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Apple MacBook Air 13.3" A1466 Intel i7-5650U 2.20GHz Processor 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Webcam Mac OS Big Sur

Apple MacBook Air 13.3
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[£499.96 ex VAT]
[£599.95 inc VAT]
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item # 431530
mfr's model # MJVE2LL/A
Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1
Warranty: 12 Months warranty
  • What It Does
  • Specifications
  • Our Specialist View

Key Features
  • 13.3" HD LED Backlit Screen
  • Intel Core i7 5th Gen Dual Core Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • HD Webcam
  • WiFi
  • Mac OS Big Sur Preinstalled

Unbelievably thin and light, the 13.3" MacBook Air is a portable yet powerful portable computer.
 
Made from lightweight aluminium, it features a whole host of great connectivity options, including USB 3.0 and a lighting fast Thunderbolt 2 port.
 
Tough, slim and very portable - the MacBook Air is your perfect partner for work, rest or play.
 
Thin, Light and Durable
 
Incredibly thin and light, MacBook Air 13" measures just 1.7cm at its deepest point and weighs an astonishing 1.35kg making it ideal to take with you.
 
The amazing portability of this machine is helped by the 256GB PCIe-based SSD. It doesn’t have any moving parts, which means it’s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — qualities that make sense in a laptop tasked with keeping up with you.
 
Despite its size, MacBook Air packs a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. It’s also backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light.
 
Intel Core i7 Processing

The Intel Core i7 5th Gen Dual Core processor will handle whatever you throw at it, allowing you to multi-task and work on intensive applications without experiencing any lag.
 
Applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker.
 
Send email, write reports, create presentations, touch up photos, edit home movies and all the little (and big) tasks in between.
 
The i7 uses the Intel HD Graphics 6000 GPU to ensure visuals are smooth whether you’re playing a game, watching a video or editing a photo.
 
All-Day Battery
 
MacBook Air features a large battery that works with the power-efficient fifth generation Intel Core processor to last all day.
 
You can expect up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge when surfing the web or watching films from iTunes.
 
MacBook Air will also preserve its own battery life by entering standby mode after it’s been asleep for more than three hours, helping to conserve battery life for up to 30 days.
 
You can even continue to receive new emails and calendar invitations while your MacBook’s asleep by enabling Power Nap.
 
(Note: Battery performance figures from new, actual performance may be less)
 
Faster Connections
 
With 802.11ac Wi-Fi you’ll be able to connect to an 802.11ac router and experience wireless performance that’s up to 3 times faster than previous generations.
 
Bluetooth 4.0 will allow you to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices like speakers, headphones and other computers to stream and share files without wires.
 
Two USB 3.0 ports will allow you to connect peripheral items such as mice, printers or USB storage devices, and transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0 with compatible devices.
 
The Thunderbolt 2 port allows rapid transferring of files, so you’ll save time when trying to save large files in a hurry, delivering transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps.
 
Visual Communications
 
The screen on the MacBook Air is amazingly thin - just 4.86mm - but still manages to stand out, with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels and LED backlighting ensuring that colours are bright and vibrant from edge to edge.
 
The widescreen 720p FaceTime camera will let your friends and family see more of you in video calls and ensure that groups can fit into a picture without having to crowd around the display.
 
The dual microphones reduce background noise from behind the mics, so your speech will be as clear as your face.

Hard Drive Type PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) 
 
Hard Drive Capacity 256GB 
 
Colour Silver 
 
Screen Size (in) 13.3
 
Screen Type LED Backlit Widescreen 1440 x 900 
 
Graphics Type Shared 
 
Graphics Chipset Intel HD 6000
 
Processor Intel Core i7-5650U 2.20GHz Dual Core (Turbo Boost Frequency 3.10GHz) 
 
Card Reader Type SDXC 
 
Memory (RAM) 8GB DDR3 (Max 8GB, 2 Slots)
 
Optical Drive No
 
Operating System OS 11 Big Sur Preinstalled
 
Wireless Built-in Yes
 
Bluetooth 4.0
 
Ports SDXC Card Slot x 1, USB 3.0 x 2, Thunderbolt x 1, Headphone Jack x 1
 
Built-in Webcam FaceTime HD Camera
 
Keyboard Language UK US International (Keyboard displays both £ & $ symbols) 
 
Dimensions  0.27-1.72 x 32.51 x 22.78 cm 
 
Weight 1.35 kg
 
Release Date Early 2015

Our Specialist view of the Apple MacBook Air A1466

The Spec:

Apples crazily thin and light MacBook Air has a 5th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB Solid State Drive. The 13.3” HD screen is surrounded by a thin chassis. This early 2015 model comes equipped with a FaceTime HD webcam and the latest Mac OS Big Sur preloaded so you don’t have to worry about installing the latest updates yourself.

The Good Bits:

It’s so so light and thin Apple really are spot on with the name. It’s impressive how Apple have managed to fit this excellent spec in to a chassis that is 1.72 cm at its thickest point and weighs less than 1.4 kg. All this and it still houses a 13.3” screen. The build quality is also excellent, which doesn’t come as a surprise as Apple tech is built to last.

The Not So Good Bits:

The MacBook Air is a very good spec laptop but as with most Apple products there are always some limitations. While it’s probably minor, the lack of an optical drive can be an issue. We found ourselves having to use an external drive if we wanted to load any older software that isn’t available to download online. This brings us on to the second drawback, the lack of ports. With only 2 x USB 3.0, using 1 for an external optical drive leaves 1 spare, which if you have multiple peripherals can be a problem. It also lacks a VGA or HDMI or similar port to connect to an external display. Instead Apple requires you to use a Thunderbolt adapter for this. While this isn’t a huge problem, it does mean extra expensive and having to carry around additional cables/adapters. Looking for a slightly newer MacBook Air, check out our refurbished MacBook Air 2017.


The Design:

Apple products look and feel great and the MacBook Air A1466 is no different. The lightweight aluminium chassis and thin profile only enhance the premium feel to this laptop. The backlit keyboard is a great feature that really helps in low light. The Apple logo on the back of the lid also lights up when in use, and while this isn’t a functional feature we think it just looks cool.

Suitability:

The operating system is packed with loads of creativity tools and is so easy to use; we believe this MacBook Air would be the perfect fit for any student doing creative courses at college or university.

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