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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.
Iconic beautifully thin design.
Very long battery life.
Fast boot time and faster flash memory than previous Air.
Vast easy-to-use App Store.
Impressively loud speakers.
Faster processor and solid-state drive at a lower price than previous version.
USB 3.0 ports.
Quick boot time.
Screen resolution could be higher for the screen size.
Other ultraportables have higher-resolution screens.
SD Card sticks out.
No thinner or lighter than previous models.
By TechSpot on July 16, 2012
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 October 09, 2012
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....
By RegHardware on September 27, 2012
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...
By NotebookCheck on August 14, 2012
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 August 10, 2012
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 Computeractive on July 20, 2012
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...
By Expert Reviews on July 14, 2012
Intel Ivy Bridge processors and faster storage give the MacBook Air a welcome performance boost...
By Pocket-lint on July 10, 2012
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...
By itproportal.com on June 29, 2012
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 June 27, 2012
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...
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