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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

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

Apple Laptops Have Excellent Reviews

Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Apple is one of the top rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2841845_price].

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago. Most MacBooks that were released one year ago have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This Apple notebook PC also 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 similar spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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

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Light

With a weight of only 920 grams, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is one of the lightest portable PCs of this spec and age amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The lightest MacBook that is a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 920g heavy, the heaviest is 2.1kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 850MHz to 1,200MHz.

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£299.00 Price Increase

The price of the MacBook Air Early 2015 has increased by £299.00 in the last 59 days.

Very Small Display Diagonal

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small display diagonal (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 the display diagonals range from 11" to 16".

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2841845_price] (13.3").

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequency of the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 of only 1.1 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have processor frequencys of between 1.1GHz and 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2841845_price] (2.7GHz).

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Only Intel Core M Processor Family

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Apple laptop has an Intel Core M processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec ranges from Intel Core i7-6xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015, the MacBook Air Early 2015 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 38Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 66Wh. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 39.7 watt-hours) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst MacBooks of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[plb_2841845_price] (SSD).

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 10 hours, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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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
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Expert Reviews

(17)
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
3 August 2015

The 2015 MacBook Air is unexciting and not as fashionable as it once was, but its excellent battery life, decent performance and good selection of ports make it worthy of your consideration for...

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…

9 June 2015

Poor little 11-inch Air. It used to be the cutest, dinkiest little Mac ? everyone's favorite. Now that a younger, lither sibling is on the scene in the form of the MacBook, it's facing a bit of an... Read more…

22 May 2015

The MacBook Air marches on as a solid, lightweight laptop with enough performance for a large number of users to serve both on the road and on an office desk. They might suffer from a case of...

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User Reviews

(956)
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 26 May 2015 by Jen4520

We bought this for our 14 year old son for his birthday to use for his school studies. It has proved an excellent tool for school and is compatible with everything at school so we don't keep... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Tweedie1

Ordered the Mac Air online while in New York following visit to Apple Store. Liked the 3 year warranty and bought with this extra. JL price and extra warenty better than USA price. Previous... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Gilesmullen

John Lewis & Apple products compliment each other perfectly. A top quality product from a top quality retailer. On top of exceptional customer service coupled with competitive pricing I received... Read more…

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2 core Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 11.6"
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