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Apple MacBook Air 13" A1369 2011- (MC965 / MC966)

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Overall 9
9.0

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2011)

MacNN
30 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The Good Dramatically faster for both everyday and serious work. Better value than most Windows-based opponents. Battery life still holds up with the added speed. 4GB of RAM now standard on 13-inch models. Thunderbolt opens up fast storage, docking possibilities. Backlit keyboard returns at last. Lion a good fit for the hardware. Still extremely portable. Excellent keyboard and trackpad. Quiet in most use cases. Sharp, low-glare display.
  • Pros: Dramatically faster for both everyday and serious work., Better value than most Windows-based opponents., Battery life still holds up with the added speed., 4GB of RAM now standard on 13-inch models., Thunderbolt opens up fast storage, docking possibilities., Backlit keyboard returns at last., Lion a good fit for the hardware., Still extremely portable., Excellent keyboard and trackpad., Quiet in most use cases., Sharp, low-glare display.
  • Cons: No more than 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD., Can't be user-upgraded., Not as fast as costlier rivals., Battery life could still be longer., Display isn't as vivid as on a MacBook Pro or similar.
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 8
7.5
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 9
9.4
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 6
5.5
Keyboard 9
9.2
Temperature 9
8.5

Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2011 (1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook

Notebookcheck
26 August 2011
  • Summary: Turbo Air. After the refresh of the Air’s case in autumn of last year, we now see completely new internal hardware based on Intel’s Sandy Bridge technology. The extremely thin aluminium chassis remains unchanged, still setting the bar for attractiveness, overall feel, and slenderness.
  • Pros: Low weight and small size, Outstanding aluminium case, Very good input devices, Backlit keyboard, Very good application performance for a subnotebook, Everything good about the previous model, but with significantly more power under the hood.
  • Cons: Relatively expensive, Not so many ports, Reflective display, Non-upgradeable system memory, A large range of Thunderbolt accessories.
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Overall 9
8.6
Performance 9
9.2
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 8
7.5
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 9
9.4
Gaming performance 7
6.7
Connectivity 6
5.5
Keyboard 9
9.2
Temperature 9
8.5

Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2011 (1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook

Notebookcheck
26 August 2011
  • Summary: Turbo Air. After the refresh of the Air’s case in autumn of last year, we now see completely new internal hardware based on Intel’s Sandy Bridge technology. The extremely thin aluminium chassis remains unchanged, still setting the bar for attractiveness, overall feel, and slenderness.
  • Pros: Low weight and small size, Outstanding aluminium case, Very good input devices, Backlit keyboard, Very good application performance for a subnotebook, Everything good about the previous model, but with significantly more power under the hood.
  • Cons: Relatively expensive, Not so many ports, Reflective display, Non-upgradeable system memory, A large range of Thunderbolt accessories.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch (Mid-2011) Review

Digitaltrends
17 August 2011
  • Conclusion: When Apple released the re-designed Air in 2010, we gave it a score of 8.5 out of 10 and an editor’s choice award. At the time, we were impressed by the performance of the Air, considering its absurdly thin size. Now the qualifier to that statement can be removed. The second-gen Intel Core i5 in the new model provides performance that is almost indistinguishable from a larger laptop.
  • Pros: Excellent backlit keyboard, Glass touchpad is still great, Beautiful high-resolution display, Surprisingly enjoyable audio, Second-gen Core i5 packs a punch, Absurdly thin and light
  • Cons: Average battery life, Port selection remains limited, Can become too warm for lap use, Gaming performance takes a step back
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Overall 10
10

Apple MacBook Air (2011)

stuffmideast.com
2 August 2011
  • Summary: Now with the power to match its iconic looks, the Air has evolved into the world’s best everyday laptop
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: 13″ MacBook Air (2011)

gadgetsteria.com
25 July 2011
  • Conclusion: The new MacBook Air hardware combined with Apple’s latest version of OS X — OS X Lion — is a powerful 1-2 punch that should please most OS X users new and old. While some may be put off by the heavy iOS undertones, we feel Apple’s attempts to blend the mobile and traditional desktop computing experience has paid off. Our only suggestion: if you don’t have a multi-touch trackpad Apple laptop or use an Apple desktop, invest in the Magic Trackpad for the full effect.
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 9
9.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Software 9
9.0

A fresh processor, backlit keyboard, and a Thunderbolt port — the new MacBook Air is here, and it's more than just a spec refresh

theverge.com
22 July 2011
  • Summary: You’ll be forgiven for thinking this new version of the MacBook Air is just a minor spec-bump over the old — on paper it’s basically the same machine with a new processor and a Thunderbolt port. But in reality, it’s much more than that: it’s the first Air that’s capable enough to replace not only the old white MacBook but also the MacBook Pro — at least for some.
  • Pros: Double the performance of the last gen Air, Over six hours of battery life, Best touchpad around, Backlit keyboard returns
  • Cons: Keys are a bit shallow, Webcam isn’t HD, No high resolution or matte screen option
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
20 July 2011
  • Conclusion: That said, is this the notebook to replace the white MacBook, as Apple hopes? Being that it's more powerful, elegant, and portable than the original MacBook ever was, we think so, at least in this 13.3-inch version. Whatever kind of diet the MacBook Air is on—gaining muscle without gaining weight—we want to know the secret.
  • Pros: Thin, light, and sleek design, Hugely upgraded performance over previous version, Sturdy body, Excellent bundled software
  • Cons: Shallow keyboard, Some features require a learning curve, Mediocre battery life
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Overall 10
10

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2011) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
20 July 2011
  • Summary: We already loved the 13-inch MacBook Air, and Apple's improvements make it the perfect notebook as far as we're concerned. When you combine a sleek ultraportable design with a great display and touchpad then nearly double the performance--without sacrificing battery life--you're left with a winner. You also get an improved backlit keyboard, Thunderbolt support, and the more powerful and versatle Mac OS X Lion.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2012)

Pocket Lint
10 July 2012
  • Conclusion: We aren't sure what has happened, but it very much appears that Apple laptops are no longer all that much more expensive than a decent PC. The Dell XPS 13 uses older tech, but still costs nearly the same as this 13-inch Air. Arguably, the Air offers a lot of advantages too. The screen is 16:10, which, for most computer use is far better than that stupid 16:9 ratio, foisted upon us by HD television.
  • Pros: Beautiful, sturdy, great keyboard and trackpad, spiffing battery life
  • Cons: Expensive, keyboard a bit squeaky, can't be upgraded
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