MacBook Air 3,1

MacBook Air 3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010) is the subnotebook engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple. It takes the middle between MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. It is the thinnest ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size non-backlit keyboard, 11.6-inch widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and flash storage drive.

MacBook Air 3,1 (11-Inch, Late 2010)

This MacBook Air 3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010) is powered with a dual core ultra-low-voltage 1.4 GHz Air Core 2 Duo (SU9400) and NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor with 256 MB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 2 GB \ 4 GB of RAM, a 64 GB \ 128 GB flash storage. The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1366 x 768 native resolution and a glossy surface.

An optional version includes 1.6 GHz Air Core 2 Duo processor (SU9600).

MacBook Air 3,1 has an inbuilt FaceTime video camera with 720p 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. Two USB 2.0 ports, analog audio out and Mini DisplayPort video out with external 30-inch display support sum up the connectivity options. This model lacks Firewire, Ethernet (with an external adapter available for an extra cost), and optical audio in/out.

Release Date

October 20, 2010.

Specifications

  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz (SU9400) Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 MB on-chip L2 cache  Optional 1.6 GHz (SU9600) Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 MB on-chip L2 cache.
  • Boost Speed: N/A.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Air Core 2 Duo (SL9400) ” Penryn-3M”.
  • Processor upgrade: soldered.
  • Cores: 2.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board RAM: 2 GB \ 4 GB , DDR3 1066 MHz.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Display: Retina 11.6-inch, native 1366 × 768 (16:9). Lower resolutions supported LED-backlit TFT active matrix IPS, 16:10 widescreen, 1280 x 800 pixels max resolution.
  • Webcam: FaceTime 720p resolution.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics with 256 MB of shared DDR3 memory and Micro-DVI output.
  • Storage: 64 GB \128 GB flash storage.
  • Fusion Drive: No.
  • Input\Output: 2 x USB 2.0, analog audio out and Mini DisplayPort video out.
  • Power Connector: MagSafe.
  • Battery: inbuilt lithium-ion polymer, 35-watt-hour.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: inbuilt AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Preinstalled OS: 10.6.4 (10F3061).
  • OS max. upgrade: macOS 10.13 “High Sierra”.
  • Dimensions: .11-.68 x 11.8 x 7.56 inch.
  • Weight: 2.3 lb.

Apple Numbers, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Number: A1370 (EMC 2393).

Apple Part Numbers:

  • MC906LL/A – 1.6 GHz
  • MC505LL/A – 1.4 GHz

Discontinued: July 20, 2011.

Price: $1299.

Features

  • Apple added optional Apple USB Ethernet 100 Mbit adapter.
  • The model was equipped with a flash storage that was a compromise between HDD and SSD. While lacking SSD durability and reliability flash gives an instant access to the system. With a display that small it’s clear MacBook Air was designed with travel needs in mind.

MacBookAir 3,1 Models

MacBook Air (11-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2010)

MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir3,1
Model NumberA1370 (EMC 2393)
Part NumberMC906LL/A
Family11-inch, Late 2010
Released2010
Display Size11.6 inches
Dimensions11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 in
Weight2.3 pounds
Processor1.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage128GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (11-inch, 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Late 2010)

MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir3,1
Model NumberA1370 (EMC 2393)
Part NumberMC505LL/A
Family11-inch, Late 2010
Released2010
Display Size11.6 inches
Dimensions11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 in
Weight2.3 pounds
Processor1.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM2GB
Storage64/128GB SSD
OpticalNone
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Miscellanea

  • MacBook Air 11-inch of late 2010 is meant for instant communication and quick typewriting. It is closer to a 2-in-1 tablet, the non-touch screen the only feature that set it apart.
  • Although the 11-inch MacBook Air is only slightly lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Air, the biggest difference is the footprint which gives each model a distinct category, the 11-inch Air is almost small enough to fit in a space that can hold an iPad.
  • Though the specification says two RAM options (2 GB or 4 GB) and flash storage options (64 GB or 120 GB) MacBook Air 11-inch is not home upgrade friendly. The upgrade was available at a time of purchase.
  • With sizes that small, heating can be a problem. The aluminum casing helps to dissipate the heat into the air, but not much. On the other hand, MacBook Air 11” is not meant for serious processor loading tasks.

Links

How to Upgrade the SSD in a 11-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010) [Video]

Published on May 17, 2013 by the MacSales.com.

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