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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2013)

from  $1015.99+
88
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

The latest iteration of the MacBook Air may look identical to the old ones, but it has a newer processor and incredible battery life. The newest 11-inch Air has Intel's new Haswell processor to keep things moving, and Pocket-Lint says "there's plenty of power for things, so things happen with real snap." The newer chip also improved battery life, with CNET saying it lasted "an extremely impressive 10 hours" and TechRadar calling the battery life "incredible." If you were hoping for higher resolution in the 2013 model, then you'll be disappointed to see it's not here but as CNET points out, the display is still "very crisp."

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User Reviews

90
arnehess
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
kolebee
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
xproc
definitely a good laptop for day to day use.
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89
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

92
 

Speed and features

77
 

Display

74
 

Battery life

100
 

Durability

90
 

Design and form factor

83
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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