Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06

Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06Notebook: Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06 (MacBook Air Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4260U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1199 euro
Average Score: 86.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 84%, features: 62%, display: 75% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06

86% Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06 Notebook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Heart transplant. The new Apple MacBook Air 13 Mid 2014 is once again an evolution instead of a revolution, because there are not many differences compared to the last version. We focus on the inner values. A new Intel Core i5-4260U Haswell CPU clocked at 1.4 GHz in combination with 4 GB RAM and a large 256 GB SSD. Sounds appealing.
100% MacBook Air 2014 review
Source: T3 English
We tried our best to find something to dislike about the new MacBook Air, but really, it’s hard to fault. The screen is still a stunner, it’s still the most premium-looking laptop around, and now it’s cheaper and a bit more powerful. The best just got better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
83% Apple MacBook Air 13in (mid 2014) review
Source: PC Pro English
Make no bones about it: the MacBook Air is no longer the top dog in the thin-and-light laptop field. With the Yoga 2 Pro packing in a high-DPI display and a similar all-round specification for only 99p more, and no shortage of fine Windows 8 alternatives, the MacBook Air has some serious competition on its hands.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
100% Apple MacBook Air 13in (2014) review
Source: Stuff TV English
We were sort of expecting the new MacBook to be a letdown, after all very little has changed other than the price tag and the processor speed. Instead we’ve fallen in love with it all over again – it’s simply the best laptop we’ve ever seen. Admittedly the resolution is a bit old-hat, but right now we’d still rather have the extravagant battery life. Only time will tell if we’ll change our mind when the Retina version arrives…
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Air 13-inc
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The saving grace of the MacBook remains its outstanding battery life. We generally take manufacturer’s claims with a pinch of salt, but for routine tasks such as wordprocessing and occasional Web browsing the MacBook Air really does live up to Apple’s estimate of 12 hours of battery life. It may look a little old-fashioned, but the ability to get a full day’s work from a lightweight laptop such as this makes the MacBook Air an excellent choice for business travellers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Air 13-inch: If you squint hard enough, you'll see a lesser-spotted Apple Price Cut
Source: Reg Hardware English
Many people will harp on about the dated display, but that £100 price cut will appeal to plenty of people who just want a lightweight laptop with good battery life. That should keep sales going for a few months yet, but this old dog needs to learn a few new tricks if it wants to keep its position as leader of the pack.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 05/21/2014
60% MacBook Air 13 inch 2014 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you care about screen quality above all other considerations then probably not. The MacBook Air's screen isn't bad, but it isn't good either: it's just deeply average. This will be enough to dismiss the MacBook Air in some eyes, but this doesn't tell the whole story. That's because everything else about the MacBook Air remains outstanding. Its design is still unmatched and the battery life is out of this world considering the base 13-inch Macbook Air only costs £850 now. This also means it's exceedingly good value, so much so that anyone who is 'platform neutral' will find it hard to consider anything else.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% emissions: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
Source: Laptop Mag English
What was once a luxury ultraportable has become a bargain. For a reasonable $999, the MacBook Air boasts best-in-class battery life, fast performance and an excellent keyboard and touchpad. Plus, OS X Mavericks is easier to use and less of a hassle than Windows 8 when it comes to security updates. However, the flash storage on this Air isn't as speedy as that on the last model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% 13in MacBook Air review, Apple's MacBook Air 2014 reviewed
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
As we anticipated Apple has reacted to the very minor price difference between the MacBook Pro with Retina display and the 2013 MacBook Air, by reducing the price by as much as £130. This means the whole MacBook Air line up is now under £1,000, which should serve to make it even more popular than it is currently. Unfortunately in some areas the 2014 Mac Air isn't quite as good as last year's model - the flash storage seems to be slower than it was in 2013. For this reason, if you can get a discounted 13in 2013 MacBook Air from the Apple refurb store, it is still be worth considering as an alternative to the newer 2014 model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

95% Jetzt fehlt nur noch das Retina Display
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 92%
Обзор Apple MacBook Air 2014 года. Затишье перед бурей?
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2014
13-дюймовый ноутбук Apple MacBook Air (Early 2014)
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Slim and stylish design; very good keyboard; very high quality audio system; Negative: Modest screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Яблоком в окно: как и зачем ставить Windows 7 на Apple MacBook Air 13" 2014
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Reliable; powerful; lightweight; energy-efficient.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2014
83% TEST: Apple MacBook Air 13" (2014-utgaven)
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

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.


4260U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 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.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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


86.7%: 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, 2014-06-19 (Update: 2014-06-19)