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Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
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Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 1.4GHz 8GB May 2014
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MacBook Air All the power you want. All day long. Up To 12 Hours Of Battery Life. It won t call it a day until you do. The 11-inch MacBook Air lasts up to 9 hours between charges and the... More
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7 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

Apple is one of the top rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its MacBooks.

Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Air Early 2014 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Macbook Air Early 2014, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 12 hours, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst MacBooks of this age. The shortest battery life of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 5h and the longest is 720h.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable age to it. 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.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Light

The average weight of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.9kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Air Early 2014. The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 380GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (256GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014 range from 11" to 16". The Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed, the Macbook Air Early 2014's processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

We compared all the other 1.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 is also worth considering.

If this Apple laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Macbook Air Early 2014 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 12GB. The Macbook Air Early 2014 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Air Early 2014 range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Macbook Air Early 2014 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Air Early 2014 the battery capacities range from 35Wh to 95Wh. With a battery capacity of only 54 watt-hours, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Air Early 2014 the flash memory range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 300GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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4 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.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Macbook Air Early 2014 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most MacBooks that are a comparable age to it. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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…

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
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
10 June 2014

Äusserlich entspricht das Macbook Air dem vorjahresmodell. Das bedeutet, man hat immer noch ein sehr wertiges und gut verarbeitetes Gerät. Die getestete 13-Zoll-Version mit 256 GByte... Read more…

Unique and Satisfying Strategic Gameplay
Fantastic visuals and sound, straight forward gameplay
Unique premise of RTK games keeps this from being a total bust
Excellent audio performance with vibrant bass and clear highs
Simple, comfortable design
Annoying Story
Game Experience is fairly shallow for a PC game
Difficult, lack of replayability
Lousy graphics and an infuriating interface
No accessories

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 md7608grub
Barcodes 04005922467814, 04005922472580, 07602000112825, 07612392248279, 08592978010157, 08592978010195

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4 core Intel Core i7 16GB 1TB SSD 15.4"
Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
2 core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 595.00
Bigger Flash Memory
88% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Two More Processor Cores
User Review Rating is Worse
A Lot Shorter Battery Life

Macbook Pro Retina vs Macbook Air Early 2014

Apple Macbook Pro Retina vs Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
Apple Macbook Pro Retina
4 core Intel Core i7 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4"
Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
2 core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£ 1,699.00
Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hugely Bigger Total Storage Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Four Processor Cores
Lower User Review Score
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MacBook Air Early 2015 vs Macbook Air Early 2014

Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 vs Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
2 core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
2 core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
£
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13% Faster Processor Clock Speed
9% Narrower
4GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
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