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Apple11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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

No 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
     
    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!!!

     
    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
       
      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
       
      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
       
      5.0

      What's not to like!

      By Robeth

      from Branford, CT

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

      Small, fast powerful. I Just Love it!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac
       
      5.0

      Best You can get...

      By Jacob The Geek

      from Lancaster, CA

      Verified Buyer

      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
       
      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
         
        5.0

        Great product Great Price Great Service

        By warren kahn

        from Sebastopol, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Apple 11.6" MacBook Air Notebook Computer:

        no problems and arrived right on time.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

          (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

          (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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