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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 battery. The size and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some negative reviews about the image quality and screen.

performance, usability, size, battery, keyboard

portability, design, screen, image quality

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2010) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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

Jan, 2020

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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 : Dan Ackerman (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison and Ben Camm-Jones (

Apple MacBook Air 13in (Late 2010) review


This is the joint-lightest laptop on test, with both the MacBook Air and the Samsung NP900X3A tipping the scales at 1.32kg. It's also the thinnest overall, and ideal for a life on the road at 325x227x17mm.

What really sets the MacBook Air apart from the competition is the all-round quality, both in terms of materials used and the construction of the device. Clever features such as the MagSafe power connector that disconnects should you trip over it -...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (

Apple MacBook Air 13 (late 2010)


Thin profile is still great for travel. Two USB ports and SD card reader make things much more useful.

Still using the Core 2 Duo processor. Default model only comes with 2GB RAM. Wi-Fi disconnect issues.

Apple's latest MacBook Air adds some much needed ports and pulls some things in line with the MacBook Pro range. It's an excellent travel laptop, but we wish it would have made the transition to Intel's Core i series.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010) review


Is Apple's latest 13in MacBook Air the best ultra-portable laptop ever? Read our review to find out.

The latest 13in MacBook Air isn't perfect. It's pricy, although cheaper variants with smaller SSDs are available, and it should really come with 4GB of RAM as standard at such a high price. Despite these flaws it's the best ultra-portable laptop we've...

Nov, 2010

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Awesome Value, Runs Gret!


Overall it's pretty easy to bring this machine into the modern age with Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan, it runs light programs no problem and does 1080p video all day. Ultimately, I think it's a really solid value. If you're expecting a new machine...

- Large 13 inch screen still looks good 6 years later! - Late 2010 model, runs El Capitan no problem! Did a fresh install, helped save disk space too. - Runs most programs reasonably well. - Checking your email and light photoshop work are easy peasy!...

- Corners of the screen were dented lightly, otherwise the machine is in very good shape. (Cosmetically and physically) - Battery life is around 2 hours, kind of expected for a device this old. - Don't even think about serious gaming. Like, just don't....

Jan, 2016

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Its alright... I guess


Bought this for my 5th grader. With a grade of B i was expecting scratches and things like that. When I got it there were no scratches but the laptop had been dropped on its corner edge and both the lid and the body had a pretty big dent in them. We've...

Late-ish model macbook for really good.

"B Grade" rating is probably more C than B.

Jan, 2016

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