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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 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 1.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Air Early 2015, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], or the MacBook Air Early 2015[pl_2873713_price] 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 came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most MacBooks that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 12 hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have battery lifes of between 7h and 12h.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2953172_price].

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. This Apple laptop 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 amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC 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 the most frequently found cable included on MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Light

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 have weights of between 920g and 2.1kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider 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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Very Big Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 32cm, and the display diagonals range from 29cm to 34cm. With a display diagonal of 33.782 centimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015's display diagonal is one of the biggest amongst similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 17 millimeters, the MacBook Air Early 2015 is quite thin compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Air Early 2015. The thinnest similar spec laptop that came out more than a year ago is 17mm thick and the thickest is 18mm.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have processor clock speeds of between 1.1GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2015[plb_2976989_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of MacBooks that have been on the market for more than a year is 9.7GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015[plb_2873713_price] which has better reviews.

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Only 1440 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 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 smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for more than a year. Across all the MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Early 2015 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only One Thunderbolt 2 Port

The MacBook Air Early 2015 is a one Thunderbolt 2 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have one Thunderbolt 2 port.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 54 watt-hours, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Early 2015 is 38Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

Released Over a Year Ago

This MacBook was released over a year ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that came out 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price], the Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[pl_2392904_price], or the Macbook Pro Retina[pl_1773437_price] all from Apple which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina[plb_2392887_price] (SSD).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the MacBook Air Early 2015 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Early 2015.

If this Apple laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Macbook Pro Mid 2015[pl_2976989_price] (512GB), or the MacBook Pro Early 2015[pl_3002227_price] (512GB) both from Apple which is also 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 fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you are looking for 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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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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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 vs Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
2 core Intel Core M 1.2GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 11.6"
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
2 core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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50% 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 13.3"
$ 1,273.99
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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25% Bigger Processor Cache
0.5GHz Slower Processor Clock Speed
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