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Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232)

Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232)
alaScore 90

1321 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1321 reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the price and design are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but the reliability and size get less positive views.

performance, usability, portability, price, design

size, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)Apple 11-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 13-inch MD231 MD232) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity.

portability, performance, usability, price, design

connectivity

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MD232LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MD232LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Air Core i7 1.8GHz 13"-4GB RAM-256GB SSD-Lion-BTO/CTO(2011)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 Subnotebook

 

Ivy Air. Sounds like an airline, but it is the newest generation of Apple's successful subnotebooks. We tested the entry-level model featuring a 13.3-inch screen and Intel's Core i5. Its exterior is - as always - (virtually) nothing new.

High manufacturing quality, Low weight, Compact size, Fast SSD, Good overall performance, Usually very quiet, The higher system performance is remarkable. Fortunately, the design and workmanship have not been modified

Moderate screen resolution, Reflective screen, Average brightness, Barely any maintenance or upgrade possibilities, Weaknesses in thermal design, A better screen would look good in the MacBook Air. It could be brighter and anti-glare would also be great

Aug, 2012
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Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

The 2012 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch) Review

 

Things are getting very blurry.

Jul, 2012

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch (2012)

 

The Ultrabook craze that's swept across the PC market exists in the looming shadow of one single, insanely successful laptop — the MacBook Air. This is a bit ironic given the criticism that faced the original Air (which hit stores about four years ago,...

Excellent user interface ; Light and portable ; Bright, beautiful display ; Snappy performance ; Competitive starting price ; Best bundled software in the business

Limited port selection ; Merely adequate battery life ; Squeaking space bar

No matter what Air you decide on, you’ll end up with an incredible product that remains one step ahead of Ultrabooks.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch review: Apple MacBook Air (11-inch

 

(For a comparative look at the entire Apple MacBook line, read our 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air roundup .)

The new 11-inch MacBook Air has third-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, USB 3.0 ports, slightly improved battery life, and a lower price on the higher-end model.

The Air still has relatively few ports and an expensive starting $999 price for only a 64GB SSD -- and that 11-inch screen feels small for its size.

The new 11-inch MacBook Air is every bit as fast as the 13-inch Air, despite its smaller size, but you'll give up 2 hours of battery life in the bargain.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2012)

 

Apple's MacBook Air was initially an expensive luxury, but with an update in 2010 became an affordable, excellent machine. It's light, well-made, and relatively powerful, and it's become the choice of many people willing to trade the raw computing...

Ivy Bridge processors are a nice upgrade ; Gorgeous design ; Keyboard and touchpad are still great

Retina display puts this one to shame ; Graphics performance isn't stellar ; HD" webcam is a misnomer

With only a modest upgrade, can the Air still lead the ultra-light pack?

Jun, 2012

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch review: Apple MacBook Air (13-inch

 

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: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid 2012)

 

More Info Apple announces refreshed MacBook Air: Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, shipping today The 2012 MacBook Air vs. the 2011 model: what's

Still thinner and lighter than many competitors ; Improved battery life ; Blistering speed ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad

Aluminum casing is still scratch-prone ; Competitors offer higher-res displays

The Air remains our favorite ultraportable, thanks to improved battery life, exceptional speed and a comfortable design.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

MacBook Air 13-inch Review (mid-2012)

 

Apple's MacBook Air may have fallen into the shadow of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display at their WWDC 2012 launch this past week, but the updated ultraportable has plenty going for it. A proven design favorite, and undoubtedly the inspiration...

That’s no small achievement for a machine that delivers not only extreme portability but the sort of performance that, only two years ago, would’ve demanded a top-spec MacBook Pro. The addition of USB 3.0 and an HD webcam addresses two of the most...

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2012)

 

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

Click to EnlargeThe 13-inch MacBook Air remains our favorite ultraportable notebook. In addition to best-in-class ergonomics, loud speakers and a svelte profile, you now get faster performance and much longer battery life than the Ultrabook competition...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012)

 

The new Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012) is a simple upgrade of the class-leading line, with a $100 price drop. Although a new processor gives you a little extra performance and some tests, the real additions are things like the new (for Mac) USB...

Thunderbolt port. Quick wake from sleep. Good screen resolution for a 13-inch laptop. USB 3.0. 256GB and 512GB flash storage upgrade option

No HDMI. New Ivy Bridge processor doesn't add much performance. New AC adapter incompatible with previous accessories without an adapter

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

ATA: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:No / Single Card Reader
eSATA: No
Ethernet: No
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: No
ISCSI: No
mSATA: No
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Ultra ATA: No
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes
WUSB: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:HD 720 / Retina / WQXGA / WSVGA / WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

BUS-powered: No
Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Internal / External:External
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Leopard / Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 320M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 5000 / HD GRAPH. 6000 / HD Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / HD Graphics 5000 / IRIS 5100 / IRIS 6100

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM87 / SOC / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I5-3427U / I5-4250U / I5-4260U / I5-4288U / I5-4308U / I5-5250U / I5-5257U / I5-5287U / I7-3667U / I7-4578U / I7-4650U / I7-5650U / SU9400 / T9300
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