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thatsmega.net
Oct 22, 2012, 10:54 AM
Hello

I have seen a MBA for sale and got sent this spec - is this the latest model? I am confused because it says DisplayPort and I thought this was discontinued? However it also says intel 4000 graphics and I thought this was only in the most recent revision.



13" i7 2GHz, 256GB, 8GB

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0166
Revision ID: 0x0009
Displays: Color LCD:
Display Type:
LCD Resolution: 1440 x 900 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Connection Type: DisplayPort



Macman45
Oct 22, 2012, 10:56 AM
Hello

I have seen a MBA for sale and got sent this spec - is this the latest model? I am confused because it says DisplayPort and I thought this was discontinued? However it also says intel 4000 graphics and I thought this was only in the most recent revision.



13" i7 2GHz, 256GB, 8GB

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0166
Revision ID: 0x0009
Displays: Color LCD:
Display Type:
LCD Resolution: 1440 x 900 Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Connection Type: DisplayPort

You are right...It looks like mine...The old "Ultimate", but I have the 3000 chipset...I'd double check that one, it's either a typo, or a newer model.

thatsmega.net
Oct 22, 2012, 10:57 AM
That information looks like a copy/paste job - any idea where that comes from?

And what do the current models say from the same screen?

GGJstudios
Oct 22, 2012, 10:58 AM
The DisplayPort doesn't mean Mini DisplayPort. There has only been one 13" MBA with a 2GHz i7, and that's the most current one.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/specs/macbook-air-core-i7-2.0-13-mid-2012-specs.html

thatsmega.net
Oct 22, 2012, 11:04 AM
The DisplayPort doesn't mean Mini DisplayPort. There has only been one 13" MBA with a 2GHz i7, and that's the most current one.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/specs/macbook-air-core-i7-2.0-13-mid-2012-specs.html

why doesn't it say thunderbolt?

Macman45
Oct 22, 2012, 11:06 AM
why doesn't it say thunderbolt?

It has Thunderbolt....I think its the same as mine...bar the HD4000 GPU which, if memory serves was refreshed a while back...mines just over a year old.

GGJstudios
Oct 22, 2012, 11:06 AM
why doesn't it say thunderbolt?

Thunderbolt supports DisplayPort technology.

FAQ- DisplayPort (http://www.displayport.org/faq/)
Q: Is Thunderbolt replacing DisplayPort?

A: No. Thunderbolt technology actually leverages DisplayPort to deliver HD video to displays, helping to move media faster and simplify connections between devices. The support of DisplayPort within the Thunderbolt interface further shows the level of commitment towards DisplayPort within the PC industry. DisplayPort over Thunderbolt continues to support existing DisplayPort monitors as well as DVI, HDMI and VGA video output.

MultiFinder17
Oct 22, 2012, 11:09 AM
Assuming the specs are true, the HD4000 and 8GB of RAM peg it as a 2012 model. The Thunderbolt port functions as a Mini DisplayPort.

thatsmega.net
Oct 22, 2012, 11:20 AM
Assuming the specs are true, the HD4000 and 8GB of RAM peg it as a 2012 model. The Thunderbolt port functions as a Mini DisplayPort.

Thanks

Can anyone with a 2012 see if their system information has the same stuff listed?

Could you not have 8gb in the 2011 version? even BTO?

MultiFinder17
Oct 22, 2012, 12:57 PM
Thanks

Can anyone with a 2012 see if their system information has the same stuff listed?

Could you not have 8gb in the 2011 version? even BTO?

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/specs/macbook-air-core-i7-2.0-13-mid-2012-specs.html

This is the MacBook Air that you have.

Correct, the 2012 models are the first ones that could be configured with 8GB of RAM. They are also the first to use the HD4000 graphics, which came along with the Ivy Bridge update. Here is the same information from my 2012 Air with 8GB of RAM:


Intel HD Graphics 4000:

Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Type: GPU
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
Device ID: 0x0166
Revision ID: 0x0009
Displays:
Color LCD:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1440 x 900
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Connection Type: DisplayPort