Any price comparison is to a new, nonrefurbished product price.
Apple MacBook Air 11.6” Laptop (Manufacturer Refurbished)
Designed with effortless portability in mind, the Macbook Air weighs less than 3 pounds and easily slips into backpacks and messenger bags thanks to its ultra-slim frame. Media-minded users can easily transfer files to and fro thanks to its blazing-fast Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 ports.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
Do More with High-Speed Thunderbolt 2
Whether you’re uploading 4K video or backing up your entire photo library, Thunderbolt 2 connectivity helps you move files to and from your computer smoothly. When connected to compatible devices, a Thunderbolt 2 port supports data transfer speeds of up to 20GB/s—four times the speed of USB 3.0—in both directions. With that kind of bandwidth, you can move large files and connect an external 4K monitor, all from a single port.
- Product number: FJVP2LL/A
- Operating system: OS X 10.10 Yosemite
- Screen: 11.6” LED-backlit display
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-5250u dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 256GB solid-state drive
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: no
- Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Audio: stereo speakers, dual microphones
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 1 Thunderbolt 2
- Battery life: up to 9 hours
- Weight: 2.38lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.8” (W) x 7.56” (D) x 0.11”-0.68” (H)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- Full specifications
From the start, Steve Jobs was enthralled with not only the novelty of technology but also its design. When speaking about the Apple computer, he said it was “going to be insanely beautiful.” Over the years, Apple’s products have worked to fuse innovative technology with almost artful design. The iMac stunned the world with its colorful plastic shells, which the New York Times said “more closely resemble a pack of Life Savers than a new computer line.” The glossy white iPod—no bigger than a deck of playing cards—could hold an entire library of music. Time Magazine named the iPhone the Invention of the Year for its stunning design and, uniquely, because of the promise it held for even better products in the future. With each new item they launch, Apple works to shape the way future societies communicate, learn, and dance when they’re alone.