Apple MacBook Air 13 inch - Summer 2013
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.
Over 15 hours of battery life, even with a Core i5 processor.
Faster flash memory.
Improved graphics performance.
Excellent keyboard and touchpad.
Relatively loud speakers.
Light and portable.
Less expensive than previous iteration.
Dual microphones for FaceTime and future Siri use.
Fan can get noisy when playing games.
The same design.
Some performance cost for battery life.
By The Inquirer on August 28, 2013
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...90
By V3.co.uk on August 22, 2013
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...100
By AnandTech on August 09, 2013
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 August 09, 2013
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...80
By TechRadar on August 09, 2013
Despite the swings-and-roundabouts benchmarking results, the new MacBook Air is a definite and significant step up from last year's release. The battery life is little short of incredible. Business travellers taking long flights and students who...80
By Good Gear Guide on August 05, 2013
Apple's newest, most powerful, and most refined MacBook Air finally reaches that ‘all-day-playback' milestone that is so crucial for a portable device. It's got enough battery life to last a full day of video, or even longer if...90
By HotHardware on July 24, 2013
Overall, the new for 2013 Apple MacBook Air offered better performance versus last year's model, especially when it came to graphics and storage subsystem throughput. Apple's super-thin notebook also placed near the top of its class in terms of...-
By NotebookCheck on July 17, 2013
Apple MacBook Air 2013 The MacBook Air 13 excites users with its slim and attractive unibody case . The workmanship is almost flawless and the noise emissions are barely noticeable (for the majority of the time). The new model supports the...87
By PCMag on July 16, 2013
The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) is the Haswell updated version of the iconic ultraportable laptop. It lasts over 10 hours running on battery power, so it's a highly recommended choice if you must have the thinnest possible laptop with the most battery life.80
By T3 on July 10, 2013
For the ultimate in portablilty, the 11-inch model still reigns, though battery life can’t match this laptop. And if you have last year’s model, you may also be tempted to upgrade by the super-fast recovery from standby which is way faster than the few seconds it used to be. Overall, this is fast, lightweight and, thanks to a £50 price drop, excellent value.100