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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2011) MC965 / MC966

alaTest has collected and analyzed 862 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and value for money are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the connectivity.

performance, portability, design, screen, keyboard

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2011) MC965 / MC966 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2011) MC965 / MC966

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 31 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2011) MC965 / MC966 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, portability, design, value for money, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple 13 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.7GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)Apple MacBook Air Intel 2.13GHz/2GB/128GB SSD/GeForce 9400MApple 11 Inch MacBook Air 1.6ghz Core 2 Duo, 128gb of Flash Storage, 4gb DDR3 1066mhz Ram

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2011) MC965 / MC966

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2011) MC965 / MC966 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

value for money

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MC966LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC965LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)MacBook Air 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2011 (1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook

 

Turbo Air. After the refresh of the Air's case in autumn of last year, we now see completely new internal hardware based on Intel's Sandy Bridge technology. The extremely thin aluminium chassis remains unchanged, still setting the bar for...

Low weight and small size; Outstanding aluminium case; Very good input devices; Backlit keyboard; Very good application performance for a subnotebook

Relatively expensive; Not so many ports; Reflective display; Non-upgradeable system memory

Apple has managed to deliver the epitome of a ‘notebook’ or ‘laptop' in this model of the Air

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Apple MacBook Air

 

The Apple MacBook Air is a powerful, ultraportable notebook with a regal attitude, a considerable personality, and an egotistical price — the model we reviewed retails for as much as Rs. 67,900.

So should you buy it? If you need a slick ultraportable for light to medium duty, if design and aesthetics weigh heavily on your mind and price is not a concern, then this one’s a no brainer. Of course, if you’re like the vast majority of the notebook...

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MacBook Air with Windows 7 review: the ultrabook to rule them all?

 

Let's be honest: The ultrabook phenomenon is by and large Intel's and the rest of the PC industry's reaction to Apple's MacBook Air. Just take a look at a lot of the designs and the features: the influence (and in some places...

Very thin and well-built chassis ; Beautiful display ; Touchpad works great with Windows 7 ; Snappy performance

Only 4.5 hours of battery life in Windows ; Too expensive ; Keyboard layout can be confusing to Windows users ; Boot times slower than competition

Apple is never going to make the perfect Windows 7 machine, but in many ways its hardware enables the best Windows experience right now

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Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch (Mid-2011)

 

Geeks the world over swooned when Apple released the re-designed MacBook Air in the latter half of 2010. Now forged from solid aluminum and offering high-resolution displays (as well as a brand new 11.6-inch model), the update transformed the company's...

Excellent backlit keyboard ; Glass touchpad is still great ; Beautiful high-resolution display ; Surprisingly enjoyable audio ; Second-gen Core i5 packs a punch ; Absurdly thin and light

Average battery life ; Port selection remains limited ; Can become too warm for lap use ; Gaming performance takes a step back

The Air nails down the fundamentals. The keyboard is superb (and now backlit), the touchpad is excellent as always, the display offers a wealth of pixels, and performance is on par with much larger laptops.

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2011)

 

The ultimate 13-inch notebook gets even better with a faster Core i5 processor, backlit keyboard, and Thunderbolt support.

We already loved the 13-inch MacBook Air, and Apple's improvements make it the perfect notebook as far as we're concerned. When you combine a sleek ultraportable design with a great display and touchpad then nearly double the performance--without...

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The 2011 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch): Thoroughly Reviewed

 

I've always liked ultraportables. Back when I was in college I kept buying increasingly more portable notebooks until I eventually ended up with something horribly unusable for actual work. When Apple introduced the first MacBook Air back in 2008 I...

Whereas last year's MacBook Air was a good machine for light work, the 2011 models are true replacements for mainstream portable Macs. There's still no dethroning the MacBook Pro (although the 13-inch model clearly needs a higher resolution display...

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MacBook Air review (mid 2011)

 

There comes a time when that giant, corporate-issued laptop stops fitting into your lifestyle. When dragging around a Kensington roller case just won't

Huge performance improvement ; Thunderbolt port ; Backlit keyboard

Middling screen resolution ; No matte option ; Expensive

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Apple MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid 2011)

 

The original MacBook Air was more of a status symbol than a computer. Sure, it was a functional laptop that could glide into a manila envelope, but the $1,799 laptop was, by and large, a secondary machine — it trailed behind other ultraportables in...

Double the performance of the last gen Air ; Over six hours of battery life ; Best touchpad around ; Backlit keyboard returns

Keys are a bit shallow ; Webcam isn’t HD ; No high resolution or matte screen option

A fresh processor, backlit keyboard, and a Thunderbolt port — the new MacBook Air is here, and it's more than just a spec refresh

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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Summer 2011)

 

As with most Apple products, the MacBook Air has moved into an annual update cycle, taking it from the original niche product version to its new perch as Apple's mainstream laptop line. With that, we've also seen a continued mainstreaming of the...

The 13-inch MacBook Air has been updated with the latest Intel CPUs for better performance and battery life. Backlit keyboards make a welcome return.

The 128GB SSD drive is a lot smaller than a standard hard drive. This also starts at $100 more than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The latest version of the 13-inch MacBook Air vastly outperforms its predecessor, and can finally be called suitable for mainstream use, instead of relegated as a niche product.

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MacBook Air 13-inch core i5 Review (mid-2011)

 

Apple's MacBook Air left many mobile users with a difficult decision back in late 2010. The unibody ultraportable was certainly beautiful, but its ULV processor left some wary that OS X might not be able to keep up with their lifestyle. The new 2011...

In short, that difficult decision between prioritizing portability and performance has pretty much been made for you: the MacBook Air grants you both. Build-quality is reassuringly strong, speed and performance are sufficient for most users, and the...

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
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2557M / I7-2677M
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