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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) - Technical Specifications

Display

  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  • Supported resolutions:
    1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio and 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio

Storage1

  • 128GB flash storage
  • 256GB flash storage
    Configurable to 512GB flash storage.

Processor

  • 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
    Configurable to 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

Memory

  • 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
    Configurable to 8GB.

Size and Weight

  • Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
  • Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)
  • Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
  • Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)2

Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
  • Thunderbolt digital video output
    • Native Mini DisplayPort output
    • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
    • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    • HDMI audio and video output using third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (sold separately)

Camera

  • 720p FaceTime HD camera

Connections and Expansion

  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • SDXC card slot

Wireless

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Audio

  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
  • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone

Keyboard and Trackpad

  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Battery and Power4

  • Up to 12 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days standby time
  • Built-in 54-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-25° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Included Software

  • OS X Mountain Lion
    Includes Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Game Center, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter and Facebook integration, and more. Learn more about OS X Mountain Lion
  • iLife
    Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Learn more about iLife

Limited Warranty and Service

Your MacBook Air comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.

In the Box

  • MacBook Air
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Configure to Order

Configure your MacBook Air to order with these options, only at the Apple Online Store:

  • 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
  • 8GB memory upgrade
  • 512GB of flash storage

MacBook Air and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free5
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 5.2 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold6

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.

Acoustic Performance

DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

  Sound Power Level
LWAd (B)
1 B = 10 dB
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
LpAm (dB)
Idle 2.6 5
Hard drive accessing N/A N/A
CD drive accessing N/A N/A
  1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
  2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).

Available Accessories

Mac Software

Displays and Adapters

AirPort and Wireless

Other Accessories


  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. Based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply.
  4. Testing conducted by Apple in May 2013 using preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Air units and preproduction 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 11-inch MacBook Air units. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The HD movie playback test measures battery life by playing back HD 720p content with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75%. The standby test measures battery life by allowing a system, connected to a wireless network, to enter standby mode with Safari and Mail applications launched and all system settings left at default. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  5. PVC-free AC power cord available in all regions except India and South Korea.
  6. MacBook Air achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.
Last Modified: Jun 18, 2014
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