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Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer

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  • 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (Haswell)
  • 4GB of Onboard 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 256GB Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000
  • 11.6" LED-Backlit Glossy Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual USB 3.0 Ports, One Thunderbolt Port
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera
  • Includes Mac OS X 10.10 or OS X 10.9
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The 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer from Apple is an ultraportable notebook computer with a thin and lightweight design. Apple's engineers have leveraged the lessons they learned in designing the miniaturized iPad and applied them to the design of this 2.38-pound computer.

To say that the Air is svelte is all at once stating the obvious and understating the truth. The system is defined by its unibody aluminum enclosure. At its thickest point the computer is only 0.68" -- it tapers down to 0.11" at its thinnest.

The system is loaded with 256GB of flash storage rather than an old-fashioned hard drive. Flash storage doesn't just give you a lighter, thinner computer. It also allows for impressive battery life -- up to 9 hours of web browsing and 30 days of standby time.

The MacBook Air is housed in an aluminum unibody enclosure, which is as strong as it is light. Because it is cut from a solid block of aluminum, the housing is stronger than those found on laptops built via traditional means.

At 11.6" in size, the 16:9 display features a native resolution of 1366 x 768. It features a glossy finish and LED backlight technology for enhanced image quality and energy efficiency.

Computers in the MacBook Air's weight class are most often classified in the "netbook" category. Netbooks typically feature less-than-full-size keyboards, cramped trackpads, and low-powered CPUs. Not so with the MacBook Air. This computer features a standard-size backlit chiclet keyboard, the same as on the larger computers in the MacBook line. It also has a large multi-touch glass trackpad, giving you full control over your computer -- without sacrificing ergonomics.

The computer is powered by a dual-core 4th-gen, low-voltage Haswell 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor and has 4GB of onboard 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM. Graphics are provided by integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000. The computer features all the amenities you expect on a Mac -- a FaceTime HD webcam, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi (also compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and built-in stereo speakers.

iLife, a complete suite of digital creativity applications, is installed on the system. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music.

This MacBook Air comes with a Mac OS X operating system preinstalled, which features a user-friendly interface. The Mac OS X features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features natural scrolling, the Launchpad application launcher and support for full screen applications. Mission Control combines the functionality of Dashboard, Exposé, and Spaces -- giving you a bird's eye view of everything that is happening on your computer.

The Auto Save feature on the MacBook Air ensures that you won't lose data, even when you forget to save a file. The OS tracks different versions of your documents, so you can go back to a previous draft of a document with ease. AirDrop makes it easy to transmit files wirelessly between computers, even if there is no central Wi-Fi network available. The revamped Mail application takes full advantage of modern widescreen displays.

And of course, you can expand the functionality of your computer system by browsing through the multitude of productivity applications, games, and other software that is available for purchase from the Mac App Store. Because the software in the store is curated by Apple, you can be sure that it is free of malware and safe to use. And, like the iOS App Store, you'll automatically be notified when updated versions of your favorite programs are available for download.

Design

Thin, Light, Durable. Thank You, Flash Storage
Flash storage helps make MacBook Air incredibly thin and light - under an inch and as little as 2.38 pounds. Flash storage uses solid state technology, meaning there are no moving parts. No moving parts means flash storage is more reliable, durable and quiet than traditional hard drives. And it takes up much less space than a traditional hard drive - about 90 percent less, in fact. That creates room for other important things, like a bigger battery. So you have a notebook that weighs almost nothing and runs all day long. Now that's mobility mastered
The Best Way to Multi Touch on a Notebook
Multi-touch technology is an essential part of Apple products. It's an immersive way to interact with your devices. And the optimal way to experience Multi-Touch on a notebook is through a trackpad. That's precisely the case with MacBook Air. The trackpad's spacious, all-glass surface doesn't have a button because the whole thing is the button. And with multi-touch gestures in Mac OS X, you can interact with MacBook Air in ways that feel more intuitive and realistic than ever before
See Your QWERTY in Lights
Anyone can try to make a notebook that's thin and light, but success comes in doing it without cutting corners. That's why MacBook Air features a fully featured keyboard that's just as comfortable to type on as a desktop keyboard. And the keyboard is backlit, so you can type in low-light conditions with ease. A built-in sensor detects changes in the ambient lighting and adjusts the keyboard and display brightness automatically, giving you the perfect illumination in any environment
A Battery That Can Get You Through the Day And the Month
Thanks to smaller components such as flash storage, Apple is able to allocate space for a bigger battery. And when the goal is to design the perfect notebook for everyday use, giving priority to the battery just makes sense. With the MacBook Air, you'll get up to 9 hours of battery life or up to 8 hours when watching iTunes movies. Put MacBook Air to sleep for more than 3 hours and it enters standby mode. That means you can come back to MacBook Air up to an entire month later and it wakes in an instant. Please note that battery life may vary depending on use
A Thing of Beauty and Durability
The MacBook Air features a unibody design for both the main enclosure and the display. Unibody construction means a higher-precision, less complex design with fewer parts. That translates to a notebook that's exceptionally thin and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use. In addition, MacBook Air offers innovations like the MagSafe 2 power connector, which breaks cleanly away from the notebook if you accidentally trip over the power cord

