Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 11" A1370 Late 2010- (MC505 / MC506)
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Apple's 2010 MacBook Air (11 & 13 inch) Thoroughly Reviewed
5 May 2011
Conclusion: I really like the form factor of the 11-inch MacBook Air. It's great to carry around. It's like an iPad for people who have to get real work done. I just wish it was faster. If Intel made a 32nm Core 2 Duo, clocked high enough the 11 would be perfect.
Summary: Mac-Netbook? The 11.6" MacBook Air may compete in the Netbook league with its size and weight - case, display, and performance, however, are clearly a class higher. Whether the price of at least two Netbooks is justified, and how the Air fairs in our tests, can be discovered in the following review.
Pros: Extremely thin and light, Exceptional manufacturing quality, Robust and high quality aluminum case, Exceptional input devices, Quiet with a low load, Graphics performance, As usual for Apple unibody notebooks - design, build quality, and material quality.
Cons: Few interfaces, No UMTS, Few and difficult to access upgrade possibilities, No backlit keyboard, A non reflective display, and a longer battery life.
Macbook Air 11.6 inch video review – really a portable laptop you must love
22 November 2010
Excerpt: Managed to snug the 11.6 inch MacBook Air for a couple of hours last week and gave it a quick video hands-on and a, let’s say, mini review. I really had no time to run any tests on it and actually I’m not at all familiar with Mac OS, as you will be able to see in the clip.
Excerpt: Anyone who recalls Steve Jobs railing against netbooks at the launch of the iPad might have been puzzled when the same guy revealed the latest addition to the MacBook Air line in October.
Pros: Class-leading boot and resume times, Full-size keyboard, enormous trackpad, Surprising power for productivity and gaming, Gorgeous, high resolution 11.6-inch display, Unmatched aluminum unibody build quality, Respectable volume for its size
Cons: Shallow, mushy keyboard, Limited port selection, Display doesn’t lean back past 45 degrees, No removable battery, RAM, HDD
Review: Apple's new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010)
30 October 2010
Excerpt: At its "Back to the Mac" event, Apple launched a revamped 13-inch MacBook Air and an entirely new 11-inch MacBook Air as products combining the company's MacBook line with lessons learned in iPad development.
Pros: Solid construction despite featherweight, ultra-thin design, Great battery life and instant-on usability, Speedy SSD performance, Quite, cool operation, New SD Card slot on the 13 inch model, Smart flash drive alternative to installer DVDs
Cons: Limited RAM and CPU upgrade options, Optical, Ethernet, HDMI all require dongles, No backlit keyboard option
Excerpt: The Good Very thin and light for any notebook. Extremely fast SSD. Sharp, color-rich LCD. Full-size keyboard and trackpad. Good graphics performance. Very long standby time. Finally two USB ports. The Bad Expensive compared to some CULV systems. Uses an older Core 2 Duo instead of Core i3 or i5.
Pros: Very thin and light for any notebook., Extremely fast SSD., Sharp, color-rich LCD., Full-size keyboard and trackpad., Good graphics performance., Very long standby time., Finally two USB ports.
Cons: Expensive compared to some CULV systems., Uses an older Core 2 Duo instead of Core i3 or i5., Battery life is strictly adequate., No card reader or FireWire., No backlit keyboard.
Excerpt: The Good Stylish and lightweight form factor Full sized, backlit keyboard & multi-gesture trackpad Extremely bright, sharp 13" LED display Above average battery life Accessories available to supplement functionality The Bad No internal optical drive Limited port connectivity No internal hard drive...
Pros: Stylish and lightweight form factor Full sized, backlit keyboard & multi-gesture trackpad Extremely bright, sharp 13" LED display Above average battery life Accessories available to supplement functionality
Cons: No internal optical drive Limited port connectivity No internal hard drive or memory expansion options Battery not user replaceable Slower processor
Excerpt: Perhaps the most common question asked about the MacBook Air is: “How does it handle gaming?” With the Air now representing the entry-level of Apple laptops it’s no surprise that prospective buyers would be interested in how it handles games.