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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969
alaScore 89

742 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 742 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and value for money. The design and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the connectivity.

portability, performance, design, value for money, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 30 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969 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.

design, usability, performance, portability, screen

90% 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 11 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.6GHz,2GB,64GB Flash,HD Graphics)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) MC968 / MC969 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, value for money, design, battery

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MC969LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC968LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple 11.6" MacBook Air 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, NVIDIA GeForce 320M (Z0JJ-4GB)

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

 

Netbook? No thanks. The smallest and cheapest notebook that Apple currently has to offer is called the MacBook Air 11. It weighs in at less than a kilogram and is just 1.7 cm at its thickest point. On the outside: an aluminium unibody case. On the...

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

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Macbook Air 11-inch

 

The new 11-inch Macbook Air is one of Apple's most interesting launches to date. Apple has so far famously refused to enter the netbook game, choosing instead to give users the MacBook Air, a thin and light system that still had a regular notebook's...

For now, the 11-inch Air occupies a space that makes it way more than a netbook, but at a way higher price. If you’re looking for something ultraportable just for Web surfing, you’d have to really consider whether the Air is worth the money. On the...

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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

Laptops are getting thinner, lighter, and smaller. How far will it go?

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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...

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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

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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2011)

 

The 11-inch MacBook Air adds a backlit keyboard and faster Core i5 processor to one of the sleekest ultraportables on the market.

You really have to look at the 11-inch MacBook Air in two ways to evaluate it: First as an ultraportable and next as the most affordable laptop Apple offers. As an ultraportable, the Air is superior in almost every way. It offers a bright display with...

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MacBook Air 11-inch GelaSkin Review and Hands-On (with Bonus iPod Touch Review!)

 

So we were contacted by no less than GelaSkins themselves to see if we'd like to take a look at their brand new MacBook Air protective skins. What did we say? Of COURSE we'd like to take a peek. So they did indeed let us take a peek, and since I just...

Head over to http://www.gelaskins.com/ and grab a bunch!

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Apple MacBook Air (11.6-inch)

 

A new version of the MacBook Air has arrived. Check out our 2012 Apple MacBoook Air 11.6-inch review.

Class-leading boot and resume times ; Full-size keyboard, enormous trackpad ; Surprising power for productivity and gaming ; Gorgeous, high resolution 11.6-inch display ; Unmatched aluminum unibody build quality ; Respectable volume for its size

Shallow, mushy keyboard ; Limited port selection ; Display doesn’t lean back past 45 degrees ; No removable battery, RAM, HDD

The smallest notebook Apple has ever built, the 11.6-inch MacBook Air might also be one of its finest.

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Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air/1.4GHz (128 GB)

 

You can forgive Steve Jobs for a bit of hyperbole when he's on stage introducing new products to an audience of thousands of people following along via a live video stream and countless liveblogs. “It's like nothing we've ever created before,” Jobs...

My original review of the MacBook Air ended with a simple question: “How much are you willing to compromise?” While it’s still true that a small, light laptop will require some degree of compromise on both speed and price, over time Apple has made...

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MacBook Air 11.6″ Review

 

Steve Jobs' views on budget ultraportable are pretty clear. “We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk,” he told investors back in 2008, and so the new 2010 MacBook Air is neither of those things. Instead, it's a $999+ slice...

The MacBook Air is not the laptop for every user. Those looking to frequently edit HD multimedia will find its ULV processor limiting, while the downside to the speed and frugality of its flash storage is reduced capacity versus the 320GB and 500GB...

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:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution: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® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M / I7-2677M
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