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Apple MacBook Air

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MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don't lose inches and pounds overnight. It's the result of rethinking...

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Excellent

ProFast, tough build, small and compact

Conskeyboard backlight is now not completely consisten...

Introduction There area huge number of reviews on this product on Ciao and on a number of other review websites. In November by wife and I both bought one of these. Our purchases were of the 11 inch version with 256gb of storage. We bought these in the Apple store in Belfast and found the service...

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Super

“As thin as air?”

published 29/08/2010

ProVery light enabling easy portablity, stylish desig...

ConsNot the best MacBook around: Limited hard drive ca...

'The hype/critiques' I recently purchased this sleek looking laptop for £1400. While I would expected a little more for its price it has certainly lived up to its expectations. Some critics out their feel that the MacBook Air is nothing more than a fashion accessory coined by Apple in the hope...

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Excellent

ProLight Weight, Excellent Features

ConsA Little Costly, Processor Not As Fast As Previous...

Apple is certainly a very big name that most people know everywhere. Their product range from mp3 players to computers and the new Mac Book air does look to be a very impressive device. First of all with this Mac Book I found there are exceptional graphics and a simple configuration. Though...

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Super

ProUber-light, ridiculously thin, very very cool inde...

ConsLack of USB ports, expensive, barely average hard ...

So you are thinking about a MacBook Air? At over $1700/£1200 even for the entry level it's not an impulse buy, so it is good to think through the pros and cons of this machine to decide if it is really right for you. PROS: 1. THE LOOK: It's cool. Really, seriously cool. It's incredibly thin and...

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Super

Prolooks good, portable

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We got this laptop in the reconditioned section of the apple store a year ago and it cost about £750 (my boyfriend bought it with his 21st birthday money). I use it on and off now but prefer to use my beast of a laptop most of the time, firstly because my boyfriend is very protective of "his...

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Excellent

ProLightest & Slimmest, Excellent Battery Life, Perfe...

ConsNo Retina Display, No DVD access points & Ethernet...

MacBook 13 Review- Apple's MacBook Air is out for quite a while now. There are lots of people who still don't know the benefits and cons of using Macbook Air as their laptop, both for home and office use. Some points one should consider before opting for the 'perfect' notebook - MacBook Air is...

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Super

ProLooks, Fast processor speed, battery life, access...

Consquite expensive, relatively fragile

With all Apple products in this day and age, you expect them to deliver and I can safely say that with this 13.3 inch Apple MacBook Air it does just that and more. The Apple MacBook Air offers a rather elegant and futuristic look with its carefully crafted, brushed aluminium casing and compact...

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Not for me

ProLight, quick

ConsDesign flaw leading to regular crashes, unfit for ...

I so wanted to be able to give this 5 stars. It's light, quick with a great battery life but it's not reliable, so who cares? I had an employer's Feb-2012 model that would crash on the way to and from work. I'd get on the train to find it displaying an error message saying it had just recovered...

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Excellent

“High quality MacBook!”

published 21/05/2009

ProHigh quality, fast memory, good design, perfect du...

ConsNone at all!

About Apple MacBook Air Firstly, I would like to recommend this product for eveyone who needs a really high quality notebook. This one does not have incredible features but it works perfectly. It has 2GB of memory (RAM) and that's enough for working with documents, playing or even working with...

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Excellent

ProMac OSX operating system, running windows/linux/et...

Conslack of optical drive (in some cases), costly - bu...

For those who have expirence with mac's they will be aware of the operating system. Macbook Air runs the Apple OS X 10.5 most peopel are familiar with something like Microsoft Windows XP or Vista, OS X runs in a different way, it looks and feels didfferent, and runs in a different way, it is...

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Excellent

“Brilliant MacBook from Apple”

published 12/03/2015

ProHigh quality webcam, good video playback, slim/lig...

