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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010). 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. Opinions about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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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 (2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Aug, 2020

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and battery are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency, and views about the keyboard and price are different.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Air review (late 2010)

 

The MacBook Air has never exactly been a simple product to review. Since the laptop's launch back in the heady days of 2008, we've always considered it a nic...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

 

The SD slot, extra USB, and a staggering increase in battery life make the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch a strong contender in the ultraportable space.

An SD slot and extra USB port fill an important void. Stunningly beautiful design. Bigger battery resulted in almost twice as much battery life as its predecessor. Higher resolution increases the value of the 13-inch screen. Best clickpad...

Pricey. Starting memory configuration only 2GB rather than 4GB. Intel Core 2 Duo processor based on two-year-old technology

Dec, 2010

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

Apple's 2010 MacBook Air (11 & 13 inch) Thoroughly Reviewed

 

Last week Apple introduced its first significant upgrade to the MacBook Air since it was introduced two years ago. The announcement was met with the arrival of a new form factor for Apple: the 11.6-inch MacBook Air starting at just $999. The 13.3-inch...

I really like the form factor of the 11-inch MacBook Air. It's great to carry around. It's like an iPad for people who have to get real work done. I just wish it was faster. If Intel made a 32nm Core 2 Duo, clocked high enough the 11 would be perfect....

Oct, 2010

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Expert review by : Ray Willington (hothardware.com)

Apple MacBook Air (13-Inch) Review

 

Apple decided to refresh their MacBook Air lineup this year, but rather than simply upgrading the existing machine with a new CPU, GPU or Blu-ray drive, Apple introduced some entirely new pieces of hardware with the new 11" and 13" MacBook Airs. While...

Great overall performance ; World-class battery life ; Gorgeous design ; Rigid "unibody" design ; Multi-touch gesture trackpad ; Incredibly thin ; Robust iLife apps included

Pricey ; Battery is not removable ; No optical drive ; Must purchase adapter cable for VGA, DVI, or HDMI out ; No USB 3.0 ports

Performance Summary:The revised 13" MacBook Air performs very well. Much better than we expected when we first considered the machine's 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor. We're crediting a lot of the performance to its 128GB of Flash storage. Not having to...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Luigi Lugmayr (i4u.com)

New MacBook Air Reviews are Raving

 

Apple unveiled a new redesigned MacBook Air last week. Now the new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air laptops are shipping and the first wave of detailed reviews are in. A couple days ago I published a report that was predicting that the new 11.6-inch...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

MacBook Air 13in (Late 2010)

 

Thinner, better battery life and better value. What's not to like?

needed and otherwise not messed with a successful formula.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, April 2014) review: Latest MacBook Air is faster, runs longer, costs less

 

The 13-inch MacBook Air gets a minor CPU upgrade and $100 price cut, keeping it near the top of our recommended laptop list.

While minor, the small upgrade to the stock CPU in Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air results in improved performance. The multitouch trackpad is still the industry's best, and even better, the 13-inch Air now starts at $999, which is $100 less than the...

Newer features such as touchscreens and higher-resolution displays are still missing. The ultrabook competition is catching up, in terms of design.

If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air 13 (mid-2012)

 

The new 13-inch MacBook Air might not be the huge revision we were hoping for, but it's still an excellent laptop, borne out of years of refinement.

Great build quality. USB 3.0 makes for a good boost. Industry-leading touch pad. Backlit keyboard. Dual-band Wi-Fi.

Base model storage a bit small for the current day.

The new 13-inch MacBook Air might not be the huge revision we were hoping for, but it's still an excellent laptop borne out of years of refinement.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air 13 (2011)

 

Fast performance. Quick boot. Excellent battery life. Thunderbolt capable. Backlit keyboard.

Design hasn't evolved much. Still low in the storage stakes. Parts of the base get warm. Lacks ports common in other laptops. Thunderbolt isn't much use — yet.

Apple's upgraded MacBook Air is a seriously fast performer — even if you only use it as a Windows machine. The switch to Sandy Bridge puts Apple's travel laptop on the top of the portable pile.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Summer 2011 review: Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Summer 2011

 

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Summer 2011

The ; has been updated with the latest Intel CPUs for better performance and battery life. Backlit keyboards make a welcome return.

The 128GB SSD drive is a lot smaller than a standard hard drive. This also starts at $100 more than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The latest version of the 13-inch MacBook Air vastly outperforms its predecessor, and can finally be called suitable for mainstream use, instead of relegated as a niche product.

Jul, 2011

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