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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. The connectivity and battery get mixed views, and some have doubts about the sound and price.

portability, performance, design, usability, durability

price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003) from 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 Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and battery. Comments about the keyboard and size are mixed.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

reliability, battery, connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MMGF2B/A MacBook Air 13-Inch Laptop (Intel Core m3 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage, Intel HD Graphics 6000, OS X El Capitan)Apple MMGF2B/A MacBook Air 13-Inch Laptop (Intel Core m3 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage, Intel HD Graphics 6000, OS X El Capitan)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Early 2008 (MB003) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the price and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good views.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MB003LL/A 13.3 Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive)Apple MacBook Air MB003LL/A 13.3 Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Apple MacBook Air/1.6GHz


The MacBook Air is a super-slim ultraportable laptop computer that you can slip into very thin spaces. Like anything else that Apple crafts, the Air's industrial design is phenomenal. But its beauty is little more than skin deep.

Greatly improved graphics power ; Sleek, sexy, spartan design ; Full-size keyboard ; Fantastic keyboard ; Weighs three pounds ; Bright display

Single USB port ; So slim, there's little room for inputs ; Poor battery life ; No video adapters in box ; Slower than much more affordable Apple laptops ; Unswappable battery

The Air's looks can't be denied. Its performance and expandability are whole other matters, though.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (

Compromises Limit Appeal of Apple's MacBook Air Laptop


The story of Apple's lightest-ever laptop is a series of compromises. To buy or not to buy can be answered by one question: How many are you willing to make?

Despite its diminutive size, the MacBook Air doesn't feel fragile. I wouldn't recommend trying to break it over your knee; the keyboard feels solid, as does the Air's entire bottom half. I noticed a bit of flexion on the top of the laptop--the portion...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Apple Macbook Air


The MacBook Air is officially the thinnest laptop, and the lightest of those with a 13-inch screen. But there were compromises that had to be made.

Thinnest laptop on the market. Simply gorgeous. Amazing 13-inch display on a 3-pound chassis. Full-size keyboard. Doesn't load ultra-low-voltage processors. Eco-friendly. Gesture-enabled touchpad. Reasonable prices

Only one USB port, three ports total. No ExpressCard or card-reader option. Battery is not user upgradable. Productivity may take a hit with only 3 hours of battery life running Vista ; Watch the MacBook Air Video Review

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (

MacBook Air review (13-inch, 2013)


Toby's Estate Coffee in Brooklyn should be my favorite local coffee shop. The Australian company's first US location is big and bright, with ample seating, great service, and terrific coffee — the ultra-expensive Strada variable-pressure espresso...

Amazing battery life ; Industry-leading trackpad and keyboard ; More affordable than ever

Slight performance dip ; Paltry 128GB storage in base model ; No Retina display. Also, no pony

Still the best all-around laptop you can buy

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (

The MacBook Air: Thoroughly Reviewed


We've taken the past couple of weeks to thoroughly review the MacBook Air. Curious about how Apple's latest notebook really measures up? Read on and don't worry, we kept the Air puns to a minimum.

When Apple announced the MacBook Air, it was met with harsh criticism from many; it was almost as if the Air was being treated as the next MacBook Pro instead of an ultra portable Mac

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (

MacBook Air - Review of the MacBook Air


Although it makes some trade-offs to achieve its amazingly thin profile, the MacBook Air outclasses other ultraportables in terms of ergonomic comfort, display size, and performance.

Wonderfully slim design, • Full-size keyboard and touchpad, • Brilliant display

Single USB port that doesn't accommodate some peripherals, • Shorter-than-expected battery life, CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Operating System: Mac OS X Leopard, , , , , , , , Apple MacBook Black (Santa Rosa), , , Voodoo Envy 133 Mini-Review: Air...

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (

Review Apple MacBook Air Subnotebook


Want to possess it? Today's thinnest notebook is small enough to

Exemplary design; High-quality workmanship; Very good display; Very good full-size keyboard; Size

Poorly equipped with interfaces; Battery and memory cannot be exchanged by user

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Apple MacBook Air Review


Apple's latest notebook, the MacBook Air, is being hailed as the world's thinnest. At well under an inch at the thickest point, the Air offers a thin design coupled with an extremely lightweight package for a notebook that has the same basic footprint...

Works out of the box with Windows Vista (even if it does have a few hiccups) ; Thin and lightweight design that manages to stay incredibly strong ; Battery life claims are not far off from being accurate

Belches out heat like nobody's business ; No replaceable battery ; Slow charging speeds ; Almost no ports

Apple is pushing the envelope (cough cough) with the MacBook Air ... in various ways that some people will love and others will hate. On one hand they offer a super thin, lightweight design, but on the other they take away ports and give you a...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (

MacBook Air Review


They're calling it the iPod of laptops - Apple's board-sweeping answer to Sony, Dell and all the others who've been proudly strutting their ultraportables. It was enough to send David Pogue into paroxysms of delight, whinnying about "admiration for...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

MacBook Air First Thoughts Review


The MacBook Air is quite simply the most stunning notebook we've seen in recent memory. There just isn't any way to prepare yourself for the thinness of this notebook until you hold it in your hands for the first time. A thickness of just 0.16 to 0.76...

Sure, you can fit the MacBook Air in a manila envelope ... but most consumers won't be impressed if the $1,800 laptop that comes out of the envelope isn't very powerful. Stay tuned for our full review of the MacBook Air in a few days

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio system:Mono
Number of built-in speakers:1


Battery life (max):5 / 7


Color of product:Silver

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:+64GB solid-state drive


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:50


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100 / NVIDIA GeForce 320M / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.144 / 0.256
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:+64GB solid-state drive


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45 / 10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 8.94 x 0.764
Display:LCD / LED
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 95
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V 50 - 60Hz
Relative humidity:0 - 90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2


AC adapter power:50


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):6
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor cache:4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 1.86
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:SL9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SL9000 series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36686
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:iLife
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Pre-installed software:Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard (includes Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools); iLife ’08 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:4200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 80

Weight & Dimensions

Height:0.0157 / 0.764
Height (front):0.118
Height (rear):0.669
Weight:2.91 / 3