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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

MacBooks manufactured by Apple have excellent ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

A Top Selling Notebook PC

According to sales data from Amazon, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is one the fastest selling portable PC currently on sale.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than a year, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina, or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina both from Apple.

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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 MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina, or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina both from Apple.

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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 are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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

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Light

The lightest portable PC of this type and age is 920g heavy and the heaviest is 2.1kg. With a weight of only 920 grams, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is very light compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

We compared all the other 920g heavy laptops to this portable PC and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina (1.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Very Narrow

At only 280.5 millimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than a year ago. The narrowest portable PC of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 280mm wide and the widest is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.1 Port

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one USB 3.1 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have one USB 3.1 port.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 0.9 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst MacBooks of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 0.9GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

If this Apple laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (1.6GHz and cheaper).

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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 MacBooks of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smallest screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 11.6" laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00).

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (13.3" and cheaper).

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions (only 2) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.3.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 39.7 watt-hours, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The battery capacities of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 35Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 68Wh.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this spec and age range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a very slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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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.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, or the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00) both from Apple.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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.

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at including the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina, the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00), or the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina all from Apple which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina (SSD).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 10 hours, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10h battery life notebook PCs currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,299.00) which is cheaper.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (12h and cheaper).

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Intel Core M Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core M processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Scenario Design Power (SDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Flash Drive Interface
Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Camera
Networking
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
USB 3.1 Port
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C Port
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(20)
30 November 2015

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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
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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

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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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