MacBook Air

The Apple MacBook Air is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2008 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer has been introduced on January 15, 2008, and its price started at $1799.

The all-new MacBook Air features a 1.6 or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 13.3″ TFT Display, aluminum unibody case, 2 GB of RAM, 80 GB hard drive or 64 GB of flash memory (SSD), built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, iSight camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, and 144 MB Intel GMA X3100 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on October 14, 2008.

Today MacBook Air is 16 years old!

MacBook Air 13-inch 2008
Source: – MacBook Air 13-inch 2008

MacBook Air Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 15, 2008
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2008
DiscontinuedOctober 14, 2008
Model IdentifierMacBookAir1,1
Model NumberA1237
Order NumberMB003LL/A
Original Price$1,799 (1.6 GHz and 80 GB HDD)
$3,098 (1.8 GHz and 64 GB SSD)
$2,598 (1.8 GHz and 64 GB SSD from July 8, 2008)
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 P7500 “Merom” (1.6 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo P7700 “Merom” (1.8 GHz)
Processor Speed1.6 GHz
1.8 GHz
Number of Cores2
System Bus800 MHz
Cache4 MB on-chip shared L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB (HDD)
64 GB (SSD)
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory2 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 SDRAM
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 CardIntel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA X3100
Graphics Memory144 MB DDR2 SDRAM*
Display Connection1 – Micro-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring
External ResolutionUp to 1920 by 1200 pixels
CameraiSight (640 x 480)
*minimum graphics memory usage is 144 MB. An additional 16 MB is required when using an external display


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive InterfaceParallel ATA (PATA)


Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g/n
EthernetUSB Ethernet Adapter MB442Z/A (Optional)
ModemApple USB Modem MA034Z/A (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + 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 – Micro-DVI (S-Video, VGA, and Composite with adapter)
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorSudden Motion Sensor (SMS)
Liquid SensorNone

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 10.5.1
Later OSMac OS X 10.5.2
Mac OS X 10.5.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.7.5
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 5 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles300
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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