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Apple11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to customize (4)
  • Easy to navigate (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Quality display (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (4)
    • Word processing (4)
    • Business use (3)
    • Multimedia (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    massive power without the bulk

    This notebook is the best for those who travel. With a small profile and big on power, it can handle your apps without problems. I love that it fits easily in my small...Read complete review

    This notebook is the best for those who travel. With a small profile and big on power, it can handle your apps without problems. I love that it fits easily in my small backpack and the screen is beautiful. The lighted keyboard works really well without flex and the SSD drive makes it boot up extremely fast. Hooking this little machine to an HDMI Source is extremely simple with a mini-display port-to-hdmi cable. It can process video and sound through one cable! The only gripes I can say about it is that it gets pretty warm when sitting on my lap while playing movies and the battery life is not the greatest. The "5 hours" claimed is there if you greatly dim the screen and turn off Bluetooth while performing non-flash browsing. On the plus side, you do not need a mouse because the trackpad is very efficient with it's Multi-touch features.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not too bad but not that great

    I travel a lot so I bought the 11 inch MBA replacing my old 13 inch Black Macbook.
    + Compact (3 lbs. w/ cord), Magic Track Pad, OSX
    - It...Read complete review

    I travel a lot so I bought the 11 inch MBA replacing my old 13 inch Black Macbook.
    + Compact (3 lbs. w/ cord), Magic Track Pad, OSX
    - It overheated not sure why. I remember it's not supposed to overheat since it has no moving parts. Not sure if this has anything to do w/ the backlit covered w/ a keyboard cover(for now I'm turning off the backlit, I never had this problem w/ my old Macbook).
    - Cord felt cheap and stiff

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    Elegant

    By Jazz Fan Jeff

    from nj

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Graphics
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      Clean simple look, robust functionality - and MS Office compatibility. One challenge, however, was to load the MS software. Fortunately wifi download is available.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By xoreba

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      Product is great!!!

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      5.0

      To Paris and back with MacBook Air

      By Sher travels

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        After working on a Asus Slate with separate keyboard, this sweet Apple product came through life a dream. Easy to use, smooth typing and response mouse pad. No waiting for programs to load, it opens and you are ready to work, or seach the web; whatever you prefer. Signs on easliy to wifi networks in every hotel, airline club or convention center. Love it....

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Finally the perfect MacBook Air

        By MPB

        from New York City

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Writer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Keyboard
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Firewire Port

        Best Uses

        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        I use this computer for writing (libretto, screenplay, novel) because I find it oddly better than my iPad plus bluetooth keyboard. But the great thing is that with 256GB internal drive and faster processor I can finally use it for photos and video when I travel. The thunderbolt port makes it possible to use it as a serious desktop computer should I need it for a backup to my main machine. I do miss a built-in internet connection, but when I travel I carry an outboard AT&T 4G portable hotspot and I can always use the portable hotspot on my Verizon iPhone for something quick.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        This little thing is so powerful

        By Ali Dimashkieh

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        Before I bought this MacBook Air with Intel i7 processor, I had a 13" MacBook Pro (2009). I wasn't focused on the performance, rather on the weight and portability. I am amazed that I barely notice any difference in performance between the two. It is unbelievable how you can get such power from a such small laptop. And the flash disk drive makes it turn off or on in seconds. I love it.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        What's not to like!

        By Robeth

        from Branford, CT

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              Small, fast powerful. I Just Love it!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Best You can get...

              By Jacob The Geek

              from Lancaster, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                    Apple doesn't mess around. I got this in August to replace it's previous generation counterpart. I wasn't disappointed.

                    There were noticeable improvements in speed and performance in general.
                    OS Lion has a very small learning curve and now I love it.

                    This computer does anything I throw at it and then some. As a general user, it's more computer than I need but I love being able to tool around with matlab and photoshop when I want.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Mac's are the only buy

                    By Joao Paulo

                    from Brasil

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                    • Easy to Customize
                    • Easy to Navigate
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                      great computer

                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great product Great Price Great Service

                      By warren kahn

                      from Sebastopol, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                            no problems and arrived right on time.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Awesome Computer & beautifully designed.

                            By Chris James

                            from San Francisco Bay Area

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                            • Easy to Customize
                            • Easy to Navigate
                            • Fast
                            • Good Camera
                            • Light weight
                            • Nice Speakers
                            • Quiet
                            • Versatile
                            • Vivid Screen

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Entertainment
                              • Multimedia
                              • Portibility
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              I mainly use it on the go for entertainment and work during my 2 hour train commute.

                              What I love about the computer is it's beautiful screen, good battery life, fast processor, powerful video card for 1080p movies and most of all it light weight. This is replacing my three previous MacBook Pro 17in, 15in and 13in MacBooks.

                              I DO NOT miss the noisy optical drive or the the noisy SATA drive. Flash drive is SUPER fast and quiet.

                              I do wish the MacBook Air had the motion sensor and the glass screen protector but it's not a biggie.

                              Overall, I'd give it a 9.5 out of 10. And maybe I'll change it to a 10 out of 10 once I can utilize the Thunderbolt port with all the new upcoming accessories.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              3.0

                              Not too bad but not that great

                              By Nick Logistics

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Military

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Customize
                              • Easy to Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Cheap Cord
                              • Overheats

                              Best Uses

                              • On the go

                              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              I travel a lot so I bought the 11 inch MBA replacing my old 13 inch Black Macbook.
                              + Compact (3 lbs. w/ cord), Magic Track Pad, OSX
                              - It overheated not sure why. I remember it's not supposed to overheat since it has no moving parts. Not sure if this has anything to do w/ the backlit covered w/ a keyboard cover(for now I'm turning off the backlit, I never had this problem w/ my old Macbook).
                              - Cord felt cheap and stiff

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              massive power without the bulk

                              By Phil

                              from United States Air Force

                              About Me Frequent Traveler, Photographer, Student, Web Surfer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cold Boots Fast
                              • Intuitive Multi-touch
                              • Versatile
                              • Very powerful
                              • Vibrant and Sharp Display

                              Cons

                              • Battery Life Drains Fast
                              • Very Warm on Lap

                              Best Uses

                              • College
                              • On the go
                              • School
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              This notebook is the best for those who travel. With a small profile and big on power, it can handle your apps without problems. I love that it fits easily in my small backpack and the screen is beautiful. The lighted keyboard works really well without flex and the SSD drive makes it boot up extremely fast. Hooking this little machine to an HDMI Source is extremely simple with a mini-display port-to-hdmi cable. It can process video and sound through one cable! The only gripes I can say about it is that it gets pretty warm when sitting on my lap while playing movies and the battery life is not the greatest. The "5 hours" claimed is there if you greatly dim the screen and turn off Bluetooth while performing non-flash browsing. On the plus side, you do not need a mouse because the trackpad is very efficient with it's Multi-touch features.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very good and strong product

                              By Eugen soccer

                              from Constanta, Romania

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Customize
                              • Easy to Navigate

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                High speed of cooler
                                Small design for portability
                                Best view for my eyes

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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