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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The screen and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and resolution.

portability, performance, screen, usability, size

resolution, connectivity

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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,...

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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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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"Small and light but powerful"

 

This is my second

3rd gen Intel core i5

Pricy, but worth it!

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"awful computers waste of money"

 

absolutely nothing

computers dont hold a charge

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"Solid machine in a tight package"

 

We bought the i5 with the new ivy bridge CPU, 8 gigs of ram and 128ssd, which cost us about $1600. For me that seems to be about double the cost, compared to other machines on the market, but I have gone through many a laptop and have yet to use one...

Small and light, great battery life, excellent screen quality, nice touch pad, super quality, this machine does not over promise, it gives more then you would expect.

price, if you want quality your gonna have to pay for it.

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"Great Laptop!"

 

I have a few computers I use on the day-to-day. 13"

++ I can open it on a plane in coach!

++ Solid 12" screen would have been nice, there seems to plenty of room in the bezel for more screen.

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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