MacBook Air (Late 2008)

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MacBook Air (Late 2008)

MacBook Air (Late 2008)
Device type MacBook Air
Model identifier MacBookAir2,1
Release year 2008
Processor Intel Core2 Duo 1.6-1.8 GHz
Display 13.3"

Architecture detail:

  • CPU: 64-bit
  • EFI ROM: 64-bit

OS support:

  • Shipped: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.5
  • Maximum: Current OS X
  • Windows: XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit only)

Essentially a slight bump of the original model, the Late 2008 Air at first glance offered little in the way of improvement save for an improved chipset and larger hard drives—now selectable between a 120 GB mechanical hard disk and a 128 GB SSD.

Internally, though, the NVIDIA chipset gave Apple much-needed access to faster buses, swapping out PATA for SATA and DDR2 for DDR3.

The base price was the same, but the SSD upgrade was reduced in price by roughly US$500.

This Air model is the earliest usable for Mountain Lion

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