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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and usability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

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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 (Late 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the usability and price are generally positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the sound.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

sound

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

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 : 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 : 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

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Apple MacBook Air review

 

Manufacturers often have to sacrifice features, such as a spacious keyboard and screen, to make an ultra-portable laptop weigh significantly less than 2kg.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Nigel Atherton (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Apple Macbook Air Review

 

A compact, light laptop with the power to edit images on the move

Top-drawer design and build quality, small and light, powerful

No USB 3.0, expensive

Overall, the Macbook Air is an awesome computer that combines the power of a desktop machine with the portability of a netbook. Beautifully designed and made, the only downer is the cost.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (theinquirer.net)

Apple Macbook Air review

 

Enhanced performance, but still stupidly expensive

Extremely slim and light. excellent build quality, looks great, flash memory and improved graphics provide strong performance improvements

No built-in Ethernet, lacks Firewire and optical drive

that the Macbook Air looks stunning, but it's also been blighted in the past by a stunningly high price tag. While Apple hasn't exactly slashed the price on this latest release in the Macbook Air series, it has at least upped the specifications to make...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Stephen Dean (reghardware.co.uk)

MacBook Air Late 2008

 

The improved performance is very welcome, but the price remains a sticking point.

We still have reservations about the MacBook Air. The improved graphics performance does make it feel a lot smoother and more responsive than before. However, it's still very expensive, and design decisions such as the non-replaceable battery just seem...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jason Snell (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Air 1.86GHz review

 

Apple's new MacBook Air is faster and has a much better hard drive inside the same sleek shell. But with a better MacBook on the market, is it still the slickest MacBook you can buy? We take a look at Apple's pricey, but stylish, MacBook Air 1.86GHz.

Weighs 1.36kg; thin; full-size keyboard; bright 13in display

Slower than all other Apple laptops; single USB port limits connectivity

If what you want out of your Mac laptop is the best combination of speed and price, the MacBook Air’s not for you. It’s hobbled by having a single USB port. Its processor is slow and it’s locked into 2GB of RAM. There’s no FireWire, no optical drive...

Nov, 2008

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