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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

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

Design
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Flash Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Standby Time
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(17)
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
No HDMI port 35 dongle available)
Display
Dated design
3 August 2015

The 2015 MacBook Air is unexciting and not as fashionable as it once was, but its excellent battery life, decent performance and good selection of ports make it worthy of your consideration for...

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…

9 June 2015

Poor little 11-inch Air. It used to be the cutest, dinkiest little Mac ? everyone's favorite. Now that a younger, lither sibling is on the scene in the form of the MacBook, it's facing a bit of an... Read more…

22 May 2015

The MacBook Air marches on as a solid, lightweight laptop with enough performance for a large number of users to serve both on the road and on an office desk. They might suffer from a case of...

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User Reviews

(957)
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 26 May 2015 by Jen4520

We bought this for our 14 year old son for his birthday to use for his school studies. It has proved an excellent tool for school and is compatible with everything at school so we don't keep... Read more…

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Tweedie1

Ordered the Mac Air online while in New York following visit to Apple Store. Liked the 3 year warranty and bought with this extra. JL price and extra warenty better than USA price. Previous... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2015 by Gilesmullen

John Lewis & Apple products compliment each other perfectly. A top quality product from a top quality retailer. On top of exceptional customer service coupled with competitive pricing I received... Read more…

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