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Apple 13-inch MacBook Air:

8GB Memory | 480GB Solid-State Drive

1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor

MD231LL/A (Mid 2012)

Used, Good condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 8GB Onboard RAM
  • Storage:
    • 480GB OWC Aura™ Pro 6G Solid-State Drive
  • Networking:
    • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
    • Built-in Bluetooth 4.0
    • 1 x Thunderbolt Port
  • Video:
    • 13.3" (diagonal) LED-backlit high-resolution glossy display N/A and 1440 by 900 resolution
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 1GB VRAM
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Pre-loaded with macOS 10.12 Sierra
OWC Tested. Quality You Can Trust.
OWC individually inspects and fully tests every pre-owned computer to confirm full functionality and accurate grading. All refurbishments and/or upgrades are performed by our Apple Certified Technicians. That's why OWC is the most trusted name in Mac refurbishments.
Experience huge savings on MacBook Air!
Any iteration of the MacBook Air is a highly portable workstation, and when purchased through MacSales.com, you can get one of the thinnest and lightest laptops available at a fraction of the price of buying new. This 2012 MacBook Air features a 13-inch glossy screen.
Powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge Processor (2 Total Cores)
Sleek yet powerful. This notebook features 2 cores on a single silicon chip. What's that mean? It means this baby is not only slim, but it's fast as well!
8GB of Onboard Memory
This MacBook Air already has all the memory you need built-in. It’s one upgrade this machine will never need.
480GB OWC Aura™ Pro 6G Solid-State Drive (SSD)
OWC has elevated the performance of this machine even further by adding the coveted 480GB OWC Aura™ Pro 6G SSD into one of this Mac Pro's internal drive bays. This SSD brings some serious horsepower to the track. With SSDs operating dramatically faster than hard drives, you will love the performance gains of having your OS and recent projects on this OWC SSD.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Networking
This MacBook Air features both Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi already built in. So you're covered for all your wireless connection needs.

Includes

  • Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with flip plug
  • Pre-loaded with macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Battery, tested good, with no less than 70% of original capacity
Software restore disks not included

Machine Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 1.8 GHz (13.3-inch, Dual-Core i5, "Ivy Bridge") - Mid 2012*
Model ID: MacBookAir5,2 View how to find model ID
This Mac supports operating system version 10.7.4 through Current.

Processor / Memory

  • 1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz
    • 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    • Supports Hyper Threading
  • Memory (RAM): Equiped with 8GB , maximum 8.0 GB supported

Internal Drives

  • SATA 6.0Gb/s Storage Bus
  • Blade Storage Bay
    • 480GB OWC Aura™ Pro 6G Solid-State Drive
  • This MacBook Air does not have an internal optical drive.

Ports

  • Headphone port / 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • SD card slot
  • Two USB 3 ports
    (compatible with USB 2)
  • One Thunderbolt port

Power

  • MagSafe 2 power port
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Built-in 50-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    • Up to 7 hours wireless web
    • Up to 30 days standby time
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Network

  • N/A Ethernet (None connector)
  • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Sound

  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Headphone port / 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Headphone port
    • Support for Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
  • Omnidirectional microphone

Display / Monitor Capability

  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
  • 1440 by 900 resolution with support for color
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Typical viewing angle: 178° horizontal; 178° vertical

Graphics / Video

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor with 1GB of shared system memory memory
  • Built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
  • Support for dual display extended and video mirroring

Keyboard / Mouse

  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement).
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Dimensions / Weight

Height: 0.11"-0.68" (0.3-1.7cm)
Width: 12.80" (32.51cm)
Depth: 8.94" (22.71cm)
Weight: 3.0lb. (1.3kg)

Good Condition

Good Condition:
These units have some stories to tell. While the housings may have scratches, nicks, and/or dents, the screens may show key marks (normal wear and largely unnoticeable when system is in use), and the power supply may have reinforced cable patching, these machines are still fully tested and 100% operational. Any pixel anomalies are within manufacturer guidelines for a new system. Images shown are examples from actual units but exact unit condition will vary.

Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use - but should the need occur - we're proud to provide a superior level of support and service coverage to our customers.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air

90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
Other World Computing (OWC) fully inspects and tests each pre-owned Mac for the full functionality as listed and offers a limited parts and labor warranty to the original purchaser that this MacBook Air will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the original date of purchase.

14 Day Money-Back Return Policy

If you change your mind or determine this isn't the right Apple for you, you may contact OWC within 14 days of the original invoice date to request a return of this item for refund. See the full Return Policy for Used Macs and Factory Sealed Systems for more details.

