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Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 687 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The size and usability are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the connectivity and battery.

performance, usability, size, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and portability are generally positive. The connectivity and design also get good feedback.

design, connectivity, portability, usability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 11 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.6GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)Apple 11 inch MacBook Air (Dual-Core i5,1.6GHz,4GB,128GB Flash,HD Graphics)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (Mid 2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the screen.

usability, portability, performance, size, reliability

screen

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air MC969LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)Apple MacBook Air MC969LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2011)

 

Speedy, sexy, slim and swanky. Is there a more desirable laptop at the moment?

Super slim and sexy, Incredible build quality, Surprisingly speedy, ThunderBolt port has many possibilities

It's pricey, Limited connectivity out the box, No SD card reader

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Apple MacBook Air 2011 video

 

Video: First look at the i5 and Thunderbolt-toting Air

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch review

 

Full review: Smallest MacBook - just don't call it a netbook

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2011)

 

You don't have to love Apple, or even like it, to have a deep appreciation for the new generation of MacBook Air. The two models, of 13- and 11-inches, are the most visually impressive and delightful laptops on the market. The Air was derided when it...

Beautiful, sturdy, powerful, light, great battery

11-inch is a little too small, no SD card slot, limited ports, gestures can be irksome, OS X isn't as perfect as Apple thinks

The Air was derided when it was first launched, and to some extent, rightly so. It was too slow and an example of form over function. With the 2011 refresh, Apple has managed to keep the remarkable form, but also add some internals that make this more...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2011) 64GB review

 

The Apple MacBook Air 11in is now the entry-level Mac portable, with this 64GB SSD model costing £849.

The 11in MacBook Air is exactly the same price as Asus' 11in contender, although with only half the RAM and SSD space. But what it lacks in these respects it makes up for in build quality – especially when it comes to the screen – and for giving you...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Canadian Reviewer (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2011)

 

For the first time, Apple's entry-level notebook might just be one of its most compelling offerings.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Computing.co.uk (computing)

Review: MacBook Air 11in Ultimate MD214

 

Apple's latest MacBook Air now comes with the Mac OS X Lion operating system (OS), faster processors and a 10Gbit/s Thunderbolt connection for the first time. The MacBook Air is still available in the 13in screen version it originally launched with in...

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by : Andrew Orlowski (reghardware.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 11in Core i5 notebook

 

Review For years this particular Mac user preferred to carry around an X-Series ThinkPad, despite having a house full of Apple laptops. That's because Apple could offer nothing with comparable size and weight. It was worth putting up with Windows or...

When's all said and done, to my surprise – my expectations being set by years of Mean Santa withholding features – it's an absolutely outstanding piece of kit. Design and execution are so professional that it's the sort of review where you start with...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Khidr Suleman (theinquirer.net)

Apple Macbook Air 11in review

 

Power to match portability

Beautifully crafted, Intel Core i7 processor for fast performance, excellent multi-touch functionality, unmatched portability, great keyboard and screen

Just two USB ports

There is not really much to separate the two devices in terms of specifications. The extra screen size does add around 300g, bringing the total weight of the 13in to 1.3kg. You will feel this when carrying the device and any accessories around for a...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Khidr Suleman (v3.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 11in review

 

Apple launched the first MacBook Air back in 2008 and although it turned heads with it's ground-breaking chassis and the wallet-busting price, the performance wasn't the best. Fast forward to 2011 and the Air range has grown in popularity and Apple has...

Stunning form factor, unmatched portability, great keyboard, OS X Lion

Pricey high-end configuration, no SD slot in 11in model

The most portable laptop on the planet now comes with the specifications to match the stunning design. The MacBook Air is likely to tempt even the most loyal Windows user, although price is still a barrier

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HDA / STEREO
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):35
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium / Black, White / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Aluminium / Black, White / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3
Display diagonal:29.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.375
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: No

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / WLAN
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10500 / 0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 3000 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum operating altitude:10000 / 3000 / 3048
Maximum shipping altitude:10500 / 10668 / 35000
Maximum storage altitude:15000 / 4500 / 4572
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V AC / 110 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Relative humidity:0 - 90
TV in port: No
Type:MAC / PC
Weight:1.08
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:N
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:35 / 45 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 18
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-2467M / I7-2677M / ZM-87
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54617 / 56858 / I5-2467M
Processor code:SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.2
Depth (imperial):19.2
Height :1.7 / 19.2
Height (front):1.7 / 3
Height (front) (imperial):1.73 / 2.79
Height (imperial):19.2
Height (rear):1.7 / 3
Height (rear) (imperial):1.73 / 2.79
Weight:1.08
Width:3 / 30
Width (imperial):30