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Apple® - MacBook Air® - 11.6" Display - 4GB Memory - 64GB Flash Storage-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best laptop I've ever used!

    Posted
    HoboPhotographer
    • My Best Buy® Member

    As a retired IT professional with nearly 40 year's experience in software development and *nix systems administration, I am extremely pleased with the latest Macbook 11.6" Air. It's the most portable laptop that I have ever used, and it's a wonderful companion to my desktop iMac. I'd highly recommend the 64GB Air to any Mac user who uses desktop computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) at home or in the office. I'd also recommend it to college students with the caveat that they'll want to start the day with a fully charged battery and they'll probably want to carry the power block along if they'll be in classes for more than a couple of hours. 64GB is not a lot of storage by today's standards, but portable external drives are inexpensive and you'll probably want one for backup anyway. The lack of an internal CD/DVD drive isn't an issue for me, since it's easy to access the CD/DVD drive on another computer via the network. If you don't have access to another computer, external USB drives are fairly inexpensive from Apple or from third parties. My only reservation about the 11.6" Macbook Air is the fairly short battery life. Apple's claim of "Up to 5 hours wireless web" is somewhat exaggerated in my experience. I've only been able to milk that much time out of the battery if I use the most extreme energy saving settings and if I turn on WiFi only when needed. Users should be aware, too, that web pages using Adobe Flash will drain battery power very quickly. I would certainly recommend the 11.6" Macbook Air to friends - in fact, I already have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for travel...

    Posted
    armtwo
    • My Best Buy® Member

    New to Apple products so not much to say other than first impressions. Bought this for travel use (WiFi available in air and most hotels we stay at. Like size and solid build with backlit keyboard. Quality product, but Apple knows what they want for their product $$$ wise. Considered more memory and larger screens but for my use did'nt think it would be worth it for me at this time. May reconsider in the future. Installed WiFi at home and works great with that but air (go-go# and some hotel WiFi leaves a lot to be desired. As a novice with Apple it seems pretty user friendly. Time will tell. Touch pad is good, but picked up a "mini" wired mouse as a presonal preference #note: airlines don't want wireless mice on board so keep in mind if you want to use in the air#

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact size, durability and quality

    Posted
    jamkirk

    I really enjoy using this machine. For the most part, learning about different features and capabilities is intuitive (like everything Mac). This is ok, but I'm sure there are many features I don't know about because learning about this machine comes from experience, not research. I still have not figured out how to use i Cloud. I've tried to create reminders in iCal, but nothing pops up to remind me. Also, I'm avoiding the switch to Mountain Lion, even though it is included free with my purchase, as I've been reading feedback by user groups which talk about issues, like slow performance and response time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    literally cardboard-thin.....

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    If it weren't for the limited amount of ports, I'd give this cardboard-thin laptop 5 stars. Being that it is extremely small, I wish it had 2 mini display ports to hook up two monitors so that I can work on excel files and other documents easily side-by-side. it only has 1 mini display port and two USB ports, and so i'll need to use one of the two USB ports to hook up the second monitor (USB-to-DVI or USB-to-VGA). But this is only in my case. Otherwise, the laptop works great. Easy to carry around, startup time is ultra fast, extremely lightweight and sleek design, made of good material, graphics and lighting is excellent, user friendly, etc. Please though try it out at a Best Buy store before committing to buy one, since each person has different needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Low Battery Life

    Posted
    Jerrythemex262
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This computer is great, i gets everything i need done, its WIFI compatible with my iphone and it connects all my info on my iphone to my laptop with icloud, downloads almost all programs i need and i think its great because the keys make virtually no noise whatsoever so i can sit in class without bothering everyone when i type, the screen and keyboard auto adjust to lighting and only downside is its battery life I enjoy using it but i dislike i cant use for an extended period of time also very slim so its like i carry a folder around, other than that amazing..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for a student

    Posted
    rigsreco
    • My Best Buy® Member

    What I like about my air is that it is light weight and therefore easy to carry around. I had a pro before and was very satisfied with it except that it felt a little heavy carrying it around. I expect similar things from the air. The design is very sleek. The battery life is shorter compared to pro but then I can always charge it. So overall very happy with another high quality apple product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what you would expect from Apple

    Posted
    JJBaggins
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Great offering aimed at ultra book/portability minded users. Same great features Apple users expect brought to slim & lightweight form factor. Has great performance for how thin and light it is. Build quality is consistent with my MacBook Pro. Would recommend checking out if you are in the market for an ultraportable laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight and convenient

    Posted
    MoChaMan69
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    The 11 inch MacBook Air is excellent for casual users that want to check e-mail and browse some social sites . It is feather light so it can be used in any position on any chair and can easily be placed in a bag to go on the road . This is what netbooks needed to be rather than the underpowered products they were .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First MAC and enjoying it!

    Posted
    Madugu
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    This is my first MAC and am pretty impressed with it so far. Especially for traveling. One thing I really enjoy is watching movies and listening to music on it. The video and sound quality is awesome. It is on the expensive side and the battery doesnt last as long as I am used to with my ASUS tablet but its ok for short flights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just as advertised

    Posted
    Cotu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I've wanted a new laptop for years and was considering a tablet. The iPad is fine but can only run one app at a time. Android is okay but I'm used to macs. This air is small enough to do the little stuff I need to do when out and about and has an actual keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer

    Posted
    Brit17
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    Great computer for anyone who uses it primarily for internet activity. My only complaint is that it seems to have much shorter battery life than my previous mac book pro. I don't travel with it ofter so that is not really a problem for me. But for a person on the go it could be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

    Posted
    boriflaco
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Not a mac user but i found it very easy to use. Harddrive was corrupt when i bought it but was able to take it to the best buy geek squad at no charge. They fixed it and sent it back home under two weeks. Battery life is great and can last over 8 hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    perfect computer for personal use

    Posted
    PhuongNJ
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I love this computer so much. It in my purse everywhere i go. great for personal use and best of all, it has "FaceTime", which i can live chat and see people that i chat to at the same time through my iPhone 4. Yes, i will buy another one if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great laptop but....

    Posted
    Sweetsmb
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    i would have given this Mac 5 stars but....the battery life is not up to par! It can be fully charged and manages to die out within 2hours!!!! shocker! i am not happy with it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love it

    Posted
    samuel9999
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Perfect computer for a new college student. It was expensive but I hope it lays longer and is more reliable. I paid for the name and reputation of the company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for college

    Posted
    Lisa1209
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    I purchased this computer for my son and he was sooo excited!! He now owns everything APPLE. Looking forward to a great school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop MAC

    Posted
    Naani
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    This is my first MAC purchase and i love it. The build quality is great and the screen display is awesome. Fast performance also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for me as I travel all the time.

    Posted
    Trielly
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    All in all its the best unit for me. I recommend Mac air to anyone needing pc capabilities in a small package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great laptop

    Posted
    MrBoh
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    Bought this from best buy and was a display set. It was "clean" and to date, it have not given me any problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    awesome no complains

    Posted
    prism19
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    highly recommended. buy it at best buy. great staff norwalk store

    I would recommend this to a friend