Features

4th Generation Haswell Intel Core Processors
MacBook Air is powered by the fourth-generation Haswell Intel Core i5 processor. This ultra-efficient architecture was designed to use less power and still deliver high performance. This means not only can you do whatever you want - you can keep doing it for longer than before. In addition, the new Intel HD Graphics 5000 offers up to 40 percent faster graphics - performance you'll especially notice with games and other graphics-intensive tasks
802.11ac Wi-Fi: Three Times Faster
MacBook Air now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station - including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule - wireless performance is up to 3x faster than with the previous generation of MacBook Air. And your Wi-Fi range improves as well. With Bluetooth technology, you can connect MacBook Air to Bluetooth-enabled devices like speakers and headphones
A Display of Excellence
Corner to corner and pixel by pixel, the MacBook Air display is both an engineering feat and a design breakthrough. The display measures a mere 4.86 millimeters (0.19 inch) thin, yet its resolution makes you feel like you're looking at a larger screen. The 11.6" MacBook Air features a native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. And LED backlighting makes colors bright and vibrant from edge to edge
720p FaceTime HD Camera
Let your friends and family see more of you with the 720p FaceTime HD camera. And the widescreen format means everyone can fit into the picture without having to crowd around the display
Dual Mics
The dual microphones in MacBook Air are great for when you want to be heard. If you're making a FaceTime call, for example, the mics reduce background noise from behind the notebook. And when you use Dictation, they create an adaptive audio beam that intelligently adjusts to detect your voice
Multi-Touch Trackpad
The Multi-Touch gestures in Mac OS X make everything you do on MacBook Air more intuitive, direct, and fun. And the spacious Multi-Touch trackpad is perfectly designed for them, whether it's a three-finger swipe to activate Mission Control or a four-finger pinch to see all your apps in Launchpad. Gesture responses are smooth and realistic. So when you're scrolling up and down a web page or swiping from one full-screen app to another

Performance

Dual-Core Haswell Intel Core i5 Performance
Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors - based on the groundbreaking Haswell ULT architecture - give MacBook Air the power you need to finish the task at hand. The dual-core 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz comes standard. In addition, the Haswell chips are much more power efficient, which means you're able to do all the things you love to do on a computer for longer than ever - up to 9 hours between battery charges. And with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 processor, you get up to 40 percent faster graphics performance
Faster Flash Storage
Part of what makes MacBook Air so responsive is that it's designed entirely around flash storage. Not only does this make MacBook Air much lighter and more portable than traditional notebooks, it also provides faster access to data. This next-generation flash storage is up to 9x faster than a traditional 5400-rpm notebook hard drive. And it's up to 45 percent faster than the flash storage in the previous-generation MacBook Air. So when you flip open MacBook Air, it's ready to go right away. Even after a month in standby mode, the screen springs to life
Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
With the lightning-fast Thunderbolt port, you can connect your MacBook Air to the latest devices and displays, like the Apple Thunderbolt Display. MacBook Air also comes equipped with two USB 3.0 ports so you can connect the latest USB 3.0 devices and all your USB 2.0 devices as well. With just a few connections, MacBook Air transforms from an ultraportable notebook to a complete workstation
Fast Memory
MacBook Air features 4GB of superfast, power-efficient 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. Combine that with powerful processors and faster flash storage and you get a notebook that can run more memory-intensive applications at the same time - without compromising performance

