Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B 11.6-Inch Laptop Review

Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B 11.6-Inch Laptop Review

11.6 inch Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B
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Apple MD711LL/B is the latest 11.6 inch MacBook Air model with the powerful Haswell Intel Core i5 processor, super fast 128 GB solid state drive, beautiful Intel HD 5000 graphics, long battery life (all day long in a single charge), portability with very thin and light yet very durable chassis at a more affordable price than the 2013 model Air.

MacBook Air has a dual core Intel i5 processor (3MB shared L3 cache) at 1.4 GHz- up to 2.7 GHz with turbo boost function, 4 GB of 1600 MHz SDRAM LPDDR3 memory, 128 GB PCIe-based flash storage and the OS X Mavericks operating system.. The 4th generation processor offers high performance and speed while using less energy, the speed accelerates automatically depending on your workload. The hyperthreading technology enables the dual cores to support four threads in parallel, thus improving the performance. It doesn't come with a regular spinning hard drive but a super fast SSD that enables almost instant start-ups and helps with faster performance levels overall.

The lack of SSD enclosure that normally takes up a bit of space contributes to this computer's thin and compact size. The Mavericks that the Apple MacBook Air comes pre-installed with is promoted as the most advanced OS on earth and you'll see how it compares to especially the Windows 8 when you start using it. You'll also find the most up-to-date version of iLife software and iWork productivity suits that include GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, Keynote, Numbers and Pages. Power Nap function checks and updates the entire system while the computer is in hibernation.

11.6 inch LED backlit glossy widescreen display that supports millions of colours and the Intel HD 5000 graphics with 512 MB of GDDR5 memory that offers up to forty percent better performance that will show itself particularly in multimedia stuff and games. The integrated 720p HD webcam is nothing short of spectacular with 3x the previous Apple FaceTime cameras. The FaceTime cam app lets you make live video calls to iPhone and iPod touch devices, not just the other Mac computers.

Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B 11.6-Inch Laptop Review
The new Apple MacBook Air weighs just 2.38 pounds and has the measurements of 11.8 x 7.56 x 0.68 inches. It offers a very long battery life of 9 hours in normal usage because of the bigger battery than before (space allocated from not having a standard HDD). It can also stay in standby mode for up to a month. The keyboard is ergonomic and the trackpad is heaps more responsive than a standard Windows laptop and supports multitouch gestures to use conveniently with the OS X Mavericks. It includes a super fast and flexible Thunderbolt port (compatible with DVI, VGA and HDMI) and 2 x USB 3.0 ports to connect to various peripherals, external monitors and HDTVs, as well as 802.11ac wireless for up to 3 times better WiFi performance than previous Macbook Airs, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, a headphone port and double microphones.

Conclusion: The 2014 model Apple Macbook Air MD711LL/B is a slim, compact and light notebook that is not just beautiful to look at but also very fast and powerful with the 128 GB solid state drive and the 4th generation Intel i5 processor. The 11.6 inch LED backlit display supports millions of colours and although it comes with 1366x768 pixel resolution, it supports 2560x1600 pixel resolution on external displays. The battery life is longer now than the previous version Macbook Air and is also more affordable. It is a beautiful compact computer that is not just about looks, but also reliability, durability, functionality, speed and performance. Great value for money!

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