2014 Apple MacBook Air Laptops

Apple MacBook Air 2014 Release

The release of the MacBook Air in 2014 was a significant step toward increasing the ease of use and portability for laptops. With its small size and powerful Intel processor, it offers an impressive display and a battery life that can last for half a day without having to find a place to plug in. This makes it easier for you to focus on being able to keep up with your daily life.

What are some features of the MacBook Air 2014?

The MacBook Air offers a wide variety of features to meet your computing needs both at home and on the go. If you need to hit the road with your MacBook in tow, the battery can keep it going for up to 12 hours under regular use. Here are some other specs for this MacBook:

  • Backlit LED 13.3-inch display: Supports several different screen resolutions. The native resolution is 1440 by 900, and both 16:10 and 4:3 aspect ratios are supported for certain resolutions.
  • Configurable SSD: The hard drive comes standard with either 128GB or 256GB of SSD storage, but this is configurable up to 512GB using PCIe-based flash memory drives.
  • Intel processor: The computer comes standard with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, which supports Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz for faster computing under heavy stress. The processor can be swapped out for up to a 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor that supports Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz and comes with 4MB of shared L3 cache.
  • RAM: Comes standard with 4GB of RAM rated at 1,600 MHz and can be expanded up to 8GB for greater multitasking capabilities.
  • Ports: The computer has several ports available to connect numerous peripherals. Included are a headphone jack, double microphone ports, two USB 3 ports, and a specialized Thunderbolt port for high-speed file transfer and charging capabilities. Also available is an SD card slot for connecting an SDXC card directly to the computer.
What does Retina Display mean?

Retina Display is a feature that means the pixel density on the screen is so high, often over 300 pixels per inch, that the human eye is not able to individually distinguish the pixels. This creates a visually smooth, clean image.

What is a Thunderbolt port?

The Thunderbolt port is a special port that enables connection of computer peripherals that support this standard. The benefits of this type of port are twofold. This port is able to transfer files and other data at high speeds. The speeds reach as high as 10 gigabits per second, which is double the speed of standard USB 3 ports. This means that large files like HD movies or tens of thousands of photos can be copied in mere minutes. Besides the blazing speed of data transfer, you are also able to charge devices while using the port, negating the need for a separate power cord while using these peripherals with your MacBook.

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