MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015) - Technical Specifications

Display

  • 11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
  • Supported resolutions: 1366 by 768 (native), 1344 by 756, and 1280 by 720 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720 and 1024 by 640 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768 and 800 by 600 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio

Storage1

  • 128GB
    128GB PCIe-based flash storage
  • 256GB
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage
    Configurable to 512GB flash storage.

Processor

  • 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
    Configurable to 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache.

Memory

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

Battery and Power 2

  • Up to 9 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days standby time
  • Built‑in 38‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port

Size and Weight

  • Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
  • Width: 11.8 inches (30 cm)
  • Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm)
  • Weight: 2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)3

Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840 by 2160 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

Charging and Expansion

  • Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt 2 port (up to 20 Gbps)
  • MagSafe 2 power port

Wireless

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

Audio

  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 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

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

Operating System

OS X El Capitan
Engineered to take full advantage of your Mac hardware, OS X El Capitan is designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It comes with an amazing collection of apps you'll use — and love — every day. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together. Learn more

Built-in Apps4

  • Photos
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • FaceTime
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • App Store
  • iTunes
  • iBooks
  • Maps
  • Contacts
  • Reminders

Learn more

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.

Acoustic Performance

Declared noise emission values in accordance with ECMA-109

  Sound Power Level
LWA,m (B)
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
LpA,m (dB)
Idle 1.25 (KV=0.25) 3.5
Wireless web 1.25 (KV=0.25) 3.5
  1. LWA,m is the mean A-weighted sound power level, rounded to the nearest 0.05 B.
  2. LpA,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest 0.5 dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel)
  4. KV is the statistical adder for computing upper-limit of A-weighted sound power level.
  5. The quantity, LWA,c (formerly called LWAd) may be computed from the sum of LWA,m and KV.
  6. The Wireless web test browses 25 popular websites.
  7. Configuration tested: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB memory, 256GB storage, Intel HD Graphics 6000.

In the Box

  • MacBook Air
  • Power adapter
  • AC wall plug
  • Power cord

Configure to Order

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

  • 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
  • 8GB memory upgrade
  • 512GB of PCIe-based 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 environmental impact:

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free5
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 6.1 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.

Accessories

Mac Software

  • Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro X

Displays and Adapters

  • Apple Thunderbolt Display
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual‑Link DVI Adapter
  • MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

AirPort and Wireless

  • AirPort Express
  • AirPort Extreme
  • AirPort Time Capsule

Other Accessories

  • Apple USB SuperDrive
  • Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
  • Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • AppleCare Protection Plan

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2015 using preproduction 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5–based 13-inch MacBook Air units and preproduction 1.6GHz 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 1080p 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 and signed in to an iCloud account, 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.
  3. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  4. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the Mac App Store for qualifying Mac computers purchased on or after October 1, 2013. OS X Yosemite or later required. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID.
  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.
Published Date: May 23, 2016