Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 13" A1369 2011- (MC965 / MC966)
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Not What I was expecting
Brittany Bratton, Amazon
18 February 2014
Summary: I when I purchased my laptop I was under the thinking that by old version it was the last one released or maybe the one before that. I ended up with a great little 2009 macbook air and a terribly mangled charging cord (wire is exposed at a spot or two). If I had known that at the time I would have not purchased it. Like I said I was expecting a newer version. I also feel like for the condition and age I should not have been as much as I paid.
Summary: MacBook Air is an excellent laptop. My daughter has used it for more than two years and really like it. But the power adapter sometimes didn't work and now it's completely dead. The replacement is expensive. Hard to believe Apple designed such an inferior power adapter and now charges so much.
Summary: 40 days after I purchased I had to have the hard drive replaced. Customer service was excellent but I lost all my data and photos that were on the drive. I've had other issues since this purchase. I do like the light weight of this laptop...that part of it is amazing and makes it so easy and joyous to tote back in forth - I can even put it in my purse on the fly.
Summary: Thanks to my profession I have been able to use a Mac AIR over a year and have been recently upgraded to latest version of one. Overall its a great lap top but its also $1000. You could get a more powerful Wintel laptop for half the money. I realize that is sacrilege to MAC OS guru's. But the fact is as easy and solid as apple tries to make OS X and MAC hardware they both still have some issues.
Summary: Great little laptop, really like the multi touch. Garage Band is cool and fun to play with. But: Does not handle WEP encryption well. So while you might run WPA at home, if you are at a hotspot running WEP, good luck. Even running WPA on my 802.11G router I notice irregular performance: ping will return 3,1,6,3,129,5,34,45,2,3MS with an occasional request timed out. My work Dell running XP will yield consistent replies <1MS. Something's not right there.
Summary: You will not get 7hrs of battery life, even with nothing running and screen dimmed so much you can barely see it. It is more like 5hrs if you are not watching video and you have the brightness turned way down (and that is pushing it). I don't know why Apple say's this thing will get 7hrs. Other than that performance is great and the screen resolution to me is what sets this thing apart from other ultra books.
Summary: I've been using a Macbook Air for a week now. I have the 2011 13" ultimate: i7 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, and 256SSD. My main uses are Office for Mac 2011, Skype, internet video, ArcGIS/Windows 7, Mathmatica, Matlab, C/C++, objective-C, and Java. At the moment I mainly use the Air for writing documents. I am trying to live with the Air as my primary machine and I plan to connect it to a thunderbolt monitor for additional screen real estate.
Great Looks, Speedy Laptop. Gets hot and loud under moderate CPU load.
Alex Green "alx779", Amazon
15 August 2011
Summary: I have been using my new 13" Macbook Air, 256GB, Core i7 for just over a week and here are my impressions... First, the good stuff... - The industrial design is absolutely gorgeous and rock-solid. The laptop is thin, light and pleasure to look at. - Screen is 13" but the resolution is comparable to that of most 15"+ laptops. Perfectly usable for graphic/software development.