Apple MacBook Air 13" - Summer 2013

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The Apple MacBook Air 2013 is a refreshed version of the skinny laptop with the latest Haswell processor. The MacBook Air uses the ULT variants of the chip, which should result in 40% faster graphics and much improved battery life. Also new is support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the faster and not-yet-finalized standard that should greatly improve range and bring wireless transmission speeds up to a theoretical 1300Mbps.

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By About.com on 90

Manufacturer's SiteThe 2013 13-inch MacBook Air may be almost indistinguishable from previous years' models, at least at a cursory glance. But it's not the outside that received updates, it's the inside; with a new processor family, a higher capacity...

By Macworld UK on 100

As we anticipated Apple has reacted to the very minor price difference between the MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 2013 MacBook Air, by reducing the price by as much as £130. This means the whole MacBook Air line up is now under £1,000, which...

By NotebookCheck on 86

Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2014 Apple might have a polarizing effect, the MacBook Air 13 can still inspire with its timeless design and the compact Unibody chassis. This impression is supported by the great build quality . The notebook can also convince...

By CNET UK on 80

If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more...

By PC Pro on 83

The 13in MacBook Air gets a speed bump and a price drop, but the display is beginning to look behind the...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Apple MacBook Air 13 (2014) verdict Open Gallery We were sort of expecting the new MacBook to be a letdown, after all very little has changed other than the price tag and the processor speed. Instead we've fallen in love with it all over again...

By Business Computing World on 80

Apple products are often criticised for being over-priced, but while this modest update of its popular MacBook Air is virtually identical to last year’s model it does at least come with a welcome £100 price cut. And while the MacBook Air is one of the...

By theregister.co.uk on

Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) for Linux virtual machines Review I suppose this is one of those glass half-empty, half-full situations. For months, the interweb was aflutter with rumours of a new MacBook Air with a high-definition Retina display to...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

What is the 13-inch MacBook Air 2014? It's an exceedingly light update on the 2013 MacBook Air . Apple has given the 2014 MacBook Air a small processor speed bump, from 1.3GHz to 1.4GHz, but the design, screen and basic features remain exactly the same....

By LaptopMag on 80

A faster processor, even longer battery life and a lower price solidify the 13-inch MacBook Air as the best ultraportable laptop...

By Macworld UK on

If you are looking for a new Mac laptop there are a number of factors to consider when deciding which model is the one for you. Should you buy the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro Retina? Do you need the Retina display? Would a lighter and cheaper model be...

By Engadget on 90

The Air remains our favorite ultraportable, thanks to improved battery life, exceptional speed and a comfortable...

By mashable.com on

Is the laptop dead? Every month, some new study hammers home the point that people are spending more and more time with smartphones and tablets. All the while, those big, blocky laptops on our desks end up gathering dust — or so the theory goes.That...

By Macworld UK on

We know that a lot of people are attached to the CD and DVD but we think that sacrificing the optical drive for a slimmer, lighter laptop is a good move on Apple's part. The big difference is the inclusion of Thunderbolt 2 on the Retina MacBook Pro,...

By bit.com.au on 83

With all the excitement over Apple's radical new Mac Pro and iOS 7, the spotlight hasn't lingered long on the latest MacBook Air. Despite all the rumours, it has an identical chassis to last year's model and no Retina display; the only dramatic change is...

By The Inquirer on 90

THE ORIGINAL Apple Macbook Air established itself as the benchmark for thin and light laptops, and with its upgrade to Intel Core chips in 2011 it got the performance boost to match its sleek design and...

By V3.co.uk on 100

The design and performance make the MacBook Air a standout product among the latest crop of ultrabooks. You can run any applications you'll need for business use, including Microsoft Office, and the trackpad and Mac OS X make the Air a pleasure to...

By TechRadar AU on 80

OS X Mountain Lion OS X Mountain Lion review OS X Mountain Lion: what you need to know OS X Mountain Lion compatibility: will your Mac take it? The new 2013 13-inch MacBook Air makes some significant improvements on the 2012 model, but the processor's...

By AnandTech on

The fact that I’d be making minimal compromises to carry a real notebook versus the iPad is startling, and if you need the most mobile productivity machine you can get, it’s hard to top this. As we start to see more Haswell-based ultraportables and tablets, particularly when the Haswell ULX (Y-series) parts hit, this might change, but for now I feel pretty comfortable saying that.

By DigitalVersus on 80

The 2013 MacBook Air 13" is faster when running Windows 8 than it is under Apple's OS X Mountain Lion. It also keeps some of the computer's original advantages such as the sound quality and thin, lightweight chassis. On the other hand, the battery life...