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Review of Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch and 13.3-inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)$994

Review of Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch and 13.3-inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)

Very Good
Rating
4.30 stars
30
Reviews
$994-$1299
Price Range
Reviewed on: July 09, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lightweight and extremely thin design
  • Two options for LCD size - 11.6 and 13.3 inch
  • Smooth and comfortable full size keyboard
  • Innovative technology allows sharing DVD drive from networked computers
  • Long battery life
  • High resolution display with OS Mountain Lion
  • Good resale value
Cons
  • Lack of common ports and connectors
  • No built-in Ethernet port and DVD drive
  • No removable battery

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch and 13.3-inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION). The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $994-$1299.

The Apple MacBook Air (MBA) is powered with Intel Core i5 processor, with new Intel HD Graphics 5000 that offers up to 40 percent faster graphics for enhanced and faster performance especially for games and other graphic intensive tasks. The external Apple USB SuperDrive helps connect the MBA with a single USB cable that’s built in the SuperDrive. It does not require any separate power adapter, and it works comfortably on battery or when plugged in. It helps you install new software and play or burn CD / DVD including double-layer DVDs. Connect the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display with as many as six devices through a single, compact port built-in display. The dual microphones in MBA are great while making FaceTime calls or taking Dictation as they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice instead of noise around you. This ultra-efficient architecture was designed to use less power with up to 9 - 12 hours battery life (depending on the model and configuration) and still deliver high performance, which means you can do whatever you want for longer hours.

Models MD712LL/A – 11.6 inch and MD761LL/A – 13.3 inch: These two version of the MacBook Air sports a high-resolution display with OS X Mountain Lion, 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor (with a Turbo Boost of up to 2.6 GHz), 128 GB or 256 GB of flash memory storage, and 4 GB of RAM (Configuration can vary as per choice). It also comes with the HD 720p FaceTime camera, Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n compatible); Bluetooth 4.0, iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

However, because of sleek and compact design, some peripheral ports and connectors are missing on Mac Book Air. It does not have Ethernet Port and DVD drive. Two USB ports are connected to one internal USB connector.

Overall, the Apple MacBook Air is thin, light and durable enough to take everywhere and powerful enough to do everything for the price range offered.  

Specifications:

  • Product Dimension: 12.8” x 9.94” x 0.68”
  • Product Weight: 2.96 pounds

User Voice

Cluster Help
Review Group #: 1
(3.00 stars)
2 Reviews
Extremely light and portable Low resolution display Good performance Limited peripheral ports Two USB ports controlled by a single USB controller
Review Group #: 2
(4.00 stars)
6 Reviews
Faster solid state drive Compact and light Easy to type with tear drop design Good resale value
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
8 Reviews
Easy to use Lightweight and quiet Good looking Unbeatable battery life Blazing fast write speed Faster installation speed Soft and comfortable keyboard Low performance when compared to Mac Book Pro
Review Group #: 4
(4.50 stars)
12 Reviews
Improved graphics Better power management Awesome battery life Multiple configurations available Superior quality build design

Where to Buy

StorePromotionsPriceAdditional Details
Amazon$994.0011-inch : 128GB
Apple$999.0011-inch : 128GB
Amazon$1294.0013-inch : 256GB
Apple$1299.0013-inch : 256GB

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