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Apple MacBook Air MC506LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop

 

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 Apple MacBook Air 11.6" 128GB
 
Laptop Description:  Apple MacBook Air 11.6" 128GB

The new MacBook Air - the next generation of MacBooks! Underneath all that thinness is a full-size, fully capable Mac that can do practically everything its larger siblings can do. Minus a pound or two.

Design
All-Flash Storage. Instant-on gratification.
If you have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, you’re already taking advantage of all that flash storage has to offer: reliability, speed, and efficiency. So the decision to use flash storage in an ultracompact notebook like MacBook Air makes perfect sense. Flash allows you to access data quickly, and it gives MacBook Air the astonishing ability to remain in standby mode for up to 30 days.1 Which means your MacBook Air snaps to in an instant, whether you open it tomorrow, next week, or next month.

Everything has come down to this.
We learned a lot from iPad. The new MacBook Air is proof. It’s designed around all-flash storage for better responsiveness and reliability. It features a trackpad with full Multi-Touch support. And though it’s incredibly thin and light, its large battery gives you portable power that lasts for hours.

Advanced technology from iPad.Taken to the air.
A truly mobile device needs to be light, thin, and strong enough to take with you wherever you go. It also needs to perform quickly, spring to life instantly, and have enough battery power to keep up with you. It should have no spinning hard drive, no optical drive, and no unnecessary parts. All of that is true of iPad. And now, it’s true of Apple’s most mobile notebook ever: MacBook Air.

Out-of-the-box flash storage
MacBook Air continues its legacy of firsts with something entirely new for any Mac: flash storage. Standard. In fact, the new MacBook Air is designed completely around flash storage. But in a totally different way. Typically, flash storage is housed in a package that’s the same size as a conventional hard drive. Yet the flash chips themselves occupy a very small portion of that housing. Getting rid of the hard drive enclosure and using only the parts that matter — the actual flash chips — frees up about 90 percent more space. And just like that, there’s room for other important things, like a bigger battery. Now you have a notebook that weighs practically nothing and runs for hours on a single charge. That’s mobility mastered.

The best way to Multi-Touch on a notebook
No one knows Multi-Touch technology better than Apple. Introduced with the very first iPhone and taken even further with iPad, Multi-Touch is now part of practically every Apple device. It’s simply the best and most personal way to interact with your software. And the optimal way to experience Multi-Touch on a notebook is through a trackpad. That’s precisely the case with MacBook Air. Now you can perform more gestures than you have fingers on a spacious, all-glass surface that’s smooth to the touch.

An incredible battery.
If you looked inside MacBook Air, you’d see something remarkable: how much space we devoted to the battery. Apple engineers were able to fit all the computer components on one of our smallest logic boards ever. Removing the flash storage enclosure and placing the flash chips on the logic board freed up even more room. And voila: space for a bigger battery. So you can get up to 5 hours of battery life on the 11-inch MacBook Air and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. And when you put MacBook Air to sleep for more than an hour, it enters what’s called standby mode. So you can come back to MacBook Air a day, a week — even up to an entire month later — and it wakes in an instant.1 Time is on your side, courtesy of MacBook Air.

Unibody in unison.
When MacBook Air first debuted, it was groundbreaking in many ways. Chief among them was the precision unibody enclosure. Now that same engineering process comes to the MacBook Air display. Just like the main enclosure, the display housing is crafted from a single piece of aluminum, with all the structural elements machined directly into it. Total unibody construction means a less complex design with fewer parts. That makes MacBook Air exceptionally thin and light, yet still durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use.


Features
Every millimeter a Mac
Underneath all that thinness is a full-size, fully capable Mac that can do practically everything its larger siblings can do. Minus a pound or two.

All-Flash Storage. Instant-on gratification.
If you have an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, you’re already taking advantage of all that flash storage has to offer: reliability, speed, and efficiency. So the decision to use flash storage in an ultracompact notebook like MacBook Air makes perfect sense. Flash allows you to access data quickly, and it gives MacBook Air the astonishing ability to remain in standby mode for up to 30 days. Which means your MacBook Air snaps to in an instant, whether you open it tomorrow, next week, or next month.

Multi-Touch Trackpad. It’s love at first click, tap, and scroll.
The new MacBook Air includes a spacious Multi-Touch trackpad with a buttonless design, so you can click anywhere. The Multi-Touch trackpad also lets you pinch, swipe, or rotate to adjust an image, zoom in on text, or advance through a photo album. Try the four-finger swipe, swiping up or down to use Exposé and swiping left or right to switch among active applications. Or perform the new three-finger drag to move your windows from one place to another.