Mac OS X

Hardware and Software Made for Each Other
Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook gives you more than enough space to pinch, swipe, and tap your way around most of the apps on your system. OS X gives you long battery life by dimming the screen in low-light conditions and even regulating processor activity between keystrokes
Interact with Your Computer in a Whole New Way
Tap, scroll, pinch, and swipe using Multi-Touch gestures, directly controlling what's on your screen in a more fluid, natural, and intuitive way. When you scroll down on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, your document scrolls down. When you scroll up, your web page scrolls up. When you swipe left, your photos move left. And there are many more gestures that make all you do on your Mac the best experience you can have on a computer
Easy to Use and Incredibly Powerful
From the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day, everything is designed to be simple and intuitive. Of course, making amazing things simple requires some seriously advanced technologies, and OS X is loaded with them. Not only is it built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability, it also delivers incredible performance, stunning graphics, and industry-leading support for Internet standards
Easy Access to All of Your Apps
Working and playing on a Mac is all about apps, so OS X makes it simple to find and open those apps fast. The Dock is a handy place on your desktop for storing and launching your favorite apps, and it makes switching between them a breeze. The Dock also includes Stacks, folders that give you quick access to documents, files, and downloads. Launchpad is a full-screen home for all the apps on your Mac. It lets you arrange them the way you want, group them in folders, and delete them with ease. And apps purchased from the Mac App Store automatically appear in Launchpad, so you can browse thousands of apps and start using the ones you buy right away
Find, Organize, and Share Files Fast
The Finder gives you easy access to all the files on your system. It lets you find, organize, and access practically everything on your Mac -- including applications, files, folders, discs, and shared computers on your network. You can sort files by kind, application, date modified, date added, or size. But with so many files on your computer, finding a specific one can be a challenge. Not on a Mac. Features like Spotlight and Quick Look make locating the file you're looking for effortless -- even if you don't know the filename. Say you're searching for a document, and the only thing you recall about it is the phrase "surrealist painters." Open Spotlight, start typing "surrealist painters," and your Mac generates a list of files that contain those words. And with Quick Look, you don't need to open an application to verify that you've found the right file - view a full-screen preview by hitting the space bar. Want to share a file with someone nearby? Just drag and drop to send it to the person wirelessly with AirDrop
See Everything Running on Your Mac. In an Instant
OS X offers system wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your Mac display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once -- along with multiple apps in windows. And it's easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views. Mission Control gives you a bird's-eye view of all your windows and full-screen apps, and allows you to instantly navigate among them
It Does the Saving for You
Say goodbye to the worry and the hassle of manually saving your work. Auto Save automatically saves your work, while you work, without you having to do a thing. Versions creates a new version of a document each time you open it and every hour while you're working. It saves only the differences between successive versions, so the impact on your disk drive is minimal. Just open Versions to see the current document next to a cascade of previous versions. You can copy and paste between versions or revert to an earlier version. And when you share a document, you share only the most recent copy
Highly Secure by Design
OS X doesn't get PC viruses. And with virtually no effort on your part, the operating system protects itself from other malicious applications. Because every Mac ships with a secure configuration, you don't have to worry about changing complex settings in order to stay safe. Even better, OS X won't slow you down with constant security alerts and sweeps. Apple responds quickly to online threats and automatically delivers security updates. And with FileVault 2 in OS X, all the data on your Mac is protected by powerful encryption
Built for Compatibility
The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere -- including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos, and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place. OS X works with virtually all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. And it opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
Accessible Innovation
OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won't find in other operating systems -- at any price. For example, built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology, available in over 20 languages, makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computers using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad. OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for more than 40 Braille displays (including Bluetooth displays) and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen
Reliable from the Very Start
Just about everything you do on a Mac -- even upgrading to the latest version of the OS -- is safe and reliable. OS X checks your applications to make sure they're compatible and sets aside any programs known to be incompatible. If a power outage interrupts your installation, OS X can start again without losing any data. Best of all, upgrading doesn't require reformatting your drive -- you keep all your compatible applications, files, and settings. And if something goes wrong when you're using your Mac, Time Machine is there to restore your data if needed

