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Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012
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Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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5 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Macbook Air Mid 2012 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price].

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014[plb_2309587_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Light

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Air Mid 2012 have weights of between 920g and 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Macbook Air Mid 2012 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Air Mid 2012.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Macbook Air Mid 2012 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Air Mid 2012. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Macbook Air Mid 2012 is 410GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of only 2, the Macbook Air Mid 2012 has one of the older PCI Express slots versions amongst MacBooks of this age. The PCI Express slots versions of MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Air Mid 2012 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.5.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1.3GHz to 3GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.8 gigahertz, the Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Air Mid 2012.

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Macbook Air Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Air Mid 2012 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 is a two processor threads laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Air Mid 2012 have between two and seven processor threadss.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Air Mid 2012 have processor boost frequencys of between 2.6GHz and 4GHz. The Macbook Air Mid 2012 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.8 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.3W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 1.5W. The Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of MacBooks that have been available for more than two years range from 35Wh to 95Wh. The Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) (only 50 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Air Mid 2012.

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Very Small Flash Memory

Across all the MacBooks that were released more than two years ago the flash memorys range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB. The Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller flash memorys (only 128 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

Apple released the Macbook Air Mid 2012 over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this Apple portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392904_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina[pl_2191590_price], and the MacBook Air Early 2014[pl_2213130_price] both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 7 hours, the Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 13.3 inches, the Apple Macbook Air Mid 2012 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011[plb_1786902_price] (15.4") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
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
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Pre-Installed Software
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

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Expert Reviews

(102)
5 October 2014

One of the Surface Pro 3 commercials makes a big deal out running Adobe Photoshop on the tablet. That's big plus in comparison to the Apple iPad Air, but the MacBook Air runs the beefy photo...

Hello Ivy Bridge
Gorgeous design
Extremely thin, light, and sturdy
Excellent offangle viewing, especially for a TN panel
Fast SSD
Missing an IO port or two
Where's the Retina Display resolution
Base model storage a bit small for the current day
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14 June 2013

The 2013 MacBook Air Flash Storage Screams.The new flash storage "blade" is dramatically faster than the flash storage in both the 2012 MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. The...

9 October 2012

This revised 13in MacBook Air is a little bit faster in general speed, a lot faster in graphics speed ? if only catching up with 2010?s Air ? but with approaching an hour of extra battery life. We...

PC Advisor.co.uk

5 October 2012

The MacBook Air 11 continues to be a wonderfully portable laptop, suiting travel or those who are constantly on the move. While an IPS screen would be nice and the default storage sizes need to be...

1 October 2012

When we switched gears to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, which we installed via Boot Camp, the MacBook Air proved it was up to the challenge of running with dedicated Windows based Ultrabooks. It...

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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 13 July 2012 by Timothy p.
(Verified Purchase)

If your not looking to lug around a larger laptop, then consider this!

Reviewed 30 December 2012 by Thomas S.

This computer is awesome for portability, battery life, typing, etc. I watch Netflix on this all the time, use it for Microsoft Office, but haven't tested out any games yet. If you are looking for... Read more…

Reviewed 24 March 2013 by Joseph o.
(Verified Purchase)

The best super mobile laptop in the world. Ultrabooks cant touch it...

Reviewed 19 December 2012 by Pamela M.
(Verified Purchase)

It's a tablet on steroids...

Ordered this for resale to a customer. Super fast boot, opens apps very fast. The SSD and core 5 get all the kudos for that. This laptop shipped with Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 (NOT 10.7 as in the specs
Lightweight, 6 hrs battery life, fast. Great speakers, beautiful display (non-retina display, but I can't tell the difference). Camera is high resolution and works great in low-light. Mountain Lion is
None. It's a great little notebook
Had some bad stability issues with the video card (froze while playing videos, needed restarting frequently) but most recent system update seems to have fixed this. SD slot would be better if it was a
Reviewed 3 August 2012 by Charles S.

I have owned and used many computers (even before PCs) and many OS's and this is the most impressive computer I have ever used. I remember using room size computers over 30 years ago and to see... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers apple md231, apple md231b, apple md231ba
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