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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2011)

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

It's not the most powerful, or the most expandable laptop in the world -- but it doesn't need to be. Every computer has its tradeoffs, and the 13-inch Air's balance of performance, price, size, battery life, and build quality makes it our hands-down top pick in laptops. Small wonder computer makers everywhere are racing to catch up.

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User Reviews

90
Christopher Taylor
I didn't really know whether it was worth getting this computer over my current...read more
90
Taylor Ness
Battery life decreases significantly when using Netflix. (I recommend plugging...read more
100
RJTercero
Never been a mac guy but the specs, hardware, quality, and performance alone...read more
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89
Average Critic Score

Expandability

66
 

Speed and features

89
 

Noise

90
 

Display

77
 

Durability

100
 

Battery life

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

100
 

Design and form factor

93
 

How It Stacks Up

84

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

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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