With the 11-inch MacBook Air, you'll get up to 9 hours of battery life while surfing the web or watching iTunes movies. And the 13-inch model lasts up to a staggering 12 hours.
Fourth-generation Intel processors and graphics
Even demanding computing tasks are made easier thanks to fourth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 5000. Whether you're editing photos, perfecting a presentation, or just browsing the web, everything moves faster.
Fast all-flash storage
Combined with the Intel Core processors, PCIe-based flash storage allows MacBook Air to start up in just one second, and makes everything you do snappier and more responsive.
Powerful apps for creativity and productivity
Right out of the box, you can edit photos and videos, compose music, create presentations, and more. Built-in apps also let you do everyday things like check your email, make FaceTime video calls, and browse the web.
OS X Mavericks
Easy to use, incredibly powerful, and packed with features you'll love, OS X Mavericks is the world's most advanced desktop operating system.
We purchased this for a boy about to enter third grade. So far he is mainly using it to play games but I am slowly teaching him how to use the calendar to record a play date, the address book to record his friends' contact information and eventually how to compose a classroom assignment. He has already mastered Mail and Safari with no instruction whatsoever. The system is very responsive and the display is beautiful. The light weight makes it very portable and the battery will last for a full day of his use.
I Have owned Apple Computers for over 15 years. This is my first MacBook Air. Like everything else Apple, everything just works! Easy set up, import of information was simple and fast and connecting to WiFi printers etc was so simple and easy! I have Mavericks on my iMac and MacBook Pro and love how simple it is to do things. Boot up is super fast and Battery time is really great! This computer is so light and portable. I will use this computer in the field often. My iPhone, iPad and other computers all sink together flawlessly. Great price, less than on the Apple site and with the included 2 year Apple Protection plan at no cost, I just couldn't pass this one up!
I fully understand that the 13" MacBook Air is a better value for the additional display real estate, but the 11" model stole my heart. This is my fourth ... I've had one of every iteration since the 11" debuted in late 2010. The 2013 version with i7, 8GB and a 512GB SSD is an expensive piece of gear. I bought mine before going on a month-long road trip and it more than proved it's merit. My external hard drive died during the trip, so the 512GB SSD was decidedly handy; having most of my files on the SSD meant I was able to keep working without much interruption. I am an avid Adobe Creative Cloud user, although not for video. This machine handled every InDesign, Photoshop, Audition and Dreamweaver CC task I threw at it without a hiccup. As is always the case with Apple products, you get what you pay for. I am seriously thinking about selling my MacBook Pro desktop machine and paring down to one computer ... an 11" MacBook Air! It's that capable.
Forget the iPad!! This is all and contains all I need and want for business and pleasure!! Easily check emails and weather in the early morning. Easily keep up to date for business and appointments. Easily pack and go! Use just like my desktop and later, if need be, transfer directly to my desk computer and even my backup ... painlessly. No need for separate purchases of keyboards, covers, cables, etc. Ready to go.
I use it for word processing , its great
It's so light weight yet very powerful...
Awesome computer for the price. I paid [$]with shipping and taxes, and was able to use WePay's Bill me later. Computer showed up, as described, and I'm very satisfied with it. This is my second Mac I've owned. The only problem that I would have with this is the limited battery life that seems to come along with it. Other than that, extremely satisfied.
I travel daily and need a small, light computer that just works. The MacBook Air is the ideal machine for my needs. I've owned three other Airs, including the original, and this machine is by far the best-built and best performing MBA I've ever had. If you're debating about whether to spend the money, please remember: You do get what you pay for.