Apple MacBook Air Laptop (MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch )
A thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go and powerful enough to do everything once you get there. You get best performance you'll especially notice with games and other graphics-intensive tasks.
Why to buy?
Everything you do is snappier and more responsive with a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. A fourth-generation Intel Core Processor and Intel HD Graphics 5000 deliver high performance, while using less power.
Recommended for Relationship(s): Wife, Daughter, Sister, Husband, Brother, Son, Graduate
12 Hours of Battery Life
The increase is due to a larger battery and the new power-efficient Intel Core processor architecture. Put the MacBook Air to sleep for more than 3 hours, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.
When connected to an 802.11ac base station including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule - wireless performance is up to three times faster than with the previous generation of MacBook Air. And your Wi-Fi range improves as well. The MacBook Air now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Additionally, Apple has shed the enclosure that typically surrounds flash , thus giving it a smaller footprint and helping to decrease the size of the MacBook Air. By replacing the standard spinning hard drive typically found in laptops with flash memory, the MacBook Air delivers an almost instantaneous boot-up when you open the display, as well as faster application launches and snappier overall performance.
It has a 1.3 GHz speed, which can dynamically accelerate up to 2.6 GHz to match your workload thanks to updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology. The ultra-efficient architecture of the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor was designed to use less power and still deliver high performance. And with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor, you get up to 40 percent faster graphics -- performance you'll especially notice with games and other graphics-intensive tasks.
Wi-Fi speeds over the top. Connect to an 802.11ac base station including the new AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule and experience wireless performance up to 3x faster than the previous generation. 802.11ac also delivers expanded range, so you can work more freely than ever.
Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology
Built into the MacBook Air, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You'll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports Display Port for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays. Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions.
Every MacBook Air comes with two USB 3 ports--with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2--and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.
HD Face Time Webcam
Apple's Face Time application, you're not limited to video chats with other Macs--you can now make video calls to iPhone and iPod touch users. You'll be able to easily connect with friends, family, and business colleagues using the MacBook Air's HD 720p Face Time camera, which is integrated into the thin bezel above the display and features three times the resolution of the previous Face Time camera.
Apple iLife suite
In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And Garage Band gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song--including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.
Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications; the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the Apple Care Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the Apple Care Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.