Apple MacBook Air

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The MacBook Air is a 13.3″ widescreen ultra thin notebook from Apple. The June 2009 update of the MacBook Air offers a more powerful processor and is only 0.76″ thick and weighs only 3lbs. You can get an SSD drive and up to 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The MacBook Air also features a multi-touch touchpad with such options as “pinching” to manipulate on screen views.

  • Operating system: Mac OS X v10.7.3 Lion and Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 1.8GHz dual-core CPU
  • Memory: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Storage: 256GB solid state drive
  • Optical storage: n/a
  • Display: 13.3-inch glossy widescreen
  • Resolution: 1440×900
  • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
  • iSight HD webcam
  • Wireless networking: AirPort Extreme WiFi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
  • Inputs: 2x USB 2.0, Audio in/out, MagSafe, SD card slot, Thunderbolt port
  • Dimensions : 12.8 x 8.94 x 0.68 – 0.11 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.96 lb
  • Integrated 50-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 45W MagSafe power adapter with cable management system (6.5oz)

  • Pros

    • Unbeatable design
    • Thin and very light
    • Backlit keyboard
    • Thunderbolt port
  • Cons

    • Slightly worse GPU
    • No USB 3.0
    • No SD card slot on 11-inch models
    • Price premium

Quick Take

The best all-around notebook that you can buy. Period.

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