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Apple13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Fast (16)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Long battery life (11)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Comfortable keyboard (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business use (11)
    • Web browsing (8)
    • Word processing (8)
    • Graphics (6)
    • Music (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (9), Quality oriented (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (11), Business (6)

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    5.0

    MacBook Air 13.3

    By Kass

    from San Diego

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

    Love the weight, or lack thereof! Upgraded from a 3year old MacBook Air. So happy that I got another. Very competitive price, and arrived quickly! I definitely recommend this computer...

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    5.0

    Great Product!

    By Love SF

    from San Francisco, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      Replace PC.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Great Computer

      By Otis

      from Alabama

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        I am new to the apple computers, however i have enjoyed learning the difference between Mac and windows PCs.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Fast, light, and sharp

        By frailb

        from Union City, 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
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          I became an immediate fan of my MB Air. I use it at home, office, cafes - and even though I've only shaved off a few lbs from my previous MB Pro, it makes a difference lugging it around from place to place. And the incredible battery life makes it that much easier - I can do an entire days work on one charge.

          The screen is smaller than my prev 15". But the retina resolution makes things smaller, so I haven't noticed too much of a different.

          The only negative is that it seems to take an unnecessarily long time for the wifi to wake up from sleep and find/connect to a network. It can take at least a minute if not longer.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          ready to go right out of the box

          By operator

          from West Chester, PA

          About Me Intermediate Technically

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None That I Have Noticed

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • photo editing
          • Video
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          It was ready to set up as soon as I took it out of the box. The battery already had a little charge, enough for set-up. Super easy set up with the instructions that came with it. It was so lightweight, amazing!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great Notebook

          By T

          from Scranton, PA

          About Me Avid Gamer, IT Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No ethernet port

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          I work in the IT industry and got this laptop as a travel companion for when I'm away from the office. This is the first time I used a Mac in probably 5 years but I was looking for a change so I went for it. I really wanted a light laptop to travel with and this certainly delivered.
          The hardware is pretty incredible. The slim body and how little weight there is to it is pretty amazing. the only time I ever hear fans going is when I fire up a game or something else that is graphics intensive. For just basic computing needs this is an extremely quiet laptop.
          The backlit keyboard is very nice and the touchpad is one of the best i have ever used. the swiping gestures in Mac OSX are very useful.
          The battery is absolutely incredible for a laptop. I was working from home one day and had the laptop on battery for 12 hours and it was still going! Doing things like gaming will drain the battery at pretty good clip though so be cautious of that.
          There is no ethernet port so if you absolutely need one, be aware of this. Apple does make an adapter if you do need one though.
          I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a small, powerful laptop. I am very happy with my purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Great, great laptop

          By irri

          from Berkeley, CA

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard
          • Lightweight
          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Music
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          Bought it for my wife to substitute her previous MacBook Air 11" and she's delighted with it. The bigger screen and its amazing battery life while keeping extremely low weight make it the perfect laptop for almost everyone.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          only geting better

          By Davidson

          from Brasil

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          It was already sensational. Now it's better.And pretty as always.

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          5.0

          Apple MacBook Air

          By Macman

          from Atlanta,ga

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          Everything arrived in great condition and is working great. Glad that B&H offered several different configurations as stock items where everywhere else would be a custom order. Custom orders can take 2 weeks or longer to receive.

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          5.0

          MacBook Air Notebook -smooth like butter

          By Joy

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Use
            • Graphics
            • Web Browsing
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

            * Great for travel - very light
            * Super fast
            * Great for everything from Microsoft Office suite to Adobe Creative Suite
            * Battery life is INSANE. 12 hours.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Exalent

            By Nuchu

            from IL

            About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Development
              • Graphics

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              Best laptop

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              The Optimal Travel Computer

              By Chris

              from Rockville, MD

              About Me Amateur photographer, Retired IT Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • 8gb Memory Limitation

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Graphics
              • Photo Post-processing

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              I acquired this machine to replace an aging MacBook Pro for use in general as a travel computer and, in particular, as an on-the-road repository and initial post-processing platform for photography.

              It does both jobs commendably. While not designed as a "ruggedized" computer, the case is quite rigid and has just enough heft to provide a sense of confidence that it can shrug off the rigors of normal travel. I can stick it in whatever bag I'm using for my camera equipment without appreciably adding to the overall carrying weight.

