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Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504)

Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504)
alaScore 89

1071 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1071 reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504). 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 are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the price.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and design. The usability and portability also get good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the durability and size.

performance, portability, usability, design, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New MacBook Air 11 inch Laptop(Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics) - launched October 2010New MacBook Air 11 inch Laptop(Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics) - launched October 2010New MacBook Air 13 inch Laptop(Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, 2GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics) - launched October 2010

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Late 2010 (11-inch MC505 MC506, 13-inch MC503 MC504) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the price and reliability. The usability and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, usability, reliability, price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MC505LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC503LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC506LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Jamshed Avari (tech.firstpost.com)

Macbook Air 11-inch

 

The new 11-inch Macbook Air is one of Apple's most interesting launches to date. Apple has so far famously refused to enter the netbook game, choosing instead to give users the MacBook Air, a thin and light system that still had a regular notebook's...

For now, the 11-inch Air occupies a space that makes it way more than a netbook, but at a way higher price. If you’re looking for something ultraportable just for Web surfing, you’d have to really consider whether the Air is worth the money. On the...

Dec, 2010
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Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Inch 2010 Subnotebook

 

Mac-Netbook? The 11.6" MacBook Air may compete in the Netbook lea

Extremely thin and light; Exceptional manufacturing quality; Robust and high quality aluminum case; Exceptional input devices; Quiet with a low load; Graphics performance

Few interfaces; No UMTS; Few and difficult to access upgrade possibilities; No backlit keyboard

There isn't really any. The closest one would be the Sony Vaio X13, which has a much worse performance though.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Maclife (maclife.com)

11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air Review

 
Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

MacBook Air Review

 

MacBook Air Review: this in-depth review of the Macbook air covers strengths and weaknesses of the Macbook Air, for Mac and Windows users.

Build quality: The build quality of the new MacBook Air is excellent. It's made of aluminum and does not shear or bend. The chassis feels really solid all around with the weakest points definitely on either side (screen and underbelly). I hope that...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air ( 11-inch, Summer 2011)

 

Last October, Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air debuted. The tiny, slim ultraportable was the smallest laptop Apple had ever made. Its combination of size and power earned it a four-star review, with caveats: it had a last-generation Core 2 Duo processor,...

The new 11-inch Apple MacBook Air is dramatically faster than last year's version, has a backlit keyboard, and comes with a high-speed Thunderbolt I/O port.

The $999 entry-level Air still has the same limited fixed flash storage and RAM as last year's version, which most people will want to upgrade from--and there's still no SD card slot, Ethernet port, or 3G wireless option.

This year's 11-inch MacBook Air improves on last year's model in several significant ways and is by far the fastest ultraportable you're likely to find, though some users will consider the limited flash storage space to be a hindrance.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air Fall 2010 (Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, 128GB SSD, 13.3-inch)

 

Apple's original ultrathin MacBook Air was the very definition of a specialty laptop: its alluring design was offset by a limited number of connections and an underpowered CPU, making it truly useful for only a small fraction of users. The second...

Apple's MacBook Air is thin and powerful enough to use as a mainstream laptop. It has an excellent battery and includes an SD card slot.

The Air has limited connections compared with other 13-inch laptops, and its keyboard isn't backlit. It's outclassed by the new MacBook Pro line.

The second generation of Apple's MacBook Air fixes many of our issues with the ambitious original, adding more USB ports, an SD card slot, and a more powerful processor.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

 

The SD slot, extra USB, and a staggering increase in battery life make the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch a strong contender in the ultraportable space.

An SD slot and extra USB port fill an important void. Stunningly beautiful design. Bigger battery resulted in almost twice as much battery life as its predecessor. Higher resolution increases the value of the 13-inch screen. Best clickpad...

Pricey. Starting memory configuration only 2GB rather than 4GB. Intel Core 2 Duo processor based on two-year-old technology

Dec, 2010

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook Air (11.6-inch)

 

A new version of the MacBook Air has arrived. Check out our 2012 Apple MacBoook Air 11.6-inch review.

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

Shallow, mushy keyboard ; Limited port selection ; Display doesn’t lean back past 45 degrees ; No removable battery, RAM, HDD

The smallest notebook Apple has ever built, the 11.6-inch MacBook Air might also be one of its finest.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: MacBook Air (2010)

 

Es ist bemerkenswert, wie sich unsere Erwartungshaltung an mobile Geräte immer wieder verändert. Schuld daran sind natürlich Smartphones und Tablets. Traditionelle Laptops wirken gegen die Winzlinge fast schon wie Dinosaurier, sind aber in Punkto...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Air (11.6-inch) Review

 

The all-new 11-inch MacBook Air features a cutting-edge industrial design, innovative new technology and may even define a new standard for ultraportable notebooks. Can a wafer-thin notebook deliver the high performance that Mac owners expect?

Small, sleek and light ; Can run games in a pinch ; Best-in-class trackpad ; Full-sized keyboard

No Ethernet networking ; No USB 3.0, no SD card slot ; No backlit keyboard

While there is something about the Apple/Microsoft dichotomy that seems to bring out the worst in tech aficionados, it's hard to deny that the new MacBook Airs, especially the smaller, 11.6-inch model, have style. Holding one makes it easy to believe...

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:No / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Leopard / Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Snow Leopard / OS X MAVERICKS
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M / GeForce 320M / GeForce 9400M / GMA X3100 / HD Graphics 5000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:965GM / GeForce 320M / MCP79 / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3337U / I5-4260U / SL9400 / SL9600 / SU9400 / SU9600 / Unknown
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