MacBook Air 6,2

MacBook Air 6,2 (13-inch, Mid 2013 and Early 2014) is the subnotebook, engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple, powered by Haswell 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 6,2 (13-Inch, Mid 2013 and Early 2014)

MacBook Air 6,2 Core i5 1.3 (13-inch, Mid 2013) is powered with a dual Core i5 (4250U) and Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics processor with 384 MB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 4 GB of RAM, a 128/256 GB 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/ac/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. It lacks Firewire, Ethernet (with an external adapter available for an extra cost), and optical audio in/out.

MacBook Air 6,2 Core i7 1.7 (13-inch, Mid 2013) is the build-to-order iteration of the MacBook 6,2 Air Core i5 1.3 (13-inch, Mid 2013) that never made it to the standard configuration. This version has the ultra-thin machined aluminum case with a full-size backlit keyboard, 11.6-inch widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display and solid-state drive. It is powered with a dual Core i7 (4650U) and Intel HD Graphics 5000 integrated graphics processor with 384 MB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 4 GB of RAM, a 128/256 GB flash storage. The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1440 x 900 native resolution and a glossy surface.

MacBook Air 6,2 Core i5 1.4 (13-inch, Early 2014) is another iteration of this model. 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. This model is powered with a dual Core i5 (4260U) and Intel HD Graphics 5000 integrated graphics processor with 1.5 GB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 4 GB of RAM, a 128/256 GB SSD storage. The memory could be upgraded at time of a purchase up to 8 GB, but 4 GB was a standard configuration. The amount of SSD storage installed also determined the price. The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1440 x 900 native resolution and a glossy surface.

MacBook Air 6,2 Core i7 1.7 (13-inch, Early 2014) is powered with a dual Core i7 (4650U) and Intel HD Graphics 5000 integrated graphics processor with 1.5 GB of shared DDR3 memory. It features 4 GB of RAM, a 128/256/512 GB SSD storage. The memory could be upgraded at time of a purchase up to 8 GB, but 4 GB was a standard configuration. The amount of SSD storage installed also determined the price. The widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix display has 1440 x 900 native resolution and a glossy surface.

Release Dates

  • June 10, 2013 (Mid 2013 versions)
  • April 29, 2014 (Early 2014 versions)

Specifications

  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.3 GHz. Iterations: 1.7 GHz; 1.4 GHz.
  • Boost Speed: 2.6 GHz. Iterations: 3.3 GHz; 2.7 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core i5 (3427U) “Ivy Bridge”. Iterations: Core i7 (4650U) “Haswell”; i5 (4260U) “Haswell”.
  • Processor upgrade: soldered.
  • Cores: 2.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board RAM: 4 GB, DDR3 1600 MHz.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Display: 13.3-inch LED-backlit TFT active matrix IPS, 16:10 widescreen, 1440 x 900 pixels max resolution.
  • Webcam: FaceTime 720p resolution.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics with 1.5 GB of shared DDR3 memory.
  • Storage: 128 GB \ 256 GB SSD. Early-2014 version – upgradable to 512GB from 256GB at the time of purchase.
  • 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, 54-watt-hour.
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: inbuilt AirPort Extreme (802.13a/ac/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Preinstalled OS: Mid-2013 – 10.8.4 (12E3067). Early-2014 – 10.9.2 (13C1021).
  • OS max. upgrade: current.
  • Dimensions: .11-.68 x 12.8 x 8.94.
  • Weight: 2.96 lb.

Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model Number: A1466 (EMC 2632).

Apple Parts Numbers:

  • MD760LL/A (configuration 128 GB of flash storage)
  • MD761LL/A (configuration 256 GB of flash storage)

Discontinued:

  • April 29, 2014 – Mid-2013 versions
  • March 9, 2015 – Early-2014 versions

Price:

  • $1099 – 128GB of SSD storage
  • $1299 – 256GB of SSD storage
  • $1249 – CTO / BTO 128GB of SSD storage
  • $1449 – CTO / BTO 256GB of SSD storage
  • $999 – Early 2014 version i5 128GB of flash storage
  • $1199 – Early 2014 version i5 256GB of flash storage
  • $1349 – Early 2014 version i7 256GB of flash storage
  • $1749 – Early 2014 version i7 512GB.

Features

  • Apple stuck to the low resolution to stay with the 16:10 ratio rather than the 16:9. Here MacBook Air (mid-2013) loses to Windows-based laptops of the same price segment which offer 1080p.
  • The downgrade of CPU clock speed has to do with the enhanced battery life up to 10 hours. Now, the clock speed figures don’t mean much in a CPU performance and efficiency. Haswell family is 10% more efficient than the predecessor thanks to the new architecture.

MacBookAir 6,2 Models

MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.7GHz Intel Core i7, Early 2014)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir6,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2632)
Part NumberMF068LL/A
Family13-inch, Early 2014
Released2014
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor1.7Ghz Intel Core i7
RAM4GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.4GHz Intel Core i5, Early 2014)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir6,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2632)
Part NumberMD760LL/B
Family13-inch, Early 2014
Released2014
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor1.4Ghz Intel Core i5
RAM4GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.7GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2013)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir6,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2632)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Mid 2013
Released2013
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor1.7Ghz Intel Core i7
RAM4GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.3GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2013)

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir6,2
Model NumberA1466 (EMC 2632)
Part NumberMD760LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2013
Released2013
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 in
Weight2.96 pounds
Processor1.3Ghz Intel Core i5
RAM4GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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Miscellanea

  • As we mention it above, the MacBook Air 6,2 13-inch (Mid-2013) customized iteration with Intel Core i7 aboard has two storage options: 128 or 256 GB solid-state drive. It’s still a riddle, why Apple never offered it as a standard configuration as it happened to the CTO models of the previous years.
  • Of 4 GB RAM the integrated Intel HD GPU takes 1.5GB, so only 2.5 GB are left available for an end-user.
  • MacBook Air 6,2 13-inch Core i5 1.4 (Early-2014) has no improvements at all save for the faster Haswell CPU with ultra-low TDP. The thermal design power (TDP) or thermal design point, is the maximum amount of heat a CPU or GPU generates. The maximum in its turn is determined by the cooling system power. In a nutshell, this feature means, that the processor is harder to overheat under normal performance and easier to cool by system fans.
  • Intel Core i5 (4260U) processor belongs to Haswell family and supports hyperthreading. Thus, the end-user got two physical cores and two virtual ones.
  • MacBook Air 6,2 13-inch Core i7 1.7 (Early-2014) is also identical to the buid-to-order MacBook Air 6,2 13-inch Core i7 1.7 (mid-2013). Obviously, Apple isn’t too generous when in comes to customizing their products. Both laptops, though with one year between them, run on the same Haswell processor with exactly the same clock speed and overclock speed.
  • PCIe is the Apple proprietary socket for SSD drives, so have it in mind when choosing the SSDs for upgrade. SSD drive is the only home upgradeable part of MacBook Air and an experienced user can easily boost up the storage volume. You can find 1 TB SSD drives in the market nowadays.
  • Solid-State or, as some reviewers put it, flash storage drives are manufactured by Toshiba, Samsung, SunDisk and Micron Technology, that’s why MacBooks Air 6,2 13-inch (Early 2014) yield various results in benchmarks.

Links

  • MacBookAir6,2 Quick Start Guide
  • MacBook Air Manuals: User Guides, Quick Start Guides, Essentials & more
  • MacBook Air Firmware Updates
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Apple MacBook Air 13″ Mid 2013 Review [Video]

Published by MobileTechReview on June 17, 2013

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