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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 13.3" Laptop

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Apple Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews on average and across all portable PCs Apple is one of the best manufacturers.

A Best Selling Laptop

According to Amazon sales data, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is one the most popular laptop currently available.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97), or the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99) both from Apple.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97), or the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99) both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 7h, the longest is 12h, and the average battery life is 9.4h. At 12 hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this Apple notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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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 more than a year ago. This Apple portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most MacBooks that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This Apple notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 920g heavy and the heaviest is 2.1kg.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina (1.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Very Thin

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is quite thin (only 17 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have heights of between 17mm and 25mm, and the average height is 18mm.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 1,300MHz. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 950 megahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 16GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 22GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 300GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

At only 2, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015. The PCI Express slot versions of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.3.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015. The average internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 8.6GB, and the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year, the MacBook Air Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 3.1GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port

Most MacBooks that came out more than a year ago have one Thunderbolt 2 port, including the MacBook Air Early 2015 which has one Thunderbolt 2 port.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of this age and spec range from 3MB to 8MB. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small processor cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The average flash memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 300GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small flash memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one thunderbolt port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have one thunderbolt port.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

Apple released the MacBook Air Early 2015 over a year ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and type 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, or the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina both from Apple which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this MacBook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) (SSD), or the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99) (SSD) both from Apple.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina which is cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(20)
30 November 2015

The iPad Pro, the larger 12.9in iPad is now on sale after being announced at Apple's September event alongside the iPhone 6s, a brand new Apple TV and the all-new iPad mini 4. It's not cheap... Read more…

As slim and light as ever
Superb keyboard and touch pad
Good performance
Outstanding battery life
Battery life
No longer the slimmest and lightest ultraportable
Screen stuck at low 1 440 900 resolution
No HDMI port 35 dongle available)
Display
Dated design
4 November 2015

There's no denying it, the MacBook Air is showing its age. It's also showing itself as a remarkably capable, attractive ultraportable at any age. Read More?...

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28 July 2015

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air now comes with much faster storage, better battery life and slightly improved performance in other areas. On the other hand, its display and design are beyond dated...

25 July 2015

I have tried a lot of laptops from many major brand, and I am in the position to keep close watch on what is available out there. For that reason, friends, family, officemates, and regular readers... Read more…

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Seven years have gone by and the design of the MacBook Air remains largely unchanged. That's an eternity for an electronic, and although its once cutting-edge looks are beginning to age, the feat... Read more…

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User Reviews

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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
Mplmex03 would recommend the Apple MacBook Air 13.3 inch - Early 2015 MJVE2/MJVG2 (Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my daughter as her college laptop. I was swayed much by the online reviews, then even more by the information shared by the Best Buy associate, and even further once we got it home... Read more…

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