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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013-Early 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3231 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013-Early 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

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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 (Mid 2013-Early 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013-Early 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 520 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013-Early 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X) Launched June 2013Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Drive, Intel HD Graphics 5000, Mac OS X) Launched June 2013

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013-Early 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid 2013-Early 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook Air Core i7 1.8GHz 13"-4GB RAM-256GB SSD-Lion-BTO/CTO(2011)Apple MacBook Air Core i7 1.8GHz 13"-4GB RAM-256GB SSD-Lion-BTO/CTO(2011)

Mar, 2019

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

MacBook Air 13 inch 2014

 

Still a great buy in spite of its average screen

12+ hours of battery life ; Timeless design ; Great touchpad ; Cool, quiet and fast

Screen is very average

And, as ever, the speakers on the MacBook Air always sound a little better than you initially expect. As with any laptop this size they lack a little bass and are at their best when you're actually sat at your screen (go to other side of the room and...

May, 2014

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2013

 

Apple sets the standard once again

Outstanding battery life ; Sublime design and build quality ; Cool and quiet ; Future proof 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Screen res a little disappointing ; Limited physical connectivity

13-inch available at the same price with 1080p screens, the MacBook has fallen behind in this area. Not dramatically so, but enough for us to take note.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

MacBook Air 2013 (13-inch) review

 

The new MacBook Air 13in is cheaper than last year's, with improved battery life

Lightweight with slick looks ; Super-speedy wake-up ; Amazing battery life

No Retina display ; Ethernet accessory is extra ; Not cheap

Expert review by (t3.com)

MacBook Air 2014 review

 

Is the MacBook Air still the best laptop around?

Cheaper ; Slightly more powerful ; Same winning design

Not a Retina display ; No CD drive ; No Ethernet port

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Air 11in (2014) review

 

Apple's new MacBook Air 11in is the company's cheapest laptop ever – but has it cut corners as well as the price tag?

So small and light it's barely there ; Reasonably priced ; Great performance ; Loads of free software

Disappointing screen

A well-specced and beautifully built machine which is now cheaper than ever – but that screen definitely needs upgrading

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Air 13in (2014) review

 

Our favourite laptop of all time receives quite possibly the smallest upgrade of all time - and it's still brilliant

Even better battery life ; Slightly faster processor ; Still entirely beautiful to look at and use

Not a Retina display ; Not a games machine

Apple barely changes a thing but the MacBook Air remains the best laptop available

May, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Air 13in (2013) review

 

It might not have a Retina screen, but that doesn't stop the new MacBook Air being the greatest laptop ever made

Great all-day battery life ; Haswell innards and upgrades to RAM and SSD ; 802.11ac networking

Missing a Retina display ; Not our first choice for gaming ; More expensive than Windows 8 rivals

The best just got better: improved components result in improved performance, and although the design is ageing it’s still a winner

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review

 

With palms resting on the slick and familiar deck of the 2013 MacBook Air , it's with some trepidation that we look to review Apple's latest version of its iconic notebook computer. New internal hardware helps the MacBook Air maintain its position as...

Battery life, faster, cheaper than last year

No bump to screen resolution, connectivity isn't the best out there

New internal hardware helps the MacBook Air maintain its position as one of our favourite notebooks. We're still happy with the 2012 MacBook Air, but there's enough here to make us want to upgrade: the improved performance and particularly that battery...

Jun, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

13-inch MacBook Air review

 

Does the 2013 version of Air finally put all-day battery life within our grasp?

Fantastic battery life ; Haswell processors ; Improved graphics ; Wi-Fi ac

No Retina screen ; Not user upgradeable ; Processors slower than 2012 ; Limited expansion options

While it has yet to make the leap into Retina, this is still the laptop that the ultrabook aspires to, thanks to incredible battery life and AC Wi-Fi. The new 2013 13-inch MacBook Air makes some significant improvements on the 2012 model, but the...

Apr, 2014

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by : Simon Jary (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air 11in and 13in (Early 2014) review

 

Apple hit two notable ‘firsts' with the 2013 incarnation of the iconoclastic MacBook Air. It packed several game-changing revisions. Not only was it the first mainstream laptop you could buy with an Intel Haswell processor, it was also the first...

The Apple MacBook Air (Early 2014) really does provide all-day battery life. For that alone, it fully deserves to be top of the list for anyone looking for a workaday laptop, one that can reduce one of modern life’s stresses: that of wondering whether...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / STEREO
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):38 / 50 / 54
Battery life (max):12 / 7 / 720 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Auto Focus: No
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

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

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:Aluminium / Sand / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Aluminium / Sand / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3, 16:10
Detachable display: No
Display diagonal:29.5 / 33.8 / 68.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / No / Not supported / Wide Quad HD / WXGA+
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Hot-swap second graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1440 x 900 / 2560 x 1600
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA26
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5000 / No
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / English / French / German / German, English / Hebrew / Italian / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Number of hot keys:12
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: No

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1300 / 1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in Camera: Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1600

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Networking features:WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):450
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac
WWAN: No

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10668 / 0 - 4500 / 0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / STEREO
Thunderbolt technology: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Reminders / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Ultimate
Cables included:AC
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual:Y
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
GPS (satellite): No
Product Type:PC
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N / No / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1 / 2
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:43 / 45
Autonomy mode: No
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 Cache:4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2X4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.3 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 8
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-4250U / I5-4260U / I7-4650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / 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: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75028 / 75030 / 75114 / I5-4250U / I5-4260U / I7-4650U
Processor code:SR16H / SR16M / SR16T
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Headset. Notebook/PC converter cable. User’s guide. / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Reminders / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPagesPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Game Center, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter, Facebook, iLife / Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iBooks, Safari, FaceTime, Time Machine, iTunes, Photo Booth, App Store / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X Mavericks / OS X MAVERICKS
Operating System Language:ENG

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC / SDXC
Flash memory:128 / 256 / 512
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
SSD capacity:128
Storage Media:Flash / Fusion Drive / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.2 / 20.3 / 22.7 / 227
Height :1.7 / 1.8 / 51.6
Height (front):3
Height (rear):1.7
Weight:1.08 / 1.35 / 1.53 / 9.54
Width:30 / 32.5 / 325 / 65