Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch Summer 2011 - Core i5/i7

  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch Summer 2011 - Core i5/i7
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The 13-inch MacBook Air models get a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-2637M processor, 4GB of RAM, and either 128GB or 256GB of flash storage for $1,299 or $1,599, respectively. Configure to order options include a 1.8 GHz Core i7-2677M processor and additional flash storage, but unfortunately no discrete graphics, only the built-in HD 3000 from Intel.

Expert reviews and ratings

By RegHardware on 85

Product round-up It took a little while for the production lines to get going, but the first few months of 2012 have seen super-slim Ultrabooks completely outnumbering every other type of desktop or laptop PC coming our way. Intel’s tight definition...

By Notebook Review on 80

If you need a super portable laptop that is still pretty capable, get the 11-inch MacBook Air. If you need something that offers a bit more power and a smidge better resolution, go for the 13-inch form factor. You’ll be getting a great operating...

By PC Advisor on 90

The most expensive of the thin and light laptops we've tested recently, the 13in Apple MacBook Air will set you back the best part of a grand and a half. This makes it a sizeable investment, but one you're unlikely to regret – the build...

By PCQuest on

The MacBook Air 13 is an excellent update to MacBook Air series with an excellent design. It's a must have for ultra-book seekers.PrintCommentEmailDiggDel.icio.usRedditTwitter...

By CIOL on

Gone are the days of notebooks when the slimmest notebook weighed more than 2 kg. Now the slim is really slim, packed with stunning features and running anything you want, from games to video editing files. With just these on their mind, Apple...

By Tech-Reviews UK on 90

All in all, the Apple MacBook Air (mid 2011) is a compact, light and extremely powerful machine. With 4GB of memory and a very quick 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, the MacBook Air is capable of all tasks that you throw at it.With the...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The latest and, at 13 inches, largest version of the MacBook Air series is undoubtedly the best. Over the previous generations it offers a better processor, a backlit keyboard and a Thunderbolt connector, while leaving everything that made its...

By NotebookCheck on 89

Overall there is not much new to report about the latest MacBook Air, and that is a good thing. The chassis, input devices and display remain more or less unchanged, or have been subject to small upgrades like the introduction of keyboard backlighting...

By HardwareZone.com on 90

In 2008, the world caught a glimpse of the future being removed from a manila envelope by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer Inc. Audiences around the world gasped in surprise at the appropriately named MacBook Air and since then, imaginations about...

By CNET Australia on 93

Apple's upgraded MacBook Air is a seriously fast performer — even if you only use it as a Windows machine. The switch to Sandy Bridge puts Apple's travel laptop on the top of the portable...

By Digital Trends on 90

The Air nails down the fundamentals. The keyboard is superb (and now backlit), the touchpad is excellent as always, the display offers a wealth of pixels, and performance is on par with much larger...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Bigger, more powerful and with a higher battery life than its 11.6-inch version, the MacBook 13.3-inch represents one of the - if not the - best choices for those looking for a powerful, mobile machine. Note however that a richer connectivity...

By Computerworld on

I'm not going to hem and haw: As far as I'm concerned, Apple's new 13-in. MacBook Air is just about perfect. Usually, when I'm reviewing laptops, I wind up with a variety of caveats that weed out potential buyers for whatever I have in...

By TechRadar on 80

The 2011 MacBook Air refresh retains the form factor introduced with 2010's line of ultraportables, but makes significant improvements to the core technologies. Apple has switched the ageing Core 2 Duo chips for new Sandy Bridge processors, the Mini...

By PC Advisor on 90

The Apple MacBook Air 13in (Mid-2011) that we reviewed carries the maximum memory and storage of 4GB and 256GB. If you can work with 128GB of flash storage, the price drops to £1099, which is unbeatable even amongst shabbier-built ultraportable...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

Apple's latest MacBook Air still lacks replaceable components, still has an annoying glossy screen and remains relatively expensive. However, its performance upgrades with new Core i5 processors give it the extra grunt previous models were missing....

By InfoWorld on 94

Follow @pvenezia The original MacBook Air was a spectacular piece of engineering -- a laptop form factor that simply hadn't been seen before. Despite its anemic CPU and the slow PATA 1.8-inch hard drive, I quickly took to using the MacBook Air as my...

By Ars Technica on

In preparation for this review, I read back over Jacqui Cheng's review of the original MacBook Air, released in January 2008. In hindsight, it's obvious that making a fully functional laptop light, ultra-thin, and optical drive-less was at least...

By Macworld Australia on 100

The MacBook Air has never been a laptop for everyone. It began as a niche laptop for a tiny sliver of the population, but in the intervening three years there’s been a sea change. Today, most people in the market for a Mac laptop should seriously...

By PC Pro on 83

A sensational piece of laptop engineering, now boosted by a Sandy Bridge turn of speed to create the ultimate executive...