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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good comments.

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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 (2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2012)

 

The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid-2012) gets a third-generation Intel processor and USB 3.0. But ultrabooks have caught up, and surpassed the MacBook on some features (like screens) and price points.

Thin, Light. Third Generation Intel Core processor. Bright screen. Nice multi-touch trackpad. Backlit keyboard. USB 3.0 ports. Thunderbolt port. Dual-band Wi-Fi.

Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance. Middling battery life. Chassis precludes full sized HDMI or Ethernet ports. New MagSafe 2 port needs adapter for old MagSafe adapters and monitors. No SD card slot. Small amount of flash storage.

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

11-inch MacBook Air still rules its space

 

The 2012 version of Apple's smallest Netbook is faster and its battery lasts longer. But is that enough?

The new ; has third-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, USB 3.0 ports, slightly improved battery life, and a lower price on the higher-end model.

The Air still has relatively few ports and an expensive starting $999 price for only a 64GB SSD -- and that 11-inch screen feels small for its size.

The new 11-inch MacBook Air is every bit as fast as the 13-inch Air, despite its smaller size, but you'll give up 2 hours of battery life in the bargain.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Air review

 

Editors' note: As of June 2009, the product reviewed here has been replaced by these updated models .

Incredibly thin yet surprisingly sturdy; new trackpad gesture controls are very useful; remote optical drive makes living without a built-in drive much easier.

Very limited connectivity; slower than other MacBooks; SSD hard-drive option is ridiculously expensive and standard hard drive is small; battery is not user replaceable.

The design is revolutionary, but Apple's MacBook Air will appeal to a smaller, more specialized audience than the standard MacBook, thanks to a stripped-down set of connections and features.

Jan, 2008

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

The 2012 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch) Review

 

Things are getting very blurry.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2012 Subnotebook

 

Fresh Air. Cupertino's smallest notebook receives new components in Apple's mid 2012 update. Cornerstones of the new Macbook Air 11 are the Ivy Bridge processors, flash storage, an 11.6" display and new USB 3.0 ports. Have various Ultrabooks caused the...

Compact, light subnotebook, High quality aluminum unibody, USB 3.0 for fast peripherals, Very good input devices, Improved application and graphics performance, Convincing battery runtims, The quality case, Intel's current hardware with its USB 3.0...

Choice of connectors is lacking, Reflective display surface, Still only 1366x768 pixel resolution, Difficult to upgrade and repair, High temperatures under load

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 Subnotebook

 

Ivy Air. Sounds like an airline, but it is the newest generation of Apple's successful subnotebooks. We tested the entry-level model featuring a 13.3 inch screen and Intel's Core i5. Its exterior is - as always - (virtually) nothing new. ...

High manufacturing quality ; Low weight ; Compact size ; Fast SSD ; Good overall performance ; Usually very quiet

Moderate screen resolution ; Reflective screen ; Average brightness ; Barely any maintenance or upgrade possibilities ; Weaknesses in thermal design

The MacBook Air's battery runtime is excellent and beats most ultrabooks by lengths. Their field of application is supposed to be mobility

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (techreviewsource.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid-2012)

 

If you don't need quad-core processing power, but still need a stable, comfortable keyboard to do your writing, the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch might be the chariot you're looking for. It's the MacBook for those who already have a larger MacBook Pro,...

Thin, Light. Third Generation Intel Core processor. Bright screen. Nice multi-touch trackpad. Backlit keyboard. USB 3.0 ports. Thunderbolt port. Dual-band Wi-Fi ; Cons: Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance. Middling battery life....

Ultrabooks are catching up on weight and performance. Middling battery life. Chassis precludes full sized HDMI or Ethernet ports. New MagSafe 2 port needs adapter for old MagSafe adapters and monitors. No SD card slot. Small amount of flash storage....

The ultrabooks are catching up to the pioneer Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid-2012) in terms of portability and capabilities, but the latest iteration is a nice system for those who want a second or third Mac around the house. However, for the price,...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

MacBook Air (Mid 2012) Review

 

Last week at Apples WWDC Chief Executive Tim Cook took the opportunity to announce a range of products from updates on iOS to new mobile hardware. The two main hardware items being announced were the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air in their "mid...

Jun, 2012

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Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2012

 

Even without a Retina Display, the new MacBook Air is well worth considering.

Good screen (for TN) with 1440 x 900 res ; Class-leading connectivity ; Sleek, attractive design ; Relatively powerful specifications ; Excellent usability

No (Retina) upgrade to the display ; Same old chassis ; No Gigabit Ethernet or HDMI ; Non-standard screen resolution ; Noisy under load

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Air 13in (2012) review

 

If you're an Apple fan, deciding which MacBook to buy just got harder – here's the case for the 2012 Air

More grunt, but remains totally silent ; Flawless build quality

Starts expensive, and only gets pricier ; Skinny rivals are snapping at its heels

The Air hangs on to its position as the best lightweight laptop to beat – for now

Aug, 2012

Price comparison for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2012)

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11” Laptop, 1.7GHz Intel Core i7
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11-Inch LED-backlit Display with build in 720p FaceTime HD Camera; 1366x768 Resolution; Intel HD Graphics...
$449.00 TO SHOP
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Stunning 13.3-inch Retina display with True Tone technology
$949.00 TO SHOP
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11" Laptop, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5
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11-Inch LED-backlit Display with build in 720p FaceTime HD Camera; 1366x768 Resolution; Intel HD Graphics...
$465.00 TO SHOP
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Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon...
$495.00 TO SHOP
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1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache
$519.00 TO SHOP
Apple MacBook Air MD223LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (1.7GHz...
11.6" Laptop, 1.3GHz Intel Dual Core i5
$469.00 TO SHOP

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