Apple MacBook Air MC505LL/A
A thin and superb 11 inch netbook
Apple is one of the most popular and well-loved companies today. They are famous for producing very good quality products that offer superb overall performance, portability and much more. They have recently launched a new laptop. Its name: Apple MacBook Air MC505LL/A. does this product rise up to customers’ expectations? We tested it and here is what we have to say.
Impressive aluminum unibody
We all know that, when it comes to looks, Apple shines. Their latest MacBook Air MC505LL/A certainly rises up to design expectations. The device is housed in a strong aluminum unibody enclosure and all the structural elements are inserted directly into it. All this translates into the fact that the laptop has a less complex design which has fewer parts; and, with its 11.8″ x 0.7″ x 7.6″ and 1.04kg, this device is one of the slimmest, lightest and most durable laptops available today.
Intel Core 2 Duo processor
The front of the newest Apple MC505LL/A comes with an 11.6″ display; the latter sports the following specs: 0.19 display, 1366 x 768 native resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The laptop also offers a multi-touch trackpad; during the test for our review, the latter allowed us to easily perform various gestures on a spacious and all-glass surface which felt very smooth to the touch and it also gave us the possibility to interact with various software.
The MC505LL/A uses the following processor: Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB of shared L2 cache. It provided very good speed and the possibility to multitask; we could easily and smoothly send an e-mail, work on reviews, edit photos and much more.
Flash storage included
In the graphics department, this device sports an Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics processor which includes 48 processing cores; this spec offers a performance boost over two times better than that of the laptop’s predecessors. We could do all sorts of things, like playing 3D games, browse pictures and many more, at very good speeds. Moreover, the MacBook MC505LL/A enabled us to connect a 27″ Apple LED Cinema Display and watch content with 4.000.000 pixels which provided superb true-to-life colors. Speaking of great speed: the laptop we’re reviewing today also features flash storage; this is something new for Apple. The flash storage has the advantage of being 2 times faster than conventional hard drive and more responsive; besides, it doesn’t have moving parts and this translates into a quiet and more reliable laptop.
Good battery life
Furthermore, with its help, the MacBook Air MC505LL/A can remain in standby mode for up to one month and snap up in a nanosecond whenever you want to start using it again. Because it doesn’t have a hard drive enclosure, the device offers 90% more space, so manufacturers thought of adding a bigger battery which provides up to 5 hours of life on a single charge.
The operating system this product runs on is Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It helped us seamlessly perform different activities without worrying about compatibility issues. We were then pleased to see that the Apple MacBook Air MC505LL/A could run Windows via Boot Camp.
iPhone 4 and iPod touch connectivity
The new Apple laptop sports a pair of stereo speakers and a very thin built-in FaceTime camera. The latter allowed us to make calls over Wi-Fi with people who had an iPhone 4, iPod touch or a Mac. The sound quality was good.
In terms of connectivity, this product comes with two USB 2.0 ports, headphone mini jack, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and mini DisplayPort. Since the laptop has no optical drive, users can borrow it from a nearby PC or Mac via CD Sharing. The operating system warns you if a downloaded file is dangerous and prompts you to download updates.
The laptop also offers a suite for apps, called iLife ’11. The device is eco-friendly.
After this test we can easily conclude that this is one of the most impressive netbooks we’ve checked and is definitely a worth buy.
|Number of Heart (s)||2|
|Clock Speed in MHz||1400|
|Hard Drive Size||64|
|Model Graphics Processor||GeForce 320M|
|Brand of Graphic Chip||nVidia|
|TV Tuner Card||Not|
|Number of USB Ports||2|
|Storage Medium||Hard Drive Flash Memory|
|Windows Media Center Edition||Not|
|Weight in kg||1.06|
|Depth in cm||19.2|
|Height in cm||1.7|
|Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Video RAM in MB||256|
|Battery Life in Hours||5|
|Processor Model||Core 2 Duo|
|LED technology||Led Edge|