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Apple MacBook Air (Early 2008) MB003

alaTest has collected and analyzed 414 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and usability. The performance and design also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the sound and connectivity.

portability, design, performance, usability, screen

value for money, battery, connectivity, sound

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

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Macbook Air


The new notebook says big things about the future of small computing.

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Macbook Air


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.

Sleek, sexy, spartan design Fantastic keyboard

So slim, there's little room for inputs Poor battery life

Ultimately, though, the Air is a victory of industrial design and single-minded purpose. It has decent performance for an ultraportable, but few standout features to speak of beyond the superficial. And yet, I still can't help wanting to stop and touch it


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Apple MacBook Air (80GB)


If there was ever a product that needs no introduction, it's the MacBook Air. It represents Apple's concept of a truly next-gen notebook both in terms of what it has, and what it does not have. Of course, it's also super-thin, and brings new meaning to...

Amazingly light; snappy performance; lot of neat features

Non-removable battery; few expansion options; Remote Disc is flaky

the Air is so beautiful and easy to use that we found ourselves becoming one of those Mac people who fall in “love” with the Apple product


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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

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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...

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...

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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

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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

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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...

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Apple MacBook Air (Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M)


Editors' note: As of June 2009, the product discussed here has been replaced by these updated models.

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Apple MacBook Air MB003LL/A


Apple has delivered a unique product that will appeal to some. I believe the legacy of this product (MacBook Air MB003LL/A) will be that Apple continues to push the envelope by thinking outside the box.

Size and Weight is incredibleDesign is "Sexy""Think Different

Apple once again has delivered a new product that really emphasizes one of

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X3100


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:965GM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:Unknown