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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2012)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2012)

from  $1400+
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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.

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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
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).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
RaneKD
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
OrneryPlatypus
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
pmviana
Very good design and durable... lacks a better screen for today standards.
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Score Breakdown

 
86
Average user Score
 
90
RaneKD
08.22.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
OrneryPlatypus
07.31.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
pmviana
03.26.14
Very good design and durable... lacks a better screen for today standards.
 
90
mattster19901
12.12.13
I'm a student in high school, and I use this in every class. I take it to school with 100% charge, and come home with 80%-85% charge. Then use it for homework and play games. I plug it in when it gets down to 30%. Speed is excellent. Love SSD and new processors. I also love the thunderbolt, backing up to my USB 3 hard drive and using thunderbolt on accessories. I wish there were better graphics, but I won't complain. I love this computer. Well done Apple!
 
80
krfx
07.31.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
jsonharle
07.22.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
50
krfx
07.08.13
A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - Engadget
 
90
Aupajo
07.07.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
nisim755
06.08.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
mbaluyos
06.04.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget

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