The Apple MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.4 11″ (Late 2010) is powered by a 1.4 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (SU9400) with two independent processor “cores” on a single chip with a 3 MB on-chip shared level 2 cache running on a 800 MHz frontside bus.
It features 2 GB of onboard 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (which only could be upgraded to 4 GB at the time of purchase), 64 GB or 128 GB of flash storage, a NVIDIA GeForce 320M “graphics processor with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory”, an integrated “FaceTime” video camera, a non-backlit full-size keyboard (the function keys are smaller, however) and an 11.6″ widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix “glossy” display (1366×768 native resolution) in a razor thin (0.11-0.68 inch), 2.3 pound, aluminum case.
Connectivity includes AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, dual USB 2.0 ports, analog audio out, and video out capabilities (Mini DisplayPort) that support an external 30″ display. It lacks internal Ethernet (an external adapter was available as a US$29 upgrade) and lacks Firewire and optical audio in/out as well.
The MacBook Air “Core 2 Duo” 1.4 11″ (Late 2010) uses a completely new housing compared to earlier MacBook Air models — with an 11.6″ display and an “inertial” multitouch trackpad — but also is notable for internal differences as well. Internally, it has onboard RAM and lacks an optical drive, just like its predecessors, but also has flash storage that is not intended to be upgraded after purchase and multiple internal battery cells that likewise are not designed to be replaced. Apple touts that the flash storage makes it possible for this MacBook Air model to offer “instant on” responsiveness and up to 30 days of standby time as well as a thinner housing and improved battery life.
Introduction Date: October 20, 2010 Discontinued Date: July 20, 2011
Processors: 1 (2 Cores) Architecture: 64-Bit
Geekbench 2 (32): 2024 Geekbench 2 (64): 2244
Geekbench 3 (32): 799 Geekbench 3 (32): 1292
Geekbench 3 (64): 876 Geekbench 3 (64): 1437
Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz Processor Type: Core 2 Duo (SU9400)
Details: The Intel “Core 2 Duo” (SU9400) processor includes two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip.
Also see: How fast are the “Late 2010” MacBook Air models compared to one another and to earlier MacBook Air models? How fast are these models compared to the “Mid-2010″ MacBook and MacBook Pro models?
Turbo Boost: N/A Custom Speeds: 1.6 GHz
Processor Upgrade: Soldered FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 800 MHz Cache Bus Speed: 1.4 GHz (Built-in)
ROM/Firmware Type: EFI EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
L1 Cache: 32k/32k L2/L3 Cache: 3 MB (on chip)
RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM* Min. RAM Speed: 1066 MHz
Details: Shipped standard with 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard.
Standard RAM: 2 GB Maximum RAM: 4 GB*
Details: *2 GB of RAM is onboard in the standard configuration. It could be upgraded at the time of purchase to 4 GB as a US$100 option, it cannot be upgraded later.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Motherboard RAM: 2 GB* RAM Slots: None
Video Card: GeForce 320M VRAM Type: Integrated
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Standard VRAM: 256 MB Maximum VRAM: 256 MB
Built-in Display: 11.6″ Widescreen Native Resolution: 1366×768
Details: 11.6” color widescreen TFT LED-backlit active-matrix “glossy” display with a 1366 by 768 native resolution. Apple reports that it also supports “1344 by 756, 1280 by 720, 1024 by 576 pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio; 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio”.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring 2nd Max. Resolution: 2560×1600
Details: The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560×1600.
Standard Hard Drive: 64 GB, 128 GB SSD Int. HD Interface: Mini SATA (6 Gb/s)
Details: The MC505LL/A configuration has 64 GB of flash storage and the MC506LL/A has 128 GB of flash storage. Neither configuration has a hard drive. The flash storage is not intended to be upgraded after purchase.
Also see: How do you replace or upgrade the storage in the “Late 2010″ MacBook Air models? Is it even possible?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this MacBook Air.
Standard Optical: None* Standard Disk: None
Standard Modem: None Standard Ethernet: None*
Details: *No MacBook Air models have an internal Ethernet port. However, an external Apple 10/100Base-T Ethernet adapter was offered as a US$29 option.
Also see: What official and third-party adapters are available to connect the MacBook Air to wired Ethernet networks?
Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n Standard Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
USB Ports: 2 (2.0) Firewire Ports: None
Expansion Slots: None Expansion Bays: None
Details: No expansion slots or bays provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook Air.
In Ireland, site sponsor SmartSpot sells a number of external expansion options and accessories like cases, cables, SD cards, speakers, and more for this MacBook Air.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external accessories like docks, stands, chargers, cases, security products, and more for this MacBook Air.
Incl. Keyboard: Full-size Incl. Input: Trackpad (Inertial)
Case Type: Notebook Form Factor: MacBook Air 11” Late 2010
Apple Order No: MC505LL/A* Apple Subfamily: Late 2010
Apple Model No: A1370 (EMC 2393) Model ID: MacBookAir3,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers often refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1370 Model Number, the 2393 EMC Number, and the MacBookAir3,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com’s Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 35 W h Li-Poly Battery Life: 5 Hours
Details: Apple reports that this model has a “built-in 35-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery” and the company claims that it can provide up to 5 hours of “wireless productivity.” Apple additionally notes that it provides “up to” 30 days of standby time.
Also see: What is the battery life of the “Late 2010” MacBook Air models in “real-world” usage tests?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells quality batteries for this MacBook Air.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit is a local distributor of OWC batteries for this MacBook Air.
In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells OWC batteries for this MacBook Air.
Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.6.4 (10F3061) Maximum MacOS: Current*
Minimum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)* Maximum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)*
MacOS 9 Support: None Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions: .11-.68 x 11.8 x 7.56 Avg. Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.06 kg)
Original Price (US): US$999, US$1199 Est. Current Retail: US$500-US$600
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).