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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

MacBooks built by Apple have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most MacBooks that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of MacBooks that were released more than a year ago range from 7h to 12h. At 10 hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This Apple notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 1.5kg, and the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg. At only 920 grams, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Narrow

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is one of the narrower portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015 (only 280.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. MacBooks that were released one year ago have widths of between 280mm and 360mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz.

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Only One USB 3.1 Port

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one USB 3.1 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have one USB 3.1 port.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 16".

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have processor clock speeds of between 1.1GHz and 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.1 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The MacBook Air Early 2015 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 69Wh. At only 39.7 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on MacBooks that have been around for more than a year. 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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Intel Core M Processor Family

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Flash Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
DVI Port
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C 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
Processor Special Features
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

(20)
30 November 2015

The iPad Pro, the larger 12.9in iPad is now on sale after being announced at Apple's September event alongside the iPhone 6s, a brand new Apple TV and the all-new iPad mini 4. It's not cheap... Read more…

As slim and light as ever
Superb keyboard and touch pad
Good performance
Outstanding battery life
Battery life
No longer the slimmest and lightest ultraportable
Screen stuck at low 1 440 900 resolution
No HDMI port 35 dongle available)
Display
Dated design
4 November 2015

There's no denying it, the MacBook Air is showing its age. It's also showing itself as a remarkably capable, attractive ultraportable at any age. Read More?...

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28 July 2015

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air now comes with much faster storage, better battery life and slightly improved performance in other areas. On the other hand, its display and design are beyond dated...

25 July 2015

I have tried a lot of laptops from many major brand, and I am in the position to keep close watch on what is available out there. For that reason, friends, family, officemates, and regular readers... Read more…

Good Gear Guide.com.au

Seven years have gone by and the design of the MacBook Air remains largely unchanged. That's an eternity for an electronic, and although its once cutting-edge looks are beginning to age, the feat... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Beancounter58

We purchased this notebook as our old pc running Windows Vista was starting to give problems. One of the frustrating things with the pc was the length of time taken to start, the MacBook Air takes... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Sarah323

As a student this is the ideal laptop! I use it everyday and it has never let me down even when doing a 100 different programs at once...

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Ldav7468

Great laptop, lightweight and only took 10 mins to set up using my Apple ID. No problems at all....love it!

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by DPlymouth

I have been a Apple user for a long time but this is my first MacBook Air, and am very very impressed with the build quality. I was slightly concerned about how thin it was but these are... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Mplmex03
Mplmex03 would recommend the Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch - Early 2015 MJVE2/MJVG2 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my daughter as her college laptop. I was swayed much by the online reviews, then even more by the information shared by the Best Buy associate, and even further once we got it home... Read more…

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