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Apple MacBook Air Early 2014
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Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 2 Core Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz 2GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz 2GB Mar 2014
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Portable PC expert review website Mac World scored this notebook PC 90%. The portable PC expert review sites think this Apple laptop is one of the very best portable PCs of this age and type.

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 3,046 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its notebook PCs. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2014 has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2014 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Air Early 2014 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This Apple portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most MacBooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released more than two years ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro[pl_1773490_price], or the Macbook Pro[pl_1773490_price] both from Apple.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The MacBook Air Early 2014 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2014 the battery lifes range from 5h to 720h.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec laptop that has been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. With a weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the MacBook Air Early 2014 is fairly light compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] (2.6kg and higher rated).

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Narrow

When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the MacBook Air Early 2014's width of only 300 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The average width of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 340mm.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2014 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.25GB and 2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 0.9GB. The MacBook Air Early 2014 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 0.25 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2014.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2014. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2014 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 410MHz.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2014. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 1,000MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 25GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 16". The screen size of the MacBook Air Early 2014 of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has a quite old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2014. The oldest PCI Express slot version of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.5.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz. At only 1.4 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The MacBook Air Early 2014 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 19% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution across all MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2014.

The best display resolution across comparable types of laptop is 1440 x 900 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2014. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.9GB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 256 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2014 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 250MB and 2.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2014 that we have assessed, the battery capacity of the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 of only 35 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The average battery capacity of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 75Wh, and the battery capacities range from 35Wh to 95Wh.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 0.93MP. At only 0.9 megapixels, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.5GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2014. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and type is 4.5MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and seven processor threads.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

Most MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 have one thunderbolt port, including the MacBook Air Early 2014 which has one thunderbolt port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Apple released the MacBook Air Early 2014.

Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2014.

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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Video
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
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Expert Reviews

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22 April 2015

Help support Bare Feats by clicking our Apple display ads or THIS Apple USA link when ordering any Apple product or Apple compatible product.Live outside the USA? No problem. We are also an... Read more…

27 December 2013

It may have been overshadowed by the launch of Apple's new MacBook Pro with its dazzling Retina display, but this updated version of the superslim MacBook Air is still Apple's main offering for... Read more…

Incredibly light, yet well built
Class leading keyboard and touchpad
Thin and light
Speedy enough with an Ivy Bridge CPU
Nicely bright screen
The TN-based screen is getting a bit long in the tooth
Default storage size is too small
Only middling battery life
No SD card slot, or HDMIEthernet
Choice of connectors is lacking
1 January 2006

My original review of the MacBook Air ended with a simple question: ?How much are you willing to compromise?? While it?s still true that a small, light laptop will require some degree of...

Smallest Mac laptop ever
Speedy solid-state drive
Bright, high-resolution screen
Full-sized keyboard
Slow processor clock speed
No keyboard backlighting
26 June 2013

La cuvée 2013 du MacBook Air est excellente. Apple a réussi à augmenter de manière significative l'autonomie de son ultraportable sans sacrifier la puissance et la légèreté. Certains...

Fantastic battery life
Haswell processors
Improved graphics
WiFi ac
The new 11inch MacBook Air manages a phenomenal 10plushour battery life
No Retina screen
No significant upgrade to form factor
Not user upgradeable
Processors not as fast as last generation
New CPUs don't really boost performance over last year's Air
12 February 2012

? Macbook Air 11?6 không ch? ti?p t?c t?c n?i dõi ??c ?i?m siêu nh? , siêu m?ng c?a dòng Macbook Air mà còn ???c g?n thêm vào ý t??ng di ??ng t? chi?c iPad v?i kh? n?ng th?c thi t?t h?n... Read more…

Very slim and light
Large multitouch touchpad
Shell nicely finished
HDReady screen 1366 x 768)
Extremely slim and portable
Glossy panel
Very reduced interface connectivity
Poor port selection
Mediocre performance
Expensive
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 December 2010 by Carl

Used MACs a long time ago didn't care for them, I'm a cynical-IT-Professional of 20 years. Bought this for my wife when her laptop broke because I saw it and it is a piece of beauty. But the... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2013 by Icon DRT
Icon DRT would recommend the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 MF068 (Verified Purchase)

This is a fantastic computer in terms of all-day battery life, small form-factor for easy mobility, and surprisingly fast performance given the Haswell CPU and updated Flash Drive. I purchased the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by CT
CT would recommend the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 MF068

Ordered it 9/15, received 9/17. It is brand new, factory sealed, manufactured around 10/2014 and preloaded with OS X Yosemite 10.10. It is a beauty! Comparing to the 2015 model with newer 5th gen... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2013 by R0m
R0m would recommend the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 MF068 (Verified Purchase)

My MacBook Air i7 is my main primary computer - fast, light, responsive and I can work 10 hours without need to worry about to have a power plug near by.The pros:- the new PCI SDD makes the hd... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2014 by Swedish pilot
Swedish pilot would recommend the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 MF068 (Verified Purchase)

Have spent many years at the office and home working from a PC. Some programs would run only on Windows such as AutoCAD so didn't have much of a choice. After purchasing a MacBook Pro a few years... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers MD712B/B, apple md712, apple md712b, apple md712bb
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