MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)

Essentials

Family: MacBook Air

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.7.3

Maximum OS: 10.10

Introduced: June 2012


Processor

CPU: Intel Core i5 Mobile ("Ivy Bridge")

CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz (2.0 GHz Core i7 BTO)

CPU Cores: 2

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 5 GT/s (DMI)

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

ROM: EFI

Onboard RAM: 4 GB (8 GB BTO)

Maximum RAM: 4 GB (8 GB BTO)

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB per-core (512 kB total)

Level 3 Cache: 3 MB on-processor

Expansion Slots: SD card


Video

Screen: 13.3" LED-backlit TFT

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000

VRAM: 384 MB shared (see notes)

Max Resolution: 1400x900

Video Out: via Thunderbolt

Camera: 720p FaceTime HD


Storage

Flash Drive: 128/256 GB (512 GB BTO)

Optical Drive: optional external


Input/Output

USB: 2 3.0

Thunderbolt: 1

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, HDMI via Thunderbolt

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono


Networking

Ethernet: via USB adaptor

Airport Extreme: 802.11n

Bluetooth: 4.0


Miscellaneous

Power: 45 Watts

Dimensions: 0.11-0.68" H x 12.8" W x 8.94" D

Weight: 2.9 lbs.


Introduced in June 2012, the MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) was based on Intel's next-generation "Ivy Bridge" architecture, and improved on its predecessor, the MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) with faster processors and graphics, and USB 3.0. It shipped in two configurations:

  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB of RAM, $1199
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB of RAM, $1499

8 GB of onboard RAM was available as a Build-to-order option (no aftermarket RAM upgrade was possible). Options for the high-end model included a 2.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, and 512 MB of flash storage.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.