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Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2010-10

Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2010-10Notebook: Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2010-10 (MacBook Air Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.062kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 82.11% - good
Average of 44 scores (from 66 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 65%, features: 74%, display: 78% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2010-10

88% Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Inch 2010 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Mac-Netbook? The 11.6" MacBook Air may compete in the Netbook league with its size and weight - case, display, and performance, however, are clearly a class higher. Whether the price of at least two Netbooks is justified, and how the Air fairs in our tests, can be discovered in the following review.
80% Apple MacBook Air 11-inch review
Source: CNet English
Thinner is better. At least, that's what Apple seems to think, judging by the new MacBook Air. It's so thin you could use it to shave. In fact, the 11-inch version is the most portable laptop we've ever encountered, even taking netbooks into account. The 11-inch Apple MacBook Air is remarkably thin and really enjoyable to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2010) review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There is little to complain about with the MacBook Air 11-inch. It is, in a word, spectacular. It delivers performance in a package that is surprisingly complete and this, coupled with the design, makes the £1020 for the model reviewed here almost justifiable. Of course, that’s still expensive by any standards and there’s no avoiding the fact that you can get a new MacBook Pro, which is more powerful in all directions, for less money (and an SSD version of that starts from £1199). But the MacBook Air isn’t about affordability, it’s about making a statement, it’s about travelling light without having to sacrifice power and design. It won’t suit every taste and the lack of optical drive and connections will make the MacBook Air impractical for many, but you can’t help marvelling at it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: MacBook Air 11-inch
Source: ITNews Australia English
Apple's ultraportable squeezes just enough power and longevity from the skinniest of chassis.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2011
60% Apple MacBook Air 11-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's MacBook Air 11-inch is an impressive achievement in technology. The laptop is thinner and lighter than any netbook on the market but provides superior performance. Of course, at $999 it is much more expensive but less than the past base MacBook Air. Compared to other ultraportables, it does sacrifice performance, storage and running time to provide its ultrathin profile.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Reviewed: Apple's sleek ultraportable MacBook Air 11in
Source: PC Authority English
In fact, you can throw more at it than you might imagine. With an Nvidia GeForce 320M discrete chip inside, the MacBook Air eased through our Crysis test at native resolution, averaging 36fps at Low quality settings. Full HD MKVs played smoothly, as did 720p clips on YouTube. It even managed a little video editing, smoothly previewing three HD clips simultaneously in CyberLink PowerDirector. While we wouldn't recommend the Air to enthusiasts, it can do a perfectly good job with home movies.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
80% MacBook Air 11-inch Review
Source: Techtree.com English
Overall, we really liked the new 11-inch MacBook. It`s one of those things that you fall in love with at first sight and even when you decided to wipe that drool off your face and look deeper below the aluminum skin it still manages to impress. The price may seem steep at first but as we keüt saying throught the review, for the kind of engineering that has gone into making the device what it is, we think its well worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air 11" Review
Source: T Break English
The MacBook Air is one the best laptops I’ve used. It is gorgeous to look at, has an excellent build quality and is extremely portable, along with being extremely snappy. Had the keyboard featured a backlight, I would have ordered it on the day it was launched but even without that, I am still very tempted to get it as my primary machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Air 11in (Late 2010) review
Source: PC Advisor English
Unlike a netbook, the 11in MacBook Air will rarely keep you waiting. A 5-hour-plus battery is good, running longer in the Air’s native Mac OS X. And measured statistics don’t show what a delight the 11in is to hold and work with. A perfect carry-anywhere notebook? Not quite – a 3G modem’s absence is becoming embarrassing, while the screen resolution is just beyond the comfort level. Elsewhere, we have to give due credit. As an exceedingly compact notebook – or a dear netbook – that will happily and snappily run OS X, Linux or Windows, the MacBook Air 11in is the category’s new gold standard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Apple Macbook Air 11in slim laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English

