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Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop


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Apple MacBook Air 13 inch (Jun 2013)
Apple MacBook Air 11 inch (Jun 2013)
Apple MacBook Pro(Feb'13)
Apple MacBook Pro(Oct'12)
Apple MacBook Air (June 2012)
Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop
Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop
Apple MacBook Pro ME665LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display
Apple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (NEWEST VERSION)
Apple MacBook Air MD231LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Feb 2013
Oct 2012
Jun 2012
Operating System
Display
13.3 in. LED-Backlit Glossy
11.6-Inch LED-backlit
15.4 in Retina Display
13.3 inch LED-backlit Retina display
13.3 in LED backlight
Hard Drive
128 GB Flash Storage
128 GB Flash Storage
512 GB Flash Storage
256 GB, SSD
128 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
4 GB LPDDR3
4 GB LPDDR3
16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB (DDR3L SDRAM)
4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Operating System
Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X
Apple Mac OS X
Apple Mac OS
Processor
Core i5 1.3 GHz
Core i5 1.3 GHz
Core i7 2.7 GHz
Core i5 2.5 GHz
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 1.8 GHz
Laptop Type
Thin and Light Laptop, Portable
Thin and Light Laptop, Portable
Thin and Light Laptop
Notebook
Laptop

  • Is it worth upgrading from the last generation? From our viewpoint, only if battery life is top on your priority list. The improved GPU performance is nice, and the new PCIe SSD is too, but these components only offer a significant advantage for specific applications. That's true of the new ac WLAN module too, as you'll need a corresponding router to take advantage of it.


  • The MacBook Air 13-inch is the longest-lasting ultraportable notebook -- without a bulky extra battery -- at a more affordable price, making the best 13-inch laptop even better.


  • We were worried about that 1.3 GHz clock speed at first, but the Haswell processor proves more than a match for its faster-looking Ivy Bridge predecessor while nearly a day's battery life. Combine that performance with the MacBook Air's lightweight, elegant design and you've got an ultraportable laptop that still sets the standard for its Windows rivals to copy.


  • Is it worth upgrading from the last generation? From our viewpoint, only if battery life is top on your priority list. The improved GPU performance is nice, and the new PCIe SSD is too, but these components only offer a significant advantage for specific applications. That's true of the new ac WLAN module too, as you'll need a corresponding router to take advantage of it.


  • Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air offers much longer battery life than competing ultraportables, along with snappier performance.


  • We were worried about that 1.3 GHz clock speed at first, but the Haswell processor proves more than a match for its faster-looking Ivy Bridge predecessor while nearly a day's battery life. Combine that performance with the MacBook Air's lightweight, elegant design and you've got an ultraportable laptop that still sets the standard for its Windows rivals to copy.


  • There isn't another computer we know of that's this powerful and also this compact. With a starting price of $2,999, going all the way up to nearly $10,000, it's quite pricey, but for videographers, photographers, animators and other creative professionals, it could be well worth the investment. 


  • There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.


  • Perfect for creative professionals with money to burn.


  • The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Retina Display) is the best way to carry the pixels of a large-screen monitor with you on the road. It's ideal for people who make their living with visuals.


  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display outclasses Ultrabooks with a much sharper screen, faster performance and longer battery life.

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    Apple's new 13-inch MacBook with a Retina display effectively crosses the divide between Air and Pro, but at a premium cost.


  • The new Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2012) is a simple upgrade of the class-leading line, with a $100 price drop. Although a new processor gives you a little extra performance and some tests, the real additions are things like the new (for Mac) USB 3.0 ports and free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.


  • In the review of Apple's 2011 MacBook Air we wrote, "Overall there is not much new to report about the latest MacBook Air, and that is a good thing." That is basically also true for the MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012. However, there are a few improvements worth mentioning as well as things that could still be improved in our opinion.


  • Apple makes the quintessential ultraportable notebook even better by giving the MacBook Air faster performance and longer battery life.