Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 11" A1465 2013- (MD711 / MD712 )
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27 May 2014
Conclusion: Minor nitpicks aside, the 2014 MacBook Air 11-inch is perfect for anyone looking for a highly portable laptop that doesn't sacrifice keyboard comfort or battery life for size. For $899, it delivers comparable performance, a longer-lasting battery, and a better typing experience than similarly priced Windows compacts.
updated MacBook Air review: A little faster, a little slower, a little more affordable
6 May 2014
Conclusion: The MacBook Air is a great portable system. Thin and light with long battery life, the MacBook Air’s inclusion of Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 ports also allow them to work respectably as a desktop system when at the office. The 128GB flash storage isn’t as fast as larger capacities, so I’d recommend going with one of the models outfitted with 256GB. James is the director of Macworld Lab.
Pros: Long battery life, Light and compact, Long battery life, Light and compact, Long battery life, Light and compact
Cons: Sluggish write speeds, Flash storage speeds not as fast as we've come to expect, Sluggish write speeds
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?
This MacBook Air has changed little, but still for the better
23 September 2013
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.
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, ?