Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B 11.6-Inch Laptop


As a 11.6 inch version the Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B has a natural advandage regarding the mobility compared to most other notebooks. Also the battery life has shown great potential during our tests. Along with it the Mini can score additionally with the excellent Apple typical ergonomics. However, the manufacturer was somewhat stingy with the equipment.

Those who need a very compact mobile computer, won't be able to go past the newest Air: the 1.6 centimeters flat contestant with its 11.6 inch display diagonal has a weight of 1.1 kilograms. In addition it possesses far above average battery life.While using it in the office we measured 9:12 hours; only very few competitors can top this values. Together with its low weight we came to the conclusion that the Apple MacBook Air 11.6 inch is right now the second best notebook next to the Lenovo IdeaPad U430p regarding mobility evaluation.

Its strong ergonomics evaluation the Apple notebook doesn't just earn by its careful processing. Also the quiet background noise gives many value points. While about one third of the current top list devices with a value of 2.0 sone can substantially irritate the user, the Apple Air doesn't go above 0.8 sone. Depending on surroundings this can practically mean absolute silence working mode. This is even more astonishing when we consider that this device has a very good computing power. The Intel Core i5 of the fourth generation who is integrated in the Air may only have 1.4 GHz clock frequency, yet the whole performance of the Apple notebook lies far above the average, not least thanks to the support by a fast 128 GB SSD.

The small display can't compare qualitatively to other top notebooks. Certainly, the pixel density may be pretty high and the maximum brightness is excellent. However, the contrast is relatively very low and also the strong mirror effects lead to a devaluation. With the equipment Apple appears really thrifty. The 128 GB SSD is the smallest mass storage among the higher rated notebooks. 4 GB of internal memory together with only 2 USB ports are the absolute minimum. Besides, a HDMI connection as well as an optical drive is missing. Still the Apple mini reaches a good price-performance ratio.

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