Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) MD711 / MD712

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) MD711 / MD712
alaScore 96

594 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 594 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and battery are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. The connectivity and value for money get mixed opinions.

portability, performance, usability, battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) MD711 / MD712 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Apple Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 594 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 94 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 94 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (10)

Expert review by:

Review Apple MacBook Air 11 inch Mid 2013 1.7 GHz 256 GB Subnotebook

 

Tough choice. You want to buy one of the new MacBook Air models? Good, so you have already made your decision. But some agonizing questions remain: i5 CPU or the more powerful i7 chip? 128 GB SSD or even the 256 GB drive? Our review should give you...

Compact and mobile build, weighs only about 1000 grams (~2.2 lbs) ; Aluminum unibody case very pleasant to the touch ; USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ; Very good input devices ; Very good application performance ; Increased graphics performance ; Very good...

No SD card slot ; "Only" HD resolution ; Almost zero expandability or accessibility for maintenance

The eternal temptation with Apple to spend more money than we planned despite the small benefits

Expert review by:

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013)

 

The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) is the Haswell updated version of the iconic ultraportable laptop. It lasts over 10 hours running on battery power, so it's a highly recommended choice if you must have the thinnest possible laptop with the most...

Great battery life. Thin. Light. Fourth Generation Intel Core processor. Bright screen. Nice multi-touch trackpad. Backlit keyboard. Thunderbolt port. Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi

1,366 by 768 resolution. No SD slot. No Ethernet nor HDMI

The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) ($999 list) is the latest iteration of Apple's ultraportable laptop. It retains all of the features that MacBook Air fans have grown to expect, though there are a few facets that are starting to seem dull and...

Expert review by:

11-inch MacBook Air review: living with Apple's smallest laptop

 

Note: be sure to read our 13-inch MacBook Air review for lots more on Apple's latest laptops.

Great battery life ; Stellar keyboard and trackpad ; Tiny

Screen is becoming outdated ; No SD card slot ; Smallish trackpad

Small is good, but bigger is better

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, June 2013)

 

We're living in a post-iPad age for PCs. Excellent battery life and supremely portable forms sometimes make me ask: why use a laptop, which has subpar battery life, at all? Why not just get things done on a tablet instead?

The new 11-inch MacBook Air manages a phenomenal 10-plus-hour battery life; base $999 model finally has 128GB SSD; still compact and comfortable to use.

New CPUs don’t really boost performance over last year’s Air; still lacking SD card slot; 11-inch display’s not as high-res as competitors'.

Apple’s new 11-inch Air goes a conservative route in 2013, emphasizing longer battery life and more affordable pricing over any big design changes. The battery boost alone might be worth it.

Expert review by:

Lab Tested: CTO 11-inch MacBook Air an impressive performer

 

While the MacBook Air improvements are mostly subtle, they succeed in making an already excellent product even more desirable.

Much improved battery life ; Improved flash storage and graphics performance

4GB of RAM is less generous than other non-upgradable Macs ; 128GB storage may be too small for some

Expert review by:

Review: Review: Mid-2013 11-inch MacBook Air

 

Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air builds on a winning formula

Fantastic battery life- Faster flash architecture- Much improved graphics performance- Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity- Excellent keyboard, trackpad- Better value

TN panel not a match for the PC competition- Third year with unchanged design- Relatively large bezel starting to look dated- No SD card slot

Apple’s new MacBook Air range is being marketed by the company for its outstanding claimed battery life. Apple is also touting faster flash memory, new 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity as well as the new found graphics prowess of Intel’s fourth-generation

Expert review by:

Review: Review: Mid-2013 11-inch MacBook Air

 

Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air builds on a winning formula

Fantastic battery life- Faster flash architecture- Much improved graphics performance- Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity- Excellent keyboard, trackpad- Better value

TN panel not a match for the PC competition- Third year with unchanged design- Relatively large bezel starting to look dated- No SD card slot

Expert review by:

MacBook Air 11" 2013 Review: From a Windows Perspective

 

Apple has seen a healthy boost in computer sales and adoption since the transition to Intel-based platforms in 2006, but the MacBook line has far and away been the biggest benefactor. Apple has come a long way both from an engineering standpoint and...

Consumer review by:

"The best ultra portable laptop."

 

Battery life, SSD speed, Price, Build Quality, Keyboard and WIFI AC

Screen quality

Consumer review by:

Amazon review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) MD711 / MD712

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) MD711 / MD712 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.

performance, portability, battery, design, usability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MD712LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: 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:No / Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 5000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-4250U / I5-470UM / I7-4650U
etilize