Apple MacBook Air MC969/A (2011) reviews: 11.6" Laptop computer

9 customer reviews

This laptop is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Apple MacBook Air MC969/A (2011) with Intel Core i5 I5-2467M 1.6 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 128GB Storage on Mac OS X Lion. 5 hours of battery See full product description
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Fran, York Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This was my first mac... I was worried I would not make the transition easily... I need not have worried.
I am so impressed with its size, weight, functionality and ease of use. It is a well made, robust and sleek bit of wizardry. I did also purchase Microsoft office so I could work seamlessly on documents at work and then on my mac at home or away and this works fine.
I wanted something small and light to use when travelling that would fit in my hand luggage and it fits the bill perfectly.
I ummed and ahhed about whether to get the 11 or the 13 inch... for me the 11 inch fits the bill and I have no problems viewing movies or working on documents. If you travel a lot on trains and the person opposite you has a large laptop there is still room for yours on the table too - I have experienced this quite a lot!! It also sits quite nicely on those awful airline type pull down tables.
I love the backlit keyboard! The magnetic power cable is a quirky but fantastic thing for those who like me sometimes forget they are still attached!!
My brother said once I had converted to a mac there would be no going back... he was right (but don't tell him I said that!)
Bad points:
Although I have scored this only 7/10 value for money... you don't purchase this kind of item expecting it to come cheap. Its just one of those life choices you make because you want to!!

The volume level does not go that loud... you need to check it out before hand if you need things to be loud!!
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Nov 2011

Mark, London Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
light
fast
quick boot up
Bad points:
not enough ports
big price...
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2012

Jamie, Colchester General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quiet, light, snappy performance. A real pleasure to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Dec 2011

Jacqueline, Business user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I'm a web designer and bought this as a more mobile replacement to my Macbook Pro. It's incredibly lightweight and I can take it with me to visit customers without lugging a heavy bag around. The screen resolution is excellent with vibrant colours, and any concerns I had about the 11.6 screen size being too small have gone.
Once switched on it boots up at an incredibly fast speed, and I can have a web page up what seems like seconds - though I've not timed it.
It doesn't get hot in use and is totally silent. Recommended.
Bad points:
I need to load my Adobe CS5 Master Collection onto this and have found that it won't work remotely from my desktop Mac. It connects fine but maybe the software is just too large to install remotely, going to have to buy an external DVD drive.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2011

Karl, London General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It really is a cutie, I love this Mac, it's light and handy.
Bad points:
The only one I've come across so far is that the speakers are not loud enough. We live on a busy road and when watching movies sometimes it's really annoying I can't hear everything. This never happened with my previous Mac.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Oct 2011

Raymond, Glasgow Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very portable
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Dec 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 11.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Mac OS X Lion
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 128
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number I5-2467M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Battery life (Hours) 5
Weight (kg) 1.08
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number HD Graphics 3000
Type of hard drive Flash Hard Drive
Chipset brand Intel®
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 30.5
Depth in cm 19.2
Release date 2012-04-11
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Manufacturer's Description

Designing MacBook Air came with one goal: create an incredibly thin and light notebook computer that’s every bit as powerful and capable as one twice its size. With flash storage, durable unibody construction, Multi-Touch technology and a long-lasting battery, MacBook Air not only achieves that goal, it sets a new standard for what every notebook should be. Perfected down to the millimetre.

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