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Apple 13.3” MacBook Air with Intel Core i7-3667U CPU (Refurbished)
Designed with portability in mind, the MacBook Air lives up to its name with a slim aluminum frame that weighs less than 3lb. Despite its svelte design, though, it doesn’t skimp on power—a 2GHz dual-core Intel processor and fast solid-state storage keep everything running smoothly.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
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.
Do More with High-Speed Thunderbolt
Whether you’re uploading 4K video or backing up your entire photo library, Thunderbolt connectivity helps you move files to and from your computer smoothly. When connected to compatible devices, a Thunderbolt port supports data transfer speeds of up to 10GB/s—double the speed of USB 3.0—in both directions. With that kind of bandwidth, you can move large files and connect an external monitor, all from a single port.
- Product number: MD232LL/A
- Operating system: Mac OS X 10.8
- Screen: 13.3” LED
- Resolution: 1440x900
- Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i7-3667U dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD webcam
- Audio: built-in speakers and microphone
- WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth: 4.0 + HS
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 headphone/microphone combo
- Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion
- Battery life: up to 7 hours
- Weight: 2.96lb
- Product dimensions: 0.68” x 12.8” x 8.94”
- Condition: refurbished
- 90-day warranty from ChanX
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.