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Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2009) MC233 / MC234

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and connectivity get less positive opinions.

portability, performance, design, screen, battery

value for money, connectivity, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2009) MC233 / MC234 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Apple MacBook Air - Mid 2009 (MC234*/A)


Up in the Clouds... Around a year and a half ago Steve Jobs intro

Design with high recognisability; Excellent workmanship; High mobility thanks to slender dimensions; Keyboard is pleasant to use; Very good measurement results for the display; Good 3D performance thanks to Geforce 9400M

Very limited range of interfaces; Battery and memory not exchangeable; No integrated broadband/WiMAX available

In many respects just the MacBook Pro 13". In the remote periphery other particularly flat notebooks, for example those that would count themselves in: Lenovo Thinkpad X300, MSI X-Slim X340, Dell Adamo, Acer TM Timeline 8371, Acer Aspire 3810T,...

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Apple MacBook Air


Not too long ago, the MacBook Air practically stood alone in the computer landscape with its unique blend of design, size, and performance, an improvement on the thin laptop with low-voltage CPU. The MacBook Air, in turn, influenced the arrival of the...

The 13-inch MacBook Air has new Intel CPUs, better battery life, and an improved 720p Webcam, and finally adds USB 3.0 ports, while shaving $100 off the price from last year's models

The design, while strong, stays largely the same: there's no Ethernet port, and the base SSD storage option of 128GB is smaller than a standard hard drive, though common for ultrabooks

This year's MacBook Air opts for gradual improvements rather than anything revolutionary, but lowered prices continue to make it the go-to mainstream recommendation for any MacBook owner-to-be.

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Apple Macbook Air A1304


The MacBook Air is a product that lives on the margins. It's the slowest laptop--indeed, the slowest computer--in the Mac line. It omits many features that are standard on other Mac laptops, such as multiple USB ports, FireWire ports, an ethernet port,...

Incredibly lightweight ; Bright, beautiful screen

Slow performance ; Only one USB port

But if the specs that matter most to you are light weight and small size, the MacBook Air is the system for you. These new models aren't much faster than their predecessors (according to Macworld's findings)--in fact, the high-end system is slower than...


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Apple MacBook Air A1304 Laptop Review


Incredibly lightweight ; Bright, beautiful screen

Slow performance ; Only one USB port

Lower prices make the new versions of Apple's ultrathin ultraportable more appealing.

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Apple MacBook Air (2009)


The updated version of Apple's strikingly thin and strong ultraportable adds plenty of graphics punch, but its battery life is too short.

If you were hesitant to pull the trigger on the original MacBook Air because of the short battery life and limited port selection, Apple hasn’t done much to win you over with the latest version. Road warriors who require good endurance should pass, but...

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MacBook Air Review: it's a different beast inside out


When the MacBook Air first launched, nobody could deny it was physically impressive.  Well under an inch thick, it was a visual delight to anybody who saw

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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

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Apple Macbook Air (nVidia)


The wonderful thing about a 13-inch laptop is that a full-size keyboard is guaranteed. Although the Air's non-interconnecting keys are styled differently than traditional ones are, they don't compromise the typing experience. They're very similar to...

Still the thinnest and best-looking ultraportable. Bright screen. Comfortable keyboard. Best graphics performance in its class. Extremely lightweight

Depleted feature set. Downgraded to a low-voltage processor. Only 2GB of memory with this configuration. Lacks higher-resolution screen options. Slow spinning hard drive. Battery life hasn't improved

The Apple MacBook Air (Nvidia 9400M GT) is a specimen of unsurpassable beauty, but upgrades of a few parts internally won't be enough to win over converts to Mac.

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Apple MacBook Air MC234LL/A


Naturally, a notebook as sleek and thin as the Apple MacBook Air MC234LL/A is going to cost you an arm-and-a-leg, but if you want an ultra-thin laptop, then consider this one. It lacks several “standard” features, but it boasts others, such as...

Stunning ergonomics- less than one inch thick and very lightweightPerformance- 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphicsTight space- means less storage with a 128GB solid state drive and 2GB RAMCapable-great for on-the-go...

Apple stunned the world when the company released their 13.3” Apple...

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New Macbook Air could be a 11.6 incher


It's not long before we've started missing any new announcement or even a rumor from the Macbook Air spies. So we have something for ourselves and you that may prove to be just the drug we've been looking forward to. This new trip comes with a whole...

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

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


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9400M


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:SL9600 / Unknown