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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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6 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

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

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

We think you might also be interested in some 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

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

MacBooks that were released more than a year ago have battery life (max)s of between 7h and 12h, and the average battery life (max) is 9.8h. At 12 hours, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

We compared all the other 12h battery life portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most MacBooks that are a similar age to it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. In addition, this Apple laptop 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 across all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015. Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have internal memorys of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.2GB.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The MacBook Air Early 2015 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow processor boost frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Only One Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one thunderbolt 2 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have one thunderbolt 2 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 54 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than a year ago. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 38Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 67Wh.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memorys of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 120GB to 520GB. With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 1,600MHz, the fastest is 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

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

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina, or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina both from Apple.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

Other 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 which has better reviews.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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SmartCard Slot
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(19)
30 November 2015

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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
16 September 2015

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Strong performance
Small, light design
Aboveaverage battery life
More ports than 12inch MacBook
Still very usable for its size
Low screen resolution
Staid design
No SD card slot
Screen just doesn't compare to Retina
Little improvement over last year
16 July 2015

Performance and storage upgrades keep the already superb MacBook Air ticking over, but the low-resolution screen is starting to hold it back...

30 June 2015

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23 June 2015

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User Reviews

(969)
Reviewed 17 July 2015 by 3377

All the advantages of a laptop in a slim and strong case. Very user friendly and easy to use but with enough capacity and memory...

Easy To Use
Powerful
Comfortable Keyboard
Fast
Lightweight
Hard To Set Up
Expensive
No Table Convert Device
Not Touch Screen
Difficult Set Up
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by IanAA

A joy to use . The 2015 spec makes it fast enough for my needs. The back lit keyboard is a nice feature and is great in low light environments. Everything works really well. A good fast machine... Read more…

Reviewed 12 May 2015 by Emmalouise16

I received this as a gift for my birthday and it couldn't of been a better surprise. It is extremely easy to use and set up (with instructions to follow) yet it still has up to date software with... 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…

Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Steviebe

Got this end June and find it really good. still finding out how some things work as i am used to PC. Only thing i have found so far which seems strange is when using mail you can't seem to get it... Read more…

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2 core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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