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Apple13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
 
4.9

(based on 115 reviews)

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    (101)

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    (12)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (94)
  • Lightweight (83)
  • Long battery life (80)
  • Quiet (75)
  • Good power output (68)

Cons

  • Too hot (4)

Best Uses

  • Web browsing (73)
  • Word processing (53)
  • Music (47)
  • Business use (45)
  • Video (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (52), Multimedia professional (13), Quality oriented (13), Technically challenged (11), Avid gamer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (80), Business (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Shakespearian.....

Out of the dark ages, into the light. I'm an Apple, and have shoved the PC out an upper story window. Adieu! Anyone looking at MacBook Air, please make the plunge,...Read complete review

Out of the dark ages, into the light. I'm an Apple, and have shoved the PC out an upper story window. Adieu! Anyone looking at MacBook Air, please make the plunge, this is the MOST amazing laptop. Everyone in the family owns one now, I was last in line. We all know what computers are able to do...but did you know, the Notebook by Apple makes you feel younger, more intelligent, a cut above the rest. You will drink more expensive latte at the coffee shop, because you deserve it. Beauty and function, a breeze to use. Thank you B&H, as always, you are THE BEST!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Machine with some flaws

The MBA is a great computer tool, only issues is a glitch that turns the screen black as if it were still in sleep mode and that can't be fixed unless you manually shutdown...Read complete review

The MBA is a great computer tool, only issues is a glitch that turns the screen black as if it were still in sleep mode and that can't be fixed unless you manually shutdown the computer. Then there is an issue with wifi connection, the MBA seems to drop off wifi from time to time and it blocks unsecured networks at random leaving you with out internet connection even though the network options states you are connected.

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5.0

Best college computer.

By Skid Freeman

from Fremont, IN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      My daughter loves the size and the lightweight feel.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Awesome ..... my First Mac!

      By Srisri

      from Cary, NC

      About Me Computational Scientist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        This is my 6th laptop but first Mac! After so many problems with Dell & HP boy.. this Mac feels like voyage! I was waiting for a good deal & when my friend told that its on sale at B&H, I just jumped to grab! It arrived in couple of days with no shipping charges & tax. The price i paid is the price it is listed on the site. Period. The best thing is battery life. No more pluggin in all the time! Charge once, and forget about recharge for rest of the day. Its so easy & fast to start the system!!! My agony of finding the START button in windows 8 ended right there! No dots circling on your screen while u wait for ur system to start/boot. I like the ease & speed. Mac is known for its integral security, so I am little less worried. Coming from windows, one thing I miss is the right click. Also the navigation buttons could have been slightly bigger. I have iphones/ipads/AppleTV in my home, it all got syncronized! However, if small screens are not yout thing, go for 15" at the least!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        I like Apple

        By Sean

        from San Diego

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long Battery Life
        • Quality Display

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

            I am a casual user, but I really appreciate the solidity of the MacBook and the reliability of the Apple OS. It is pretty nice to be able to use it for so many hours without having to plug it in.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Fantastic Trackpad

            By CA

            from New York, NY

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Music
              • Web Browsing
              • Word Processing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              This laptop is everything advertised: lightweight, well designed, powerful enough for a social media processional and pretty too.

              The track pad is responsive, smooth and with great functions.

              Yes there are thinner, lighter laptops on the market but you honestly can't beat the quality of a Mac Air.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Apple Macbook Air

              By Lotusbudd

              from Culver City, CA

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Keyboard
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Display

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                  Great computer so far. No problems yet.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Great price

                  By ka

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Regular

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Web Browsing
                    • Word Processing

                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                    This was exactly what I wanted for a much better price than anywhere else I could find the 13.3" MacBook AIr. I saved a few hundred even after buying the protection plan (also cheaper!)

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    great product & price!

