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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) MD223 / MD224

alaTest has collected and analyzed 754 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The screen and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the connectivity and resolution.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) MD223 / MD224 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) MD223 / MD224

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) MD223 / MD224 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, performance, value for money, size, design

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 11-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)Apple MacBook Air 11 Inch / Netbook Shoulder Bag Padded, Black, STM

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) MD223 / MD224

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012) MD223 / MD224 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.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

resolution

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MD224LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MD223LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MD223LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)

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Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2012 Subnotebook

 

Fresh Air. Cupertino's smallest notebook receives new components

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

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

From Apple's own product line, the MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012. Otherwise, there are many Windows machines with 11,6" displays. Among them, the Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A with its Full-HD display, or the small gaming notebook Schenker XMG A102 or the Lenovo...

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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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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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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 might be the chariot you're looking for. It's the MacBook for those who already have a larger MacBook Pro,...

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 ; Cons: Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance. Middling battery life....

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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Apple MacBook Air (11.6-Inch, 2012 Version)

 

About a year ago, when we looked at Apple's 2011-model 11.6-inch MacBook Air, it didn't have much in the way of Windows-based competition, unless you counted pricier ultra-premium machines like Samsung's Series 9 or less spendy but much less powerful...

Speedy Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor, solid-state storage, and USB 3.0 ports ; Familiar sleek and sturdy design ; Excellent keyboard for such a small and slim laptop

Not any thinner or lighter than last year's model ; Battery life a bit less than last year's model

Apple updates its smallest MacBook Air for 2012 with a speedier CPU and USB 3.0 ports, while retaining the design elements that make it an outstanding ultraportable. It faces more competition these days (from Windows ultrabooks), but it's still the...

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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review

 

The smaller MacBook Air is one of the most affordable Macs you can buy. Upon its original launch, there was a small murmur that the 11-inch MacBook Air was the netbook that Steve Jobs said Apple would never make, but in reality, this diminutive Mac has...

Build and overall design, plenty of power, battery life

Perhaps a little too small for those with larger hands

Overall, there's a lot to love about the 11-inch MacBook Air. Although this 2013 update doesn't bring a change in design or display, it does bring a substantial performance boost. This may be a small form notebook, but there's plenty of power to tackle...

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Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2012) review

 

The tiny Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2012) benefits enormously from faster ports and a faster, leaner processor.

Looking beyond our misgivings over the cheaper screen, the 2012 MacBook Air 11in is an improvement in every direction for the smallest and cutest Mac portable ever made.

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Apple MacBook Air 11in (2012) review

 

As one of the thinnest laptops ever produced, the original MacBook Air was a revelation. The competition may have heated up with the launch of Intel's Ultrabook programme, but 11in models are still thin on the ground with only the Asus ZenBook UX21 in...

Perfection improved, and still one of the few options if you want an 11in ultra-portable laptop

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Apple MacBook Air 11 (mid-2012)

 

Incredibly light, yet well built ; Class leading keyboard and touchpad

The TN-based screen is getting a bit long in the tooth ; Default storage size is too small

The MacBook Air 11 continues to be a wonderfully portable laptop, suiting travel or those who are constantly on the move. While an IPS screen would be nice and the default storage sizes need to be raised, this is a lovely piece of engineering that has...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard 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
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I7-3667U
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