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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 932 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011 (MC965 / MC966). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the price. Many are less positive about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, reliability

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011 (MC965 / MC966) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the durability and screen.

performance, portability, design, usability, reliability

price, screen, durability

76% 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 13 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.7GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011 (MC965 / MC966) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity, and comments about the touchpad and price are mixed.

performance, portability, usability, design, reliability

connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MC965LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC966LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC966LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

May, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner / Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

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

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

We have to say, as we have said before, that Apple outclasses almost everyone with the Air. Dell’s Adamo XPS 13 was supposed to be a direct competitor but in fact fell far short. Samsung’s current premium 900X3A range is probably the machine that comes...

Aug, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Erik Malinowski (wired.com)

MacBook Air

 

It's real, and it's spectacular.

Thunderbolt port, Sandy Bridge CPU provide unprecedented zip. Backlit keyboard a welcome re-addition. Unsoldered Flash chips make storage upgrade easy

Optical drive RIP. No SD card slot on 11-inch model. Extreme lightness causes frequent tip-backs when opening closed lid. You’ll have to be careful you don't accidentally throw yours out with the recycling

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (theverge.com)

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...

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

It’s the first Air that’s capable enough to replace not only the old white MacBook but also the MacBook Pro — at least for some

Jul, 2011

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Summer 2011 review: 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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Thunderbolt)

 

The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Thunderbolt) is a formidable player in the ultraportable space, thanks to a Core i5 processor, backlit keyboard, and Thunderbolt port.

Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory provide a big performance lift. Backlit keyboard is back. Stunning design. Screen resolution is superb. Great clickpad implementation. Quick wake-from-sleep times. Thunderbolt port

Pricey. Battery life could have been longer

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2011) Review

 

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...

Bright and crisp display, Comfy backlit keyboard, Nearly double performance of last model, Thunderbolt support, Best-in-class trackpad

SD cards stick out from the side

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air/1.86GHz (128 GB)

 
Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Processor cache type:L3