MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-Inch (Original, 2008)

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch 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 Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch (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.

MacBook Air Core 2 Duo 1.6 13-inch 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.


Introduced on: January 15, 2008.

  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.6 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.
  • Video: Retina 13.3″ 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: 80 GB PATA HDD.
  • 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.

Problems That 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 reseat 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.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1237 (EMC 2142).

Apple Order number: MB003LL/A.

Discontinued: October 14, 2008.

Price: $1799.


  • 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.


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