MacBook Air 4,1

MacBook Air 4,1 11-inch 1.6 GHz (Mid-2011) is the subnotebook, engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple, and it’s the compromise MacBook Pro and MacBook Retina. It is the ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard, 11.6-inch widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and flash storage drive.

MacBook Air 4,1 (11-Inch, Mid 2011)

MacBook Air Core i5 1.6 (11-inch, Mid 2011) is powered with a dual Core i7 (2677M) and Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated graphics processor with 256 MB or 384 MB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 2/4 GB of RAM, a 128 GB /256 GB flash storage. The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1366 x 768 native resolution and a glossy surface.

This model 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 4.0 for communication. Two USB 2.0 ports, analog audio out and Thunderbolt video\audio out with external display support (the resolution of the display supported is 2560 x 1600) sum up the connectivity options. Both the versions of the MacBook Air 4,1 lack Firewire, Ethernet (with an external adapter available for an extra cost), and optical audio in/out.

MacBook Air 4,1 11-inch Core i5 1.8 (Mid-2011) is the build-to-order but later standard iteration of MacBook Air 4,1 Core i5 1.6 (Mid-2011) with top mobile Intel Sandy Bridge.

Release Date

Introduced on: July 20, 2011.


  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz and optional (later standard) 1.8 GHz.
  • Boost Speed: 2.3 GHz (1.6 GHZ processor speed version) or 2.9 GHz (1.8 GHz processor speed version).
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core i5 (2467M) “Sandy Bridge”.
  • Processor upgrade: soldered.
  • Cores: 2.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board RAM: 2GB / 4GB, DDR3 1333 MHz.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Display: 11-inch LED-backlit TFT active matrix IPS, 16:10 widescreen, 1280 x 800 pixels max resolution.
  • Webcam: FaceTime 720p resolution.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics with 256 MB \ 384 MB of shared DDR3 memory
  • Storage: 64 / 128 GB / 256 GB flash storage.
  • Fusion Drive: No.
  • Input\Output: 2 x USB 2.0, analog audio out and Thunderbolt.
  • 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, Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Preinstalled OS: 10.7 (11A2063).
  • OS max. upgrade: current.
  • Dimensions: .11-.68 x 11.8 x 7.56 inch.
  • Weight: 2.38 lb.

Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model Number: A1370 (EMC 2471).

Apple Part Numbers:

  • MC968LL/A – 1.6 GHz
  • MD214LL/A – 1.8 GHz

Discontinued: June 11, 2012.

Initial Price:

  • $999 – 2GB (64 GB of storage)
  • $1199 – 4GB (128 GB of storage)
  • $1349 – 8GB (256 GB of storage)


  • There are two iterations of MacBook Air Core i5 1.6 11 inch (Mid-2011) which vary according to their storage and RAM capacity. The keyboard became backlit again but the display remained glossy.
  • The top feature of Sandy Bridge is that the chip tries to boost up to its max speed under a heavy workload. It actually allows the chip to exceed the max value for a short duration.
  • The MacBook Aire 11-inch (Mid-2011) is equipped with 1.6 GHz (i5-2467M) dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3 MB shared L3 cache. The higher-end 11-inch version has an optional 1.8 GHz (i7-2677M) dual-core Intel Core i7 with 4 MB shared L3 cache

MacBookAir 4,1 Models

MacBook Air (11-inch, 1.8GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2011)

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir4,1
Model NumberA1370 (EMC 2471)
Part NumberMD214LL/A
Family11-inch, Mid 2011
Display Size11.6 inches
Dimensions11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 in
Weight2.38 pounds
Processor1.8Ghz Intel Core i7
Storage128GB SSD
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MacBook Air (11-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2011)

MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir4,1
Model NumberA1370 (EMC 2471)
Part NumberMC968LL/A
Family11-inch, Mid 2011
Display Size11.6 inches
Dimensions11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 in
Weight2.38 pounds
Processor1.6Ghz Intel Core i5
Storage64/128GB SSD
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As Cinebench benchmark tells, MacBook Air Core i5 1.6 11 inches (Mid-2011) is 7.7% faster than its’ predecessor due to Sandy Bridge Intel processor and Intel integrated graphics. It’s also a bit heavier.

MacBooks Airs of 2011 were shipped with two panels: either Samsung or LG Philips, the latter being a tad dimmer than the former. To know which panel you have, open up terminal and execute this string: ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed “/[^<]*</s///” | xxd -p -r | strings -6.

The output will look something like this: LP116WH4-TJA3; Color LCD; LP stands for LG Philips, and LT – for Samsung.


  • MacBookAir4,1 User Guide
  • MacBook Air Manuals: User Guides, Quick Start Guides, Essentials & more
  • MacBook Air Firmware Updates
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MacBook Air (Core i5) vs MacBook Pro (Core i7 Quad) 2011 [Video]

Video uploaded by Unbox Therapy on July 25, 2011


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