Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2013)

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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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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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Model
128GB

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
1.3 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Mountain Lion [10.8])

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)
Processor speed
1.3 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (35 capacity Wh)
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (78 keys) (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
yes (1 port(s))
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
256GB

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
1.3 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Mountain Lion [10.8])

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)
Processor speed
1.3 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer (35 capacity Wh)
Battery access
Built-in

Input

Keyboard
yes (78 keys) (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
yes (1 port(s))
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
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