Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2013-06 MD711D/A

Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2013-06 MD711D/ANotebook: Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2013-06 MD711D/A (MacBook Air Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.082kg
Price: 999 euro
Average Score: 85.73% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 96%, performance: 82%, features: 51%, display: 71% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2013-06 MD711D/A

88% Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2013 i5 1.3 GHz 128 GB | Notebookcheck
A gentle breeze. Not a beat too late in the circannual rhythm, Apple updates their MacBook Air series. New on the inside: Current Haswell ULV processors. Out of keeping with the trend Apple themselves initiated, the new Air doesn't have a higher resolution display this time; the panel remains the same. Are the updates enough for the device to deserve to be called "new"?
80% Apple MacBook Air 11"
Source: Digital Versus English
So, we finally got around to testing the 2013 11" MacBook Air, with the brand-spanking new Mac OS Maverick. The 2013 edition of the 11" MacBook Air is a step up from the 2012 model in terms of battery life and heat dissipation. Unfortunately, the TN screen is still only so good and it has very few ports. For big-time Apple fans only.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
The 2013 MacBook Air Review (11-inch)
Source: AnandTech English
I come away from the 11” Air with mixed feelings. The modern silicon and generally better specced 2013 model has turned the 11” Air into a far more well rounded notebook than it has been in the past, at least in base $999 form. Unfortunately, the rest of the picture isn’t as rosy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013
90% Apple MacBook Air (11.6-inch, 2013 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you're buying a new 11.6-inch MacBook Air for the chief purpose of parading around town to let people know you have the latest and greatest Apple hardware, you may want to reconsider your decision. Ridiculously long battery life highlights the latest 11.6-inch MacBook Air, which boasts the same skinny yet sturdy aluminum unibody design you've come to know and love.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2013: Netbook with next-gen tech
Source: Reg Hardware English
The competition may be catching up, but the 2013 edition of the 11-inch MacBook Air remains a classy piece of kit. The Haswell update provides significant improvements in performance, graphics and battery life, and the premium prices charged for many Windows Ultrabooks means that it no longer looks over-priced when compared to its nearest rivals. It’s a shame that the 2013 update wasn’t a little more ambitious, but the 11-inch MacBook Air is still one of the most attractive ultraportable, netbook-size laptops currently available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
80% Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013)
Source: PC Mag English
At $999, the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2013) is an attractive ultraportable. Still, for only $100 more, you can get the 13-inch MacBook Air with almost the same components, but with a larger screen and almost five more hours of battery life. We still recommend the 11-inch model for those who need portability more than any other factor, but the fact of the matter is that the 13-inch model is ultimately a better buy and continues as our Editors' Choice for mainstream ultraportable laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, there's a lot to love about the 11-inch MacBook Air. Although this 2013 update doesn't bring a change in design or display, it does bring a substantial performance boost. This may be a small form notebook, but there's plenty of power to tackle your daily computing needs. But overall, if you're after something light, portable and powerful, the the MacBook Air 11-inch still makes a great choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Frame Rating: Comparing Haswell, Trinity and Richland Integrated Graphics
Source: PC Perspective English
The MacBook Air that we tested is by no means a gaming powerhouse for mobile users but it proved to be just as capable as any other Haswell notebook on the market that isn’t using discrete graphics. Considering its small size, its impressive battery life and overall design, you should definitely check out our review of the 11-in model to see if it makes senses as the best current Ultrabook. There is a lot more mobility GPU testing coming up soon at PC Perspective including a full review of the MSI GE40 notebook. We also found some interesting issues with the GTX 760M discrete GPU and Optimus technology that will be posted soon as well.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
100% Apple MacBook Air 11in review (2013 model)
Source: V3.co.uk English
Despite connectivity limitations, the design and raw power make the MacBook Air a worthwhile purchase for Apple fans or those looking for a change from the Windows platform. You can run any applications you'll need for business use, including Microsoft Office, and the trackpad and Mac OS X make the Air a pleasurable device to use. And the good news for first-time Air purchasers, is that they'll be getting extra battery life and storage space, still at the original 2011 price tag. So while the previous entry-level model would have set you back £849 for a 64GB, Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge model with around three and a half hours of battery life, you can now get your hands on a 128GB model running Intel Haswell and offering around eight hours of juice for the same price. However, savvy buyers might want to wait until autumn to get their hands on a MacBook Air running Mavericks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2013) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Yes, its design may be getting long in the tooth, but the 11-inch MacBook Air still beats out the competition in the categories that matter. Its performance, aided by Intel's 4th-gen processor, tops that of other 11-inch ultraportables, the keyboard and touchpad remain excellent, and most importantly for an on-the-go notebook, this Air lasts nearly 9 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Air 11" 2013 Review: From a Windows Perspective
Source: PC Perspective English
Overall, I am quite satisfied with the 2013 11” MacBook Air. I think it’s a great option for people who aren’t the most demanding of their notebook, but crave flexibility from size, weight, and long battery life. If you aren’t into OS X however, the battery life results are quite disappointing, and it is difficult to recommend this machine unless we see a fix.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013
80% 11-inch MacBook Air 2013 review
Source: Techradar English
The 2013 MacBook Air 11-inch takes Apple's ultra-portable notebook a significant step in the right direction, but it's by no means a great leap forward. It makes advances in some key areas, most notably graphics performance and faster flash, but these are partly held back by the slower CPUs. Many will bemoan the lack of a Retina display too, at least as an optional extra. But factor in the better battery life and improved Wi-Fi, and the 2013 MacBook Air is a clear win overall.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% A Mac with an iPad's battery life
Source: CNet English
We're living in a post-iPad age for PCs. Excellent battery life and supremely portable forms sometimes make me ask: why use a laptop, which has subpar battery life, at all? Apple’s new 11-inch Air goes a conservative route in 2013, emphasizing longer battery life and more affordable pricing over any big design changes. The battery boost alone might be worth it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

83% Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Touch (i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 16GB SSD)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
84% Apple MacBook Air 11.6" Core i5 1,3 GHz 128GB SSD (Sommer 2013)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 84%
82% Kleiner, leichter Apfel
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 96% performance: 87% features: 67% display: 63% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 83%
Zweipfundskerl – MacBook Air 11 mit hoher Leistung und langem Atem
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2013
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%
89% Notebooks im Vergleich: Praxistest Macbook Air
Source: Mac Welt - 8/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
Apple MacBook Air 11,6" 1,3GHz 256GB SSD (Sommer 2013)
Source: Mac & i - Heft 11/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2013
95% Mit 11,6 Zoll klein aber oho!
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Positive: compact configuration; low weight; high quality chassis; very good input device equipment
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Review: Apple MacBook Air (2013)
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
http://www.sweclockers.com/recension/17550-snabbtest-macbook-air-fokus-pa-batteritid
Source: SweClockers SV→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2013

Comment

Model:

First MacBook Air debuted in 2008 and was the world’s thinnest notebook. It also was the lightest notebook and it was light and small enough to fit into a document envelope for shipping.  This latest 2013 update of the MacBook Air 11 inch basically improves the performance and the battery life. With the latest Intel Core-i series, which consumes less power, the MacBook Air can run 9 hours on a single charge. With increased load, e.g. during iTunes movies, it still achieves 8 hours.

The aluminum body of the MacBook is sturdy and the LED backlit display does not differ too much from the predecessor. It is still equipped with a backlit keypad and a large glass trackpad that supports multi-touch gestures. If you like typing in the dark, the ambient light sensor will dim the keypad as the surrounding darkens. It is definitely a miss that Apple did not upgrade the screen to a retina display or touchscreen. However, the screen is still crispy clear and adequate for most everyday scenarios.

For less demanding consumers, the sleek design and ultraportable MacBook Air seems to fit the bill. Moreover the superb battery life will attract most executives on-the-move.

Series: The original MacBook Air, “the world’s thinnest notebook” was introduced at the 2008 keynote by Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs. Key advantages are thinness, durability, high quality display especially the input device when compare with other netbook at the time. However, it was also heavily criticized for lack of Optical Disc, only one USB port, not user-removable battery among other things. At that time, nobody knows that these disadvantages of the MacBook Air series would be the pinnacle of Intel’s concept for next generation notebooks which will be the newest trend for 2012.

In 2011, Apple has introduced the latest update of the MacBook Air Series, with Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge Series, which doubling the performance. Major advantages of the 2011 MacBook Air in our reviews are the light weight, outstanding, unrivalled design and robust build quality thanks to the aluminum case, very good backlit keyboard plus glass track pad, as well as a very good performance for a subnotebook. The 2011 MacBook Air still shares some of the original’s disadvantages like limited ports, heavily reflective display, non-upgradeable memory and non-user-removable battery. Still, the MacBook Air outclasses almost every other Ultrabook out there with its advantage, save only for Samsung’s newest Series 9 model. On average, the review-ratings are very good, which always assure a place in the top 3 Subnotebook of Notebookcheck.

Rumor has it that Apple will introduce the new MacBook Air within a month during Apple’s usual WWDC with Retina-display, USB 3.0 and Ivy-bridge processor, so stay tune for the newest update of the most popular Ultrabook from the tech giant in Cupertino.

Intel HD Graphics 5000:

ULV integrated GPU (GT3) with 40 EUs (no eDRAM) found on certain Haswell processors.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4250U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5000 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.082 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Apple reviews


85.73%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-23 (Update: 2013-06-23)