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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 723 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and battery get mixed opinions, while there are some less positive opinions about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

PC World Offering £250 Off MacBook Air - With Caveats

 

Sign up to 3 Mobile broadband, get a MacBook Air cheaper. Can't say fairer than that.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : T3 Online (t3.com)

MacBook Air 2012 review

 

The next-gen MacBook Air adds an Ivy Bridge power boost to the classic design

Ivy Bridge Power ; USB 3.0 connectivity ; Incredibly thin

Ageing design ; No SD card reader ; No wired internet

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2010)

 

It's beautiful, it's stunning, it's thin, it's like a supermodel. That is probably the best way to describe the MacBook Air to anyone asking. But should you be buying the thinnest MacBook on the planet? We've been living with the new model to find out....

Fast, thin, light

No optical drive, no Ethernet connection

On the surface the MacBook Air looks like an expensive option compared to Apple's MacBook Pro that you get off the shelf. In fact, at a quick glance the difference is over £500, but to be fair, the off the shelf MacBook Pro doesn't come with the flash...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Air laptop

 

Every Apple launch is something of an event and it's no different with the MacBook Air, as this is the thinnest notebook in the world. You have to admire Apple's enthusiasm and the MacBook Air is a great design statement but as a practical machine it...

Super slim, cutting-edge technology

Sealed battery, limited connectivity

You have to admire Apple's enthusiasm and the MacBook Air is a great design statement but as a practical machine it simply doesn't match anything released by Sony.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Air 2008 review

 

It's thin. It's fast. It's lovely. But is it really better than spending less money on a more powerful MacBook Pro or a PC?

Beautiful, built to last and blisteringly fast, but too expensive considering the lack of connections and its rivals' ever-growing features lists

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Air - First Look

 

Apple has launched a new line of laptops with the MacBook Air, an ultra-portable model that Apple say will sit in between the MacBook and the MacBook Pro ranges, but while it might be the thinnest laptop in the world, is it any good? We had a brief...

Thin, 13.3-inch screen, light, option of solid state drive

No optical drive, no Ethernet, no FireWire, no replaceable battery, expensive

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Air 1.6GHz review

 

An instant design classic that wins us over despite its hardware omissions

Ultra-light chassis ; Intelligent, enlarged scrollpad ; Incredible screen

No optical drive ; Poor battery life ; No Ethernet connection

Despite the lack of hardware features, the MacBook Air is a wonderful Mac that will turn heads wherever it goes

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (macformat.co.uk)

MacBook Air 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

 

Falling in love can blind you to your lover's faults. And we've fallen head over heels in love with the MacBook Air...Despite the removal of key hardware components, a lack of processor oomph, so-so battery life and only one USB port, we're still...

Incredible screen, Ultra-light chassis, Intelligent, enlarged scrollpad

No optical drive, Poor battery life, No Ethernet connection

Despite the lack of hardware features, the MacBook Air is a wonderful Mac that will turn heads wherever it goes

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air review: An old friend shows its age

 

The 13-inch Apple MacBook Air doesn't have much new under the hood, but it remains the least expensive way to get a Mac laptop.

The MacBook Air remains the least expensive MacBook, and has finally received a minor spec upgrade. Battery life is excellent, and performance for everyday tasks remains smooth. It's the only MacBook left with standard USB ports or a MagSafe connection.

The design feels dated, with a thick bezel around a low-resolution screen. Windows laptops in the same price range offer newer components, higher-res screens and lighter, slimmer bodies.

The MacBook Air lives to fight another day, thanks to its mainstream price and long battery life, but this classic laptop is definitely in its twilight.

Aug, 2017

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Ken Mingis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 1.86GHz SSD review

 

Thin as ever, the latest Apple MacBook Air offers up to twice the storage and snappy performance.

If the first MacBook Air was a revolutionary take on the Apple laptop line, this is an evolutionary step - which is exactly what you'd expect from a second-generation release. Aesthetically, the two generations are virtually the same; technologically,...

Nov, 2008