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 5 out of 5 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Serval Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great computer April 5, 2017 Works perfectly and is cosmeticaly great. Getting it as a used model from OWC was a great purchase.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.7GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: batman84 Location: st. paul mn
Rating: 5/5 fantastic! March 23, 2017 I would buy another one of these ed versions in a heart beat.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.7GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: OmniGLH Location: Chicago, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great! March 20, 2017 Sure, it's not "new" but doesn't feel or perform any less. Works wonderfully, device itself was clean and in great physical shape. Other than not coming in the original box, you'd never know it wasn't new. Totally happy. My next Mac PC/Laptop will be purchased from you guys.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.8GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: coleshaw Location: Pocatello, Idaho Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect compact Mac December 14, 2016 Great compact computer that enables you the power of a Mac without the extra baggage.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.8GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: alexmansour1 Location: Portugal Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best purchase ever August 22, 2016 This is the best computer purchase I made. I bought it 2 months ago and it works just perfectly The product was shipped and received in Europe in less than 5 days. I spent 3 times less than a full price 2016 mac book air a friend bought, and it works way faster. Even if the computer had a few bumps on the outside, it is certainly brand new in the inside, and the SSD upgrade makes it a better computer than its latest counterparts. On the customer service side, my emails were answered within hours, despite the timezone difference. Highly recommended!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.7GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Bargain price with warranty July 13, 2016 Shipped quickly with excellent protection. Sold as fair condition, had to inspect closely to find minor cosmetic damage. Charged it with included charger, booted it, everything works fine. Updated to OS 10.11 El Capitan with no problems. Very satisfied. I've always had good products and great service from MacSales.com

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.7GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Well cared for laptop May 22, 2016 Thie laptop seems to work just fine and will do all of the things I want it to do. I.t is small and light yet fast. I think it was a good buy!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.7GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Castries, Saint Lucia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Extremely Pleased April 19, 2016 The machine has a few blemishes, but it's amazing for the price. Runs perfectly. Battery is a bit run down - but that is to be expected. Simple fix.

OWC's customer service was solid. They bumped me up to faster shipping because of a delay and were extremely patient with my numerous enquiries.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.7GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ohio Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent! March 26, 2016 So far so good. Yes it was fair condition. I knew that. But everything works great. There was a dent on the corner. And the keyboard marks on the screen were not that bad and are not visible when on. Customer support was great. Highly recommended!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.8GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 4/5 Nice Computer - Works Great February 22, 2016 Computer description was accurate and runs as expected.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.8GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Nashville, TN Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 It's Performed Even Better Than I Expected! February 7, 2016 I knew it would be a nice, slim computer. But, I didn't expect it to feel quite so snappy and responsive!

This was purchased as a backup computer for video and graphics production. I used it on a live music awards show back in November and It has been more than up to the task.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.8GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pacific NW, WA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Surprised and Impressed December 28, 2015 I have been wanting a MacBook Air (MBA) for years, I wanted the portability and the power these machines offer. It became clear that Apple was not going to offer a Retina display on the MBA, so I changed my expectations.

This is a 3+ year old MacBook Air that OWC listed in "Fair" condition. Most of the other used MacBook Airs had only 4GB, I chose this model for the 8GB of RAM (RAM can't be updated on a MacBook Air).

Wow, what a surprise. If this is what "Fair" looks like, I don't need "Good". This machine is in extremely good condition for a 3 year old machine.

Cons: - Key shine (understandable for any used Apple product with dark chiclet-style keys) - There are scratches on the bottom of the case. - The battery life is just over 50% of new.

Pros: - This machine has a replaceable battery (I'll be doing that sometime soon) - All other fit and finish are like new. No dents, no significant blemishes.

I had only briefly considered buying a used computer in the past, but found prices to be either too high or the condition descriptions to be too nebulous or hard to predict. When I saw the photos OWC posted as part of the description, I thought perhaps they were wrong or not indicative. So I took the leap.

I am thrilled with quality of this laptop. True, it is not the newest or fastest MacBook Air, nor is it close to the speed of machines I considered, but it is an i5 with 8GB of RAM and a solid state disk. This machine runs El Capitan OS 10.11 easily. All that I need this computer for lives in the Mac/Apple universe, so this machine will be great. Great for a trip to the coffee shop or around the World. This will be my new companion!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple 13" MacBook Air (2012) 1.8GHz Dual Core i5 - Used, Good condition.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor Mfr P/N: MD231LL/A MacSales.com SKU: UAKF2FU4XXXXXXD Used, Good condition 90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Sold Out