Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch - Fall 2010 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo MC503/MC504

  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch - Fall 2010 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo MC503/MC504
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Based on 40 scores, 62 reviews available
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  • Good:
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  • Average:
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Pros:

  • Lightweight and very portable, Improved speakers, Multitouch glass trackpad, Better performance than previous versions.
  • Exceptionally thin; powerful enough to use as a mainstream laptop; excellent battery life; SD card slot.
  • Extremely Small And Light, Quick Response Times Thanks To Solid State Drive, Higher Resolution 13inch Display

Cons:

  • Only 2 GB of RAM, No backlit keyboard, No optical drive
  • Limited connections compared with other 13-inch laptops; keyboard isn't backlit; outclassed by the new MacBook Pro line.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Bare Feats on

Yesterday we got our hands on a 2011 MacBook Air Core i7 with 4G of RAM and a 256G SSD. We ran some preliminary benchmarks and, in the graphs below, compare it to last year's top...

By ConsumerSearch on

Reviewers say the latest MacBook Air has made impressive strides compared to previous versions. This ultraportable laptop, which is now available in 11- and 13-inch models, has better overall performance and longer battery life than the model it...

By Online Notebook on

Apple MacBook Air Fall 2010 is the successor to the original Air which we saw a couple of years ago. The manufacturer has made some improvements in this luxury product and it can now be used as a standard laptop (the previous version wasn’t really...

By CNET Asia on 80

The second generation of Apple's MacBook Air fixes many of our issues with the ambitious original, adding more USB ports, an SD card slot, and a more powerful processor....

By About.com on 80

Feb 22 2011 - Apple's MacBook Air 13-inch model may be slightly larger but for the extra money over the 11-inch model, it is the better choice. The system is still extremely portable but doesn't sacrifice as much performance, battery life or...

By PCQuest on

Apple's Macbook Air is a a notebook that is aimed at people who like to travel light and still have the full functionality of notebook. The original Macbook Air that was launched in 2008 got updates through 2008 and 2009 in terms of hardware, but...

By Canadian Reviewer on

When the original MacBook Air came out it received mixed responses. While many loved its razor-like thinness and all aluminium form factor, there were also a lot of detractors that bemoaned it as an underpowered and impractical netbook hiding in a...

By PC Authority on 83

Gorgeous design, reasonable power and long battery life – Apple has got it right third time around...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The MacBook Air 13.3 inch has a better size/power ratio than the 11.5 inch version. It also gives higher battery life. Of the two MacBook Airs out in 2010, we see this 13.3 inch version as the better choice....

By ATPM on 100

I once worked with an older person who was contemptuous of younger people. In particular, she thought they didn’t understand the concept of choice: life is about compromises, and you cannot have everything. That describes perfectly the issue with...

By CIOL on

Apple’s Macbook Air is a a notebook that is aimed at people who like to travel light and still have the full functionality of notebook. The original Macbook Air that was launched in 2008 got updates through 2008 and 2009 in terms of hardware, but...

By AsiaOne on 80

Efficient machine for people on the...

By PC Mag on 80

The SD slot, extra USB, and a staggering increase in battery life make the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch a strong contender in the ultraportable space. Buy it...

By NotebookCheck on 90

The 13" MacBook Air is a very exciting Subnotebook. The revamped unibody case leaves an excellent impression with its design, manufacturing quality, and stability despite of its very thin build. Thanks to the large high resolution 13" display, and the...

By HotHardware on

The revised 13" MacBook Air performs very well. Much better than we expected when we first considered the machine's 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor. We're crediting a lot of the performance to its 128GB of Flash storage. Not having to wait for the...

By ZDNet UK on 79

The 2010 version of Apple's 13.3in. MacBook Air is a very desirable ultraportable notebook. We like the slimline design, the high-resolution screen, the fast boot time and the long battery life. We're less impressed by the lack of integrated...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The MacBook Air is incredibly thin, light and portable, but performance is only average and it’s also incredibly expensive....

By TechRadar on 80

Apple has reimagined the MacBook Air and we've been using one full time for a few days now. Since Steve Jobs pulled the original out of that manila envelope back in early 2008, Apple's premium laptop has been somewhat of an enigma. At the time...

By IT PRO on 83

The latest 13in MacBook Air isn't perfect. It's pricy, although cheaper variants with smaller SSDs are available, and it should really come with 4GB of RAM as standard at such a high price. Despite these flaws it's the best ultra-portable...

By CNET Australia on 85

Apple's latest MacBook Air adds some much needed ports and pulls some things in line with the MacBook Pro range. It's an excellent travel laptop, but we wish it would have made the transition to Intel's Core i...