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Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012
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Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 2 Core Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB May 2013
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Top-of-the-line Processors.The 13-inch model also speeds things up with either the 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or the 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 the fastest mobile dual-core processor available. With Turbo... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Apple is one of the leading portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its MacBooks.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.4GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Air Early 2014, or the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina both from Apple.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years have internal memorys of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the MacBooks that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.3GHz. The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.6 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable 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 available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 have display diagonals of between 11" and 16".

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Only HDD Storage Media

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has an HDD storage media which is better than the SSD storage media found on most laptops of this spec and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

The best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is SSD.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 5h to 720h, and the average battery life (max) is 29h. At only 7 hours, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (8h and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of this age and type is 75Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 63.5 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt ports quantity notebook PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Apple released the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.1kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2012 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Cache
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

27 Awards

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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 md102tu, 210022835
Barcodes 00411378263568, 00885909583171, 00885909583355, 00885909583485, 00885909602889

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