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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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10 Reasons For

Apple Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], and the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2873713_price] both from Apple is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2873713_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The 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 are a comparable age to it. In addition, this notebook PC 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 across all MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have battery lifes of between 7h and 12h, and the average battery life is 9.7h. The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the longer battery lifes (12 hours) amongst MacBooks of this age.

We compared all the other 12h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2953172_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This Apple portable PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this age and spec.

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

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AC Cable Included

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

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Very Thin

Across all the laptops that were released more than a year ago the heights range from 17mm to 18mm, and the average height is 18mm. At only 17 millimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is fairly thin compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price] (256GB) which is also higher rated.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The internal memory of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 4GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many MacBooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 10GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The average maximum turbo frequency of MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 3.1GHz.

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Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one Thunderbolt 2 port notebook PC. Most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than a year have one Thunderbolt 2 port.

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Quite Small Flash Memory

MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have flash memory of between 120GB and 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 1,600MHz to 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that were launched around the same time as 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392904_price], and the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price] all from Apple which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this Apple notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392887_price] (SSD).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

There are a number of alternative 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price].

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015[plb_2976989_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015[plb_2976989_price] (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a pretty typical weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2841845_price] (1.6kg), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 Retina[pl_2793325_price] (1.6kg) both from Apple.

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Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Expert Reviews

(17)
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
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

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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 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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