MacBook Air Core i7 1.8 11-Inch (Mid-2011)

MacBook Air Core i7 1.8 11-inch (mid-2011) is the build-to-order but later standard iteration of MacBook Air Core i5 1.6 11-inch (mid-2011) with top mobile Intel Sandy Bridge. The subnotebook, engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple, is 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 Core i7 1.8 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 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.

MacBook Air Core i5 1.6 11-inch (mid-2011) 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. MacBook Air Core i7 1.8 11-inch (Mid-2011) lacks Firewire, Ethernet (with an external adapter available for an extra cost), and optical audio in/out.


Introduced on: July 20, 2011.

  • Codename: MacBook Air.
  • Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz.
  • Boost Speed: 2.9 GHz.
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Core i7 (2677M) “Sandy Bridge”.
  • Processor upgrade: soldered.
  • Cores: 2.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • On-Board RAM: 4 GB, DDR3 1333 MHz.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Video: 11″ 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: 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 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.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Model No: A1370 (EMC 2471).

Apple Order number: MD214LL/A.

Discontinued: June 11, 2012.

Price: $1349.


  • 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 be like:
    The output will look something like this:
    Color LCD
    LP stands for LG Philips, and LT – for Samsung.


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MacBook Air (Core i5) vs MacBook Pro (Core i7 Quad) 2011. Video uploaded by Unbox Therapy on July 25, 2011


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