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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009). 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. Opinions about the keyboard and usability are overall positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the image quality and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the battery.

performance, portability, design, usability, keyboard

price, connectivity, image quality

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 (2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2009) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and size. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the price.

portability, performance, design, size, reliability

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 2.66GHz MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) review

 

Apple's latest 15in MacBook Pro is the first laptop we've tested to use one of Intel's latest Core i7 processors – in this case a 2.66GHz i7-620M. This new chip only has dual processing cores, while previous Core i7's were all quad-core, yet another...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2009) review

 

Not only is the Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2009) one of the fastest true ultraportables money can buy - it's also 30% cheaper than the previous model - UPDATED 27 AUGUST 2009.

The previous generation MacBook Air was already well clear of the competition in its sleek design and uncompromised speed. With this latest 2009 update, not only has Apple made the Apple MacBook Air (Mid 2009) faster, but it’s over 30% cheaper. It...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 2.26GHz 13in MacBook Pro review

 

Apple's 13in MacBook Pro is a revised version of the company's previous 13in MacBook.

An excellent ultra-portable laptop that's let down only by its small hard disk and non-replaceable battery.

Aug, 2009

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

Apple MacBook Air (Mid-2009) review

 

The MacBook Air is the slowest laptop in the Mac line and the updated model reviewed here is even slower than its predecessor. But we still love it.

If what strikes you about the MacBook Air is that it's overpriced and underpowered, it isn't the laptop for you. It's hobbled by having only a single USB port. Its processor is slow and it's locked into 2GB of RAM. There's no FireWire, no optical drive...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 2.0GHz MacBook review

 

The MacBook's glossy white chassis is sleek and sturdy but gets dirty easily. The charger has a magnetic connector that disconnects harmlessly if someone trips over the cable rather than dragging the notebook to the floor.

Apple's stylish MacBook is well-designed but underspecified. It has a well-designed case and one of longest-lasting batteries in this group, but it's not great value thanks to its small hard disk and the lack of a DVD writer.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Air (2017) review: Apple's still selling the old MacBook Air, should you buy it?

 

A new MacBook Air was introduced in October 2018, but Apple is still selling the older MacBook Air. It's bigger, heavier, and lacks the Retina display, but is the old MacBook Air worth buying anyway? We examine the few things that the 2017 (or 2015)...

Nov, 2018

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

Apple MacBook Air June 2009

 

Still marred by limited connectivity but, with the lightweight design and improved performance, it remains as tempting as ever.

The MacBook Air is by no means perfect. Its performance and connectivity options are both more limited than those of conventional but heavier laptops. However, it does perform well when compared to other ultra-portable PCs in the same price bracket....

Aug, 2009

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

MacBook Air 2.13GHz review

 

Announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's latest MacBook Air comes with a lower price point but suffers in terms of speed.

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Snell (techworld.com)

Apple MacBook Air (Mid-2009) review

 

The MacBook Air is the slowest laptop in the Mac line and the updated model reviewed here is even slower than its predecessor. But we still love it.

If what strikes you about the MacBook Air is that it's overpriced and underpowered, it isn't the laptop for you. It's hobbled by having only a single USB port. Its processor is slow and it's locked into 2GB of RAM. There's no FireWire, no optical drive...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : James Holland (electricpig.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air

 

The Apple MacBook Air started somewhat of a revolution in laptops. It's not a netbook per se (the spec and price will testify to to that), but at just 19mm slim, it does have netbook proportions. And now it's spawned a whole new world of thin,...

As with all Apple products a lot of thought has gone into style

Unfortunately that style has come at the expense of a load of features. Oh and it's expensive

Apple has cut some significant corners to get the MacBook Air down to size. Undeniably beautiful, but not quite worth the high price Apple's asking for.

Jun, 2009

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