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Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03

Specifications

Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03 (MacBook Air Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 1440 x 900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 77%, features: 82%, display: 80% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03

80% Apple MacBook Air 13in
Source: It Pro English
The upgrades made to the MacBook Air this year are minor, meaning that those looking for an overhaul will be disappointed. While the rest of the recipe is great, we're still underwhelmed by the screen and this is an area that really needs attention. It's particularly concerning as the MacBook Pro continues to improve: the cheapest model with a Retina Display is £999 and has a more powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air
Source: Computer Shopper English
So does the MacBook Air succeed in its new role as an everyday laptop? Well, you'll never confuse it for the $500 Toshiba Satellites or HP Pavilions down at Best Buy—even upstaged by the new MacBook, it remains a premium piece of engineering, with a hardware/software synergy that other vendors can only sigh after.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air 2015 review (13-inch): is this a better choice than the smaller MacBook?
Source: T3 English
The 2015 MacBook Air is unexciting and not as fashionable as it once was, but its excellent battery life, decent performance and good selection of ports make it worthy of your consideration for another year. Though it doesn’t quite pack the power of a Retina MacBook Pro, Intel’s latest processor and faster storage make it a genuinely nippy machine that handles day-to-day tasks with ease. For owners of compatible peripherals, Thunderbolt 2 is a useful addition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% 13-inch MacBook Air (early 2015) review
Source: Techradar English
Much faster storage and a better performing processor/graphics combo make this year's 13-inch MacBook Air a technically better machine than its predecessor, but unless you really need those gains it's not worth the upgrade. That's particularly so in the absence of any new features – such as the Retina MacBook Pro's Force Touch Trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air 13in
Source: It Pro English
One of the major feathers in the 2015 Macbook Air's cap is the upgrade to Intel's latest Broadwell processors. However, it may about to be overtaken. Performance and storage upgrades keep the already superb MacBook Air ticking over, but the low-resolution screen is starting to hold it back.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Only better with time
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Apple MacBook Air is a rare case where time has worked in a notebook’s favour. Each rendition has seen its technology mature, and even its sore points are somehow redeemed, like how the low resolution of its screen is offset by excellent battery life. Standards today deem the Air not the thinnest, nor lightest notebook on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Air
Source: Laptop Mag English
The 2015 MacBook Air is a very good upgrade over last year's model. You get better performance and better battery life, all for $999. I also continue to like the comfortable keyboard and accurate touchpad, even though the Air lacks the new ForcePad. However, the notebook's design is due for an overhaul, and shoppers deserve a sharper and more colorful display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air 13"
Source: Digital Versus English
The MacBook Air 2015 is still a great 13" ultrabook for those who absolutely must have a computer running Mac OS or very long battery life. For everybody else, we'd recommend you also look at the HP Spectre x360 and the Dell XPS 13, which are significantly cheaper for an equivalent configuration.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (early 2015) review
Source: PC Pro English
For all its good points – and several still remain – the 13in MacBook Air feels like a diminished force, and Apple’s reticence to update it with Force Touch or a much-needed Retina display says a lot about its future in the MacBook family. Say your goodbyes, for the 13in Apple MacBook Air looks to be ready for retirement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Apple MacBook Air
Source: CNet English
While the MacBook Air no longer turns head like it once did, this remains a solid machine for work and play, and a staple of pretty much every airplane, coffee shop and conference room we've been in over the past few years. Some parts of the body are feeling ever more out of date when compared to the sharpest new laptop designs, especially the lower-res display and its thick screen bezel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 100%
80% The 2015 MacBook Air has unbeatable battery life and a superb build, but its lacklustre screen holds it back
Source: Expert Reviews English
Given that a sub-1kg 12in MacBook is on the way and the entry level MacBook Pro with Retina Display is just £150 more than the basic MacBook Air, the Air finds itself in an awkward position. It can still hold its own, though: the extra battery life compared to the MacBook Pro is a genuinely tempting prospect, as is the 200g difference in weight. We just wish the screen was better: 1,440x900 pixels in 2015 simply isn't enough.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% 13-inch MacBook Air (early 2015) review: Minor upgrades, but still one of the finest ultraportable laptops available
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
After some extensive testing, we found the MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) to be little different overall to the 2014 model. The Thunderbolt 2 update will prove useful for connecting to high-resolution UHD displays, and a few percent of added processor power is never unwelcome. But hoped-for improvements in graphics performance and battery longevity did not arise in our testing, in spite of a new Intel processor which was expected to shepherd benefits in both areas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Which Mac laptop? MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro video comparison review, 13in Apple laptops compared
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
In 2013, when Apple reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with Retina display range, we stopped recommending the 13-inch MacBook Air on the basis that there was only £150 difference in price. As Apple has continued to drop prices we are still looking at just a £150 difference between the two ranges at the entry level. It's great to see Apple reducing prices across its MacBook ranges, but the lower prices of the MacBook Pro Retina range do have the effect of making the MacBook Air look less attractive in comparison
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2015
80% 13in MacBook Air
Source: It Pro English
The upgrades made to the MacBook Air this year are minor, meaning that those looking for an overhaul will be disappointed. While the rest of the recipe is great, we're still underwhelmed by the screen and this is an area that really needs attention. It's particularly concerning as the MacBook Pro continues to improve: the cheapest model with a Retina Display is £999 and has a more powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Product Review – 2015 13-Inch MacBook Air
Source: Our IT Department English
If a thin design and ultra-portability are what you are seeking when it comes to a laptop, the 13-inch MacBook Air will fit the bill nicely. It has great looks, durable construction, a decent number of ports and connectivity options, and a battery life that is quite impressive when compared to other devices on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air 13in (2015) review
Source: Stuff TV English
Apple is scraping by just one more year with what is pretty much the same MacBook Air design as before. You get a new processor, new connectors and slightly improved battery life. But if you were waiting for the Retina MacBook Air, this is not it. The screen technology looks seriously dated at this point, especially when Apple packs such fantastic displays into its other MacBook ranges, so make sure searingly sharp images aren't too high on your priority list before buying.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Apple MacBook Air 13 inch (2015)
Source: Gadgetguy English
If thin and light are the main things you’re looking at when it comes to a computer, it’s hard to look past Apple’s 2015 MacBook Air, even if the screen needs a bit of work. It has the looks, a solid design, enough ports, and a battery life that we wish other machines in its class neared, and now it has a system that stay cool under pressure.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
Apple's 13-incher will STILL cost you a bomb: MacBook Air 2015
Source: Reg Hardware English
To be fair, the battery life of the MacBook Air is still hard to beat, and a more mass-market price tag would probably see the darn thing flying off the shelves again. But the bottom line is that it’s now an entry-level laptop with a mid-range price tag. Apple justifies its premium prices by delivering premium design, and on that score the MacBook Air, sadly, just doesn’t cut it anymore, but at least it has a choice of USB and Thunderbolt interfacing as standard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2015

