help - which model is this MBA?

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    thatsmega.net

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    Thunderbolt supports DisplayPort technology.

    FAQ- DisplayPort
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...acbook-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
     

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