Apple MacBook Air 11.6 inch - Summer 2012

  • Apple MacBook Air 11.6 inch - Summer 2012
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Based on 25 scores, 47 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Thin and Light.
  • Third Generation Intel Core processor.
  • Bright screen.

Cons:

  • Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance.
  • Middling battery life.

Expert reviews and ratings

By tech.uk.msn.com on 90

It may have been overshadowed by the launch of Apple's new MacBook Pro with its dazzling Retina display, but this updated version of the superslim MacBook Air is still Apple's main offering for ordinary home users and students.That's somewhat appalling,...

By CNET Australia on 85

The MacBook Air 11 continues to be a wonderfully portable laptop, suiting travel or those who are constantly on the move. While an IPS screen would be nice and the default storage sizes need to be raised, this is a lovely piece of engineering that has...

By makeuseof.com on

In my mind, people who purchase the MacBook Air have should have a clear idea of what they wish to accomplish with it. There's only one reason you should own a MacBook Air: for the portability. If you're in transit a lot, and need a capable lightweight...

By IT Pro Portal on 70

The MacBook Air 11in (mid-2012) is a great laptop for writers. It's speedy enough for day to day use, very light – even if you cart along the AC adapter – and highly portable in general. The downside is that today’s ultrabooks have caught up in terms...

By NotebookCheck on 88

The Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2012 is the third generation of the premium subnotebook, that had to prove itself in our detailed testing. The aluminum unibody and the pleasant input devices continue to be Apple's hallmarks, which have not been updated....

By DigitalVersus on 80

The 2012 version of the MacBook Air 11" has added processor power and battery life to the 2011 stock and is just as excellent of a deal in terms of size, capability and make. On the downside, it's still lacking in all the same areas: skimpy...

By Computer Shopper on 90

Apple updates its smallest MacBook Air for 2012 with a speedier CPU and USB 3.0 ports, while retaining the design elements that make it an outstanding ultraportable. It faces more competition these days (from Windows ultrabooks), but it's still the...

By AnandTech on

Battery life has also improved thanks to Intel's 22nm silicon. You'll get between 3 - 7 hours on the 13-inch MBA, and between 1.85 - 5 on the 11-inch model. It's not all about Intel in the 2012 Airs however. The improvement in storage performance is...

By PC Advisor on 90

Looking beyond our misgivings over the cheaper screen, the 2012 MacBook Air 11in is an improvement in every direction for the smallest and cutest Mac portable ever made....

By uk.hardware.info on

The 11-inch MacBook Air is small and compact, and a very low weight of 1.08 kg. The performance is very good thanks to the third generation Intel Core i5 processor, and it has fast connectivity with the USB 3.0 ports and the Thunderbolt connector. The...

By Digital Trends on 90

After a year of releases from PC manufacturers, the MacBook Air remains the ultra-thin laptop that sets the standard for the industry. Its build quality, design, and value are difficult for any PC alternative to match. Most can rival the MacBook Air in...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Back in 2008, Apple made laptops cool again by unleashing the super-skinny MacBook Air . The slimline beauty was made even thinner in 2010, and the 2012 version – which is on review here – is the latest iteration of that design. Packing the latest Intel...

By TechRadar on 90

While Apple doesn't own the exclusive rights to the super-skinny notebook guest list any longer, it is still the market leader. But while the latest MacBook Air impressed us greatly, the wow-factor has worn off slightly, due to this being the third...

By CNET Australia on 80

The new 11-inch MacBook Air is every bit as fast as the 13-inch Air, despite its smaller size, but you'll give up 2 hours of battery life in the...

By PCWorld India on

Believe it or not, it's been nearly four and a half years since Apple released the original --. At the time, it was revolutionary in terms of its size and weight, but it also was slow, had little storage, had only a single USB port for expansion, and...

By Ars Technica on

Another year, another MacBook Air. Apple's lightweight machine has come a long way since it was first released in 2008 . At last week's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple updated it once again alongside a plethora of MacBook Pro updates. Like...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Perfection improved, and still one of the few options if you want an 11in ultra-portable laptop...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

Looking first to the build quality of the new 2012 MacBook Air we have a device which very much looks and feels like the previous model. That isn't a bad thing though as the quality of that older model was top notch in many regards. We get a nice...

By theregister.co.uk on 90

This year’s MacBook Air hasn’t been reinvented in the same way as the MacBook Pro has. It’s essentially a housekeeping update that introduces Intel's Ivy Bridge platform and at long last brings in USB 3. Existing owners won’t need to rush out and...

International Review By Parentesis on 90

Ideal para personas que necesitan una computadora eficaz y portable. Tiene todos los beneficios del sistema operativo Mountain Lion, batería de larga duración y componentes que la hacen veloz al trabajar con programas...