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MacBook Air Intel
The MacBook Air was first launched in 2008 as Apple's entry into the ultraportable/subnotebook market. Aimed primarily at frequent travellers, who wanted a light-weight machine and were prepared to sacrifice functionality in exchange, the MacBook Air was the first Apple laptop to be released without any kind of CD or DVD drive since this had become standard equipment.
For a while the MacBook Air kept its focus on being the super-lightweight Apple laptop. But as laptops as a whole became lighter, and Apple stopped releasing new models of their MacBook consumer-focussed laptop, the MacBook Air came over time to fill the more general role as a cheaper and less powerful alternative to the MacBook Pro. When the MacBook relaunched in 2015, in a significantly lighter form factor than the MacBook Air, the two lines had effectively swapped roles.
None of these Macs have upgradeable RAM, but drive upgrades are possible on models up to 2017.
We have a huge amount of experience in MacBook Air repairs. We do a lot of logic board repair, as well as replacing batteries, keyboards, drives and many other components.
MacBook Air 2018 - 2020
Available in 13" display only, the Late 2018 redesign is somewhat similar to the preceding model, but has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, rather than the Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 Type A ports on the previous version. Two additional colour options, gold and space grey, were also introduced here. These do all look very similar to the ARM CPU based MacBook Air M1 - checking for an Intel CPU in System Profiler is the easiest way to be certain.
MacBook Air 2013 - 2017
The 2013 revision has little external differences from the 2012, but significant internal upgrades - System Profiler is the easiest way to distinguish between models.
MacBook Air 2010 - 2012
The MacBook Air 2010 redesign dropped the ethernet port and improved the trackpad with inertial scrolling. In 2011 a Thunderbolt port was added, and in 2012 the USB 2 port was changed to USB 3.
MacBook Air 2008/2009
These early MacBook Airs were available with a 13" display only, and they all have an ethernet port, the only MacBook Airs to do so.