The MacBook Air is the most mobile Mac in every way, shape and form. With its all-flash storage, Multi-Touch trackpad, and pixel-perfect display, the MacBook Air packs power and style to perform like any fully capable Mac. Available in 11.6" and 13.3" models. Get it here at MacMall with these exclusive deals and offers.
Lowest Price:$938.99Highest Price:$1,569.99
Average User Rating:4.7 out of 5 based on 72 customer reviews
The MacBook Air is the ultimate ultraportable computer. It is incredibly light and incredibly powerful that you will love using it for the things you do every day. It comes equipped with a high-definition FaceTime camera, a ready-for-anything unibody frame, and loads of built-in apps that will enhance your computing experience.
Inside the MacBook Air is an all-flash storage that is designed and optimized for better data handling. Together with the new Intel processors and graphics, the all-flash architecture of the MacBook Air gives it an instant-on boot time and makes every computing task snappier and more responsive.
Mac OS X Mountain Lion makes the Mac, iPad, and iPhone work even better together. Available on the Mac App Store for just $19.99.
Reviewed by Omer Flax2013-05-16
Another solid laptop from Apple
An update from my 2007 MacBook Pro was long overdue, and I'm glad I went for this MacBook Air. The dual-core processor is wicked fast, so there's no lag at all, no matter how many files and apps I have open. Boot-up takes only a matter of seconds. I was initially hesitant to go for a MacBook Air because I thought the construction would feel flimsy, but even this 11.6" model feels surprisingly solid. Since it's significantly lighter than my old MBP, I can bring it with me whenever I go out. The 720p HD camera just might be my favorite feature -- makes client calls so much more productive. Like most Mac laptops, this MacBook Air isn't cheap, but I got more than my money's worth.
Reviewed by Cheryl2013-05-09
Amazing lightweight notebook
I’ve had my 13.3” MacBook Air for a couple of months now and I just love every minute of using it. The dual-core, i5 processor is more than sufficient at getting me through my tasks, even those that involve simultaneously editing videos and browsing the Web. It took me a week or so to get the hang of using the Mountain Lion OS, but it’s all been easy from there. Most of the applications I use regularly (e.g. Dropbox, MS Office, Adobe CS) run very smoothly on this OS.
I don’t mind at all that the Air doesn’t have an optical drive; it just means that my Air is light enough for me to carry for hours without strain and thin enough to fit into most of my satchels. This is an excellent feature for people like me who spend hours every day walking or standing during their commute to the office.
Reviewed by Jim2013-03-15
MacBook Air: Best laptop I've ever used
I was not an Apple fan but have had iPhones since they came out and loved them. I bought this for my wife who does email and surfs the web. She was having the usual slow booting and crashing of Windows so I bought this for Christmas. I set it up for her and couldn't wait for Christmas. It boots up in seconds and is so easy to use. The keyboard is very well thought out with lighting and a solid feel. Even the power cord has the magnetic plug that goes in either way and comes with an ingenious travel plug adapter.
The size and weight are perfect for a laptop and upgraded memory as well. Battery life of 7 hours is a big plus. I purchased the external disc drive and Office. The touchpad is different from PC in that you have to press it to click instead of tapping. It is better because your thumb accidentally dragging across it when typing doesn't move the focus to another area. Some say these are too expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for. I am forced to use PC's for work, but I my next laptop will definitely be a MacBook.
Reviewed by Tim((2013-04-02)
Cool Little Machine
I recently purchased an 11" MacBook Air because I need to be able to work on publishing projects when I travel. This is a marvelous little machine. It is not much bigger than an IPad. In fact, on my first trip with it, I had not bought a protective cover, so I used a padded mailing envelope. This cool little machine is like having an IPad that runs full programs. I store everything on a portable hard disk or on the cloud so lack of onboard storage has not been a problem. This is the perfect Mac for travel!
Reviewed by Paul Denlinger(2012-09-06)
MacBook Air 13
This is the best computer I have ever used, and i have been using them since 1989. Compared to my 2007 MacBook Pro, it is much lighter, faster and more responsive. The SSD is super-fast, and when you need to shut it down and restart, it reboots in less than 10 seconds.
I have been using mine for developing iOS apps in Xcode, and the fast speed and responsiveness really make a difference. For the first time ever, I have been able to develop then compile my code just about as fast as I think. My configuration is the 4GB RAM + 128GB SSD memory.
I ordered my computer from this store, requesting next day delivery. About half an hour after I received the MacBook Air, I got a phone call from my account executive confirming receipt, and that I was happy with my purchase. Now that’s good service!
Reviewed by Craig2012-09-01
Light, fast, stylish, secure MacBook Air
Yes, it's a laptop, but here's what makes this one better than all others:
1) Reliable and predictable - when opened, it turns on. When closed, it turns off. Every time. No more burning up the backpack because the laptop didn't shut off when you closed it when rushing to board the plane.
2) No spinning drives - yeah, the SSD is small (128 GB), but it's more than ample for my work.
3) Battery life - it lasts all day for me.
4) Secure - most laptop hard drives are NOT encrypted & drives are easily removed. Not with this one - you can't remove the hard drive and the drive is encrypted completely with Mac OSX FileVault2.
5) Touchpad - still superior to every other laptop - you would think somebody would figure out how to imitate Apple's touchpad.
Final note - you should see the looks I get from co-workers and IT professionals when I use my MBA at work. My work laptop stays tethered to its docking station in my office, and I simply use it remotely with Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection Mac app.
