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Furthermore, this Apple notebook PC received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews who said it was was good and it received a "Gold" award from PC Advisor.co.uk. In addition, the reviewer at Hardware.info gave this MacBook a "Silver Award" and concluded it was very good.
On average, people who bought this notebook PC rated it as terrific.
Apple Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews
On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by Apple.
A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said in their review “That is a good thin”. Expert review site T3.com mentioned “The slimline beauty was made even thinner in 2010” in their review of this laptop. Five years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “As one of the thinnest laptops ever produced”.
A few Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 owners who bought it agreed that it was lightweight. Arstechnica.com mentioned in their review “Apple's lightweight machine has come a long way since it was first released in 2008”. Five years ago expert review site Makeuseof.com mentioned “Need a capable lightweight co”.
A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was compact. Uk.hardware.info mentioned five years ago “The 11-inch MacBook Air is small and compact” in their review. One customer reckoned that it was thick. Expert review site Anandtech.com mentioned “It's a thicker, faster MacBook Air (with an awesome display”.
Five people who purchased the product considered that it was a good design. Slashgear.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “A proven design favorite” . Expert website Channelpro.co.uk mentioned “The same flawless design, now with Ivy Bridge” in their review of this laptop and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Pcquest.com mentioned “The MacBook Air 13 is an excellent update to MacBook Air series with an excellent design” in their Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 review.
A few Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 owners thought this laptop was good looking. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Drop dead gorgeous” in their review. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “The upgrade to Ivy Bridge is pretty compelling”. Gottabemobile.com mentioned “Gorgeous design” in their review.
One Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 reviewer reckoned that it had a good case. Digitalversus.com said five years ago “A monster battery life into a sleek, compact casing” in their review of the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 and rated the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 5 stars.
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Good Battery Life
A few customers agreed that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said “Apple makes the quintessential ultraportable notebook even better by giving the MacBook Air faster performance and longer battery life” in their Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 review and gave this laptop a rating of 5 stars. Anandtech.com mentioned “Battery life has also improved thanks to Intel's 22nm silicon”. Itproportal.com wrote five years ago “Has a decent battery capacity” in their Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 review and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.
Good Technical Features
Several customers considered that it had good features. Expert website Slashgear.com wrote “It’s true that the massively pixel-dense display is one of our favorite features of the new MacBook Pro.” in their Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 review. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The new MacBook Air has so many great features that you'll soo”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “With more than enough features to keep even demanding users happy” and rated the product 5 stars.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 owners concluded that it was quiet. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote “It's absolutely silent – even under heavy load”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “At the same launch event though its lightweight compadre the MacBook Air benefitted from a quiet refresh”. Pcadvisor.co.uk also mentioned “We also appreciate the even quieter fan”.
Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Computershopper.com gave the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “With an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU and speedy USB 3.0 ports, Apple’s latest Air is still a strong candidate for best ultraportable available.” in their review. Engadget.com wrote “It looks exactly the same, save for those USB 3.0 ports” in their review of the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012.
A few customers agreed that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said in their review of the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 “(in theory) some of the best connectivity going thanks to its dual USB 3.0” . Expert website Uk.hardware.info mentioned “It has fast connectivity with the USB 3.0 ports” in their review.
A few Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 reviewers thought it was well made. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “The default storage sizes need to be raised, this is a lovely piece of engineering that has” in their review of this laptop. Gottabemobile.com mentioned “Great build quality” in their review of the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 was strong and durable. Expert website Hardwareheaven.com wrote “We get a nice sturdy m” in their review and scored it 5 stars.
Good Value for Money
Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this portable PC was good value for money.
Easy to Use
Several Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 owners thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Still need a stable, comfortable keyboard to do your writing” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Expert review site Itproportal.com said “Still require a stable, comfortable keyboard to do your writing, this year’s refreshed Apple MacBook Air 11in (which starts at £849) might be the chariot you're looking for” in their Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 review.
Some Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 owners said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “You'll give up 2 hours of battery life in the bargain”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this laptop “Is just as excellent of a deal in terms of size, capability”.
A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Expert review site Gottabemobile.com wrote in their review “It's really the first Ultrabook that competes with the MacBook Air thanks to a starting price of $999, powerful internals”. Expert review site Gizmodo.in said “Sure, you can find more powerful machines for less money.” in their review of this laptop.
Large Storage Capacity
A few customers said that it had good storage. Four years ago Barefeats.com wrote “The new flash storage "blade" is dramatically faster than the flash storage in both the 2012 MacBook Air” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product as very good and said in their review of this laptop on expert website Expert Reviews “Intel Ivy Bridge processors and faster storage give the MacBook Air a welcome performance boost”.
Good Product Quality
One customer wrote in their reviews that the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 was good quality.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina.
Has a Front Camera
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
The weights of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 920g to 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and type amongst MacBooks of this age.
13 Reasons Against
Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Laptops that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacitys of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 410GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (512GB) which also has a higher rating.
Very Old PCI Express Slots Version
With a PCI Express slots version of only 2, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the older PCI Express slots versions amongst MacBooks of this age. The oldest PCI Express slots version of laptops of this type and age is 2 and the newest is 3.
Very Slow Processor Frequency
The processor frequencys of laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 1.3GHz to 3GHz. At only 1.8 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Very Small Internal Memory
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012. The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 8.5GB.
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite short battery life (max) (only 7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Mid 2012. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 the battery life (max)s range from 5h to 720h.
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 also do not have a touchscreen.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average maximum internal memory of MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago is 11GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 16GB.
Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency
The processor boost frequencys of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.8 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 50 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 35Wh to 95Wh.
Very Small Flash Memory
The smallest flash memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is 120GB and the biggest is 1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 have one thunderbolt ports quantity.
4 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.
SSD Storage Media
This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar 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.
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a better processor family than most MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
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Average Display Diagonal
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly standard display diagonal (13.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (15.4") which also has a higher rating.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i5
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
1440 x 900
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
2560 x 1600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Number of Built-In Speakers
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Ambient Light Sensor
Operating System Installed
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
IPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Safari, iCal, Time Machine, FaceTime
Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Game Center, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
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