The first Macbook Air, released in 2008, was a computer that could be sold on style as well as processing power. The new model continues that theme: it's a well-designed laptop, thin, lightweight and beautifully engineered. Samsung's Q330 is a Windows laptop with similar processing power, and though it may be less stylish, it's nearly half the price. If you don't need the Mac looks, a cheaper model is better value.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (1.4GHz/128GB)
Source: PC World India English

The 11-inch MacBook Air ultraportable laptop is an elegant style statement. It has speedy flash storage, improved graphics and offers 5 hours of battery life. A well-balanced 11-inch premium slim laptop that sells for an attractive price.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Macbook Air 11-inch
Source: Tech2.in.com English

On the other hand if you need a Mac for heavy work, the amount you’ll pay for decent upgrades will also get you a much more capable MacBook Pro. The new 11-inch Air is undeniably gorgeous and will win many people over purely for its looks, but is sadly just a bit too underpowered to be recommended wholeheartedly.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air 11 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
The MacBook Air 11.6-inch laptop is a beautiful laptop and a treat to carry around and use. It’s of course not perfect, and the one thing that prevents it from being a sure fire recommendation is all of the great competition out there for 11.6-inch laptops that are much cheaper. For instance, you can get the Acer Aspire 1830t with a Core i3 processor and more ports for $699. The Dell Inspiron M101z and HP Pavilion dm1z and Toshiba Satellite T215 are all also attractively priced at around $500 - $650. If you need more power than the MacBook Air in an 11.6” form factor there’s also the Alienware m11x. All that competition though and the MacBook Air still reigns as the most drool worthy and well constructed of all these in the 11-inch laptop category. The aluminum unicast body is extremely solid feeling and the feather light weight just amazing. The screen on the MacBook Air 11 also stands out against any of the competition. In conclusion, I do recommend the MacBook Air 11.6-inch to students that happen to have a little extra money and can warrant paying a premium for the Apple brand, quality and support. I think most students are going to have to step up to the 128GB storage version to fit all the programs and files you’ll need when in school, so that means you’re looking at a price of around $1,199. The 4GB memory upgrade is probably worth the extra $100 but the processor upgrade to 1.60Ghz is not worth it. If you’re on a budget and can’t justify the cost of the MacBook Air 11, at least you’re in luck with all the other options out there, and if you can afford the MacBook Air 11 then consider yourself lucky and in for a treat!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2010
80% Apple MacBook Air (11in, late 2010)
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Apple's MacBook Air isn't for everyone; its modest specifications, limited ports and relatively small storage will disappoint some. Apple claims that the MacBook Air's battery life is five hours; it lasted 4 hours and 27 minutes in our battery rundown test, where we looped an XviD file in full screen mode. Just like the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air has a non-removable lithium-polymer battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MacBook Air 11-inch review
Source: Techradar English

With the late 2010 release, the MacBook Air leaves behind its novelty image and becomes a genuine rival to the entry-level MacBook and MacBook Pro. It has a power that belies its on-paper clock speed, a gorgeous screen and with its new battery and energy-saving technology, instant-on convenience. We miss the backlit keyboard, though, and hope it returns in the next generation of MacBook Airs. It's still pretty expensive too, with the range starting at £849 and this particular model costing £999. It might not be a notebook for everybody, but if you want something that's powerful, convenient and portable, it just might be the notebook for you.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% MacBook Air 11in (Late 2010) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English

As much as the MacBook Air is a beautiful machine, you really do have to think carefully before buying one. There are myriad alternative laptops that are no less portable, and that almost universally offer better specs than the 11in Air. If, therefore, you’re the kind of person that cares purely about what you physically get for your money, this isn’t the system for you. However, if you think value is in more than just the price, have the money to burn, and want an ultra-portable laptop that, as well as being capable of performing all he every day tasks you throw at it, makes you feel satisfied just to have used it, then you should definitely consider an 11in MacBook Air.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% ergonomy: 10%
83% Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010) review
Source: It Pro English