              With 256 GB of flash secondary storage, it has more than adequate capacity for the operating system, a generous suite of software, and far more high-resolution raw image files than I would ever produce on even a long trip. Battery life is remarkable: I haven't done any fastidious testing -- you can find that elsewhere -- but I have yet to be required to recharge it in the middle of a day.

              Performance running Lightroom's Develop module is excellent and, as long as I don't try to process too many images simultaneously, it's fine even when I launch Photoshop from Lightroom as a co-process.

              The first performance limitation I hit (every machine has multiple performance limitations; as soon as you resolve one, the next becomes apparent) is the 8 GB primary memory ceiling, and unfortunately there's no fix for that. The need to provide adequate heat dissipation without noisy fans has long made primary memory an issue with Apple's compact computer products. I thought perhaps having solid-state secondary memory would permit demand-paging to occur fast enough to compensate for the limited primary memory, but the OS X memory manager, though apparently somewhat improved in v. 10.8, still isn't up to the task.

              But I purchased this box as a travel computer and I wouldn't trade it for anything else that is currently (late 2013) available on the market. In addition to being compact, light, fast and (with 256 GB of flash installed) capacious, it's an elegant example of product engineering and a real pleasure to use.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Excellent Laptop

              By RightD

              from Bellevue, WA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enhance Experience

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                Excellent laptop that is a great value in terms of price-performance combination. Nice design, fast performance and long battery life. The package comes with Parallels Desktop so that another operating system such as Windows can be run as a virtual machine along side the Mac OS.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                New 13.3 Macbook Air via B&H is the BEST

                By Mogey

                from Scottsdale, Arizon

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast
                • Powerful
                • Super Quick Power-on

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Upgrade
                  • Working On The Road

                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                  Fantastic Computer
                  -Performance is amazing, lightning fast!
                  -Battery Life is even better than expected
                  -Keyboard and Trac Pad are so comfortable

                  B&H has the best service, and I will forever be a loyal customer!
                  - Great Phone Support, answered all of my questions quickly and courteous
                  - Pricing was fantastic, and loved the free gift!
                  - Shipped quite quickly, and arrived at my doorstep in perfect condition

                  I am thrilled with my experience, and hope others get treated this well.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Great computer!

                  By lisa bean

                  from walnut creek, ca

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                      Perfect laptop for traveling. Lightweight, and SO incredibly fast. I debated between the MacBook PRO and this 13" MacBook and am incredibly pleased that I went with the MacBook Air. The new 12-hr battery life is incredible.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Excellent!

                      By Bengdaer

                      from San Francisco,CA

                      About Me Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                        The laptop functions very well. The price is reasonable.
                        If you just do some office work, surfing the Internet, watching video, or other light work. This computer is definitely the best for you. The average time use for this computer is 7-9 hours(I use some apps that consumes the battery)
                        But if you play some games like Diablo or other big games, the computer will sound loud, seriously, really loud; and the bottom gets warm.
                        Overall, this laptop is pretty nice! Love it!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Great buy

                        By John urphotos

                        from Little Beck NY

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business Use
                          • Web Browsing
                          • Word Processing

                          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                          I was a little skeptical at first but trying it, I love it. It's like a quasi tablet and laptop with its size and weight. Boots ridiculously fast also. The advertised 12 battery life is not exactly so, especially when browsing the Internet and have multiple programs open but it is pretty close,more like 10 hours or so, which is still amazing. I haven't tried to edit any photos yet on it cause I do most of my editing on my iMac unless I'm going away,, we'll see how it performs then. I use this for surfing online, everyday use, and plan on editing on vacation and will try it tethering,, gotta see the results from that

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          perfect laptop

                          By wil

                          from los angeles

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long Battery Life

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              great battery, great screen, and ultraportable. Best mix of a laptop currently released

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Good until now

                              By N_Begin

                              from Tempe,AZ

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business Use
                                • Web Browsing
                                • Word Processing

                                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                The computer is good. Very light and fast. No problems until now.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                3.3" MacBook Air Notebook

                                By Yanbo

                                from state college,PA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                  Nice quality!
                                  Still a little bit concerning about the wifi disconnection issue.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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