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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2010) MC503 / MC504

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The battery and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2010) MC503 / MC504 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2013 MD760D/A Subnotebook


Battery Life Extensions. Traditionally, Apple products have long

Great workmanship; Light and slim; Very good backlit keyboard; Silent at low load; Good system performance; Fast storage devices; Very good battery life; Thunderbolt offers extensive upgrade possibilities; Port posiitioning

Case edge is quite sharp in certain areas; No mobile broadband module available; Wobbly display in slanted position; Non-removable battery; No internal upgrade options; Reflective display; No display port adapter in delivery; Small gaps between ports;...

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A with matte display or touch display, Dell XPS 13, Samsung Series 9 900X3C, Sony Vaio Pro 13, MacBook Pro 13 Retina.

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Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2011 (1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook


Turbo Air. After the refresh of the Air's case in autumn of last

Low weight and small size; Outstanding aluminium case; Very good input devices; Backlit keyboard; Very good application performance for a subnotebook

Relatively expensive; Not so many ports; Reflective display; Non-upgradeable system memory

We have to say, as we have said before, that Apple outclasses almost everyone with the Air. Dell’s Adamo XPS 13 was supposed to be a direct competitor but in fact fell far short. Samsung’s current premium 900X3A range is probably the machine that comes...

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Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch 2010 Subnotebook


Fresh Air. The new version of the 13-inch MacBook Air has been re

Light weight and small; Exceptional aluminum case; Very good graphics performance for a Subnotebook; Very good input devices

Relatively expensive; Few interfaces; Reflective display; No backlit keyboard

The competition in the 13" Subnotebook area is definitely more abundant than compared to the 11" model. Especially the Sony Vaio Z12 with a powerful processor and graphics card is a competitor. But also the Lenovo X201s, or the Toshiba R700 are worth...


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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...

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) Review


Apple's WWDC 2013 gave us a revised MacBook Air, but the revision didn't go as far as expected. Retina, considered an obvious upgrade by some, didn't make its way to the Air, nor was the chassis itself redesigned. Instead, Apple has just upgraded...

Good build quality ; Long battery life ; Extremely quick solid-state storage

Design is now just average ; Limited port selection ; Low-resolution display with no option to upgrade ; PC alternatives are a better value

The 2013 MacBook Air is still a solid laptop, but it's no longer the obvious choice. This entry-level Mac is hard to recommend to anyone except consumers who want OS X but can’t afford a Pro.

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013)


Equipped with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, the latest MacBook Air 13-inch shows decent performance gains. But it's the ultraportable's over 15 hours of battery life that blows away the competition.

Over 15 hours of battery life, even with a Core i5 processor. Light and portable. Less expensive than previous iteration. Nice screen. Thunderbolt port. Dual microphones for FaceTime and future Siri use

No HDMI. Not 1080p. Some performance cost for battery life

Road warriors and jet travellers rejoice, we've found a laptop that will last all day and well into the night. The newest Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2013) lasted an astonishing 15-and-a-half hours on a battery test that makes most current...

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MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2013)


We can't lie: we were hoping for a Retina MacBook Air last year when Apple rolled out the thinner, faster MacBook Pros with their pixel-packed displays

Phenomenal battery life ; Fast I/O from PCIe SSDs ; 100 less than last year ; Great keyboard and trackpad

Still no Retina display ; Base CPU performance lower than last year

The 2013 MacBook Air offers amazing battery life and disk I/O performance for an even more accessible price, but it sure could use a few more pixels in that display.

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Thunderbolt)


The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Thunderbolt) is a formidable player in the ultraportable space, thanks to a Core i5 processor, backlit keyboard, and Thunderbolt port.

Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory provide a big performance lift. Backlit keyboard is back. Stunning design. Screen resolution is superb. Great clickpad implementation. Quick wake-from-sleep times. Thunderbolt port

Pricey. Battery life could have been longer

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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.

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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

Product Specifications


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / 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 Lion


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


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