ConsExpensive, overheats easily

The Apple MacBook Air is an incredible piece of technology, I've been using the MacBook for business reasons everyday since last week Saturday when I purchased it from Argos. The battery life has lasted for an average of at least 7 hours but it depends on how often you use it. As for portability...

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Excellent

“Amazing laptop for business”

published 20/01/2015

Probeautifully looking, fast, durable, brilliant but ...

ConsDoes not have a disk drive, low disk space, hard O...

This laptop is great for personal stuff, browsing web, word processing, presentation making etc but since it has quite a low CPU it is useless for gaming with high spec games such as Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty. The thin design makes it super portable and light, and is a great choice for...

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Super

ProEasy to use.

ConsDoesn't come with a disc drive.

I bought this machine directly from the apple store on line. The whole process was extremely simple and hassle free. Even the delivery of the machine. Once arrived, setting up was extremely easy. Power on and follow through the various steps. Because I had an existing Apple iTunes account I was...

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Super

ProSmall size, light weight, impressive speed, OS X

ConsNo expandability, 1 USB port, limited storage/memo...

The old adage is that one should never judge a book by its cover. Apparently an exception to that rule is when the proverbial cover is as geek sheik as that of the MacBook Air. Now in its second iteration, the MacBook Air is the de facto king of the thin & light laptop market despite Dell, Lenovo...

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Super

ProDurable, will last long, plenty of memory and stor...

ConsSpendy, battery life could be better, touchpad is ...

After countless hours of thinking, I finally took the step in purchasing the Mac Book Air. I use mine for school purposes and from time to time, I use it for gaming. Thankfully it is good for both. It is very portable and fits in a regular sized backpack or laptop case. It wasn't shockingly light...

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Product Information : Apple MacBook Air

Manufacturer's product description

MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don't lose inches and pounds overnight. It's the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard. MacBook Air is nearly as thin as your index finger. Practically every detail that could be streamlined has been. Yet it still has a widescreen LED display, full-size keyboard, and large multi-touch trackpad. It's incomparably portable without the usual ultraportable screen and keyboard compromises. The incredible thinness of MacBook Air is the result of numerous size- and weight-shaving innovations. From a slimmer hard drive to strategically hidden I/O ports to a lower-profile battery, everything has been considered and reconsidered with thinness in mind. MacBook Air performance is as impressive as its form, thanks to its Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This chip was custom-built to fit within the compact dimensions of MacBook Air.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple MacBook Air - 13.3" - Core 2 Duo - MacOS X 10.5 - 2 GB RAM - 80 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: MacOS X 10.5

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz / 4 MB Cache

Memory: 2 GB DDR2

Storage: 80 GB HDD / 4200 rpm

Optical Drive: No optical drive

Display: 13.3" LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: Intel GMA X3100

Networking: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Battery: Up to 5 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 32.5 cm x 22.7 cm x 1.9 cm

Weight: 1.36 kg

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: MB003

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.5

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 4 MB

64-bit Computing: Yes

Front Side Bus: 800 MHz

Memory

RAM: 2 GB ( provided memory is soldered )

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 667 MHz / PC2-5300

Storage

Main Storage: 80 GB HDD / 4200 rpm

Display

Type: 13.3"

LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: Ambient light sensor, glossy

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA X3100

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0

Max Allocated RAM Size: 144 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Sound: Speaker , microphone

Input

Type: Trackpad, backlit keyboard

Features: Multi-touch touchpad

Communications

Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Battery

Technology: Lithium polymer

Capacity: 37 Wh

Run Time: Up to 5 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Interfaces: USB 2.0 ¦ Headphone output ¦ Micro-DVI

Software

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Apple QuickTime, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Front Row, Photo Booth, Apple iLife '08, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine, Apple Boot Camp

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Cleaning cloth

Cables Included: Micro-DVI-DVI adapter ¦ Micro-DVI-VGA adapter

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 32.5 cm

Depth: 22.7 cm

Height: 1.9 cm

Weight: 1.36 kg

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Silver

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 0 - 90%

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Listed on Ciao since: 15/03/2008