Long-Lasting Battery. Instant on. Even after a month off.
Since space-saving flash storage leaves room for a bigger battery, you can devote more time to the things you enjoy most. Things like browsing the web, editing photos, and watching videos. Get up to 5 hours of battery life on a single charge on the 11-inch model and up to 7 hours on the 13-inch model. Put MacBook Air to sleep, and it enters standby mode to conserve battery life for up to 30 days. When you come back to your MacBook Air and open it up, it’s on in an instant. So you’re free to go off the grid knowing you’re still on a charge.

Display and Camera. High-Resolution Display. Millions of pixels. Millimeters thin.
Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the display on the new MacBook Air is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. It measures a mere 4.86 millimeters (0.19 inch) thin, yet the resolution is so high, you’ll feel like you’re looking at a much larger screen. And with good reason. The 11-inch MacBook Air features a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution equal to that of a typical 13-inch notebook, while the 13-inch MacBook Air wows with a resolution equivalent to a typical 15-inch notebook.

FaceTime Camera. Hello, iPhone. (You too, iPod touch.)
Hidden inside the wafer-thin MacBook Air display is another engineering achievement — the FaceTime camera. It’s so thin (even thinner than the camera on iPhone 4) you barely notice it, but it’s incredibly capable. Using the new FaceTime for Mac application, currently in beta, you can make FaceTime calls over Wi-Fi with anyone who has a Mac, an iPhone 4, or the new iPod touch. And the video quality is so good, you can even chat in low-light conditions.

Stereo Speakers. Heard but not seen.
Despite its compact form, MacBook Air delivers full stereo sound. Space-efficient design inside the enclosure allows for the placement of left and right speakers that project sound through the keyboard. So you’re able to enjoy a richer audio experience while chatting online, watching TV shows, listening to music, or playing games.

Portable Performance.
NVIDIA GeForce Graphics. Power in motion.
MacBook Air features the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor — the same one used in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. With a performance boost of over 2x that of the previous-generation MacBook Air,2 the NVIDIA graphics processor provides outstanding speed and power for browsing photos, watching movies, or playing games. It also makes all the everyday things you do on MacBook Air — like writing email and surfing the web — fast and energy efficient.

Intel Core 2 Duo Processors. Small in size. Big on performance.
MacBook Air weighs less than three pounds, but it’s a heavyweight where it counts. Intel Core 2 Duo processors get the work done fast. So you can be every bit as productive on MacBook Air — but in more places. Live-blog the event of the year straight from the convention floor. Perfect your sales-winning presentation from the airport terminal. Cite references down to a T from the library stacks. MacBook Air lets you do everything you need to do whenever and wherever it needs to be done.

Connectivity. You’re free to go.
To be truly mobile, you need to go wireless. That’s why MacBook Air features 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. Wireless connectivity allows you to browse the web, send email, and print documents.3 It also lets you download music, videos, and — coming soon with the Mac App Store — applications. No matter where you are. MacBook Air has you covered when you’re staying in one place for a while, too. Two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot (on the 13-inch model), and a headphone minijack give you plenty of options. And a Mini DisplayPort connects to a 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display, projector, or HDTV for those times when you’re looking to broaden your desktop horizon.


Performance
Might made light.
Don’t be fooled by the sliver-thin profile of MacBook Air. This small wonder features powerful NVIDIA graphics, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, lightning-fast flash storage, and long battery life. So while looks may be deceiving, performance doesn’t lie.

Powerful NVIDIA graphics.
The new MacBook Air features the fastest integrated graphics on the market. The NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 48 processing cores boasts a performance gain of over 2x when compared to the previous-generation MacBook Air.1 That makes a huge difference when you’re firing up graphics-intensive applications or playing 3D games like EVE or Call of Duty 4. Speaking of huge, connect a 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display to MacBook Air and marvel at how the NVIDIA GeForce 320M drives over four million pixels of eye-popping color onscreen.

Fast Intel processors.
It may be hard to believe that a computer so slim is capable of keeping up with your everyday tasks. But this one is. With an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 3MB of shared L2 cache (6MB on the 13-inch model), MacBook Air runs your applications smoothly and efficiently. So you can do everything you normally use a computer for. Touch up your photos, edit home movies, create presentations, send email, play games, and all the other little (and big) tasks in between. On a notebook that weighs less than a Sunday paper.

