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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2011)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2011)

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
rkarolak
You sacrifice upgrades and ports, but you get an excellent thin, light, and...read more
80
GF
I have loved using the macbook air, it is so light and slim that I sometimes...read more
80
muskeetu
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
79
Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
The 2011 MacBook Air addresses nearly every concern anyone could lob at its predecessor. It's still light on ports, the missing SD slot on the 11-inch model is a drag, and no, it isn't cheap, but this machine is fast, efficient, and not to be underestimated.
 
80
CNET
If you're looking for a small, fast MacBook and don't mind paying a higher price for superior design and performance, the 2011 11-inch MacBook Air is flat-out the fastest ultraportable we've ever used.
 
80
Fortune
In the end, the 11-inch MacBook Air is a worthy update and an excellent ultraportable. It provides more than enough oomph to handle most people's everyday needs.
 
80
AnandTech
If you like thin and light ultraportables, the MacBook Air continues to be one of the best options around.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
The 11-inch MacBook Air adds a backlit keyboard and faster Core i5 processor to one of the sleekest ultraportables on the market.
 
80
TrustedReviews
Its styling and build are unrivalled, it has plenty enough performance for everyday computing, it'll at least half a working day on battery, and the improvements to MacOSX make it a lovely system to use. ... Many competitors are getting close but right now the Air is still flying high.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
With the 2011 refresh, Apple has managed to keep the remarkable form, but also add some internals that make this more than just a rich person's plaything. Now, the Air is an excellent day-to-day laptop, and one that we think most people will find more than adequate for their needs.

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