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6.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 9
9.0

Apple's Haswell-Powered 13-Inch MacBook Air

HotHardware
24 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Overall, the new for 2013 Apple MacBook Air offered better performance versus last year's model, especially when it came to graphics and storage subsystem throughput.  Apple's super-thin notebook also placed near the top of its class in terms of performance versus a number of competitive Ultrabooks currently in the market, especially when it came to boot-up times, handling multimedia, graphics performance and battery life.
  • Pros: Hello Haswell! Great performance, Sleek, light-weight design, Thin, sturdy and smudge-resistant, Wicked-Fast PCIe SSD, Impressively-long battery life, Priced $100 less than previous gen
  • Cons: No HDMI output, Still a premium price
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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

Core i5 MacBook Airs approach perfection

Macworld
1 August 2011
  • Excerpt: (4 items) The MacBook Air has been a product in transition. When it was introduced in 2008 , it was an oddity: an expensive and underpowered—yet incredibly thin and light—13-inch laptop. Last year's revision —which added a second USB port, upgraded the processor, and introduced an 11.6-inch model—was much more appealing. With the new MacBook Air models introduced by Apple in July 2011, the MacBook Air has arrived dead center in Apple's product line.
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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
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.
  • Pros: Bright and crisp display, Comfy backlit keyboard, Nearly double performance of last model, Thunderbolt support, Best-in-class trackpad
  • Cons: SD cards stick out from the side
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