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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2012)

83
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

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

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Engadget Summary

With its refresh of the 11-inch MacBook Air, Apple has added some key upgrades — including faster processors, better graphics performance, and USB 3.0 ports — while keeping everything that was good about the company's smallest laptop, including its Thundrbolt port and illuminated keyboard. Apple also cut the price of the base 128GB model by $100, to $1,099. We still think the 13-inch model is a better value, and a more usable computer. But if you must have the smallest, lightest, fully capable portable computer, it's hard to argue against the updated Air.

Scores

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User Reviews

100
nden
I use an iMac 2011 on my desk and use this now on the road ... had it just for...read more
90
Karl Wong
This is the third Macbook Air that I've owned, and the best to date. I was at...read more
100
pH77Hp
I've always wanted an Air since its first debut in 08- now that they are incredibly...read more
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85
Average Critic Score

Durability

80
 

Speed and features

80
 

Display

80
 

Expandability

65
 

Battery life

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

90
 

Design and form factor

80
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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81
 

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78
 

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90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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