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Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature the latest generation of Intel processors, the Core i5 and i7. With speeds up to 1.8GHz and faster memory, the new MacBook Air gains up to 2.5x the... More
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6 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

Apple is one of the best laptop brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its MacBooks.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2014 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Air Early 2014 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This Apple laptop also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The MacBook Air Early 2014 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 which only have between 16 and 255 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 17 millimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2014 is fairly thin compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014. The heights of laptops of this spec and age range from 17mm to 18mm, and the average height is 18mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life

At only 7 hours, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than a year. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2014 have battery lifes of between 7h and 12h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 7h battery life portable PCs and we think the Apple Macbook Pro Retina which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 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 (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014 is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz. The Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (16GB), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 (16GB) both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Macbook Pro Retina, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, and the Macbook Pro Retina all from Apple which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (£1,899.00) (SSD).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (512GB), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 (512GB) both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2014.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (15.4") which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the MacBook Air Early 2014 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2014.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.4kg heavy portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Built-In Speaker
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Wireless LAN Connection
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Expert Reviews

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22 April 2015

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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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