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Apple13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (2)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (17)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Long battery life (13)
  • Quiet (12)
  • Comfortable keyboard (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Web browsing (12)
  • Business use (11)
  • Word processing (11)
  • Music (7)
  • Video (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (12), Avid gamer (3), Multimedia professional (3), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great machine!

I switched from a 15" MBP (early 2009) to this, and it was so worth it. Everything is so fast and it's so LIGHT. Perfect for travel. I haven't experienced any...Read complete review

I switched from a 15" MBP (early 2009) to this, and it was so worth it. Everything is so fast and it's so LIGHT. Perfect for travel. I haven't experienced any delays in anything I've needed to do yet, though so far I've only used it for web browsing and writing. I guess the real test will come when I try FCP and Photoshop, but for now, it's great! And the battery life is to die for. Legitimately get 10+ hours....unless I'm playing Candy Crush on Facebook. :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Battery

i just bought this laptop 3-4 weeks ago and already I'm having problems with battery. Now i need to go an apple store and try and change my battery.
The voltage output...Read complete review

i just bought this laptop 3-4 weeks ago and already I'm having problems with battery. Now i need to go an apple store and try and change my battery.
The voltage output just dropped inexplicably and i cannot find the reason.

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1.0

Battery

By Kpone

from Bucharest,Romania

Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

i just bought this laptop 3-4 weeks ago and already I'm having problems with battery. Now i need to go an apple store and try and change my battery.
The voltage output just dropped inexplicably and i cannot find the reason.

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5.0

Nice little machine

By Bill

from Boulder, CO

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Long Battery Life
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business Use
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

    This was a replacement for my wife's >7 year old MacBook. It's a snappy and snazzy piece of hardware. The clickable touchpad is a work of engineering genius, I just hope it stands the test of time.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    4.0

    A truly mobile computer!

    By VG

    from Tennessee

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Too Hot

    Best Uses

    • Video
    • Web Browsing
    • Word Processing

    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

    I used to have an iPad that I resorted to using for travel as my "computer" where I could read and send email, do a fair amount of word processing work and surf the internet etc. But I must say there is no "tablet" that can essentially replace what an actual computer can offer because you never know how complex the task you do will be. This is why I decided to trade in my iPad for a Macbook Air. Not only is the portability, battery life, functionality maintained - now I have a "REAL COMPUTER". The Macbook air is the lightest laptop I have ever used and affords excellent portability while traveling. It is truly "air" in terms of weight not weighing much more than a tablet would - at least it doesn't seem that way. One drawback would be that the screen real-estate is not as much as a higher resolution computer would be - but I believe the newer mac laptops will give you that opportunity - multitasking is a chore without so much space (but you can get around it). I think anyone who has decided to take the leap of faith into having a personal computer should look at Mac's because in my opinion once you go "MAC" you never go "BACK". Hope this helps all those out there trying to make the decision between a budget windows based laptop and a truly revolutionary device - Macbook Air.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Great as usual

    By Jane Doe

    from New York

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Music
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      perfect for home and working on the go.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Operator

      from Baltimore

      About Me Avid Gamer, 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:

        So light and mobile. SSD drive makes all the difference.

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By gariveda

        from Redondo Beach, CA

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

          I am a .Net software developer that has recently been assigned a Java project and also recently started developing my own mobile applications as a hobby.

          I purchased this computer to be my personal computer. While iOS is only required for iOS mobile application development, a Unix-based environment makes Java (and Android) development much smoother. I have hit so many fewer little catches setting up my development environment on this computer than on my old PCs. This computer can crunch out builds and run my JVM almost as well as my much beefier windows laptop, all while leaving the Lenovo incredibly far behind in battery life. I didn't really want to have to learn a new array of keys and keyboard shortcuts, but I see now that I needed to.

          Yay! :):
          - Sleep/wake time is remarkably fast
          - Light enough to travel w/; fast enough to develop on
          - Is going to save about $5/month on electricity over my giant desktop workstation

          Wahh :(:
          - External monitor connected cuts battery life in half (even w/ laptop screen dimmed completely)
          - Opening it w/ one hand is tricky. The lid is a little to stiff and the base too lightweight, so the bottom doesn't stay on the desk.
          - I'm nit-picking here. There really isn't nearly as much to complain about as there was on the much more expensive windows ultrabook I returned to buy this computer.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          perfect perfect perfect

          By kakha88

          from brooklyn, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Keyboard

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

              i love it...

