APPLE MACBOOK AIR, MC968B/A, INTEL CORE I5, 64GB, 1.5GHZ, 2GB RA
The new stunningly designed 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air will speed through intensive applications and is 2.5 times faster than its predecessor, despite weighing little over 1kg. Featuring the latest Intel Core i5 processor and a whole host of great connectivity options, including a lighting fast thunderbolt port, the MacBook Air is your perfect partner for work, rest or play.
Your new MacBook Air will arrive with OS X Lion - the world’s most advanced desktop operating system; which has been further improved. New features include multi-touch gestures from your trackpad, allowing you to zoom, scroll left, right, up and down, quick launches for applications, easy switching between screens, full-screen apps, a Mac App Store, a handy Launchpad feature for easy access to your apps, Auto Save and AirDrop - a non-internet way to share files with other devices within 10 feet.
The MacBook Air is incredibly thin and light thanks to its aluminium construction. Measuring just 1.7cm at its deepest point and weighing an astonishing 1.08kg, this laptop is perfect for taking on the road with you.
The latest dual-core Intel Core i5 processor will handle whatever you throw at it, allowing you to multi-task and work on intensive applications without experiencing any lag. Applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker. Send email, write reports, create presentations, touch up photos, edit home movies and all the little (and big) tasks in between.
The 64GB all-flash storage will allow you store your photos, music and personal documents in the one place. Flash storage doesn’t have any moving parts, which means it’s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — qualities that make sense in a laptop tasked with keeping up with you.
Expect to be delighted by the MacBook Air’s beautifully bright LED-backlit widescreen display. It’s 1366 x 768 so you’ll notice the finest of details on web content, movies or when gaming. Experience an immersive entertainment experience thanks to powerful stereo speakers which will get the most from your films, videos and music.
MacBook Air also features Intel’s HD Graphics 3000 processor which includes an on-chip engine for video encoding and decoding. That means you experience video playback and FaceTime calls that are smoother, more responsive and truer to life.
A built-in FaceTime camera will allow you to experience video calling in HD to any other device with FaceTime. This could be another MacBook or to someone’s iPhone 4 when connected to a Wi-Fi signal.
Two USB 2.0 ports will allow you to connect peripheral items such as mice, printers or USB storage devices. The Thunderbolt port allows rapid transferring of files, so you’ll save time when trying to save large files in a hurry. With two 10-Gbps data channels, Thunderbolt lets you transfer data at rates up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Bluetooth 4.0 will allow you to connect to compatible devices within range, sharing libraries and playing media.
The battery life is impressive also, lasting up to 5 hours when connected wirelessly to the web - allowing you to stray from a plug socket to attend meetings or sit in a more comfortable environment.
Despite its size, the MacBook Air still packs a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. And now the keyboard is backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light
With the Mac App Store, getting the apps you want on your Mac has never been easier. No more boxes, no more discs, no more time-consuming installation. Click once to download and install any app on your Mac. But if an app you need isn’t available from the Mac App Store, you can use DVD or CD Sharing. This convenient feature of OS X lets you wirelessly ‘borrow’ the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So, you’ll still be able to install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around.
As with all our laptops and computers, this MacBook Air comes with a 2-year guarantee for your peace of mind.Software Included:
OS X Lion
Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime and more.
OS X Lion includes a built-in set of tools for repairing your Mac in the Recovery HD, a new feature that lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without a physical disc.
Includes iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand
Battery lifeHow long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging Up to 5 hours
BluetoothWireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances Yes - 4.0
Built-in ethernet connectionAllows you to connect to a network Adaptor available seperately
CD/DVD Read & WriteCan play - and normally record to - CDs and DVDs Available seperately
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Dimensions H0.3/1.7 x W30 x D19.2cm
Function High Performance
Graphics cardGenerate the images you see on your computer screen Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics card - video RAMLarger amounts of video RAM are better at displaying fast moving and complex graphics 256MB
Guarantee FREE 1 year guarantee,
Hard driveBuilt-in memory used for storing your audio and video files, etc 64GB of flash storage
Manufacturer's Guarantee 1 years
Memory card slotGreater amount of slots means more variety of card formats can be used No
Model name / number MC968B/A
Multi Touch Pad Yes
Operating systemPrograms that manage the hardware and software of a computer Mac OS X Lion
Processor“Brain” of a computer enabling a program to run Intel Core i5
Processor speedThe faster the processor the quicker your programs will run 1.5GHz
Processor Type Intel Core i5
Screen resolutionPicture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality 1366 x 768
Screen size 11.6"
Stereo speakers Built-in stereo speakers
Touch Screen No
USB portsUniversal Serial Bus- socket for transferring data between electronic devices 2x USB 2.0
Visible screen size (measured diagonally)Diagonal measurement across screen 29.5cm
Built-in Webcam Yes
Wireless networking 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible, Bluetooth 4.0
[ £849.99 ]