The 11in MacBook Air is an impressively slender, lightweight laptop with a large, comfortable keyboard, a bright screen and long battery life. If you can afford it, it’s a good choice if you want an ultra-portable laptop that’s more capable than a netbook. However, the 13in MacBook Air remains our favourite ultra-portable laptop. Although it’s more expensive and is a bit bigger and heavier, it has the benefit of a higher resolution screen, a bigger SSD, faster applications performance and dramatically longer battery life.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
75% Apple MacBook Air 11.6in sub-notebook, The beauty and the boast
Source: Reg Hardware English

Apple MacBook Air 11.6in Ultra-slim, ultra-gorgeous sub-notebook with a class-leading performance - and a big price tag.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 45%
Macbook Air 11.6 inch video review – really a portable laptop you must love
Source: Netbooklive English

All in all, I think Apple really did a great job with their Air. Yes, it does have its flaws, but overall it’s a device you cannot not love. And that’s not just me saying that, but everyone who saw me with it last week, especially the girls in my office. I do think I would like one of these for Christmas, however in my Country the 128 GB version doesn’t go for $1299 like in the States (or even less on Amazon, where it it slightly discounted) , but more like 1500 euro, which is just too much. But I’m still considering it.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2010
83% Apple MacBook Air 11in review
Source: PC Pro English

An incredible piece of engineering that squeezes just enough power and battery life from the skinniest chassis imaginable


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 50%
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch review
Source: T3 English
Our main issue with the Apple MacBook Air is the price. At £850 for the basic model and £1000 for our review model it certainly isn't cheap (although lets not forget the original MacBook Air debuted at around £1200). Especially when you consider you can get a MacBook with a 10-hour battery, more storage and a 2.4Ghz processor for £850.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: price: 50% mobility: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch 2010
Source: Digital Versus English
In general Macbooks are reputed for their impeccable finish. The Macbook Air 11.6-inch is no exception to the rule. Its brushed aluminium shell is not subject to scratches. The Macbook Air is an ultra-portable with a good power/size ratio. Note however that if size is not a decisive factor in your choice, the MacBook Pro offers better battery life and much better performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Apple MacBook Air (11.6-inch) Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Repeat after us: This is not a netbook. This is not a netbook. This is not a netbook.

While we tip our hats to that particular class of notebook for sliding prices for compact notebooks south, along with consumer expectations, the MacBook Air makes few of the same concessions in a form factor that no company outside Apple can really contest.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
Apple Macbook Air 11 inch 2010-10
Source: AnandTech English
Apple's 11-inch Upgraded MacBook Air: Do 1.6GHz and 4GB Make a Difference?

The 11-inch MacBook Air may be portable perfection, but by default it’s not the perfect notebook. It’s slow, the battery doesn’t last all that long under actual use and the screen resolution, although appreciably high, makes things a little difficult to read.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2010
80% MacBook Air review
Source: Electricpig English

This new MacBook Air review was not easy for us. Don’t get us wrong, Apple’s waif-like laptop is unquestionably gorgeous. It’s thinner than anything else in our manbag, and Apple’s new battery technology gives it a lifetime between charges to shame anything that’s been there before. This really shouldn’t be the only computer you own, but it’s the only one worth considering for life on the road.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
New MacBook Airs Experiencing Logic Board Issues?
Source: MacRumors English
Over the weekend, Cult of Mac noted that there appears to be a rising number of complaints from users of the new MacBook Air regarding kernel panics, video distortion and other issues that could be related to defective logic boards.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2010
80% Apple MacBook Air review
Source: T3 English

A gorgeous and desirable device, but it's the sort of laptop you'd buy for yourself if you won the lottery. Brilliant, but expensive.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air (11.6-inch) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English

