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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 708 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and portability also get good views. Many are less positive about the connectivity, and opinions are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the durability and size. There are mixed comments on the battery and portability.

performance, price, usability, design, reliability

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Late 2010) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the price and size are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, usability, size, price

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air is now for schools only

 

As of October 2016, the 11-inch MacBook Air has been relegated strictly to the educational market.

The new 11-inch MacBook Air is a little faster and runs even longer, thanks to a small spec bump. More importantly, the base price drops by $100 to $899.

The new CPU is a very minor upgrade over last year’s Air and the system is still lacking an SD card slot.

Apple’s 11-inch Air is now only available to educational buyers. Everyone else looking for a light Apple laptop should check out the 12-inch MacBook or new MacBook Pro.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch, 128GB

 

The current MacBook Air models differ from the 2013 versions in that the base model uses a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5, an upgrade from the previous 1.3GHz processor. More significantly, the 11.6-inch MacBook Air now starts at $899 (from $999) in the US and...

The new 11-inch MacBook Air is a little faster and runs even longer, thanks to a small spec bump. More importantly, the base price drops by $100 to $899.

The new CPU is a very minor upgrade over last year’s Air and the system is still lacking an SD card slot.

Apple’s 11-inch Air gets a CPU speed bump and a decent price cut over the already excellent 2013 version. If you have a recent model there's no need to upgrade, but for anyone else, it's now a better deal than ever.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch) review

 

Last October, Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air debuted. The tiny, slim ultraportable was the smallest laptop Apple had ever made. Its combination of size and power earned it a four-star review, with caveats: it had a last-generation Core 2 Duo processor,...

The new 11-inch Apple MacBook Air is dramatically faster than last year's version, has a backlit keyboard, and comes with a high-speed Thunderbolt I/O port.

The $999 entry-level Air still has the same limited fixed flash storage and RAM as last year's version, which most people will want to upgrade from--and there's still no SD card slot, Ethernet port, or 3G wireless option.

This year's 11-inch MacBook Air improves on last year's model in several significant ways and is by far the fastest ultraportable you're likely to find, though some users will consider the limited flash storage space to be a hindrance.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air Fall 2010 review

 

Apple's original ultrathin MacBook Air was the very definition of a specialty laptop: its alluring design was offset by a limited number of connections and an underpowered CPU, making it truly useful for only a small fraction of users. The second...

Apple's MacBook Air is thin and powerful enough to use as a mainstream laptop. It has an excellent battery and includes an SD card slot.

The Air has limited connections compared with other 13-inch laptops, and its keyboard isn't backlit. It's outclassed by the new MacBook Pro line.

The second generation of Apple's MacBook Air fixes many of our issues with the ambitious original, adding more USB ports, an SD card slot, and a more powerful processor.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Brian X. Chen (wired.com)

Review: Apple 11-Inch Macbook Air

 

It's obscenely thin, tremendously attractive and doggedly expensive. Don't call it an Apple netbook. Call it MacBook Air.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch)

 

The Apple MacBook Air (11-inch) is the lightest, smallest laptop in Apple's inventory, but you'll have to give up certain luxuries and pay a hefty price for it.

Exquisitely thin. Lightest in its class. Full size keyboard. Sharp, vibrant 11.6-inch widescreen. SSD is durable and quick. Good graphics chip included. Runs cool

No SD Card slot. No Ethernet. Sluggish compared with its peers. Unimpressive battery life

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2015)

 

Strong performance; Small, light design; Above-average battery life; More ports than 12-inch MacBook ; Low screen resolution; Staid design; No SD card slot ; While the screen could be sharper, the updated 11-inch MacBook Air is a very light...

Low screen resolution; Staid design; No SD card slot ; While the screen could be sharper, the updated 11-inch MacBook Air is a very light ultraportable that offers great performance and battery life for the price.

While the screen could be sharper, the updated 11-inch MacBook Air is a very light ultraportable that offers great performance and battery life for the price.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2014)

 

Thin and portable design; Strong performance; Excellent battery life; Very fast SSD; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad; Great productivity apps ; Lower-resolution display than competitors'; No SD card slot ; Featuring an updated processor and excellent...

Lower-resolution display than competitors'; No SD card slot ; Featuring an updated processor and excellent battery life, the 2014 11-inch Apple MacBook Air is as portable and powerful as ever.

Featuring an updated processor and excellent battery life, the 2014 11-inch Apple MacBook Air is as portable and powerful as ever.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2014) Review

 

Here is the question: Is the MacBook Air still a viable choice for those looking for portable yet powerful laptop, especially in a market flooded with Ultrabooks and hybrids?

Excellent design ; Terrific performance ; Quiet and cool ; Superb trackpad and keyboard

Display quality merely adequate ; Lousy port selection ; Aluminum construction prone to dents and scratches

May, 2014

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