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Hard Drive: The MacBook Air comes with 2 forms of hard drives: The standard 120GB Serial ATA hard drive and 128 GB Solid-State Drive. While both have close to the same storage capacity, their difference comes in data transfer speed. The SSD is the new kid on the block, clocking in at 3 times the speed of the SATA HDD, but at the cost of a premium price. SATA HDD, however, is the cost effective choice if you are trying to keep your notebook expenses to a minimum.

Processor: There are two Processor options for the MacBook Air, a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, or a faster 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Faster speeds will help your computer run applications and multiple programs. Those who plan to multitask and juggle many things at one time with their MacBook Air should consider the faster processor.

The MacBook Air doesn’t come with a super drive so if you plan on installing software, burning CDs/DVDs consider this upgrade as part of your shopping list. It’s compact and connects to your MacBook Air via USB cable.