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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.
Thin and very light.
Very slim and light.
Premium aluminum body.
Glass touchpad is still great.
Beautiful high-resolution display.
Surprisingly enjoyable audio.
Second-gen Core i5.
Huge performance improvement.
Middling screen resolution.
No matte option.
128GB SSD is a lot smaller than a standard hard drive.
Starts at $40 more than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
No more than 4GB of RAM.
Can't be user upgraded.
Not as fast as costlier rivals.
Battery life could still be longer.
Display isn't as vivid as on a MacBook Pro or similar.
Some features require a learning curve.
By RegHardware on May 12, 2012
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 March 27, 2012
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 March 02, 2012
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 February 02, 2012
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 January 06, 2012
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 December 06, 2011
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 September 14, 2011
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 August 26, 2011
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 August 26, 2011
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 August 19, 2011
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...
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