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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2013)

from  $879+
84
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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 2013 MacBook Air offers amazing battery life and disk I/O performance for an even more accessible price, but it sure could use a few more pixels in that display.

Pros
  • Phenomenal battery life
  • Fast I/O from PCIe SSDs
  • $100 less than last year
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
Cons
  • Still no Retina display
  • Base CPU performance lower than last year
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

90
Joe Drew
Excellent overall Machine. And whilst it may not have all the features of other...read more
90
Todd Newberg
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
krfx
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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89
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

87
 

Speed and features

83
 

Noise

85
 

Display

79
 

Expandability

73
 

Battery life

99
 

Durability

92
 

Design and form factor

89
 

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

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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90
 
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89
 

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86
 

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Engadget

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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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