Thin and Light.
Third Generation Intel Core processor.
Nice multi-touch trackpad.
USB 3,0 ports.
Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance.
Middling battery life.
Chassis precludes full sized HDMI or Ethernet ports.
New MagSafe 2 port needs adapter for old MagSafe adapters and monitors.
No SD card slot.
Small amount of flash storage.
Not any thinner or lighter than last year's model.
By CNET Australia on October 05, 2012
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...85
By itproportal.com on August 29, 2012
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...70
By NotebookCheck on August 22, 2012
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...88
By DigitalVersus on August 03, 2012
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...80
By Computer Shopper on July 16, 2012
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...90
By PC Advisor on July 11, 2012
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....90
By uk.hardware.info on July 11, 2012
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 July 03, 2012
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...90
By T3 Magazine on July 01, 2012
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...80
By TechRadar on June 29, 2012
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...90