Built-In Apps

iPhoto
iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who's in them and when and where you took them -- all in an immersive full-screen view. Use quick and simple editing tools to make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. iPhoto even lets you share your photos with the world with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook and Flickr
iMovie
Don't settle for boring home movies. With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. Create a Hollywood-style trailer that'll make your audience laugh, cry, and cheer for more. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio
GarageBand
Whether you're musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn't grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn't mean you can't. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons.1 GarageBand even tells you how well you're playing in real time with a feature called "How Did I Play?"
Mac App Store
Just like shopping the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps. Apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store lets you know when app updates are available, so you always have the latest versions
Safari
Designed with the Mac in mind, Safari emphasizes browsing, not the browser. In full-screen view, the browser frame is only a pixel wide, and you can hide almost the entire interface if you choose. So there's nothing to distract you from an article, video, or photo album. Navigating web pages is easy with trackpad gestures -- flip through web pages with a swipe, and double tap or pinch the trackpad to zoom in on text or images. Safari also features Reader, which lets you peruse articles sans annoying ads. Or save articles for later with Reading List. And since pages render fast in Safari, you won't miss a minute of the web
Mail
Mail makes it easy to manage all your e-mail from a single, ad-free inbox. It features powerful search capabilities, with search suggestions and tokens built in. It works with most e-mail standards -- including POP3 and IMAP -- and popular e-mail services such as Gmail, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. Mail supports Microsoft Exchange 2010, too. If you have more than one e-mail account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you'll be able to access all your e-mail from one place.

And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message and a message list that includes snippets. With Conversations, messages from the same thread appear in an elegant timeline showing each communication as it was sent while hiding redundant text
Address Book
With Address Book you have a flexible and convenient place to store contact information for everyone you know. You can import names, numbers, addresses, and photos from other applications, create smart groups for clubs, activities, and business purposes, print address labels and envelopes, and more. It syncs to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch so there's no need for duplication. And since Address Book is built on vCard, an industry standard for storing contact information, your friends can send you cards that you can add simply by dropping them in -- no typing required
Time Machine
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or Time Capsule. Connect the drive, assign it to Time Machine, and start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day -- so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past
FaceTime
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch, or another Mac from your Mac. So you can catch up, hang out, joke around, and stay in touch with just a click. And when someone tries to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own, even if FaceTime isn't running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don't want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off in preferences. FaceTime is integrated with your Address Book so you can initiate chats easily
Photo Booth
Take photo snapshots and video clips with your Mac using Photo Booth. Send them to your friends, use one as an iChat icon, add them to your Address Book, or organize and edit them in iPhoto. The real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops in Photo Booth. Snap a photo of yourself at the Eiffel Tower or in outer space. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you're front and center -- or left of center. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot video clips, complete with effects, then trim them right in Photo Booth and send them to friends and family. And since Photo Booth can be viewed full screen, you'll enjoy every detail down to the last pixel

