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Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966)

Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966)
alaScore 91

1655 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1655 reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and portability also get good reviews, but opinions are divided on the price. Many are critical about the connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, reliability

connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas views about the battery and price are mixed.

performance, portability, usability, design, reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 11 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.6GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)Apple 13 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.7GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)Apple 11 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.6GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 653 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air, Mid 2011 (11-inch MC968 MC969, 13-inch MC965 MC966) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the touchpad and connectivity.

performance, portability, usability, design, reliability

connectivity, touchpad

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 MC969LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC968LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Hatim Kantawalla (tech.firstpost.com)

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...

Aug, 2011
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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2011 (1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD) Subnotebook

 

Netbook? No thanks. The smallest and cheapest notebook that Apple

Low weight and small size; Outstanding aluminium case; Very good input devices; Keyboard backlighting; Very good application performance

Not so many ports; Reflective display; RAM is soldered down

Samsung’s 900X1B must prove itself first in the same sector.

Aug, 2011

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

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

The Best Gets Better

 

The best ultra-portable computer just got better -- with a new processor and some much-improved battery performance.

Jun, 2013

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

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.

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)

Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air (Core i7 1.8GHz) Review Update

 

Last week we published our review of the new 2011 MacBook Air. Both the 11 and 13-inch models ship with ultra low-voltage (ULV) dual-core Sandy Bridge CPUs, a first for the lineup. Also another first for the lineup is the fact that you can now get...

If you're buying the high-end ($1199) 11-inch MacBook Air and care about performance, the 1.8GHz CPU upgrade is worth it. You shouldn't expect any real impact on battery life in normal use but you'll see a noticeable gain in performance across the...

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: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Thunderbolt)

 

The already impressive Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Thunderbolt) gets Apple's OS X Lion, a speedier processor, Thunderbolt technology, but for this price other laptops offer more features.

Intel Core i5-2467m provides improved processing and integrated graphics capabilities. Better trackpad. Thunderbolt technology enables high-speed data transfers. Attractive, lightweight construction and design

Unimpressive battery life. Other systems have more RAM. Lack of familiar amenities like Ethernet, an SD card reader, or a sizable hard drive may vex users

Jul, 2011

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
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology: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 I7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M / I5-2557M / I7-2677M
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