Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 11" (2011 -)
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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013)
11 August 2013
Conclusion: The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) is the Haswell updated version of the iconic ultraportable laptop. It lasts over 10 hours running on battery power, so it's a highly recommended choice if you must have the thinnest possible laptop with the most battery life.
Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2013 i5 1.3 GHz 128 GB
9 July 2013
Conclusion: So there it is, the new lightweight the Californians slipped into their portfolio. It's pretty, though outwardly it's basically the same thing we've seen for years. But the computer's inner life is new, and here Apple makes use of Intel's most current technology . The new MacBook Air notebooks are some of the first devices to possess the Intel ULV Haswell generation processors .
Pros: Compact and mobile build, weighs only about 1000 grams (~2.2 lbs), Aluminum unibody case very pleasant to the touch, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, Very good input devices, Very good application performance, Increased graphics performance, Very good battery life, Tried and tested improved again.
Cons: No SD card slot, "Only" HD resolution, Almost zero expandability or accessibility for maintenance
Apple MacBook Air 11.6 inch MD712N/A (2013) review
1 July 2013
Excerpt: You could call it the ancestor of the Ultrabook. When the Apple MacBook Air first came out, it was a very innovative product. It was small, light, constructed in aluminium and thanks to the built-in SSD the smallest MacBook also performed really well. Since then a lot has changed. Some very impressive Ultrabooks are out there, the MacBook Air has evolved and it's become a common laptop.
Conclusion: In short, while we've seen several 13.3-inch ultrabooks that offer some strong competition for the larger MacBook Air, the 11.6-inch part of the laptop market doesn't seem to be nearly as crowded, at least in the United States. So if you're looking for a laptop that's nearly as small as a netbook, but powerful enough to handle demanding tasks without getting bogged down, the smaller Air is still our favorite offering.
Pros: Speedy Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor, solid-state storage, and USB 3.0 ports, Familiar sleek and sturdy design, Excellent keyboard for such a small and slim laptop
Cons: Not any thinner or lighter than last year's model, Battery life a bit less than last year's model
Conclusion: Macbook gets an average life to around 5 hours with screen brightness set to medium and laptop brightness turned off. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, it comes with a backlit keyboard! This is great for anybody who is on the go and is often in dark rooms or just when there is no light. Here are some pictures of the laptop . Now, if you want to see a whole series I am doing on the laptop, head over to my channel and check that out.
Conclusion: The ultrabooks are catching up to the pioneer Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid-2012) in terms of portability and capabilities, but the latest iteration is a nice system for those who want a second or third Mac around the house. However, for the price, competition is fierce.
Cons: Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance. Middling battery life. Chassis precludes full sized HDMI or Ethernet ports. New MagSafe 2 port needs adapter for old MagSafe adapters and monitors. No SD card slot. Small amount of flash storage.
Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2011 (1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD) Subnotebook
10 September 2011
Excerpt: Netbook? No thanks. The smallest and cheapest notebook that Apple currently has to offer is called the MacBook Air 11. It weighs in at less than a kilogram and is just 1.7 cm at its thickest point. On the outside: an aluminium unibody case. On the inside: a Sandy Bridge CPU which along with the SSD delivers superior performance. Apple has stuck to this policy for years: set new trends, but don’t jump on any passing bandwagons.
Pros: Low weight and small size, Outstanding aluminium case, Very good input devices, Keyboard backlighting, Very good application performance, This is exactly what an “entry-level” model should look like.
Cons: Not so many ports, Reflective display, RAM is soldered down
Excerpt: The refresh of the new 11.6″ and 13.3″ Macbook Air last July 2011 has introduced more powerful Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors into the line-up. I got the 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD Core i5 Macbook Air 11.6″ to test out. See full review after the jump.
Conclusion: If there’s one complaint we have with Apple and the 2010 MacBook Air it’s that Apple didn’t release the notebook earlier. If it had been been available just a month before I probably wouldn’t be typing this review from a MacBook Pro.