MacBook Air 11-inch Late 2010 Explained

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The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Late 2010 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2010 to 2011 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer was introduced on October 20, 2010, and its price started at $999.

The new MacBook Air features a 1.4 or 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 11.6″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display, all-new aluminum unibody case, 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128 GB of flash memory (SSD), built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FaceTime camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, and 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics in the base model.

This MacBook has been discontinued on July 20, 2011. Today MacBook Air 11-inch Late 2010 is 13 years old!

MacBook Air 11-inch Late 2010 Details

Introduced October 20, 2010 – 13 years ago
Discontinued July 20, 2011 – 12 years ago
Last Software Update November 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market 273 days (9 months)
Time of Support 120 months (10 years)
Model Identifier MacBookAir3,1
Model Number A1370
EMC 2393
Order Number MC505LL/A (64 GB)
MC506LL/A (128 GB)
Original Price $999 (64 GB)
$1,199 (128 GB)
Colors Aluminum unibody
Weight 2.3 Ibs.
1.043 KG
Dimensions 0.11 – 0.68” H x 11.8” W x 7.56” D
0.27 – 1.72 cm H x 29.97 cm W x 19.2 cm D

MacBook Air 11-inch Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core 2 Duo U9400 “Penryn” (1.4 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo U9600 “Penryn” (1.6 GHz)
Processor Speed 1.4 GHz
1.6 GHz
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 2
System Bus 800 MHz
Cache 3 MB on-chip shared

Storage & Media

Storage 64 GB (SSD)
128 GB (SSD)
Media 1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory 2 GB DDR3 PC3-8500 SDRAM 1066 MHz
4 GB DDR3 PC3-8500 SDRAM 1066 MHz
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Slots None
Interleaving Support Yes


Built-in Display 11.6″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density Unknown
Brightness Unknown
Resolutions 640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 576
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 720
1344 x 756
1366 x 768 (native)


Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Graphics Memory 256 MB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection 1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Display Modes Dual display extended and video mirroring
External Resolution Up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
Camera FaceTime camera (640 x 480)
*Minimum graphics memory usage is 256 MB


Expansion Slots None
Hard Drive Interface 3.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Bays None


Wi-Fi AirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet USB Ethernet Adapter MB442Z/A (Optional)
Modem None
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Infrared None
USB 2 – 480 Mbps
Audio In 1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Security Slot None


Motion Sensor None
Liquid Sensor Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

Keyboard Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
Trackpad Multi-Touch trackpad


Original OS Mac OS X 10.6.4
Later OS Mac OS X 10.6.5
Maximum OS macOS 10.13.6
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
AirDrop Supported
Power Nap Supported
Bundled Software Mac OS X 10.6
iLife ’11 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


System Battery Integrated 35 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup Battery None
Battery Life Up to 5 hours
Maximum Battery Cycles 1000
Maximum Continuous Power Unknown
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC
Power Adapter 45 W MagSafe Power Adapter

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