Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop, Good – got it as per time committed

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This is my first venture into apple and without help i would have been unable to get started, but after a couple of days i am delighted with my purchase and cannot fault it, or amazon.

Fantastic portability and endurance. Firstly, my household is a mixed pc/mac/android home. In general, we buy the best product for the job and are not driven by brand snobbery. However, i can honestly say, we’ve never had a single problem with any of our apple or mac products, so the macbook air 13 was always the standard against which other ultra-portables were going to have to compete. Whilst the price seems pretty unjustified for a computer that you can’t easily upgrade, in all other respects, it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s light, reasonably powerful and lasts an eternity on a single charge. The screen resolution is more than sufficient for me to edit my hi-res slr photos on the run via photoshop and lightroom. It’s been faultless in connecting to any wifi source and interfaces with my samsung galaxy s3 phone even better than it does with our iphone 4s. The speed at which the solid state drive allows the system to boot up from off is remarkable and i’ve never felt limited by the 128 gb storage (i use an external portable drive for most files). In short, we are really pleased.

Don’t think i’ll ever go back. I started a new job about 3 months ago and it’s a bring your own kit kind of place. Everyone there is a techie and they all have macbooks and kept at me to ditch my 17′ dell monster laptop and get a mac. I do a lot of commuting and general travelling around with the laptop so the weighty dell was becoming an issue and i finally decided to take their advice and buy a mac after 20 odd years of microsoft/pcs. After a few months of using my 13′ macbook air i think i may be converted, it’s a brilliant piece of kit. My only problem with it is that it has made all my other devices redundant, i have a 17′ laptop, a desktop pc with triple monitors and an ipad, all of which never get used now. Work are just about to buy me a 27′ thunderbolt monitor to plug my air into, which i’m sure will be the final nail in the coffin for my desktop pc. What do i love:- rock solid os- instant on- small/light- quick- long battery life- trackpad, when i now use a ms laptop i just find myself cursing its trackpad, the mac one is pure brilliance- easy to use, i have had no issues at all getting used to it coming from a windows environment- i do a lot of presentations and have fallen in love with keynote, i now hate powerpoint if i ever have to use it. – imovie, don’t use it much but it’s included for free and really easy to use- no fan noisewhat do i hate:- i now have a load of expensive kit that i never use because the air does the job of all of them- my wife has a brand new ultrabook but i can see her eyeing up my air and she keeps trying to steal it, so i expect it won’t be long before i’m forced to buy her one- once i use it with the 27′ display at work, i can see me ‘needing’ to shell out for one of those at home as wellall in all, can’t see me buying another microsoft based pc/laptop anytime soon.

I wanted to switch from pc to apple for matching up with iphone and ipad and so far i’m liking it albeit with reservations. There are still some things i haven’t quite worked out, not sure if possible or not so still learning. File structure is one of the hardest things to grasp, especially trying to go up levels beyond the favourites. I can save to levels above this, but where and how do i get into macintosh hd, then users then my name with more folders that displayed in my favourites?. I’m sure there’s a way but how??. No alt gr key for spell corrections in word is a key stroke i like to use, no delete key but a combination option (fn + backspace). So far it looks as though i’m against it but honestly i’m not. It’s just these days it should all be simple and not require a manual.

I already own an ipad and a imac, but wanted a more portable ‘real’ computer and after looking at all the options, decided to go for the macbook air but with 8gb ram. I quickly found out that the memory increase was a factory only option so went for the 4gb version. I quite technical and my philosophy has always go for more ram (i have 16gb on the imac) so i was really shocked to find that the air performed so well on ‘only’ 4gb. I’ve have around 5 or 6 applications open at the same time, including running a windows installation via parallels. No slow down, no sluggish response. Just running as quick as you’d ever expect. Certainly made me rethink my views on memory.Some of this may be down to how osx handles memory and in use applications better than windows, but it’s an achievement regardless.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard : Good – got it as per time committed. This is my first apple product – i love the lightness of the product. It took me a while to set it up as although it seems obvious once you find how to do things on a macbook, it takes a while to get used to different key board configurations and ways of doing things. I am discovering new things everyday and love the speed with which things get downloaded and set up on its own. However i am really unhappy that even though i ordered the product from amazon in the uk, i have received an american-style key board. For example, there is no ‘pound’ or ‘euro’ sign. Will apple or amazon replace this for me?.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

Great laptop but needed the password. While i was pleased with the laptop itself, there was a password put on it which cost me money to have a techinician take off and reset. There was no instructions mailed regarding the password nor was there an email sent that a password was set on it.
Great laptop but needed the password. While i was pleased with the laptop itself, there was a password put on it which cost me money to have a techinician take off and reset. There was no instructions mailed regarding the password nor was there an email sent that a password was set on it.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