While there is something about the Apple/Microsoft dichotomy that seems to bring out the worst in tech aficionados, it's hard to deny that the new MacBook Airs, especially the smaller, 11.6-inch model, have style. Holding one makes it easy to believe Apple's rhetoric about the future of computing: all solid state, no optical drives, no power cycling, standby times and more. Despite the fact that it's pretty, and useful, and even pretty useful, it's still an Apple laptop. That means that buying into the MacBook Air means paying a little Apple tax - especially noticeable when compared to alternatives such as the Alienware M11x or Acer TimelineX 1830T. Still, Apple did well what Apple usually does well: they made a gorgeous computer. In today's increasingly cloud-centric world, that might just be enough


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
90% 11-inch Apple MacBook Air review
Source: PC Advisor English

The 11-inch dynamo, the smallest and lightest laptop in Apple history, the one with the £849 price tag, is quite possibly the most desirable laptop Apple has ever made. The release of the iPad made me wonder if I’d consider a Mac laptop as my constant travelling companion ever again; the release of the 11-inch MacBook Air proves that there’s still plenty of life left in the Mac after all.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch
Source: Trusted Reviews English

One of the things Apple made big deal of at the launch of the new MacBook Airs was their use of flash memory, which provides weight, size, and performance benefits over hard drives. While a fair degree of this was rhetoric, what was clear from our quick play is that despite a relatively slow CPU, the 11.6in Air felt really snappy. While it certainly won't be replacing your desktop for gaming and video editing tasks, it felt more than adequate for day to day activities.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/27/2010
performance: 40%
Apple's 2010 MacBook Air (11 & 13 inch)
Source: AnandTech English

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. I guess that’s what Atom is eventually supposed to be, but right now the performance is just too low. Intel appears to have been too conservative with Atom. Perhaps Bobcat and ARM’s Cortex A15 will light a fire under Intel's Atom team.


Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2010
performance: 50%
80% Apple MacBook Air Fall 2010
Source: CNet English

The new 11.6-inch version of the MacBook Air kills both birds with one stone, as the smallest current Apple laptop (there were 12-inch PowerBook models as recently as five years ago), and also lowering the entry price to $999, coincidentally, the same as the white basic 13-inch MacBook. Apple makes the MacBook Air both smaller and less expensive, creating an excellent ultraportable, but leaving out a few features along the way.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% MacBook Air review (late 2010)
Source: Engadget English

Make no mistake about it, the new MacBook Airs are very good laptops. What they lack in speed and power, they make up for in build quality and big time battery life. Add to that gorgeous displays, solid state storage, and the unquestionably stable OS X, and the concoction makes for a nearly irresistible offering... provided you've got the cash.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Apple MacBook Air review
Source: PC Pro English

Gorgeous design, reasonable power and long battery life - Apple's got it right third time around.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Air (2010) review
Source: Pocket Lint English

On the surface the MacBook Air looks like an expensive option compared to Apple's MacBook Pro that you get off the shelf. In fact, at a quick glance the difference is over £500, but to be fair, the off the shelf MacBook Pro doesn't come with the flash storage; an optional upgrade that adds £640 to the price tag. Factor that in and the MacBook Pro's pricing starts to become more realistic considering the lack of optical drive and ports like the Ethernet and FireWire. So what you are actually getting is a fair deal, an expensive one agreed, but it's that move to SSD that is the expensive element here, not necessarily Apple just ripping you off. When we reviewed the first MacBook Air in February 2008 we slammed it. Why? Because it was overly expensive and it was too ahead of its time when it came to losing the Ethernet socket; all of that, combined with an average battery life, meant we felt it was a model that was never destined to leave the house.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Size does matter with the 11-inch McBook Air
Source: Wired Magazine English
However, if you’re the type who doesn’t mind using Windows, we can’t justify purchasing the 11-inch Air versus a netbook. A netbook on average costs $300 to $500 and isn’t much worse than the Air when it comes down to what you’ll be using it for — less work, more play. An Air will cost you at least double the amount of a netbook, and unfortunately it doesn’t deliver twice the performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80%
80% MacBook Air 11in
Source: Stuff Magazine English
A peerless ultraportable, but no desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air review
Source: Channel Web English

