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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
Lightweight, Aluminium Unibody, Display, Sound, performance, full size keyboard, battery life
An SD slot and extra USB port fill an important void. Stunningly beautiful design. Bigger battery resulted in almost twice as much battery life as its predecessor. Higher resolution increases the value of the 13-inch screen. Best clickpad implementation.
Extremely slim and light. excellent build quality, looks great, flash memory and improved graphics provide strong performance improvements.
Thinnest and lightest 13-inch notebook, Long battery life, High-resolution display, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Speedy solid-state storage, Good graphics performance
Extremely lightweight, Integrated Nvidia GPU, Best 13” Screen resolution in MacBook line, MultiTouch Trackpad, Viruses and malware less likely to occur, One month battery standby
Astonishingly thin and light; very high resolution for the screen size; decent performance; sturdy construction; excellent bundled software
Small and lightweight; easy to take on the road, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics offer better performance than Intel embedded graphics, Flashbased storage provides instanton, power savings, and highperformance access, Available in two sizes: 11inch and 13inc
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.
Smaller Storage Space From Solid State Drive, No Aftermarket Internal Memory Or Storage Upgrades
No Backlit keyboard
Pricey. Starting memory configuration only 2GB rather than 4GB. Intel Core 2 Duo processor based on two-year-old technology.
No built-in Ethernet, lacks Firewire and optical drive.
Tall and deep for 13-inch laptop, Keyboard not backlit, Flash storage not designed to be upgraded
Sharp edge at palm rest, No user upgradeable components, Uses older Intel Core 2 Duo, Keyboard Not Backlit, Slippery material, Feet not very tacky, Lack of Kensington lock
Shallow keyboard; mediocre battery life
Maximum RAM is only 4 GB, Flash storage isn’t user replaceable, Uses older Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Lacks a wired Ethernet port.
By Bare Feats on July 22, 2011
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 May 01, 2011
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 March 14, 2011
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 March 09, 2011
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 February 27, 2011
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 February 02, 2011
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 January 23, 2011
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 January 21, 2011
Gorgeous design, reasonable power and long battery life – Apple has got it right third time around...
By DigitalVersus on January 21, 2011
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 January 01, 2011
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...
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