Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2015-03
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2015-03
Unchanged evergreen. Apple refreshes its MacBook Air-series with current Broadwell processors. This does improve the performance noticeably, but something is missing – innovation.
Still a great option for people in need of a decent battery and a couple of standard sized USB ports, the 11 inch MacBook Air is no longer the best ultra-light out there, and as such, it’s difficult to call this model out as something to buy. While the Air design and build are still second to none, the price of this computer isn’t far off where 13 inch machines normally sit, and you don’t even get a decent screen or a memory card slot to work with.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 40% workmanship: 100%
Source: PC Pro
Yet, despite Apple’s attempts to hobble the Air’s appeal with a frugal smattering of upgrades, and growing pressure from a cast of able contenders, the 11in MacBook Air still delivers almost everything you could ask from an ultraportable. A dramatic facelift (or early retirement) is almost certainly due in the not-too-distant future – but for now, the 11in MacBook Air serves as a welcome reminder of what made Apple’s ultraportable so great in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Stuff TV
As with the MacBook Air 13in, the 11-inch 2015 MacBook Air is getting on a bit. Despite some important, useful updates, certain elements of the design and the screen hardware just aren’t up there with the best anymore. The Air 11 is cast in a particularly poor light arriving just before the 12in MacBook. For the tech nut, it may not be enough anymore.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Available at the same price as last year, the new 11-inch MacBook Air has the same super-fast storage as before, and around 10 percent increase in processor performance. Gaming performance was always borderline, and now we find it no better and even fractionally slower. But overall battery runtime increased by almost a third in our tests, a very useful upgrade on the already very decent 10 hour-plus battery life of the previous generation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
For now it’s clear that the MacBook Air offers the better deal in terms of specs, presuming that you are looking for a light laptop – if weight isn’t an issue then there are even better options in the MacBook Pro range.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 7/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: c't - x 01-05-2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
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 6000: Integrated graphics card (GT3) in the Core processors of the Boradwell U-series (15 W TDP). 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.
5250U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 6000 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.
In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.
There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).
80.33%: 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.
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