Experience powerful performance with this 13-inch Apple MacBook Air laptop. Unlock this laptop with a fingerprint by using TouchID, and marvel at stunning high-quality images on the 13-inch Retina display. This 13-inch Apple MacBook Air laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM to run demanding applications and a 256GB SSD for ample storage.
1440 x 900 resolution for high-quality images and fine detail. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
5th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-5350U mobile processor
Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
8GB system memory for advanced multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
Solid State Drive (PCI-e)
Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
Intel® HD Graphics 6000
On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
Weighs 2.98 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin
Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-polymer battery.
Offers a sleek look.
Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives
This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports SDXC memory card formats.
Next-generation wireless connectivity
Connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N.
Built-in HD webcam with two microphones
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations
Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about touchpad, sound, portability and design. Editors are less positive about energy and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
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