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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2012)

from  $1400+
90
Engadget
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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).

Engadget Review

The Air remains our favorite ultraportable, thanks to improved battery life, exceptional speed and a comfortable design.

Pros
  • Still thinner and lighter than many competitors
  • Improved battery life
  • Blistering speed
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
Cons
  • Aluminum casing is still scratch-prone
  • Competitors offer higher-res displays
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

80
Redmok
It's not mine. It's my roommate'sCPU/GPU:The CPU/GPU are good if you don't do...read more
90
JaredS
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
spaceye
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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85
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

92
 

Speed and features

86
 

Noise

100
 

Display

76
 

Expandability

72
 

Battery life

87
 

Durability

80
 

Design and form factor

82
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
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Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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User

78
 
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78
 

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90
 
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Engadget

89
 

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86
 

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Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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