” H x 12.74” W x 8.9” D
0.40 – 1.93 cm H x 32.35 cm W x 22.6 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo L9300 “Penryn” (1.6 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo L9400 “Penryn” (1.86 GHz)
Processor Speed1.6 GHz
1.86 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus1066 MHz
Cache6 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage120 GB (HDD)
128 GB (SSD)
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory2 GB DDR3 PC3-8500 SDRAM 1066 MHz
Maximum Memory2 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ Color TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density114 dpi
Brightness300 cd/m²
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800 (native)


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Graphics Memory256 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 2560 by 1600 pixels
CameraiSight (640 x 480)
*minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA (SATA)


Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
EthernetUSB Ethernet Adapter MB442Z/A (Optional)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared1 – For Apple Remote Only
USB1 – 480 Mbps
Audio In1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardBuilt-in Full-size 78-key (U.S.) or 79-key (ISO) incl. 12 function and 4 arrow keys, embedded keypad, ambient light sensor, illuminated
TrackpadSolid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support


Original OSMac OS X 10.5.5
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


System BatteryIntegrated 37 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 4.5 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles300
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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Apple Support – MacBook Air (Late 2008): Technical Specifications