Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 619 reviews of Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Views about the energy efficiency and durability are mixed. The connectivity and price get critical reviews.

usability, portability, performance, design, battery

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Apple Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 619 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 438 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 438 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (338)

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Review

 

You may not have noticed, but Apple upgraded the MacBook Air in 2017. Specifically, the $999 13-inch notebook got a slightly speedier, 1.8-GHz Core i5 CPU, upgrading from a 1.6-GHz Core i5 processor. While we appreciate that the Air still has the...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2017) review

 

Apple 's MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It's the single laptop model you're most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it's been that way for a very...

The MacBook Air remains the least expensive MacBook, and has finally received a minor spec upgrade. Battery life is excellent, and performance for everyday tasks remains smooth. It's the only MacBook left with standard USB ports or a MagSafe connection.

The design feels dated, with a thick bezel around a low-resolution screen. Windows laptops in the same price range offer newer components, higher-res screens and lighter, slimmer bodies.

The MacBook Air lives to fight another day, thanks to its mainstream price and long battery life, but this classic laptop is definitely in its twilight.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2017)

 

The MacBook Air remains an excellent ultraportable choice for students and other macOS fans with basic computing needs, but despite killer battery life, it will disappoint power users with its low-resolution display and outdated processor.

Thin and light. Long-lasting battery. Multiple USB ports.

Low-resolution display. Older Intel Core i5 CPU.

The MacBook Air arguably started the ultrabook party, and it's still there even as a younger, thinner, and better-equipped crowd has arrived. But it has yet to overstay its welcome. For macOS fans—especially note-taking, paper-writing college...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2017) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's iconic laptop gets a CPU update for 2017, and much about its design still charms us. But lacking a more substantive rethink, it's being eclipsed by lighter, faster laptops from Windows-device makers and Apple alike.

Iconic, solid-feeling design ; Still reasonably slim and light ; Long battery life ; Better port selection, keyboard feel than other modern MacBooks ; MagSafe power connector still rocks

Low-resolution screen ; Outdated processor

If you look at it through the lens of a world made up only of Apple devices, we're grateful that the MacBook Air exists. It may be a holdover from earlier days of Apple design, but that design is a classic that's aged well. And the inclusion of...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air (2017) review

 

Apple 's MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It's the single laptop model you're most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it's been that way for a very...

The MacBook Air remains the least expensive MacBook, and has finally received a minor spec upgrade. Battery life is excellent, and performance for everyday tasks remains smooth. It's the only MacBook left with standard USB ports or a MagSafe connection.

The design feels dated, with a thick bezel around a low-resolution screen. Windows laptops in the same price range offer newer components, higher-res screens and lighter, slimmer bodies.

The MacBook Air lives to fight another day, thanks to its mainstream price and long battery life, but this classic laptop is definitely in its twilight.

Aug, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch review

 

Not too long ago, the MacBook Air practically stood alone in the computer landscape with its unique blend of design, size, and performance, an improvement on the thin laptop with low-voltage CPU. The MacBook Air, in turn, influenced the arrival of the...

The 13-inch MacBook Air has new Intel CPUs, better battery life, and an improved 720p Webcam, and finally adds USB 3.0 ports, while shaving $100 off the price from last year's models.

The design, while strong, stays largely the same: there's no Ethernet port, and the base SSD storage option of 128GB is smaller than a standard hard drive, though common for ultrabooks.

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 owner-to-be.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2017) review

  (Rating Hidden)

The Apple MacBook Air gets a refresh with this 2017 model. It doesn't change much, following the company's modus operandi this year - a bump in specs to keep it relevant, as we've seen with the iPad and iMac ranges too. So is this facelift enough to...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Zach Marzouk , Jane McCallion , IT Pro (itpro.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 13in (mid-2017) review: has Apple changed enough to stay on top?

 

Is the 2017 MacBook Air enough of an upgrade to justify itself?

Thin and light construction; incredible battery life

Screen is underwhelming

Performance and storage upgrades keep the already superb MacBook Air ticking over, but the iffy quality screen is starting to hold it back

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Jary (macworld.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air (mid 2017) review

 

Apple has merely tweaked the processor speed with its 2017 update to its MacBook Air, but it remains an affordable, lightweight, compact cracker of a laptop.

The 13-inch MacBook Air is Apple’s entry-level laptop, starting at £949 (US$999). It might lack the super-sharp Retina screen of the Macbook and MacBook Pro models but its display and performance is fine for most everyday uses. It boasts enough USB...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Dick23 (johnlewis.com)

Great laptop

 

1st Macbook Air - 3rd Macbook - great battery life - super fast - super lightweight - John Lewis 2 year Guarantee included - very pleased!

Feb, 2018