The Mac Experience

Every Day Use
Every Mac is designed to make your life easier, not more difficult. The system ships with all the tools you need for e-mail, personal organization, Internet browsing, watching movies, and more. Its software and hardware are designed work to together seamlessly, eliminating the compatibility nightmares that often plague PC users. What's more, the MacBook Air can run Windows via Boot Camp, perfect for users who have a Windows-only application that they absolutely need to use
iLife
The included iLife suite is a suite of applications that help you organize your digital life. It includes iPhoto for photo management and editing, iMovie for HD video editing, iDVD to burn your movies to disc, GarageBand for music production, and iWeb for web publishing.
Secure and Reliable
Worried about viruses and malware? Don't be. The MacBook Air isn't plagued by constant attacks from the outside world. It is designed to be secure out of the box, eliminating the need for additional software to protect your system from danger. OS X will warn you if a downloaded file is potentially dangerous, ensuring that you don't accidentally open a malicious application. Apple responds quickly to any security threats, prompting you to download updates that keep your Mac up to date and safe
Environmentally Friendly Design
Apple understands that the Earth is our most precious resource. They've worked to create a computer that is energy efficient, free of many toxins, and highly recyclable. Because Apple designs both hardware and software, the MacBook Air is able to use a highly efficient power supply that reduces wasted power. The computer is free of mercury and arsenic, and its internal components are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). When the computer reaches the end of its long life, you can rest assured that it can be recycled. It is constructed from materials that are highly desirable to recyclers. The MacBook Air has been awarded EPEAT Gold status for responsible manufacture, energy efficiency, and recyclability
Tech Support
Have a problem with your Mac? Get support and advice at the Genius Bar, located at every Apple Retail Store. Apple also provides online tutorials, troubleshooting forums, and 90 days of phone support for users who aren't able to make it to an Apple store
Optional AppleCare
Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a 1-year limited hardware warranty on the computer. You can opt to add an AppleCare Protection Plan, at additional cost, which covers support and repairs for 3 years from the date of purchase. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer
Performance
Processor 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core Haswell
Cache L3: 3 MB
Memory OnboardType: 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4 GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 11.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 256 GB 
Type: Flash Storage
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x Thunderbolt
Display 1x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
2x Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
Flash Media Slot None
Communications
Network None
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard Keys: 78
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Backlight
Pointing Device TouchPad with Double-Tap, Drag, Four-Finger Swipe, Inertial Scrolling, Multi-Touch Control, Pinch, Rotate, Three-Finger Swipe
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 9 Hours per Charge (35 Wh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Consumption: 45 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.8 x 0.6 x 7.5" / 30.0 x 1.5 x 19.1 cm
Weight 2.38 lb / 1.08 kg
Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
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    Apple11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
     
    4.8

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    Pros

    • Fast (17)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Long battery life (13)
    • Quality display (13)
    • Comfortable keyboard (12)

    Cons

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      • Web browsing (14)
      • Music (10)
      • Video (10)
      • Word processing (10)
      • Business use (9)
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        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (5)

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      5.0

      Easy to carry

      By Nikki

      from NJ

      About Me Avid Gamer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Music
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        Super light weight. I think it is even lighter than I-PAD.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Okay

        By new Mac user

        from Connecticut

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        okay

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By Tee

        from Sacramento, CA

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        This laptop is amazing. Fast, reliable, and a good size. I'm glad I made the purchase. Its perfect for school

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Don Paris Schlotman

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet
        • Size
        • Weight

        Cons

        • Too Hot

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Graphics
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        Small but powerful; perfect for my needs on the go.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Nice laptop, good price

        By Alice

        from Fresno, CA

        About Me Phd Student In Statistics

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          Nice laptop, good price

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Litevj

          from NC

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Music
            • Video
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

            This is a great computer, very fast powerfull and ligth. Perfect to travel. Would buy again,

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Nice system, Great Price

            By OLopez

            from New York

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Keyboard
            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Display
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Music
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              This Mac is perfect for our family. It's small, lightweight and works great. My family uses it for our personal business and general browsing. BnH had the best pricing and great service.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Fast, compact notebook

              By Jdwieser

              from Mill valley, CA

              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              This is a great little notebook without compromising screen size. The speed is fast and it makes the perfect travel companion!

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              5.0

              Awesome

              By jwanek

              from NYC

              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              just a great portable computer.

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              5.0

              Great Macbook for Travel!

              By NickO

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Music
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                This is a great computer. While on the road I never need all the computing power of a big computer. This is a great size, battery life is good, quality made as always from Apple. And despite it not having big specs it performs great and lets me edit and do a lot of work in Lightroom without any issues.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Just great

                By Sanvargas

                from Bellevue, wa

                Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                Beautiful product, great for home use and very easy to set up. I purchased one for my family a couple of months ago and now got one for myself. Very happy with it.

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                5.0

                Brand new! Almost same as current model

                By JM the law student

                from Chicago, Illinois

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life
                • Powerful
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                  I use this for basic word processing and web surfing and personal computing. I am a student (but not in visual arts or anything). This is an upgrade from my 2008 MacBook Pro. It is not the newest model of air but it is almost identical to the newest model of Air and by buying this model you can save about $. Well worth it considering anything would be a noticeable upgrade from my 2008 MacBook. I was going for maximum portability and this beauty is very very light and starts up very very fast. I love it! the only thing I would say is that the keyboard on the Air is not very comfortable. It's not horrible, but I don't look forward to typing a 3 hour exam on it -- the keys are shallow and closer together -- it's more work for my fingers and I make more typos. I think a person could get used to this, but it's been 3 weeks and I haven't yet.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Adorable, Powerful and Smart

                  By tdubs

                  from NYC

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics
                    • Music
                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                    I have been looking for furniture, a new job, an apartment and old friends. The speed with which this computer runs will make my search less frustrating and hopefully, much shorter. It's great looking, has crisp graphics, great sound quality and intuitive. Love love love...

