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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Differences between the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models and the "Mid-2012"

What are all the differences between the "Mid-2013" MacBook Air models and the "Mid-2012" MacBook Air models that they replaced?

MacBook  Air 13-Inch model also has major improvements in architecture, memory, graphics, connectivity, and battery life, and is offered at lower prices:

Mid-2012 13"

Mid-2013 13"
Processor Speed:1.8 GHz*1.3 GHz**
Processor Type:Core i5 (I5-3427U)*Core i5 (I5-4250U)**
Turbo Boost:2.8 GHz*2.6 GHz**
L2/L3 Cache:256k x2, 3 MB*256k x2, 3 MB**
System Bus:5 GT/s (DMI)OPI
Standard RAM:4 GB4 GB
Maximum RAM:8 GB†8 GB†
Onboard RAM Type:1600 MHz DDR3L1600 MHz LPDDR3
Internal Storage:128 GB, 256 GB128 GB, 256 GB
Storage Type:Blade SSD (6 Gb/s SATA)Blade SSD (PCIe)
Video Processor:HD Graphics 4000HD Graphics 5000
Video Memory (Shared):384 MB-512 MB1 GB
SD Card Slot:YesYes
Display Size:13.3" Widescreen13.3" Widescreen
Display Resolution:1440x9001440x900
Battery Life:7 Hours10-12 Hours
Battery Capacity:50 Watt-Hours54 Watt-Hours
Dimensions:.11-.68 x 12.8 x 8.94.11-.68 x 12.8 x 8.94
Weight:2.96 Pounds2.96 Pounds
Order Numbers:MD231LL/A, MD232LL/AMD760LL/A, MD761LL/A
EMC Number:25592632
Model Identifier:MacBookAir5,2MacBookAir6,2
Intro Price:US$1199, US$1499US$1099, US$1299
* A 2.0 GHz Core i7 (I7-3667U) processor also was available via custom order for the 13-Inch MD232LL/A configuration (which has 256 GB of flash storage by default) as a US$100 upgrade. also has documented this BTO/CTO configuration as its own model.
** A 1.7 GHz Core i7 (I7-4650U) processor is available via custom order as a US$150 upgrade. also has documented this BTO/CTO configuration as its own model.
† Note that RAM is soldered in place in all models and cannot be upgraded after purchase.

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