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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 256GB 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 MacBook Air runs on Apple More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

MacBook Air Early 2015 owners on average rated this laptop as terrific.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most portable PCs of this type and age have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This Apple 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Storage Capacity

The storage capacity of MacBooks that have been around for more than a year range from 120GB to 260GB, and the average storage capacity is 180GB. With a storage capacity of 256,000 megabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015's storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst laptops that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Light

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is quite light (only 1.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the weights range from 920g to 2.1kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,273.99) (920g), the MacBook Air Early 2015 ($1,596.97) (920g), or the MacBook Air Early 2015 (1.1kg) all from Apple.

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Very Narrow

At only 300 millimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is quite narrow compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The average width of laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 320mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 360mm.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". The MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.3GHz. The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released one year ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 9.7GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Air Early 2015 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around 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

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the MacBooks that have been around for more than a year the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 9 hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average battery life of MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 9.7h.

There are a number of alternative 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina ($2,409.99) which has better reviews.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Pro Early 2015 (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 38 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015. Portable PCs that were released one year ago have battery capacities of between 38Wh and 100Wh.

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Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one Thunderbolt 2 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have one Thunderbolt 2 port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

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

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on MacBooks 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina ($2,409.99), or the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina ($2,409.99) both from Apple.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (SSD).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this MacBook total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Macbook Pro Mid 2015 (512GB), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015 (512GB) both from Apple which also has a higher rating.

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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
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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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…

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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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2 core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 11.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 11.6"
$ 1,596.97
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
50% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Bigger Flash Memory
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MacBook Air Early 2015 vs MacBook Air Early 2015

Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 vs Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
2 core Intel Core M 1.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6"
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
2 core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 11.6"
$ 1,273.99
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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25% Bigger Processor Cache
Lighter
Worse Processor Family
46% Slower Processor Clock Speed
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