MacBook Air 5,2

MacBook Air 5,2 (13-inch, Mid 2012) is the subnotebook, engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple, powered by Ivy Bridge processors family. It is the ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard, 13.3 inch widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and solid-state drive.

MacBook Air 5,2 (13-Inch, Mid 2012)

MacBook Air 5,2 13-inch Core i5 1.8 GHz (Mid 2012) is powered with a dual Core i5 (3427U) and Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics processor with 384 MB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 4GB of RAM, a 128GB/256GB flash storage. The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1440 x 900 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 3.0 ports, analog audio out, an SDXC card slot and Thunderbolt video\audio out with external display support sum up the connectivity options. The model, however, lacks Firewire, Ethernet (with an external adapter available for an extra cost), and optical audio in/out.

Introduced the same date, MacBook Air 5,2 13-inch Core i7 2.0 (Mid-2012) is the build-to-order (optional) but later standard iteration of MacBook Air 5,2 13-inch Core i5 1.8 (Mid-2012). It is powered by Ivy Bridge top i7 processor. This model has the ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard, 13.3-inch widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and solid-state drive.

MacBook Air 5,2 13-inch Core i5 1.7 GHz (Mid-2012, Education Only) is the education only iteration of this MacBook Air model. With slower processor and cut back storage aboard, this version was available for educational institutions only at a reasonably low price. It is the ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard, 13.3-inch widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and flash storage drive.

Release Dates

  • June 11, 2012
  • July 20, 2012 (Education Only version)

Specifications

  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.8GHz (optional and later standard 2.0 GHz). 1.7GHz (education only version)”.
  • Boost Speed: 2.3 GHz (3.2 GHz for 3667U processor).
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core i5 (3427U) “Ivy Bridge”. Core i7 (3667U), Core i5 (3317U).
  • Processor upgrade: soldered.
  • Cores: 2.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board RAM: 4 GB / 8GB, DDR3 1600 MHz.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Display: 13.3 inches LED-backlit TFT active matrix IPS, 16:10 widescreen, 1440 x 900 pixels max resolution.
  • Webcam: FaceTime 720p resolution.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics with 384 MB of shared DDR3 memory.
  • Storage: 128GB / 256 / 512GB SSD.
  • Fusion Drive: No.
  • Input\Output: 2 x USB 3.0, analog audio out, SDXS card slot and Thunderbolt.
  • Power Connector: MagSafe 2.
  • Battery: inbuilt lithium-ion polymer, 50-watt-hour.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: inbuilt AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Preinstalled OS: 10.7.4 (11E2520).
  • OS max. upgrade: current.
  • Dimensions: .11-.68 x 12.8 x 8.94
  • Weight: 2.96 lb.

Apple Numbers, Discontinuation, Prices

Apple Model Number: A1466 (EMC 2559).

Apple Part Numbers:

  • MD231LL/A -1.8 GHz
  • MD232LL/A – 2.0 GHz
  • MD628LL/A – 1.7 GHz Education Only version

Discontinued: June 10, 2013.

Price:

  • $1199 – 128GB
  • $1499 – 256GB
  • $1599 – 512GB.
  • $999 – Education only version

Features

  • MacBook Air 5,2 13-inch Core i7 processor (Mid 2012) sports a new asymmetrical fan. The gaps between blades vary from 3.6 mm to 2.8 mm. The fan blades, arranged in “asymmetrical” pattern, disperse sound across a wide range of frequencies, thus making fan noise “hardly perceivable.” In fact, this  model features the top choice of the line, but the heat sink is too small for the processor of this class. Asymmetrical fan or no asymmetrical fan, overheating might present an issue here.
  • Intel HD 4000 graphic co-processor can be compared to AMD Radeon HD 6620G integrated video.
  • U in the processor’s title stands for ultra. The processor belongs to the ULV – ultra-low-voltage – processors class. It consumes less energy and is ‘colder’ than its predecessor.

MacBookAir 5,2 Models

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2.0GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2012)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir5,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2559)
Part NumberMD846LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2012
Released2012
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor2.0Ghz Intel Core i7
RAM4/8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2012)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir5,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2559)
Part NumberMD231LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2012
Released2012
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor1.8Ghz Intel Core i5
RAM4GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.7GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2012/Edu Only)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir5,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2559)
Part NumberMD628LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2012/Edu Only
Released2012
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor1.7Ghz Intel Core i5
RAM4GB
Storage64GB SSD
OpticalNone
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Miscellanea

  • The top configuration with 256 GB storage could be enhanced up to 512 GB at a time of purchase, as well as the RAM capacity – up to 8 GB. But while memory is non-upgradeable (as there’s only one memory slot onboard and the memory is soldered), the storage is not. And an end-user can change the storage drive at home.
  • The hardware layout is the same as in models of 2011 and 2010. Due to the fact, spare parts and batteries from 2011 and 2010 models can be used in repair.
  • The new MagSafe 2 connector was much thinner and wider than its predecessor. A $10 MagSafe 2 adapter was available for an extra price from Apple.

Links

MacBook Air 13-inch Mid 2012 Review [Video]

Video uploaded by Unbox Therapy on June 15, 2012

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