Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch - Summer 2012

  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch - Summer 2012
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The MacBook Air sports a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor that Turbo Boosts up to 2.8GHz, 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM, 128GB of flash storage and integrated Intel graphics. It is still extremely thin and lightweight at only 0.68-inches at the thickest part and 2.96 pounds. The MacBook Air carries a 13.3-inch diagonal LED backlit display, operating at 1440 x 900 with a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 90

The mid-2012 MacBook Air is a very solid offering and continues to be a target for many notebook manufacturers, and for good reason. Four years after its unveiling, the Air is still one of the sexiest notebooks on the market...

By PC Advisor on 90

This revised 13in MacBook Air is a little bit faster in general speed, a lot faster in graphics speed – if only catching up with 2010’s Air – but with approaching an hour of extra battery life. We also appreciate the even quieter fan. This is the...

By theregister.co.uk on 90

Overall, I found the combination of weight, features and performance to be ideal. Used constantly over several weeks, it made itself a strong candidate to be the nicest laptop I’ve ever used. It’s just a shame that even the 256GB Core i5 model can’t...

By NotebookCheck on 89

In the review of Apple's 2011 MacBook Air we wrote: "Overall there is not much new to report about the latest MacBook Air, and that is a good thing." That is basically also true for the MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012. However, there are a few improvements...

By DigitalVersus on 100

With a design that never seems to date and an impeccable finish, the 2012 13" MacBook Air packs excellent levels of processing power and a monster battery life into a sleek, compact casing. The new MacBook Air has so many great features that you'll...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Other Ultrabooks, like the Acer Aspire S5, may be lighter but with its satin finish and impeccable build quality, the Air is still the classiest out there. And despite its processing prowess, it's absolutely silent – even under heavy...

By Computeractive on -

Ultra-portable laptops have been in vogue recently with a slew of Intel-branded Ultrabooks entering the fray. This means there is more competition for Apple's Macbook Air, which was first released in 2008.Apple's new mid-2012 range is mainly concerned...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Intel Ivy Bridge processors and faster storage give the MacBook Air a welcome performance boost...

By Pocket-lint on 90

The Air is our idea of a perfect laptop. It's thin and light, looks the part and has plenty of power for most day-to-day tasks. Video editors might find it underpowered, but we think this is the most perfect balance of power to weight we've seen yet....

By itproportal.com on 80

The new MacBook Air will be seen as an incremental update for anyone already equipped with the last generation model. If, however, you have an older MacBook Air, the upgrade to Ivy Bridge is pretty compelling. The addition of USB 3.0 is welcome, but the...

By Macworld Australia on 100

The MacBook Air line has always been about compromise – as we wrote back in 2008, the Air was initially appealing mainly to people for whom small size and light weight were more important than the features the Air was missing. But two things have...

By Channel Pro on 80

The same flawless design, now with Ivy Bridge and more RAM – all at a lower priceRating: 4Average: 4 (1 vote) We were desperately hoping the MacBook Air would get the Retina screen it deserves, but Apple has kept that upgrade for professionals....

By The Verge on 88

We spent a lot of time using and testing the base-spec 13-inch Air, with a 1.8GHz Core i5 processor and a $1,199 price tag. Does it still stand apart in a much more crowded market, with a two-year-old body and brand-new internals? Read...

By Engadget on -

At first blush, the MacBook Air doesn't appear to have changed much between 2011 and 2012: it looks exactly the same, save for those USB 3.0 ports and new MagSafe2 connector, and even the 50Wh battery remains unchanged. As for those faster Ivy Bridge...

By cnet on 80

This year's MacBook Air opts for gradual improvements rather than anything revolutionary, but lowered prices continue to make it the go-to mainstream recommendation for any MacBook...

By SlashGear on -

There will undoubtedly be some disappointed that the Retina Display hasn’t made it to the MacBook Air range yet. It’s true that the massively pixel-dense display is one of our favorite features of the new MacBook Pro, but for the moment it’s an...

By LaptopMag on 90

Apple makes the quintessential ultraportable notebook even better by giving the MacBook Air faster performance and longer battery...

By Computer Shopper on 80

With an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU and speedy USB 3.0 ports, Apple’s latest Air is still a strong candidate for best ultraportable available. But with the same chassis and screen resolution as last year’s models, it’s not the class-leader-by-a-mile that...

By PC Pro on 83

The same flawless design, now with Ivy Bridge and more RAM – all at a lower...

By Trusted Reviews on -

13.3in 1440 x 900 TN display Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-i7, HD 4000 graphics 4-8GB RAM, 128-512GB SSD White-backlit keyboard USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort We have the new MacBook Air, or MacBook Air 2012, on our test bench awaiting full review....