Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 11" A1465 2013- (MD711 / MD712 )
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This MacBook Air has changed little, but still for the better
27 June 2014
Summary: Apple’s 11-inch Air gets a CPU speed bump and a decent price cut over the already excellent 2013 version. If you have a recent model there's no need to upgrade, but for anyone else, it's now a better deal than ever.
Pros: The new 11-inch MacBook Air is a little faster and runs even longer, thanks to a small spec bump. More importantly, the base price drops by $100 to $899.
Cons: The new CPU is a very minor upgrade over last year’s Air and the system is still lacking an SD card slot.
Review: Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air (Mid-2013)
8 March 2014
Excerpt: Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its hot-selling MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013, taking somewhat of a gamble in concentrating on greatly extended battery life in lieu of a more conventional performance boost. But did that bet pay off?
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.
Conclusion: For most shoppers eyeing the MacBook Air, the tougher decision won't be Air or Windows ultrabook, but 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch Air. The latter is narrowly the better deal, at only $100 more with a larger screen and longer battery life, but if you're constantly on the move and aren't constantly popping a flash card into your laptop, we have no reservations recommending the smaller of the two. It requires few sacrifices for its elegant, superbly portable design.
Review Apple MacBook Air 11 inch Mid 2013 1.7 GHz 256 GB Subnotebook
18 July 2013
Summary: Tough choice. You want to buy one of the new MacBook Air models? Good, so you have already made your decision. But some agonizing questions remain: i5 CPU or the more powerful i7 chip? 128 GB SSD or even the 256 GB drive? Our review should give you some assistance.
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, The whole product.
Cons: No SD card slot, "Only" HD resolution, Almost zero expandability or accessibility for maintenance, ?
Lab Tested: CTO 11-inch MacBook Air an impressive performer
3 July 2013
Summary: While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable. While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable.
Pros: Much improved battery life, Improved flash storage and graphics performance, Much improved battery life, Improved flash storage and graphics performance
Cons: 4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs, 4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs, 128GB storage may be too small for some
Excerpt: The Good Fantastic battery life - Faster flash architecture - Much improved graphics performance - Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity - Excellent keyboard, trackpad - Better value The Bad TN panel not a match for the PC competition - Third year with unchanged design - Relatively large bezel starting to look dated - No SD card slot Apple's new MacBook Air range is being marketed by the company for its outstanding claimed battery life.
Pros: Fantastic battery life - Faster flash architecture - Much improved graphics performance - Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity - Excellent keyboard, trackpad - Better value
Cons: TN panel not a match for the PC competition - Third year with unchanged design - Relatively large bezel starting to look dated - No SD card slot
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.
Summary: Yes, its design may be getting long in the tooth, but the 11-inch MacBook Air still beats out the competition in the categories that matter. Its performance, aided by Intel's 4th-gen processor, tops that of other 11-inch ultraportables, the keyboard and touchpad remain excellent, and most importantly for an on-the-go notebook, this Air lasts nearly 9 hours on a charge.