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              5.0

              Amazing Laptop!

              By Redsphere

              from Victor, ID

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business Use
                • Music
                • Web Browsing
                • Word Processing

                Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                For how light and portable this is, it is amazing how powerful it is. Running many apps and switching back and forth is a breeze. It's no quad-core but wow is it a huge improvement over past models.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Bang for your buck

                By steinieswife

                from Wisconsin Rapids, WI

                About Me Tech Savvy

                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:

                  Love the MacBook Air. It's light and fast and came with a free upgrade to the newest OS. Always a reliable choice and you don't have to deal with a ton of updates.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Great Product All-Around

                  By jtmcf

                  from Salem, OR

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  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:

                    Great quality as always with Apple Products

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    "I woud buy this product again again"

                    By Mama

                    from Tallahassee

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Video

                      Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                      Grafics projects.
                      Excellente Machin.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Fast n awesome

                      By Rob

                      from Mystic, CT

                      About Me Avid Gamer, 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 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                        Really good buy. Saved on taxes, plus free softwares and fast delivery.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        In one word - WOW

                        By lowjumpingfrog

                        from Salt Lake City,UT

                        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:

                          Apple has done it again. The laptop is simply a joy to use. OSX Mavericks has some nice additions. The track pad is by for the best I've ever used. Battery life is incredible. If you do a lot of traveling and need a powerhouse laptop, this is your machine.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          a seamless user experience

                          By sara the traveler

                          from new york, ny

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Music
                            • Web Browsing
                            • Word Processing

                            Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                            I use the product primarily for writing, preparing presentations, and conducting research. I travel regularly, and work at various locations.

                            The battery life is outstanding. Combined with the light weight, this is the most portable computer I've ever owned.

                            I upgraded from a much older system so I do not have a lot of complaints. As I'm sure you know, there isn't a retina screen display. This has not affected my computer use in any real way.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Great laptop, excellent speed, light!

                            By Christina

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful
                            • Quality Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                              This is a great laptop for the price. It's light enough to edit in the field, yet quick enough to handle most jobs. I would consider the external CD/DVD drive though. I thought I wouldn't use it at all, but have already been frustrated I didn't buy it twice in a month.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great Laptop!

                              By Bentzi

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Avid Gamer, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Keyboard
                              • 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 use this laptop mostly for multimedia and school uses, and it does the job perfectly. Its super fast, has amazing battery life and its super light.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Great computer

                                By Alex

                                from San Francisco

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience
                                  • Replacement
                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                  I'm using this as a general college computer (little heavy computing). For my purposes, it's absolutely fantastic.
                                  -Lightning fast storage
                                  -Incredible all day battery
                                  -ac Wifi is incredible when cupeled with a new airport extreme
                                  -Much lighter than expected (switching form a 2009 13inch MacBook Pro)
                                  -Surprisingly powerful gpu for the size/battery life of the machine
                                  -Great display, although I wish it had the retina display.
                                  -Takes on my D800E files in photoshop surprisingly well

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Incredible Machine!

                                  By Rob H.

                                  from Humboldt, Tennessee

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast
                                  • Incredible Battery Life
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • It's Not Free

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Replacement
                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                  I have been a Windows user since it first came out, and haven't used a Mac since sometime in elementary school. As a busy pastor, I needed something portable, but powerful enough to do what I needed it to do. I must say, I am not disappointed. This machine is fast, incredibly light, and has the battery life to make it fully and completely portable. This is exactly what I needed to compliment my iPhone and iPad. The adjustment to OS X has been different, but I haven't found it to be too complicated. Take the leap, and buy this machine, it is amazing!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Great machine!

                                  By rkiley

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Replacement

                                    Comments about Apple 13.3" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

                                    I switched from a 15" MBP (early 2009) to this, and it was so worth it. Everything is so fast and it's so LIGHT. Perfect for travel. I haven't experienced any delays in anything I've needed to do yet, though so far I've only used it for web browsing and writing. I guess the real test will come when I try FCP and Photoshop, but for now, it's great! And the battery life is to die for. Legitimately get 10+ hours....unless I'm playing Candy Crush on Facebook. :)

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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