Reviewed by Josh (2012-08-09)
Highly recommend this MacBook Air
Beyond expectations. Product was ordered late into the night. I was expecting the following day to be considered day one for shipping, however that was not the case. I actually received the product the very next day.
What can I say for the product itself? It's an Apple! Of course it's phenomenal. It doesn't just perform as advertised. It performs beyond the high expectations customers have come to place on it. Programs work together as designed, and despite the stubbornness of Windows virtual network, required for my work, the Air performs far superiorly in that aggressive milieu than its' counterpart PC, which was theoretically built for just such activity.
Reviewed by Soff (2012-07-24)
MacBook Air: Just awesome! Get it!
I had a MacBook Pro 2011 with an i5 turboboost. By the first couple of days of using it, I noticed how it lags sometimes, just a little bit, especially after turning it back on from sleep mode, which was pretty annoying. So I sold it and got this 2012 MacBook Air. I’ve had it for 2 weeks now, and I’m pretty amazed by it.
Pros. a lot, I’ll try to mention them all…
1. Now this is one fast laptop, never lags no matter what you do. Sleep mode? Faster than you can click. Restart? Before you can light a cig...
2. Crisp screen - definitely way less glare than MacBook Pro.
3. 720 HD cam perfect for Skype and FaceTime which I use a lot.
4. USB 3.0 is super quick.
5. And the best part, this thing is unbelievably light. Hence the name Air..
6. Speakers are twice as loud as the Pro’s with more deep sound, I can enjoy some bass.
7. The price is the same as the Pro...
I promise, showing off this MacBook Air to a friend with a MacBook Pro is like a slap to the face!
Cons. 2 only
1. Lack of a CD/DVD player, which I don’t mind that much because I rarely use it. 2. Small hard drive.. the reason why this MacBook Air is much faster than the Pro is that it has a solid state drive instead of the traditional hard drive which come very pricey. The standard SSD that comes with it is 128G, you can upgrade it up to 256G, but it will cost a lot of money. Or you can get an external drive or a high capacity thumb drive for very cheap, and store the big stuff on it. This way you can keep it secure and not spend much.
Bottom line.. Buy this laptop. It is worth every penny. And the best place to get it is from this store. It will cost you less and they will ship it fast. just as if you got it from Apple Store for a little bit less.
Reviewed by Tim Kridel(2012-07-17)
Great Performance in a Svelte Form Factor
This is my third Mac but first MacBook. Two of my main concerns were heat and the fans. After a couple of weeks of ownership, neither is a problem. In fact, I have yet to hear the fans, and the underside barely gets warm. Thanks to the SSD, this Air is noticeably faster than my 2008 iMAC. It's literally seconds to resume from sleep, and a boot-up takes less than 15 seconds. Word 2008 and Outlook 2011 launch in seconds.
The toughest decision was deciding whether to upgrade the RAM. I went with 8 GB because I keep my machines for a long time -- typically at least five years -- so I've got the headroom to handle a larger OS and larger programs. I typically run Word, Safari, Outlook and iTunes simultaneously, and there's zero lag. I don't miss the optical drive. When I installed Office, it was pretty straightforward to use my iMac's drive.
I have no experience with Retina displays, so I can't compare the MBA's in that regard. It's sharp enough and rich enough for my needs. Bottom line: The MBA provides a great combination of performance, style and value.
What's new? The ultimate everyday notebook is better than ever. MacBook Air now features the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage,Thunderbolt and USB 3 ports and a 720p FaceTime HD camera. All packed into a notebook that’s incredibly thin and light.
Travelling light has never looked this good. At 2.9 pounds for the 13-inch model and an impressive 2.3 pounds for the new 11-inch model, and both less than an inch thin, the MacBook Air has been precision engineered for the mobile wireless world. Travelling lighter, and thinner than any other notebook on the planet, the new MacBook Air is designed with a fast architecture, advanced integrated graphics, vibrant display, full size keyboard, and over sized track pad. The MacBook Air redefines the world of wireless mobile notebooks.
Advanced Intel HD graphics and longer battery life. The MacBook Air offers next generation graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000 perfect for graphics-intensive applications. The 11-inch model lasts up to 5 hours and the 13-inch MacBook Air has been upgraded to stay up to 7 hours of work and play.
More space for your stuff. With up to 512GB of flash storage, the new MacBook Air lets you store more documents and still have room for music, photos, and movies. Light doesn’t mean empty when it comes to the MacBook Air.
LED-backlit display. The 1440 by 900 LED-backlit display gives you vibrant images and rich colors. The power-efficient LED technology also conserves battery life. Light weight dimensions, heavy weight images and graphics, the MacBook Air delivers on the go.
What’s in the Box? MacBook Air 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord Printed and electronic documentation
Included Software Mac OS X Lion (includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.)
Configuration Options Configurable to 256GB or 512GB flash storage Configurable to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory $1099 model configurable to dual-core 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache $1499 model configurable to dual-core 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache
Height: 0.11 to 0.68 inch (0.3 to 1.7 cm) Width: 11.8 inches (29.95 cm) Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm) Weight: 2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)
Size and Weight(13-inch MacBook Air)
Height: 0.11 to 0.68 inch (0.3 to 1.7 cm) Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm) Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm) Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)
Display High-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Battery Up to 5 hours of wireless productivity (11-inch) Up to 7 hours of wireless productivity (13-inch)
Connectivity Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps) MagSafe 2 power port Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) SD card slot (13-inch model)
Audio/Video Stereo speakers Omnidirectional microphone Headphone port Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors