MacBook Air Core i7 (2014)
The MacBook Air “Core i7” 1.7 13-Inch (Early 2014/Haswell) originally was available as a “configure-to-order” configuration of the MacBook Air “Core i5” 1.4 13-Inch (Early 2014/Haswell), but it also was offered later as a standard configuration. Other than processor (and the corresponding larger level 3 cache), these two models are identical. For all practical purposes, this model additionally is identical to the MacBook Air “Core i7” 1.7 13-Inch (Mid-2013/Haswell) from the previous year.
The Apple MacBook Air “Core i7” 1.7 13-Inch (Early 2014/Haswell) features a 22-nm “Haswell” 1.7 GHz Intel “Core i7” processor (4650U) with two independent processor “cores” on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 8 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage (the MF068LL/A configuration shipped with 512 GB of flash as well as 8 GB of RAM), and an “integrated” Intel HD Graphics 5000 graphics processor that shares system memory.
This all is packed in a razor thin 0.11-0.68 inch), 2.96 pound, aluminum case with an integrated 720p “FaceTime HD” webcam, a backlit full-size keyboard and an 13.3″ widescreen TFT LED backlit active-matrix “glossy” display (1440×900 native resolution).
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, analog audio out, a “Thunderbolt” port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an SDXC-capable SD card slot.