Foreign Reviews

86% Apple MacBook Air 13,3" Core i5, 16 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM (Frühjahr 2015)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 10/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 83% display: 80%
Apple MacBook Air 13,3" Core i5, 1,6 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM (Frühjahr 2015)
Source: c't - x 01-05-2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
87% Apple MacBook Air 13,3" Core i5, 1,6 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM (Frühjahr 2015)
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 87%
100% Apple MacBook Air 2016 13,3'' Core i5 1,6GHz, 8GB, 128GB (NL) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Air 13 pouces (2015)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13" Early 2015: иллюзорные кнопки
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2015
13-дюймовый ноутбук Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Early 2015)
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great design; good performance; excellent audio; very fast SSD and quiet operation. Negative: Weak gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2015

Comment

Model: The lightweight and portable Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03 is to some a benchmark of portable capability. Beautifully designed with smooth matte finish, curved edges and premium build quality, the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03 is a pleasure to use. On board is a 13.3 inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a glossy finish. Colors are stunning and details are sharp providing an immersive feeling. The 1.35 kg laptop comes with an Intel Core i5 dual core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, up to 8 GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 6000 GPU and up to 512 GB of flash storage. Users will have no problems performing everyday on-the-go tasks using the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03, which looks stylish as a bonus.

Other features on the laptop include two USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 2 port, Bluetooth 4.0, a FaceTime HD camera and an SDXC card slot. Typing on the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03 is comfortable and it sports a full-size backlit keyboard. The device comes with OSX Yosemite delivering buttery smooth and fuss-free operation. Portability is only useful with good battery life and the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03 delivers with an integrated 63.5 watt-hour Lithium-Polymer pack allowing up to 7 hours of wireless web usage.

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.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.

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

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).


82.25%: 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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HD Graphics 6000, Core i5 5350U

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HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 12", 0.927 kg
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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-10 (Update: 2015-04-10)