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The MacBook Air is a line of Macintosh subnotebook computers developed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It consists of a full-size keyboard, a machined aluminum case, and a thin light structure. The Air is available with a screen size of 13.3in , with different specifications produced by Apple, and as of 2011, all models use solid-state drive storage and Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs. A MacBook Air with an 11.6in screen was made available in 2010 and was discontinued on October 27, 2016.

MacBook Air
A mid-2012 Macbook Air placed on a slight angle, with its gloss screen showcasing a nebula.
The mid-2012 13.3 MacBook Air model
Also known as Mac Air
Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Apple Inc.
Product family
Type Subnotebook
Generation 5
Release date
  • January 29, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-01-29) (Original)
  • March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09) (Current)
Retail availability January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29)
Discontinued October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) (11" model)
Operating system macOS
Sound Internal speakers and microphone
Power 45 MagSafe2 AC
Related articles
Website macair.apple.com

The MacBook Air is a line of Macintosh subnotebook computers developed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It consists of a full-size keyboard, a machined aluminum case, and a thin light structure. The Air is available with a screen size of (measured diagonally) 13.3in (29.46 cm), with different specifications produced by Apple, and as of 2011, all models use solid-state drive storage and Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs. A MacBook Air with an 11.6in (23.78 cm) screen was made available in 2010 and was discontinued on October 27, 2016.

In the current product line, the MacBook Air sits below the performance-range of the MacBook Pro and compared to the MacBook Retina, its features reflect different priorities. The Air was originally released as a premium ultraportable positioned above the previous MacBook. Since then, the Air has become Apple's entry-level laptop due to the MacBook's discontinuation in 2011, as well as lowered prices on subsequent iterations.

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