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Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012
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Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 2 Core Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7 2.9GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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Top-of-the-line Processors.The 13-inch model also speeds things up with either the 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or the 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 the fastest mobile dual-core processor available. With Turbo... More
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Apple Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.3GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz. The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite big total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 1TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2685254_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a quite high front camera resolution (1 megapixel) compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Air Mid 2012. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the front camera resolutions range from 0.9MP to 1MP, and the average front camera resolution is 0.93MP.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 14". The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg. With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

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Very Short Battery Life

MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 have battery lifes of between 5h and 720h. With a battery life of only 7 hours, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Retina[plb_2649154_price] (8h).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 range from 8GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

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Very Thick

At 24.1 millimeters, the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is very thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The thinnest portable PC that has been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Air Mid 2012 is 13mm thick, the thickest is 25mm, and the average height is 20mm.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 is a one thunderbolt port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have one thunderbolt port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Air Mid 2012

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Air Mid 2012.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Pro[plb_1773490_price] is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Medium

The MacBook Air Mid 2012 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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27 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(104)
5 October 2014

One of the Surface Pro 3 commercials makes a big deal out running Adobe Photoshop on the tablet. That's big plus in comparison to the Apple iPad Air, but the MacBook Air runs the beefy photo...

Hello Ivy Bridge
Gorgeous design
Extremely thin, light, and sturdy
Excellent offangle viewing, especially for a TN panel
Fast SSD
Missing an IO port or two
Where's the Retina Display resolution
Base model storage a bit small for the current day
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27 December 2013

It may have been overshadowed by the launch of Apple's new MacBook Pro with its dazzling Retina display, but this updated version of the superslim MacBook Air is still Apple's main offering for... Read more…

Incredibly light, yet well built
Class leading keyboard and touchpad
Thin and light
Speedy enough with an Ivy Bridge CPU
Nicely bright screen
The TN-based screen is getting a bit long in the tooth
Default storage size is too small
Only middling battery life
No SD card slot, or HDMIEthernet
Choice of connectors is lacking
14 June 2013

The 2013 MacBook Air Flash Storage Screams.The new flash storage "blade" is dramatically faster than the flash storage in both the 2012 MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. The...

9 October 2012

This revised 13in MacBook Air is a little bit faster in general speed, a lot faster in graphics speed ? if only catching up with 2010?s Air ? but with approaching an hour of extra battery life. We...

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5 October 2012

The MacBook Air 11 continues to be a wonderfully portable laptop, suiting travel or those who are constantly on the move. While an IPS screen would be nice and the default storage sizes need to be...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 13 July 2012 by Timothy p.
(Verified Purchase)

If your not looking to lug around a larger laptop, then consider this!

Reviewed 30 December 2012 by Thomas S.

This computer is awesome for portability, battery life, typing, etc. I watch Netflix on this all the time, use it for Microsoft Office, but haven't tested out any games yet. If you are looking for... Read more…

Reviewed 26 April 2013 by Anonymous

I will make no review of any of the software as that's more subjective in expirience than hardware. I only use the thunderbolt port to expand the display via an DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, so I... Read more…

11" makes this laptop extremely portable. It's ridiculously thin, so you'll have no problem tossing it into your backpack if you're a student and going off to class. It'll go anywhere
USB 3.0 really is a night and day difference in this day and age. I have my MacBook connected to an external WD drive that serves as a Time Machine Backup. It's very speedy. See for speeds below
Flash is fast. Photoshop opens speedily, and exports are no problem. Office and its suite all open in less than a second
Ivy Bridge is a huge boost for this laptop. Even under full load, the system barely flinches. Don't be fooled by the 1.7 Ghz, this thing holds its own. Also note, that the 5 inside has hyperthreading
The display is at a higher PPI than that of MacBook Pros (sans Retina ones). It's very bright, very crisp, and you'll never once be bothered by any sort of fuzziness
Battery life is rather short compared to other MacBooks. It'll still get you through a days work, just realize you're shaving off a good 2 hours of projected battery life by springing for this model o
While idle battery life is nice 3 5 drop a day), recovering from sleep still takes forever. From when you open the clam shell to when the password screen actually becomes usable is still 3 5 seconds.
Cant really play games on it, but I cant knock an egg off for this because its not designed for games and I knew that going in
Only has 64GB, which means I may consider purchasing a larger storage device in the future. But really, with icloud available, it probably won't be necessary
64gb wont cut it for most users. its not enough to store music, videos, programs, ext. .. its amazing for just simple internet use but if you plan to do any work at all consider the 128gb which is sti
Reviewed 24 March 2013 by Joseph o.
(Verified Purchase)

The best super mobile laptop in the world. Ultrabooks cant touch it...

Reviewed 19 December 2012 by Pamela M.
(Verified Purchase)

It's a tablet on steroids...

Ordered this for resale to a customer. Super fast boot, opens apps very fast. The SSD and core 5 get all the kudos for that. This laptop shipped with Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 (NOT 10.7 as in the specs
Lightweight, 6 hrs battery life, fast. Great speakers, beautiful display (non-retina display, but I can't tell the difference). Camera is high resolution and works great in low-light. Mountain Lion is
None. It's a great little notebook
Had some bad stability issues with the video card (froze while playing videos, needed restarting frequently) but most recent system update seems to have fixed this. SD slot would be better if it was a
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Manufacturer Part Numbers md102tu, 210022835
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