A strong upgrade for Apple's ultra-portable laptop, but it's still expensive. There's no denying the sheer elegance of the MacBook Air.You're paying a premium for the super-slimline design, but this latest version of the MacBook Air provides much improved performance and battery life that will ensure that it earns its keep when you're travelling.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air review
Source: Computing English

There's no denying the sheer elegance of the MacBook Air. Its sleek, metallic design leaves most of its rivals in the ultra-portable laptop category looking like misshapen lumps of plastic.

You're paying a premium for the super-slimline design, but this latest version of the MacBook Air provides much improved performance and battery life that will ensure that it earns its keep when you're travelling.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Air 11.6 Review
Source: Slashgear English

The previous MacBook Air was most comfortable browsing and playing video, but Apple is positioning the 2010 model as more of an all-round machine. Still, the updated CPU and GPU do at least stand a better chance for more mobile graphics crunching. We ran Geekbench on our test unit, an entry-level 11.6-inch Air with the 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of memory, and it scored 2261. That’s actually a couple hundred points less than the previous-gen 1.86GHz Air we reviewed in 2008, though it’s worth noting that model was selling for a huge $2,499 compared to the $999 of today’s version. More importantly, perhaps, is how the CPU and GPU work together, and we have a real-world example to illustrate it. We took a quick day trip in and out of San Francisco this week to meet with HP; knowing that the story was going to be under embargo, we wouldn’t really need a laptop since we woudn’t be processing videos and images until we got back. As such, no need for the usual MacBook Pro, right? The obvious device of choice to take on the road is the iPad.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2010
Hands on with the new Apple MacBook Air
Source: Reg Hardware English
So am I tempted to toss £849 on an 11.6in Air? As a lover of small, slim, lightweight computers, I sure am. The problem is that, since performance is inevitably limited by form-factor in this and all similar sized machines, it's not going to be radically better than my year-old Acer Aspire Timeline 1810TZ, which, incidentally, can deliver 50 per cent more battery life than the Air and has Gigabit Ethernet, a third USB port and a SD card slot. But it's also heavier and considerably thicker. And it runs Windows 7. I could hackintosh it, but those who have report that not all the parts work under Mac OS X, in particular the Wi-Fi and sleep mode, two features I rely on. Yes, there will always be a comparably sized machine that's cheaper and/or more featured than the 11.6in Air, but you'll be hard pushed to find one as good looking and a sheer bloody portable. And as anyone who, like me, has dropped an Air before, that aluminium casing can't half take some punishment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: performance: 50% mobility: 60%
80% Apple MacBook Air review
Source: V3.co.uk English
You're paying a premium for the super-slimline design, but this latest version of the MacBook Air provides much improved performance and battery life that will ensure that it earns its keep when you're travelling.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Apple 11-inch MacBook Air
Source: Laptop Mag English
Apple said it would never make a netbook, and it hasn't. The 11-inch MacBook Air is a powerful ultraportable that makes other systems in its class look positively bloated. More important, this machine never keeps you waiting, thanks to the way it uses flash memory. We just wish the hinge for the display were a bit tighter to prevent unwanted movement. Some may prefer the new 13-inch MacBook Air ($1,299), which offers a higher-resolution screen, faster CPU, and a SD Card slot. If you're torn between Windows and Mac, the $899 Acer Timeline 1830T offers a much faster Core i7 processor and longer battery life but integrated graphics and a much less compelling design. But if you want the thinnest, lightest Mac experience ever, this Air will leave you elated.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook Air (11-inch)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook Air (11-inch) is the lightest, smallest laptop in Apple's inventory, but you'll have to give up certain luxuries and pay a hefty price for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MacBook Air 11in
Source: Stuff TV English