Mousepad came with an immovable mark/stain/flaw, which annoys me to this day.
Highly recommended for photography and travel. Very small, light and powerful. I use this for importing raw pictures into lightroom 5 where i can keyword and process them from the comfort of my couch. When i’m done i export them as a catalogue, transfer them to my imac using the excellent airdrop feature and do any detailed work that might be needed in photoshop on the bigger screen. It lasts for ages on one charge and is instant on and off by simply raising and shutting the lid, no more waiting for agonising boot ups. Unlike my previous laptop it is both quiet and cool to use so i can work in the living room on my knee without disturbing the rest of the family. I chose this over a macbook pro due to its lighter weight and better battery life and i have no regrets. The only thing i would change would be to give it a 15inch screen, but only if it did not make it any thicker or reduced the battery life. It’s compact size and light weight make it an ideal travel companion for holidays and work if you can live with the slightly cramped screen.
Highly recommended for photography and travel. Very small, light and powerful. I use this for importing raw pictures into lightroom 5 where i can keyword and process them from the comfort of my couch. When i’m done i export them as a catalogue, transfer them to my imac using the excellent airdrop feature and do any detailed work that might be needed in photoshop on the bigger screen. It lasts for ages on one charge and is instant on and off by simply raising and shutting the lid, no more waiting for agonising boot ups. Unlike my previous laptop it is both quiet and cool to use so i can work in the living room on my knee without disturbing the rest of the family. I chose this over a macbook pro due to its lighter weight and better battery life and i have no regrets. The only thing i would change would be to give it a 15inch screen, but only if it did not make it any thicker or reduced the battery life. It’s compact size and light weight make it an ideal travel companion for holidays and work if you can live with the slightly cramped screen.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

Bought as a 21st birthday present so i am reviewing on what my daughter thinks and so far she is thrilled with it in a nutshell – after having 2 laptops with windows that kept going wrong, slowing down and then ending up in the big laptop graveyard on the top of her wardrobe. It is not cheap but in the long run probably works out cheaper than buying 2 or 3 substandard replacements and in this instance it appears that you get what you pay for.
Bought as a 21st birthday present so i am reviewing on what my daughter thinks and so far she is thrilled with it in a nutshell – after having 2 laptops with windows that kept going wrong, slowing down and then ending up in the big laptop graveyard on the top of her wardrobe. It is not cheap but in the long run probably works out cheaper than buying 2 or 3 substandard replacements and in this instance it appears that you get what you pay for.
Great value and a great laptop. . My daughter wanted this for xmas so badly. Having looked around this was over £200 cheaper than anywhere else. It arrived promptly and is perfect just the same as if i had paid over £200 more in the shop.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

Great value and a great laptop. . My daughter wanted this for xmas so badly. Having looked around this was over £200 cheaper than anywhere else. It arrived promptly and is perfect just the same as if i had paid over £200 more in the shop.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

In the beginning i was thinking about some cheaper option but i’m glad that i decided to go for apple macbook air.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

In the beginning i was thinking about some cheaper option but i’m glad that i decided to go for apple macbook air.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

Not as expected but still a good quality laptop, in terms of construction. Everybody talks about the macbook air but honestly i am not that convinced anymore and i will explain why. First macbook air ordered from amazon had a unusual cracking noise when touching it at the bottom of the laptop, coming from somewhere where the battery lies, i guess. It seemed like a poor construction of the “chassis” if i may call it that way. Wrote to amazon and got a replacement right away, considering that this is a premium product i could not accept this kind of fault. Now am i am currently having the replacement from february and having two major issues with this one:1. Occasionally when the lid is opened the screen does not go on, as it should. The screen turns off without no apparent reason for 5-7 seconds and then turns on again. I am quite confident that these issues are not really normal for the macbook air and that something might be wrong with it.
Not as expected but still a good quality laptop, in terms of construction. Everybody talks about the macbook air but honestly i am not that convinced anymore and i will explain why. First macbook air ordered from amazon had a unusual cracking noise when touching it at the bottom of the laptop, coming from somewhere where the battery lies, i guess. It seemed like a poor construction of the “chassis” if i may call it that way. Wrote to amazon and got a replacement right away, considering that this is a premium product i could not accept this kind of fault. Now am i am currently having the replacement from february and having two major issues with this one:1. Occasionally when the lid is opened the screen does not go on, as it should. The screen turns off without no apparent reason for 5-7 seconds and then turns on again. I am quite confident that these issues are not really normal for the macbook air and that something might be wrong with it.
Great laptop best ever had to wait awhile but price was good so worth it,very portable and easy to use.
Great laptop best ever had to wait awhile but price was good so worth it,very portable and easy to use.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

A true windows fan for decades, i’ve decided to give it try and i love it. Light body weight, long battery life, and great speed – so i’ve completely gone to the mac camp. The price is still a challenge, but if you are wondering about a travel laptop choice – look no further.
A true windows fan for decades, i’ve decided to give it try and i love it. Light body weight, long battery life, and great speed – so i’ve completely gone to the mac camp. The price is still a challenge, but if you are wondering about a travel laptop choice – look no further.
This macbook air is very smart, i love it because is modern and workable. I will recommend to my friend.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

