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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 2015
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6 Reasons For

Apple Laptops Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 3,168 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its laptops. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically for its MacBooks compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 which has better reviews.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other MacBooks that came out more than a year ago, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 7h and the longest is 12h. At 12 hours, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 12h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Macbook Air Early 2014 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of laptop is 802.11a.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Macbook Air Early 2014 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 290GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 520GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (256GB and higher rated).

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.4 gigahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age. The processor frequencys of MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1.1GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the 11" (1.6GHz), or the MacBook Air Early 2015 (1.6GHz) both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Air Early 2014 do not have a touchscreen. The Macbook Air Early 2014 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 8GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Macbook Air Early 2014 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. The Macbook Air Early 2014 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.7 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

The Macbook Air Early 2014 has a fairly small flash memory (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average flash memory of MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014 is 300GB, and the flash memorys range from 120GB to 520GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Macbook Air Early 2014.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina both from Apple which has better reviews.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 has a relatively typical display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (15.4"), or the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (15.4") both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Macbook Air Early 2014 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Specification

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Storage
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Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
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AC Adapter Included
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Quick Start Guide
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Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(10)
22 April 2015

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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
2 April 2013

Ik ben op zoek naar een nieuwe computer en laat me eerlijk zijn? ik ben verliefd op het o-zo-populaire appeltje! Dan is de keuze snel gemaakt zou je denken, maar niets is minder waar! Er zijn... Read more…

Durao de bateria excepcional
Desempenho grfico est melhor, teclado e touchpad continuam imbatveis
SSD mais rpido do que a verso anterior
WiFi com novo padro 802.11ac
No houve avano nas portas de conexo
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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MacBook Air Early 2015 vs Macbook Air Early 2014

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2 core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 11.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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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 M 1.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6"
Apple Macbook Air Early 2014
2 core Intel Core i5 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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25% Bigger Processor Cache
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