Based on 3,157 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its notebook PCs. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other brands.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard.
Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Most MacBooks that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the MacBook Air Mid 2012 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type which have a front camera.
We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 is also worth considering.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 410GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the MacBook Air Mid 2012, or the Macbook Pro Late 2012 both from Apple which has better reviews.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is 14".
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Quite Small Internal Memory
The internal memorys of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Short Battery Life (max)
At only 7 hours, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 have battery life (max)s of between 5h and 720h, and the average battery life (max) is 28h.
If this portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (8h) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
When compared to other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the MacBook Air Mid 2012 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB.
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between 128 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.
Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 63.5 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is 35Wh and the biggest is 95Wh.
Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have one thunderbolt ports quantity.
5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012
Released Over Four Years Ago
Apple released the MacBook Air Mid 2012 over four years ago.
Average Processor Frequency
At 2.5 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2012 which has better reviews.
SSD Storage Media
This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many 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.
The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.
At 2.1 kilograms, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.
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
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
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