All-flash storage.
“Wow, that was fast.” With MacBook Air, you’ll find yourself saying that a lot. Because flash storage is two times faster than a conventional hard drive, everything you do is more responsive — browsing a large photo library, launching applications, opening files, and waking MacBook Air from sleep, for instance. And flash storage doesn’t have any moving parts. Which means it’s more reliable, and it’s also quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — fitting qualities for an ultracompact notebook like MacBook Air.

Long-lasting battery.
Take MacBook Air with you to the office, to school, to wherever, and you’ll be amazed at how far it will take you. The 11-inch MacBook Air has a battery that lasts up to 5 hours, and the 13-inch model lasts up to 7 hours. And while you may never pry yourself away from your notebook for up to 30 days, with MacBook Air, you can if you want to.3 Standby mode gives MacBook Air the ability to wake instantly from days — even weeks — of standby, with battery life to spare.


Software
Not thing on software
MacBook Air comes packed with software for everything you do — from the day-to-day things to the dare-to-dream things. And it lets you do them in ways that are simple, intuitive, and fun. It’s all part of what makes a Mac a Mac.

Mac OS X. The world’s most advanced operating system.
At the heart of every MacBook Air — and every Mac — is Mac OS X, an operating system custom made for the Intel multicore processors and advanced graphics inside. The latest version, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is based on an entirely 64-bit architecture, and so are virtually all of the applications that come with a Mac. Translation: everything you do on your MacBook Air happens with dramatic speed and incredible overall performance.

Powerful applications that are easy to use.
Because Apple makes MacBook Air and the software that comes on it, everything works together perfectly. Becoming familiar with Apple applications takes almost no time because they all work in similar ways. So once you get the hang of one application, it takes little or no effort to master the others. And Apple understands portable productivity. Which is why we include features — like Exposé and Spaces — to help you access everything on your MacBook Air easily. With one keystroke or gesture, Exposé instantly tiles all your open windows, scales them down, and neatly arranges them in a grid, so you can see what’s in every single one. And Spaces lets you group windows together within their own desktop, or space, that you can move between quickly. Create a space for work, a space for play, a space for whatever you like. Together, Exposé and Spaces give you a big advantage when you’re multitasking on a small screen.

Even the everyday stuff is amazing.
Unlike a lot of PC notebooks, MacBook Air comes with everything you need to send email, manage your calendar, organize your contacts, and more. And it’s ready to do all these things minutes after you take it out of the box. That’s because every Mac comes with Mail for sending and receiving email, iCal for managing appointments and important events, Address Book for organizing your contacts, iTunes for all things entertainment, and other fun and useful applications that’ll have you wondering how you ever lived without them.

One thing a Mac doesn’t do: Get PC viruses.
Trojan horses, worms, email viruses. The digital world can be a scary place. Thankfully, a Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. Mac OS X comes with built-in defenses that keep you safe, without any work on your part. And when a potential security threat arises, Apple responds quickly by providing software updates and security enhancements you can download automatically and install with a click.

Wireless networking made pick-and-choose easy.
See a network, join a network. With a Mac, getting online via Wi-Fi is just that easy. One click of the AirPort icon in the menu bar gives you a list of available networks. Select the one you want to join, enter the password, if necessary, and you’re up and running.

Automatic backup saves the day. And the week, month, and year.
Backing up is essential. Yet you probably don’t do it as often as you should. That’s why your MacBook Air bears the burden of backing up for you. Time Machine, an application that comes on every Mac, automatically backs up your entire system to your external hard drive or Time Capsule. Time Machine keeps a spare copy of every file, and it also remembers how your system looked on a given day. So you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past.

iPhoto. The Mac way to organize, edit, and share your photos.
iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who’s in them, where you were, and when you took them — all in an immersive full-screen view. Use quick and simple editing tools to make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. iPhoto even lets you share your photos with the world with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook, MobileMe, and Flickr.

iMovie. Turn your home movies into home blockbusters.
Don’t settle for boring home movies. With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. Create a Hollywood-style trailer that’ll make your audience laugh, cry, and cheer for more. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio.

GarageBand. Put the spotlight on your inner rock star.
Whether you’re musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn’t grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn’t mean you can’t. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons. GarageBand even tells you how well you’re playing in real time with a feature called “How Did I Play?”

What's In The Box:
11-inch MacBook Air MC506LL/A
45W MagSafe power adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
Printed and electronic documentation
Software Reinstall Drive