MacBook Air 13-inch Mid 2012 Datasheet

MacBook Air 13-inch
Source: apple.com – MacBook Air 13-inch

The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Mid 2012 is a notebook computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2013 as part of the MacBook Air computers. The computer was introduced on June 11, 2012, and its price started at $1,199.

The new MacBook Air features a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, a 13.3″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display, an aluminum unibody case, 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB of flash memory (SSD), built-in Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime HD camera, ambient light sensor, illuminated keyboard, MagSafe 2, Thunderbolt port, and integrated 1 GB Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics in the base model.

This MacBook was discontinued on June 10, 2013. Today MacBook Air 13-inch Mid 2012 is 12 years old!

MacBook Air 13-inch Mid 2012 Details

IntroducedJune 11, 2012 – 12 years ago
DiscontinuedJune 10, 2013 – 11 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 20, 2022 – 24 months ago
Time on the Market364 days (11 months)
Time of Support121 months (10 years)
Model IdentifierMacBookAir5,2
Model NumberA1466
Order NumberMD231LL/A (128 GB)
MD232LL/A (256 GB)
Original Price$1,199 (128 GB)
$1,499 (256 GB)
ColorsAluminum unibody
Weight2.9 Ibs.
1.315 KG
Dimensions0.11 – 0.68” H x 12.8” W x 8.94” D
0.27 – 1.72 cm H x 32.51 cm W x 22.7 cm D

MacBook Air 13-inch Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core i5 3427U “Ivy Bridge” (1.8 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3667U “Ivy Bridge” (2.0 GHz)
Processor Speed1.8 GHz
2.0 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 2.8 GHz (Core i5)
Up to 3.2 GHz (Core i7)
Number of Cores2
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 2.5 GT/s
Cache3 MB shared L3 (1.8 GHz)
4 MB shared L3 (2.0 GHz)

Storage & Media

Storage128 GB (SSD)
256 GB (SSD)
512 GB (SSD)
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory4 GB DDR3L PC3-12800 SDRAM 1600 MHz
8 GB DDR3L PC3-12800 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Maximum Memory8 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ LED-backlit TFT glossy widescreen Display
Pixel DensityUnknown
Resolutions640 x 480
720 x 480
800 x 500
800 x 600
1024 x 640
1024 x 768
1152 x 720
1280 x 800
1440 x 900 (native)


Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 4000
Graphics MemoryUp to 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory*
Display Connection1 – Thunderbolt port
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportSupport for up to Two Thunderbolt displays
External ResolutionUp to 2560 by 1600 pixels
CameraFaceTime HD camera (720p)
*Memory may vary depending on graphics needs.


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SD)
Hard Drive Interface6.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


EthernetUSB Ethernet Adapter or Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB2 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt1 – Thunderbolt 1 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt port
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad


Original OSMac OS X 10.7.4
Later OSOS X 10.8
OS X 10.8.3
Maximum OSmacOS 10.15.7
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Power NapSupported
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.7
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)


System BatteryIntegrated 50 W Lithium-Polymer
Backup BatteryNone
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter45 W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

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