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Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232)

Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232)
alaScore 92

1845 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1845 reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and design. The portability and price also get good opinions.

performance, price, portability, design, usability

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 13-inch MacBook Air (4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Drive)Apple 11-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 13-inch MD231 MD232)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1040 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2012 (11-inch MD223 MD224, 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The price and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, price, usability, design

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 MD231ll/A 13.3-inch LaptopApple MacBook Air MD224LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

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Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2012 Subnotebook

 

Fresh Air. Cupertino's smallest notebook receives new components in Apple's mid 2012 update. Cornerstones of the new Macbook Air 11 are the Ivy Bridge processors, flash storage, an 11.6" display and new USB 3.0 ports. Have various Ultrabooks caused the...

Compact, light subnotebook, High quality aluminum unibody, USB 3.0 for fast peripherals, Very good input devices, Improved application and graphics performance, Convincing battery runtims, The quality case, Intel's current hardware with its USB 3.0...

Choice of connectors is lacking, Reflective display surface, Still only 1366x768 pixel resolution, Difficult to upgrade and repair, High temperatures under load

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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

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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012)

 

If you don't need quad-core processing power, but still need a stable, comfortable keyboard to do your writing, the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2012) ($999 list) might be the chariot you're looking for. It's the MacBook for those who already have a...

Thin, Light. Third Generation Intel Core processor. Bright screen. Nice multi-touch trackpad. Backlit keyboard. USB 3.0 ports. Thunderbolt port. Dual-band Wi-Fi

Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance. Middling battery life. Chassis precludes full sized HDMI or Ethernet ports. New MagSafe 2 port needs adapter for old MagSafe adapters and monitors. No SD card slot. Small amount of flash storage

The ultrabooks are catching up to the pioneer Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid-2012) in terms of portability and capabilities, but the latest iteration is a nice system for those who want a second or third Mac around the house. However, for the price,...

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

 

Things are getting very blurry.

EDITORS' CHOICE

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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.

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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Summer 2012)

 

(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.

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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?

Editor's Choice!

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Summer 2012)

 

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.

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Apple MacBook Air (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 changed? ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A preview The last time we reviewed the MacBook Air, we didn't have a whole...

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.

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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...

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
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
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 Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / HD Graphics 5000 / IRIS 5100

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM87 / 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 / I7-3667U / I7-4578U / I7-4650U / SU9400 / T9300
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