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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The design and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

portability, performance, design, usability, battery

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Late 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the sound.

performance, portability, design, price, usability

sound

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air (2013)

 

This update to Apple's most portable notebook gives a huge boost to battery

Excellent battery life, quick charge time ; More than enough power for everyday tasks ; Same (excellent) design and build

Still carries a premium price tag ; Need serious power? Step up to the Pro ; Same (excellent) design and build

Apple’s newest, most powerful, and most refined MacBook Air finally reaches that ‘all-day-playback’ milestone that is so crucial for a portable device. It’s got enough battery life to last a full day of video, or even longer if you’re just browsing the...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop

 

This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding a couple of its own.

The MacBook is now smaller and lighter, with a better display, faster processors and a bigger touchpad. The MacOS experience and all-day battery are still big selling points.

The starting price has shot up significantly, despite sticking with dual-core CPUs. The shallow butterfly keyboard and limited ports may feel like a step back from the previous Air.

The MacBook Air's long overdue makeover adds welcome additions like a high-res screen and Touch ID, but it includes some unwelcome trade-offs -- including a much higher price.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air review: An old friend shows its age

 

The 13-inch Apple MacBook Air doesn't have much new under the hood, but it remains the least expensive way to get a Mac laptop.

The MacBook Air remains the least expensive MacBook, and has finally received a minor spec upgrade. Battery life is excellent, and performance for everyday tasks remains smooth. It's the only MacBook left with standard USB ports or a MagSafe connection.

The design feels dated, with a thick bezel around a low-resolution screen. Windows laptops in the same price range offer newer components, higher-res screens and lighter, slimmer bodies.

The MacBook Air lives to fight another day, thanks to its mainstream price and long battery life, but this classic laptop is definitely in its twilight.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : David Bayon (bit.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air reviewed: no Retina screen, but still more enticing than before

 

We were desperately hoping the MacBook Air would get the Retina screen it deserves, but Apple has reserved that upgrade for professionals. Instead, both the 11in and 13in MacBook Air models have received a relatively modest spring clean for 2012.

And that’s it. If you bought a MacBook Air last year, there frankly isn’t enough here to warrant an upgrade, but if you didn’t, there’s one more treat in store: prices for both 13in models and the higher-specification 11in have been slashed, making...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Chen (gizmodo.com.au)

MacBook Air 2nd Gen Review

 

Externally, the new MacBook Air hasn't changed at all since launch. Internally, however, it's significantly more powerful. This latest upd...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air (1.86GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

 

If you weren't a fan of the previous MacBook Air, nothing will change your mind here. We can only hope the next revision is a little more feature-laden.

Lightweight and thin, Excellent construction, SSD and internal upgrades make the MacBook Air an excellent performer

Non-removable battery, Limited expandability, Mini-DisplayPort, Thin grey lines visible on screen in some models, Over-sensitive trackpad in Windows

If you weren't a fan of the previous MacBook Air, nothing will change your mind here. It does, however, present an excellent user experience. We can only hope the next revision is a little more feature-laden.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Simms (applesource.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air (Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

 

If you weren't a fan of the previous MacBook Air, nothing will change your mind here. It does, however, present an excellent user experience. We can only hope the next revision is a little more feature-laden.

Lightweight and thin ; Excellent construction ; SSD and internal upgrades make the MacBook Air an excellent performer

Non-removable battery ; Limited expandability ; Mini-DisplayPort ; Thin grey lines visible on screen in some models ; Over-sensitive trackpad in Windows

The base model comes in at AU$2,899, and features a 120GB 4,200rpm magnetic hard drive and a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo processor, while the AU$3,999 edition contains a 128GB SSD and 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo processor. Including the AppleCare Protection Plan for...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jason Snell (macworld.com.au)

Review: MacBook Air 1.86GHz

 

On the outside, the new MacBook Air 1.86GHz is identical to the first generation of Apple's lightweight laptops. But inside it's quite different, offering a new and faster processor, upgraded video circuitry, a faster front-side bus, faster RAM, and a...

Weighs 1.36kg; full-size keyboard; bright display; greatly improved graphics power

Speedmark 5 scores are relative to those of a 1.5GHz Core Solo Mac mini, which is assigned a score of 100. Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D XL, iMovie, iTunes, and Finder scores are in minutes:seconds. All systems were running Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : James Galbraith (macworld.com.au)

MacBook Air 1.86GHz test results

 

At a media event on October 14, Apple announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its portable Macs. Along with new unibody MacBooks and MacBook Pros, the company also unveiled an updated MacBook Air that featured faster graphics and more storage.

Speedmark 5 scores are relative to those of a 1.5GHz Core Solo Mac mini, which is assigned a score of 100. Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D XL, iMovie, iTunes, and Finder scores are in minutes:seconds. All systems were running Mac OS X 10.5.5 with 2GB of...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook Air (Core 2 Duo 1.86GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9400M)

 

If Apple want this product to work for the price they are selling it at they need to do 3 things:

Brilliant design

Lack of connectivity, overpriced

May, 2010
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