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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 16GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
Has a Front Camera
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it. Most MacBooks that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
802.11b WiFi Standard
The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has an 802.11b WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of this type and age is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
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At only 1.4 kilograms, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012. The lightest portable PC of this age and type is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.8kg.
The shallowest laptop that has been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is 7.5" deep, the deepest is 9.9", and the average depth is 9.5". With a depth of only 8.94 inches, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is one of the shallower notebook PCs of this spec and age amongst MacBooks of this age.
Across all the MacBooks that have been available for more than two years the widths range from 11" to 15", and the average width is 14". The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 is one of the narrower MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 (only 12.8 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.
12 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the MacBook Air Mid 2012 which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago. The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.
With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.8 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.
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Very Small Internal Memory
The internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Laptops that were launched more than two years ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.6GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz. At only 2.8 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
The heights of laptops of a similar type and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 13mm to 25mm. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012, the MacBook Air Mid 2012's height of 24.1 millimeters is one of the thickest.
Very Small Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 76Wh. At only 50 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
Very Small L3 Cache
The average L3 cache of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is 4.6MB, and the L3 caches range from 3MB to 8MB. The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small L3 cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Very Small Flash Memory
With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller flash memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The flash memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 120GB to 770GB.
5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012
Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most MacBooks that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
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Average Battery Life
With a battery life of 7 hours, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Open GL Graphics Adapter
2560 x 1600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Ambient Light Sensor
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
IPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Safari, iCal, Time Machine, FaceTime
Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Game Center, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Front
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 4500
0 - 3000
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-24 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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