MacBook Air 1,1

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch (MacBook Air 1.1 or MacBook Air Original) is the first subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple. It takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch sports an ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor.

MacBook Air 1,1 (Original, 2008)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch is powered with a customized dual core Air Core 2 Duo (P7500) and Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics processor with 144 MB of shared DDR2 memory. It features 2 GB of RAM, an 80 GB hard drive (4200 RPM). The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1280 x 800 native resolution and a glossy surface. This model has an inbuilt iSight video camera with 640 × 480 resolution and two stereo speakers placed under the keyboard for multimedia and AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) port and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for communication. The only USB 2.0 port, analog audio out and micro-DVI video out with external 24″ display support sum up the connectivity options. MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch lacks Firewire, Ethernet (with an external adapter available for an extra cost), and optical audio in/out.

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.8 13-inches (BTO/CTO) is also a built-to-order iteration of MacBook Air 1,1 Core 2 Duo 1.6, which was released the same day. Other than that it’s almost identical to the first subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple that takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina.

Release Date

January 15, 2008.

Specifications

  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz.
  • Boost Speed: 1.8 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Air Core 2 Duo (P7500) “Merom”.
  • Processor upgrade: soldered.
  • Cores: 2.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board RAM: 2 GB, DDR2 667 MHz.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Display: Retina 13.3-inch LED-backlit TFT active matrix IPS, 16:10 widescreen, 1280 x 800 pixels max resolution.
  • Webcam: iSight, 640 × 480 resolution.
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X3100 graphics with 144 MB of shared DDR2 memory and Micro-DVI output.
  • Storage: 80GB PATA HDD; 64GB ATA SSD.
  • Fusion Drive: No.
  • Input\Output: USB 2.0, analog audio out and micro-DVI video out.
  • Power Connector: MagSafe.
  • Battery: inbuilt lithium-ion polymer, 37-watt-hour.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: inbuilt AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Preinstalled OS: 10.5.1 (9B2324).
  • OS max. upgrade: X 10.7.5.
  • Dimensions: .16-.76 x 12.8 x 8.94 inch.
  • Weight: 3 lb.

Discontinuation, Price

Discontinued: October 14, 2008.
Original Price: $1799.

Features

  • The model was equipped with a Micro-DVI video port, and Apple included DVI-D/VGA adapter included.
  • For Apple branded SSDs Apple chose non-TRIM controllers. With TRIM controller an operating system informs a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped off. For the third-party SSD you have to turn the TRIM feature on but be aware that thus you lose Apple’s warranty.

MacBookAir 1,1 Models

MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Original 2008)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Original 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir1,1
Model NumberA1237 (EMC 2142)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Original 2008
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.76 in
Weight3.0 pounds
Processor1.8Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage64GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Original 2008)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Original 2008)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir1,1
Model NumberA1237 (EMC 2142)
Part NumberMB003LL/A
Family13-inch, Original 2008
Released2008
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.76 in
Weight3.0 pounds
Processor1.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage80GB HDD
OpticalNone
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Problems That Could Prevent You from Using MacBook Air

If your MacBook Air doesn’t respond or the pointer doesn’t move: An application might “freeze” on the screen. Mac OS X provides a way to quit a frozen application without restarting the device.

To force an application to quit:

  1. Press Command – Option-Esc or choose Apple Menu > Force Quit from the menu bar.
  2. When the Force Quit Applications dialog appears with the application selected, click Force Quit, and the application quits, leaving all other applications open. (If you need to, you can also relaunch the Finder from this dialog).
  3. Next, save your work in any open applications and restart the computer to make sure the problem is entirely cleared up.

If the problem occurs frequently, choose Help > Mac Help from the menu bar at the top of the screen. Search for the word “freeze” to get help for instances when the computer freezes or doesn’t respond.

If the problem occurs only when you use a particular application, check with the application’s manufacturer to see if it is compatible with your computer. If you know an application is compatible, you might need to reinstall your computer’s system software.

If your MacBook Air freezes during startup, or you see a flashing question mark, or the display is dark and the sleep indicator light is glowing steadily (not in sleep). The flashing question mark usually means that the computer can’t find the system software on the hard disk or on any disks attached to the computer:

  • Wait a minute or two. If the computer still doesn’t start up, shut it down by pressing and holding the power button for about ten seconds. Disconnect all external peripherals and try restarting by pressing the power button while holding down the Option key. When your computer starts up, click the hard disk icon, and then click the right arrow. After the computer starts up, open System Preferences and click Startup Disk. Select a local Mac OS X System folder.
  • If that doesn’t work, try using Disk Utility to repair the disk.

If your MacBook Air doesn’t turn on or start up, you can try the following suggestions in order until your computer turns on:

  • Make sure the power adapter is plugged into the computer and into a functioning power outlet. Be sure to use the 45W MagSafe Power Adapter that came with your MacBook Air. If the power adapter stops charging and you don’t see the indicator light on the power adapter turn on when you plug in the power cord, try unplugging
    and replugging the power cord to reset it.
  • Check whether the battery needs to be recharged. If the light on the power adapter glows amber, the battery is charging.
  • If the problem persists, return the computer to its factory settings (while still preserving your files) by pressing the left Shift key, left Option key, left Control key, and the power button simultaneously for five seconds until the computer restarts.
  • If the problem still persists, press and release the power button and immediately hold down the Command, Option, P, and R keys simultaneously until you hear the startup sound a second time. This resets the parameter RAM (PRAM).
  • If you still can’t start up your MacBook Air contact Apple for service.

Miscellanea

  • Released as a premium ultra-portable device, MacBook Air soon downgraded to entry-level Apple laptop due to discontinuation in 2011.
  • MacBook Air was designed with portability and mobility in mind and lacks many features of elder notebook ‘siblings’. It connects on-line through Wi-Fi only and has no drives or card readers installed.
  • Build-to-order means that you order the build from Apple and wait for it to arrive from Apple factories, where customized systems are being assembled from barebones. Apple has a considerate number of these stored. When the order is placed, the barebone goes to assembly line.

Links

MacBook 13.3″ Early 2008 Unboxing & Setup [Video]

Published on October 18, 2013 by the TechMaster.

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