A peerless ultraportable, but no desktop replacement.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
93% Apple MacBook Air (11.6-Inch, 2010 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English

Leave it to Apple to make you feel fat. The 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air is as beautiful as it is thin. Downsized from the 13.3-inch Air models we've seen in its previous iterations, the 2010 MacBook Air has a deceptive appearance. The 2010 MacBook Air is a gold-standard laptop for demanding users seeking a powerful travel companion or others who want the media punch of iLife.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%

Foreign Reviews

96% Flotter Luftikus
Source: SFT - 12/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 96%
Apple MacBook Air 11: Don't call it a Netbook
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2010
89% Test Apple MacBook Air 11 Zoll 2010 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 84% display: 85% mobility: 94% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 89%
80% Apple Macbook Air 11,6'' MC506D/A
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 30%
93% Apple MacBook Air 11,6 Zoll (2010)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 100%
77% Test: Apple MacBook Air 11,6 Zoll (MC506D/A)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 51% performance: 73% features: 64% display: 100% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 88%
MacBook Air
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
very good battery runtime, high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2010
Apples neues MacBook Air
Source: Tech Depot Blog German DE→EN
high battery runtime, excellent workmanship, fair price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2010
86% MacBook Air 11,6
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Apple MacBook Air (MC505N)
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air 11 inch
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2010
80% Apple MacBook Air 11,6 pouces 128 Go
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air 11
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2010
MacBook Air
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2010
Полный обзор Apple MacBook Air 11": такого маленького еще не было
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2010
Apple MacBook Air: az új generáció
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
positive: alu chassis, very small, long battery runtime; negative: display, equipment is not up to date and hardly can be changed
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2011
80% Đánh giá Macbook Air 11"6 2010
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Đánh giá chi tiết Macbook Air 11.6″ 10-2010
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%
MacBook Air
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2010
Apple MacBook Air 11''
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2010
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Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/30/2010

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce 320M: Integrated chipset graphics card based on the GT216 core (e.g. GeForce GT 325M) but without dedicated memory. Supports Core 2 Duo processors.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

» 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.


1.062 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 %

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82.11%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU

» Apple Macbook Air 13 inch 2010-10
Core 2 Duo SL9400, 13.3", 1.327 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745PG-354G32Mn
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Apple MacBook 2010-05
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 2.173 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2010-04
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.3", 2.04 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Apple iPad Air 2
PowerVR GX6650, A8X, 9.7", 0.444 kg
» Apple iPad Mini 3
PowerVR G6430, A7, 7.9", 0.331 kg
» Apple iPhone 6 Plus
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 5.5", 0.172 kg
» Apple iPhone 6
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 4.7", 0.129 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch Mid 2014
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4870HQ, 15.4", 2 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4278U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2014-07
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Core i7 4770HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4650U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2014-06 MD711LL/B
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U, 11.6", 1.1 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Apple iPad mini Retina
PowerVR G6430, A7, 7.9", 0.328 kg
» Apple iPad Air
PowerVR G6430, A7, 9.7", 0.464 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4850HQ, 15.4", 2.012 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4258U, 13.3", 1.563 kg
» Apple iPhone 5S
PowerVR G6430, A7, 4.0", 0.112 kg
» Apple iPhone 5c
SGX543MP3, A6, 4", 0.132 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2013 MD760D/A
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4250U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2013-06 MD711D/A
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4250U, 11.6", 1.082 kg
» Apple iPad 4
SGX554MP4, A6x, 9.7", 0.652 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2012-10
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 1.624 kg
» Apple iPad mini
SGX543MP2, A5, 7.9", 0.308 kg
» Apple iPhone 5
SGX543MP3, A6, 4", 0.112 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2012-06 MD103LL/A
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3720QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2012-06 MD101LL/A
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3210M, 13.3", 2.06 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2012-06 MD223LL/A
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.07 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)