                    By Duke

                    from Palm Harbor, Fl

                    About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Battery Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                      Love the MAC, fast shipping at a great price!!!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      First Mac

                      By Boris Becker

                      from Olean, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                        It's very fast. One time it froze on me. I called tech support and they had to have me turn it off and on again. They were very nice though so I kind of forgave them. I moved my 8 year old windows computer using the free parallels software so I have everything from my old comp with me still.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        You go Mac and never come back

                        By LovingMac

                        from Secaucus, NJ

                        About Me Moderate tech savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • NOTHING

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                        I had never owned a Mac but most of my friends love theirs, so I decided to give it a try. I love it because the illuminated keyboard is really helpful when the light is dim. I use my Mac for work and school and I like the way my documents are organized and the lightweight, I can easily carry it everywhere. The only small drawback is that you need to know the shortcuts to close or quit your windows. I know I will get use to it.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Great product at a great price

                        By Joe

                        from CT

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music
                          • Video
                          • Web Browsing
                          • Word Processing

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                          I have had the MacBook Air for about a week and wish I had bought it earlier. I opted for the older 13.3 MacBook 1.3 I5 and couldn't be happier with the machine! I did some research and found that the 1.3 would be plenty for what I was doing (college student). I loaded MS Office on it with no issues and stream video without any issues. Like I said it's a great product and B and H had the best price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Great student computer

                          By Patrick Daddy-O

                          from North Grafton, MA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Video
                            • Web Browsing
                            • Word Processing

                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                            I have three girls, and this is the third MacBook Air I've purchased. Great computer, solid state hard drive = no moving parts. Powerful, loaded with all the software and apps to hit the ground running. Apple quality, rock solid, dependable. Plays nice with all their Apple gadgets. Apple photo software is free and very user friendly.
                            Very thin, lightweight, great display, easy to operate, great price and free shipping. Worth evert dime.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            PC to Mac switch

                            By Pastor Bud

                            from Wilburton, OK

                            About Me Average user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              IT WORKS:
                              efficiently
                              quickly
                              thoughtfully (programmers)
                              Much better than my PC format

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                              5.0

                              LindsayB

                              By Lindsay B

                              from Mesa, AZ

                              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 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                Can't got wrong with an Apple product. This is my 3rd Apple computer purchase and second from B & H Photo. The MacBook Air was a graduation gift for my son who graduated high school and is headed off to college. The perfect Grad gift and excellent service and value with B & H!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Best computer purchase

                                By LRo

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight
                                • Powerful
                                • Quality Display
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music
                                  • Web Browsing

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                  the service at b and h was quick and easy. from buying this macbook air to using it, i have had nothing but a delightful experience. like most computers i wish the battery lasted longer, but this exceeds most.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Good laptop.

                                  By liuxingyihao216

                                  from 5600 Gibson Blvd SE APT237#, Albuquerque

                                  About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy
                                  • Too Hot

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business Use
                                  • Music

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                  The computer is so light, and easy to carry.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  reliable toy

                                  By Harry

                                  from Den Haag

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Battery Life
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Business Use
                                    • Graphics
                                    • Music
                                    • Web Browsing

                                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                    I am a photojournalist and traveling light is a challenge. with this macbook air I don't have to burden myself while carrying my gears and still get a reliable on-site performance to edit photos or videos.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent quality laptop

                                    By Eddie

                                    from Cleveland, OH

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                        I use this computer primarily for school/research purposes and am extremely satisfied. The SSD makes it extremely quick--I'm able to boot to my desktop in under 20 seconds, which includes the time it takes for me to type in my password. The battery life is also very good. Although Apple's claims are somewhat exaggerated, I can manage 8-10 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing depending on content. Finally, the computer itself is extremely lightweight and easy to carry around, and it makes virtually no noise. If you're just surfing the web, heat generation is minimal/unnoticeable.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        great pricing

                                        By Erick

                                        from Orange County, Ca

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Business Use
                                          • Web Browsing

                                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                          By far B&H was the cheapest and easiest company to buy product from

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          Nothing to complain about

                                          By suber

                                          from Philadelphia, PA

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Graphics
                                            • Video
                                            • Web Browsing
                                            • Word Processing

                                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                            I've been using a PC for most of my adult life and never thought I would buy a Mac. But after owning an iPhone, which I love, and listening to my daughter keep saying how great her Macbook Pro was, when my Dell laptop was on its last leg I decided to take the plunge. So far I have been very happy with my purchase. The laptop doesn't get hot on my lap, like my Dell!!! It is much quicker and lighter than my Dell. It looks beautiful inside and out. I thought I wouldn't like the fact that it didn't have touch pad buttons. But I've gotten used to the way a Mac works, having you use your fingers on the touch pad in different ways.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            Love it

                                            By KA in NYC

                                            from New York, NY

                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • none

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Business Use
                                            • Video
                                            • Web Browsing
                                            • Word Processing

                                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                            I use the MacBook Air for work, I travel a lot, it's very light but has everything I need. I love it.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business

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