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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1135 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and screen are generally positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the value for money.

performance, portability, battery, screen, usability

value for money

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, usability, design, performance, battery

value for money

98% 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 2010MacBook Air SuperDrive (MacBook Air 2010)New MacBook Air 13 inch Laptop(Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, 2GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M Graphics) - launched October 2010

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, portability, value for money, battery, design

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)

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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 11 Mid 2011 (1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD) Subnotebook

 

Netbook? No thanks. The smallest and cheapest notebook that Apple

Low weight and small size; Outstanding aluminium case; Very good input devices; Keyboard backlighting; Very good application performance

Not so many ports; Reflective display; RAM is soldered down

Samsung’s 900X1B must prove itself first in the same sector.

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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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Macbook Air 11-inch

 

The Tech2 Labs receives many products every single week and each of them is tested with the utmost care and highest level of objectivity. There's a constant effort to reduce and totally eliminate subjectivity. Each product is tested according to set...

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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.

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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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Apple MacBook Air ( 13-inch, 2013)

 

Editors' note: As of April 29, 2014, Apple has updated the MacBook Air line with slightly faster Intel processors (1.4GHz Core i5, up from 1.3GHz) and cut the price of the entry-level configurations. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air now starts at $899 (from...

New Intel fourth-gen CPUs help the updated MacBook Air achieve amazing battery life. The multitouch trackpad is still the industry's best, and even better, the 13-inch MacBook Air now starts at $100 less than the previous model.

Newer features such as touch screens and higher-resolution displays are still missing. The ultrabook competition is catching up, in terms of design.

Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes.

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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.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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
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
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 / 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 ®
Processor Number:I5-3337U / SL9400 / SL9600 / SU9400 / SU9600 / Unknown
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