Editors Liked

  • Extremely thin and light, sturdy build quality, very good display, comfortable keyboard, excellent trackpad, good battery life, quick startup time, respectable performance despite slow processor
  • Beautiful design, extremely snappy and an awesome standby time
  • Slim, thin, elegant, stylish, Unibody aluminum shell, well built, Builtin flashstorage is really fast, Improved Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics, Battery lasts 5 hours, Runs surprisingly cool
  • Class-leading boot and resume times, Full-size keyboard, enormous trackpad, Surprising power for productivity and gaming, Gorgeous, high resolution 11.6-inch display, Unmatched aluminum unibody build quality, Respectable volume for its size
  • Just as thin as the 11-inch Air and only 0.6 pounds heavier. Longer battery life. SD card slot. Flash storage. Larger trackpad. High-resolution display. Ports are on the case instead of under a flip-down door
  • Incredibly thin and light, Excellent battery life, Performance close to 13inch MacBook Pro
  • Amazingly slim design; great keyboard/trackpad combo; new iLife '11 software included; decent graphics performance; 16:9 display
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight. Decent battery life. Month-long standby time
  • So slender, so sexy. Ridiculously fast app launch times. Excellent battery life. Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Very thin and light for any notebook, Extremely fast SSD, Sharp, colorrich LCD, Fullsize keyboard and trackpad, Good graphics performance, Very long standby time, Finally two USB ports
  • Gorgeous unibody design, small and built to last, excellent display and keyboard, peppy performance – especially for loading applications, finally two USB ports are included!, 30 days of standby battery power with instant on, system runs cool
  • Exquisitely thin. Lightest in its class. Full size keyboard. Sharp, vibrant 11.6-inch widescreen. SSD is durable and quick. Good graphics chip included. Runs cool
  • Amazingly thin and light design, Wakes instantly from sleep, boots very fast, Comfortable keyboard and large gesture-friendly touchpad, Webcam makes FaceTime calls, Surprisingly strong speakers, Good battery life
  • Astonishingly thin and light; very high resolution for the screen size; decent performance; sturdy construction; excellent bundled software
  • Small and lightweight; easy to take on the road, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics offer better performance than Intel embedded graphics, Flashbased storage provides instanton, power savings, and highperformance access, Available in two sizes: 11inch and 13inc
  • Smallest Mac laptop ever, Speedy solid-state drive, Bright, high-resolution screen, Full-sized keyboard

Editors Didn't Like

  • No backlight for keyboard, no external battery status indicator, speakers could have been bit louder, 64GB on base model is too less, 128GB model is too expensive
  • No backlit keyboard, No 3G and a bit underwhelming performance
  • Older Core 2 Duo processor, No ethernet, card slot
  • Shallow, mushy keyboard, Limited port selection, Display doesn’t lean back past 45 degrees, No removable battery, RAM, HDD
  • No optical drive, Ethernet, or FireWire. Core 2 Duo instead of the newer Core i3
  • Weak amount of RAM, Expensive, No backlit keyboard
  • Pricey for an 11-inch laptop with an older processor; lacks backlit keyboard and SD card slot
  • Slow processor. Limited memory and disk space
  • Size does matter — 11 inches is too small, no matter how nice the screen is. Sluggish with some mediaheavy tasks
  • Expensive compared to some CULV systems, Uses an older Core 2 Duo instead of Core i3 or i5, Battery life is strictly adequate, No card reader or FireWire, No backlit keyboard
  • No SD card slot, unit is sealed so RAM and hard drive can’t be upgraded, no ethernet port, 4GB should really come standard at this price, battery life is a bit underwhelming, limited hard drive space, builtin 3G would’ve been a nice option to
  • No SD Card slot. No Ethernet. Sluggish compared with its peers. Unimpressive battery life
  • No SD Card slot, Keyboard not backlit, Lid sometimes falls back, Competing ultraportables have faster CPUs
  • Shallow keyboard; no SD-card slot; mediocre battery life
  • Maximum RAM is only 4 GB, Flash storage isn’t user replaceable, Uses older Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Lacks a wired Ethernet port
  • Slow processor clock speed, No keyboard backlighting