1Apple MacBook Air
2Apple MacBook Air
If you’re ever unsure whether a MacBook Air is an older or updated model, take a look at the icons alongside the MagSafe slot. Apple has moved them from the left side of each port to the right. Or, thought of another way—as the same isn’t true on the other side of the laptop—all the icons now favor the side closest to the user. The newer model, on the bottom in this image, also has an undated, elongated MagSafe2 slot, iFixit points out.
4Apple MacBook Air
In red, iFixit has highlighted one of the MacBook Air’s more critical features, its Intel Core i5-3427U 1.8GHz dual-core processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000. In orange is the Intel platform controller hub; in yellow, the Intel Thunderbolt controller; and in blue, a Linear Technology inverting converter.
8Intel HD Graphics 4000
The MacBook Air can simultaneously support full resolution on an external display and, thanks to its Intel chips, is robust enough for video editing and gaming.