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    MacBook Air feels great

                    By J

                    from Brentwood, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                    • Compatibility With Others
                    • Navigating

                    Best Uses

                    • photo editing
                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                    I have never been an Apple guy but this MacBook feels and works great. I have always had Microsoft software PC's so navigating around the Apple software has been a challenge. I wouldn't say it's not user friendly but since I have never owned an Apple product it's challenging trying to learn to navigate through this. One thing I have noticed is that Apple software does to play well with other software and that's frustrating at times. The performance and look of this laptop is great though. So far I'm impressed.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Amazing computer

                    By The code man

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Powerful
                    • Quality Display

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Use
                      • Graphics
                      • Music
                      • Video
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                      Fast, lightweight, solid. I use it for graphic and web design and the small screen still works well with photoshop and other professional programs. The back light screen is a nice feature when traveling in low light conditions. It charges to 100% extremely fast.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Great Computer

                      By Jess

                      from dallas texas

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Graphics
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                        No one can beat the portability.
                        Great screen.
                        Doubles as a fun toll and I use it for all my business needs.
                        More storage would make it perfect.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        My Notebook

                        By Ceemerc

                        from Bogota, NJ

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful
                        • Quality Display
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • College
                          • Music
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                          Bought my notebook for my son who recently started College. Good speed and size. Converts certain files with ease. He hasn't put it down since. Fast delivery from you guys at B&H.
                          Bought several products from you guys with great results.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Great portable device

                          By Barb

                          from Banning, CA

                          Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                          Love the small size. It's like a netbook but with serious computing power in its slender frame.

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                          5.0

                          Great Lightweight Laptop!

                          By Retired Traveler

                          from Washington DC Metro Area.

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Operating System Agile
                          • Quality Display
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • None at this time

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Video
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                          For the price, the Apple Macbook Air 11.6" is an awesome lightweight flexible notebook. (My desktop is an iMac I've configured to boot Mac OS X and Windows because occasionally I need Windows since the world is not OS agnostic). I was looking for a replacement for my Windows based Asus EEE PC netbook. In researching the market of tablets, ultra books, and notebooks, the Macbook Air had met my requirements and had additional features that were significantly useful to me.

                          Specifically, I was looking for a lightweight machine (approx. 3 LBS. in weight). An Intel i5 processor with a minimum of 4 GB of memory. The machine also needed decent screen resolution, the ability to run windows (No Android or Chrome OS specific machines however the ability to run other OS's was a plus.), at least 128 GB SSD, and a hardware maintenance plan.

                          in evaluating the market and looking at different configurations for other equipment manufacturers, the Apple Macbook Air was my choice. In evaluating the costs of hardware, software, and maintenance of other hardware manufacturers, there was nothing equivalent for the same price. (Yes Apple was less expensive!) The configuration I bought was a Macbook Air 11.6" computer that weighs 2.3 LBS., has 4 GB of memory, a 256 GB SSD (twice the 128 GB I specified), and I added Applecare (maintenance and repair plan). Additional features coming with the current Mac OS X are: word processing (Pages) /spreadsheet (Numbers)/presentation package (Keywords) for no extra cost. (I don't currently need MS Office.) Other software coming with Mac OS X are iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iCloud, etc.

                          I use the Macbook Air primarily as a Mac but also have a Windows OS installed on an Apple bootcamp partition for occasions when I need windows. I can easily move files between partitions so where the file lives is not a problem and I can always get to it.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful!!

                          By Jamissis

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Keyboard
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Display
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Word Processing

                            Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                            The Solid State Drive (SSD) makes all the difference in the world! This laptop has "less" computing power than my iMac, but starts and runs faster and smoother than any other computer I've ever seen. The SSD keeps everything running smooth and fast! No glitchy, laggy, latent response at all! Plus it's great connecting to all my other Apple gear.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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