This macbook air is very smart, i love it because is modern and workable. I will recommend to my friend.
The product was okay but i needed the latest one. This product was okay but i decided to get the new version of macbook air which i bought in the apple store.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

The product was okay but i needed the latest one. This product was okay but i decided to get the new version of macbook air which i bought in the apple store.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

Still one of the best ultra portable laptops. With all the machines on the market now, the macbook air seems a bit old school, but its a fantastic bit of kit. It doesn’t have a retina display, but the screen is still superb and the battery life is awesome. It doesn’t have touch screen but who needs that on a laptop?.What it is, is a well designed, very light, strong, ultra portable laptop with excellent battery life, and perfect balance for use on your lap or even holding in one hand. I installed windows 7 on it and use both that and osx so i’m indifferent to the operating system. Windows 7 has slightly worse battery life (probably only about 60-70% of what you can achieve using osx), but i can live with that. Performance in windows is more than good enough.
Still one of the best ultra portable laptops. With all the machines on the market now, the macbook air seems a bit old school, but its a fantastic bit of kit. It doesn’t have a retina display, but the screen is still superb and the battery life is awesome. It doesn’t have touch screen but who needs that on a laptop?.What it is, is a well designed, very light, strong, ultra portable laptop with excellent battery life, and perfect balance for use on your lap or even holding in one hand. I installed windows 7 on it and use both that and osx so i’m indifferent to the operating system. Windows 7 has slightly worse battery life (probably only about 60-70% of what you can achieve using osx), but i can live with that. Performance in windows is more than good enough.
My old lap top died so i decided hesitantly to make the move to mac. Superb machine, wouldn’t consider going back.
My old lap top died so i decided hesitantly to make the move to mac. Superb machine, wouldn’t consider going back.
🙂 fantastic performance compared to a normal laptop and so much faster.
🙂 fantastic performance compared to a normal laptop and so much faster.
The first thing that struck me about this mac was the phenomenal startup speed. About 15 seconds from pressing the power key to system fully loaded and ready to go. The second thing was the incredible battery life. Then came the extraordinarily slim design and low weight, despite the sturdy aluminium case. Another impressive feature of this model is the touchpad with its ingeniously built-in clicker which effectively puts an end to accidental taps on the touchpad being registered as clicks. The one things obviously lacking is an optical drive, though this is less of a problem these days when ever-increasing download speeds mean that so much more data that used to be transferred from cd or dvd is now downloaded. Even then, if one really must have an optical drive a usb super drive (capable of playing or burning cds and dvds) is readily available at a reasonable price. Performance is as brisk as startup. Apps load very quickly and are very stable and reliable in action, thanks to the much-refined macos 10.
The first thing that struck me about this mac was the phenomenal startup speed. About 15 seconds from pressing the power key to system fully loaded and ready to go. The second thing was the incredible battery life. Then came the extraordinarily slim design and low weight, despite the sturdy aluminium case. Another impressive feature of this model is the touchpad with its ingeniously built-in clicker which effectively puts an end to accidental taps on the touchpad being registered as clicks. The one things obviously lacking is an optical drive, though this is less of a problem these days when ever-increasing download speeds mean that so much more data that used to be transferred from cd or dvd is now downloaded. Even then, if one really must have an optical drive a usb super drive (capable of playing or burning cds and dvds) is readily available at a reasonable price. Performance is as brisk as startup. Apps load very quickly and are very stable and reliable in action, thanks to the much-refined macos 10.

This review is from : Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion) – Silver – 2012 – MD232B/A – UK Keyboard

It is a professional laptop. Even though apple is marketing it as a light usage laptop, i bought this for business purpose as i work in client sites and got to carry my laptop everywhere. It is a i7, 8gb mean machine which is so light yet pack the powerful punch. I use it to run sap application, ms office and visio. I don’t find any difference whatsoever in terms of performance. I charge in the night for 45 min and the battery lasts solid 9 hours with continuous usage and i always left with 30% battery in the evening. Amazing thing about it is, it doesn’t heat up as compared to my old dell (which uses same i7, but weighs 3 times). This is a product that lives up to its claims (a machine that can be kept in your lap and true mobile device). I don’t think i need an ipad or any other device, as it boots so fast (ssd device).
It is a professional laptop. Even though apple is marketing it as a light usage laptop, i bought this for business purpose as i work in client sites and got to carry my laptop everywhere. It is a i7, 8gb mean machine which is so light yet pack the powerful punch. I use it to run sap application, ms office and visio. I don’t find any difference whatsoever in terms of performance. I charge in the night for 45 min and the battery lasts solid 9 hours with continuous usage and i always left with 30% battery in the evening. Amazing thing about it is, it doesn’t heat up as compared to my old dell (which uses same i7, but weighs 3 times). This is a product that lives up to its claims (a machine that can be kept in your lap and true mobile device). I don’t think i need an ipad or any other device, as it boots so fast (ssd device).
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