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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Fast, fun and full of features, the Apple MacBook Air is the perfect PC for serious computing on the move. OS X Yosemite The Mac Pro runs on Apple More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all laptops produced by Apple.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on MacBooks that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most MacBooks that were launched around the same time as it. This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most MacBooks that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This Apple notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on MacBooks that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The average weight of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 1.5kg, and the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg. At only 1.1 kilograms, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Thin

Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 the heights range from 17mm to 18mm, and the average height is 18mm. At only 17 millimeters, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is quite thin compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Narrow

Across all the laptops of this age and type the widths range from 280mm to 360mm, and the average width is 320mm. At only 300 millimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 950 megahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015. Across all the MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Screen Size

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 120GB and the biggest is 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have processor clock speeds of between 1.1GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015. MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.7GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 29.464 centimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The display diagonals of laptops of this age and spec range from 29cm to 34cm.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 9 hours, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have battery lifes of between 7h and 12h, and the average battery life is 9.7h.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 38 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have battery capacities of between 38Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 69Wh.

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Very Small Storage Capacity

At only 128,000 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The average storage capacity of MacBooks that were released one year ago is 180GB, and the storage capacity range from 120GB to 260GB.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 3.1GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one Thunderbolt 2 port portable PC.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor caches of laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 3MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4MB.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller flash memory (only 128 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The average flash memory of MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 320GB, and the flash memory range from 120GB to 520GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Apple laptop was released.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Flash Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Standby Time
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Battery life
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Display
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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 7 July 2015 by Ldav7468

Great laptop, lightweight and only took 10 mins to set up using my Apple ID. No problems at all....love it!

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by DPlymouth

I have been a Apple user for a long time but this is my first MacBook Air, and am very very impressed with the build quality. I was slightly concerned about how thin it was but these are... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Mplmex03
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