Tablets, smartphones, laptops, notebooks, cameras………and much more, everyday lots of new devices are being launched. The list is just endless. Today, we can’t even imagine our lives without these gadgets. When we plan to buy any of these devices, we get confused sometimes, as so many brands are there with various attractive features and prices. We find ourselves unable to understand which device to buy. If you are planning to buy a 2012 MacBook Air notebook, you should get detailed information about the features of the gadget. Before buying 2012 MacBook Air, you should consider the following features of the device.
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The new MacBook Air is a razor thin (0.11-0.68 inch) device that weighs 2.96 pound and comes in an aluminum case with an integrated “FaceTime” video camera. It sports a backlit full-size keyboard and has an 11 inch (or 13 inch) widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix “glossy” display with 1440 x 900 native resolution.
Processor and Memory:
The device is powered by an Ivy Bridge Corei5 (or Corei7) processor with Intel HD graphics 4000. The earlier version used a Sandy bridge processor. After the CPU, memory is one of the most important features that you should count on. In the MacBook Air 2012, RAM has been also doubled, from 2GB on the base model to 4GB. Also the 4GB maximum variant has been raised to 8GB. The DDR3 RAM is a little faster, 1333 MHz to 1600 MHz. Just like its temporary memory, the maximum permanent storage capacity of the 2012 MacBook Air has been doubled from 256GB to 512GB.
Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, dual USB 3.0 ports and an analog audio out as well as an SDXC card slot. A “Thunderbolt” port which is backwards compatible with Mini Display Port is also available. Thunderbolt supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions. It does not support internal Ethernet and lacks Firewire and optical audio in/out as well. The previous MacBook carried USB 2.0 ports.
It is one of the most important aspects that anyone would consider before buying any such device. The previous Mac book was priced $999 for the 11 inch variant and $1299 for the 13 inch variant. The 2012 MacBook Air has the same price for the 11 inch screen while you will be happy to know that there is a $100 cut off for the 13 inch variant. The 13 inch 2012 MacBook Air with more advanced features has been priced $1199 only.