The Ultimate MacBook Air Quiz

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The Ultimate MacBook Air Quiz
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About This Quiz

Apple's MacBook Air was a game changer when it first hit the market in 2008, and today this ultra-thin notebook is still wowing people with its sleek design and powerful components. Think you know your MacBook Air? Test your knowledge with our 20-question quiz.
We know the MacBook Air is thin, but just how thin is it?
1 inch (2.5 cm)
2 inches (5.1 cm)
less than 1 inch
If you want to get technical, the MacBook Air is .68 inches (1.73 cm) at its thickest point and .11 (2.79 mm) at its thinnest.

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True or False: The MacBook Air is a tablet computer.
TRUE
FALSE
The MacBook Air is a notebook computer, since it has a full keyboard, display and mouse. The iPad, on the other hand, is a tablet.

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The MacBook Air was the first Apple notebook to offer what kind of data storage?
solid state flash storage
In 2010, Apple stopped offering hard disk drive storage on the MacBook Air, opting for a solid state flash storage drive. That's great because solid state storage is faster, quieter and more reliable than hard disk storage.
hard disk drive storage
virtual

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The MacBook Air has a light sensor that does what?
shuts down the computer to protect its components if it gets too hot
dims or brightens the screen and keyboard based on lighting conditions
The light sensor adjusts the screen and keyboard brightness based on lighting conditions, making them easier to see. Now that's a computer that's looking out for you!
tells you if the lighting conditions will strain your eyes

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What is the MacBook Air SuperDrive?
a new processor designed specifically to fit in the MacBook Air
a graphics upgrade kit
an external CD/DVD drive
Even though the MacBook Air doesn't have a built-in CD/DVD drive, you can get a SuperDrive to read and write CDs and DVDs. So there's no reason you can't drag out your old music and get nostalgic for a while.

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The first MacBook Air television advertisement showed the computer being removed from what?
a briefcase
a messenger bag
an envelope
To emphasize just how thin its new notebook computer was, Apple's first MacBook Air commercials showed a hand removing the computer from a yellow interoffice mail envelope.

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Which of the following is NOT part of iLife?
iPhoto
iWork
All MacBook Air models come preloaded with iLife, which includes iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band. Those alone are worth hours of entertainment!
iMovie

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True or False: The MacBook Air is the most affordable laptop Apple offers.
TRUE
Starting at around $999, the MacBook Air is Apple's low-end laptop. But just because it's the most affordable laptop doesn't mean it isn't powerful.
FALSE

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What year did Apple introduce the MacBook Air?
2006
2008
Apple introduced the MacBook Air to the world in January of 2008.
2010

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What kind of display does the MacBook Air have?
liquid crystal display (LCD)
light-emitting diode (LED)
The MacBook Air sports a backlit, high-resolution LED display.
plasma

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True or False: The MacBook Air was released in 2008 as a replacement for the original MacBook.
TRUE
FALSE
While the MacBook Air eventually replaced the MacBook in 2011, Apple continued to produce both models for several years. The MacBook Air was not originally marketed as the MacBook's replacement.

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True or False: The MacBook Air uses a different operating system than the MacBook Pro, the iMac and the Mac mini.
TRUE
FALSE
All of Apple's computers use the same Mac operating system, so you know you're getting the best Apple has to offer.

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Of what material is the body of the MacBook Air made?
plastic
steel
aluminum
The MacBook Air has an aluminum body, making it both durable and lightweight. It looks pretty, too.

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True or False: The MacBook Air does not have a CD/DVD drive.
TRUE
Even though the MacBook Air lacks a CD/DVD drive, you can purchase an external one if you need it.
FALSE

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What is Time Capsule?
a device to boost the processing power of the MacBook Air
Apple's professional photo editing software
an automatic data backup device
Apple's Time Capsule allows you to automatically back up your computer's files wirelessly. Talk about peace of mind!

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Which of the following software packages comes preinstalled on the MacBook Air?
iWork
Aperture
iLife
The MacBook Air comes with iLife, which includes iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band.

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How much does the MacBook Air weigh?
Less than 3 pounds (1.36 kg)
The 11-inch MacBook Air weighs 2.38 pounds (1.1 kg) and the 13-inch model weighs 2.96 pounds (1.3 kg). No matter which version you have, the last thing you'll need to worry about is lugging around a heavy computer.
3 (1.36 kg) to 4 (1.81 kg) pounds
5 pounds (2.27 kg)

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Which of the following statements was made by Apple's former CEO Steve Jobs when the MacBook Air was first released?
"It's small, but mighty."
"We’ve built the world’s thinnest notebook."
According to Apple's Jan. 15, 2008 press release, Steve Jobs declared the MacBook Air to be the world's thinnest notebook computer.
"Our new notebook will knock your socks off."

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How many sizes does the MacBook Air come in?
1
2
The MacBook Air comes in two sizes -- 13 inches (33 cm) and 11 inches (27.9 cm).
3

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True or False: The MacBook Air is marketed as Apple's everyday computer.
TRUE
Unlike the MacBook Pro, which is marketed to professionals, the MacBook Air is a computer designed for the everyday user.
FALSE

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