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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The design and portability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the image quality and connectivity. Opinions are divided on the battery.

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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 13-inch (2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 size. The design and performance also get good opinions. There are some critical comments about the price.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

Apple MacBook Air/2.13GHz

 

The MacBook Air is a product that lives on the margins. It's the slowest laptop--indeed, the slowest computer--in the Mac line. It omits many features that are standard on other Mac laptops, such as multiple USB ports, FireWire ports, an ethernet port,...

Bright 13-inch display ; Incredibly lightweight ; Bright, beautiful screen ; Full-size keyboard ; Weighs three pounds ; Thin

Slower than all other Apple laptops ; Slow performance ; Only one USB port ; Single USB port limits connectivity

Lower prices make the new versions of Apple's ultrathin ultraportable more appealing.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (Nvidia 9400M GT)

 

The Apple MacBook Air (Nvidia 9400M GT), the world's thinnest laptop, gets a graphics makeover, but is it enough to warrant an upgrade?

Still the thinnest and best-looking ultraportable. Bright screen. Comfortable keyboard. Best graphics performance in its class. Extremely lightweight.

Depleted feature set. Downgraded to a low-voltage processor. Only 2GB of memory with this configuration. Lacks higher-resolution screen options. Slow spinning hard drive. Battery life hasn't improved.

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Apr, 2009

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Apple Macbook Air (nVidia)

 

The wonderful thing about a 13-inch laptop is that a full-size keyboard is guaranteed. Although the Air's non-interconnecting keys are styled differently than traditional ones are, they don't compromise the typing experience. They're very similar to...

Still the thinnest and best-looking ultraportable. Bright screen. Comfortable keyboard. Best graphics performance in its class. Extremely lightweight

Depleted feature set. Downgraded to a low-voltage processor. Only 2GB of memory with this configuration. Lacks higher-resolution screen options. Slow spinning hard drive. Battery life hasn't improved

The Apple MacBook Air (Nvidia 9400M GT) is a specimen of unsurpassable beauty, but upgrades of a few parts internally won't be enough to win over converts to Mac.

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

The MacBook Air: Thoroughly Reviewed

 

We take a quick look at the EVGA X58 Classified and provide an early BIOS guide for getting the most out of this X58 board and others.

Feb, 2009

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

Review Apple MacBook Air - Mid 2009 (MC234*/A)

 

Up in the Clouds... Around a year and a half ago Steve Jobs intro

Design with high recognisability; Excellent workmanship; High mobility thanks to slender dimensions; Keyboard is pleasant to use; Very good measurement results for the display; Good 3D performance thanks to Geforce 9400M

Very limited range of interfaces; Battery and memory not exchangeable; No integrated broadband/WiMAX available

In many respects just the MacBook Pro 13". In the remote periphery other particularly flat notebooks, for example those that would count themselves in: Lenovo Thinkpad X300, MSI X-Slim X340, Dell Adamo, Acer TM Timeline 8371, Acer Aspire 3810T,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Apple MacBook Air MC234LL/A

 

Naturally, a notebook as sleek and thin as the Apple MacBook Air MC234LL/A is going to cost you an arm-and-a-leg, but if you want an ultra-thin laptop, then consider this one. It lacks several “standard” features, but it boasts others, such as...

Stunning ergonomics- less than one inch thick and very lightweightPerformance- 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphicsTight space- means less storage with a 128GB solid state drive and 2GB RAMCapable-great for on-the-go...

Apple stunned the world when the company released their 13.3” Apple...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Snell (macworld.com)

Review: MacBook Air (Mid 2009)

 

If light weight and small size are you top considerations, the MacBook Air is the laptop for you. The new models aren't much faster than their predecessors-in fact, the high-end system is slower than the previous model-but they're cheaper.

Weighs three pounds ; thin ; full-size keyboard ; bright 13-inch display

Slower than all other Apple laptops ; single USB port limits connectivity

It’s also Apple's thinnest, lightest laptop. And I still love it

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : anoop (newlaunches.com)

MacBook Air upadated by Apple

 

The MacBook Air's price has been dropped drastically especially the SSD model and also has few extra specifications. The base model comes with a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, 120GB SATA drive and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Apple MacBook Air

 

It is not often we review a Macintosh product on DriverHeaven and although we are late to the table we felt it would be an interesting novelty for our readers to have a look at probably the sexiest laptop ever made, the MacBook Air. High quality...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (laptopbroker.com)

MacBook Air

 

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