MacBook Air: Specification, Review, Features For Mac Lovers: Apple is always known for it’s products flagship and Mac are primary of all as Apple already grabs this market from years as they introduce the world famous Mac lineup and MacBook Air is one of the bast example of flagship laptop. Apple introduce the MacBooks lineup in WWDC 2015 the annual developers event. Apple introduce MacBook lineup between the Air and Pros by introduction of new MacBook 12-inch retinal display.
While the Air line up isn’t get much improvement. It’s about 4 years for MacBook Air user doesn’t get any design and functionality change. So hopefully this year may happen a significant change. As the Air lineup know for it’s sleek design and awesome looks. Air is for its thinness and it also taken any MacBook 12-inch which is lighter thinner and stylish with more enhancements.
MacBook Air: Specification, Review, Features For Mac Lovers:
MacBook overall crafted with Aluminium design with heavy duty battery of 12 hours and excellent performance. With new faster memory and new processor improvement make edge to edge performance as compared to others. The Air is still the in the market you can with cheap cost and good performance.
Design, Dimension & Weight:
- MacBook Air is best in design class from years the Aluminium unibody enclosure with beautiful crafted edges and light weight which really suits “Air” title to it. Air come in two model of 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch.
- Body is measure about for 11.6-inch 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)x30 cm (11.8 inches )x19.2 cm (7.56 inches) and weigh about 1.08 kg (2.38 pounds) while other 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)x32.5 cm (12.8 inches)x22.7 cm (8.94 inches) and weigh about 1.35 kg (2.96 pounds) for 13.3-inch.
Display And Its Resolution:
- MacBook Air 2015 hopefully disappointed for those who hoping for Retinal Display as MacBook still uses the same display LED screen which is fantastic display with glossy finish to reach out Color level good to user. Macbook Display is always been the best in class with many technology live proximity sensor on screen which lowers down the brightness level in light conditions and lightens up in dark which gives user a good lighting conditions for work.
- The display is border with casing which holding web cam on the top while as display compared with XPS 13 borderless display with camera position bottom corner which is very impractical approach toward making laptops. Display doesn’t get much improvements like true tone display or refreshing each pixel and other more seen in iPad and iPhone.
- As far resolution is concern 11.6-inch model 1366×768 pixels and 13.6-inch model have 1440×900 pixel which is good but other competitors gives about F-HD or Q-HD displays.
Processor, Graphic, RAM & ROM Memory:
- MacBook Air has all essential for latest in house power underneath it. As it is powered by Intel previous gen Broadwell series CPU which is upgrade from 4th generation Intel processors. Broadwell CPU is more powerful and energy efficient. Current gen Haswell processor isn’t takes its place in new MacBooks as 2016 MacBook 12-inch comes with this 6th gen CPU and hoping the next gen Macs will have the next gen processor.
- Both Air models comes with in Intel’s i Core series processor with initial configuration of i5-5250U Clocked at 1.6Ghz with turbo boost up to 2.7Ghz which do everything work without any hiccups user can further upgrade configuration to i7 processor for faster processing. 11.6-inch model comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 13.6-inch model with 8GB of DDR3 RAM clocked 1600Mhz. Storage option for both devices comes in 128GB and 256GB flash storage with twice faster than previous gen. 512GB option still available for Air model which is optimal for user to use device.
- For Gaming this device is sadly not meant for that but user can play light games which runs flawless. It uses Intel HD graphics 6000 series which is quite good for day to day app usage like Photoshop or using iMovie run fantastic without any issue. This Graphic card can help to run Dual display and video mirroring simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840×2160 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colours which help many user who using dual screen for purpose like editing.
Camera And Its Usability:
- Front facing Web Cam which about 720p good for FaceTime which most beloved video calling app for Apple user. As there is motion tracking ability in camera and app like Photo Booth take good use of it.
Ports And Connection:
- To power up MacBook is comes with MagSafe connector which is very smooth and very favourite among user as it is very convenient and easy to use.
- MacBook Air comes with 2 USB 3.0 connector with SD Card reader built in.
- For Video port MacBook comes with Thunderbolt 2.0 which is very fast and can be use for many other things like connection with modem or hard disk.
- For Headphones 3.5mm Headphone jack is given. There is no Type-C port as the MacBook 12-inch has only one port for all the purpose.
- For Wireless connectivity it comes with 802.11ac with Bluetooth v4 which is latest standard for connectivity.
Battery And Battery Backup:
- MacBook has industry leading class battery backup as promised as it gives 12 hours of battery life. As it is capable for giving 10:50 min for Full HD video, 14 hours for iTunes playback and 11:50 for purpose like typing and editing can done easily. Both model have different backups as 11.6-inch gives about 10 hours of live and 13.3-inch gives about 12 hours.
- MacBook Air comes with OS X 10.11 El Capitan with lots of improvements like split screen, multitasking and much more. As the interface is streamline and easy to use with lots of lots of feature. Apps like iTunes,iPhotos,Notes,Safari and much more which gives blended taste of OS and App Store shows app relevant for user.
- Whole UI is suitable to take advantage for hardware with all feature. Touchpad is also be talk about topic for MacBook as the multi finger support with many gesture will feel like using a touch screen. Gesture like pinch to zoom, two finger for right click, four finger for multitasking and much more will have fantastic experience. Force touch pad is not able to take MacBook Air which is introduce in 12-inch MacBook as it increases the productivity more.
- The interface is quite easy and initial setup is very easy there is no need for install OS with CD as the device is itself connected to Apple database which wirelessly do everything as Windows still has very mind taking steps for setup Windows. User interested to run Windows in Mac use boot camp which install Windows version very easily.
- It about end an era for 2015 MacBook but it’s still best among all which is compared with this in terms of all capabilities. This give the device a longevity experience so user can use this for years as build quality of Apple is top class and above all it’s best.
- The two models comes with different price range as 11.6-inch starts at $899 for Core i5 with 4GB of Ram with 128 GB storage which the most compatible 13.3-inch starts with $999 for Core i5 with 8GB of Ram and 128GB storage.
- The device is quite good and can resolve your day to day work very easily. You can wait for the next gen MacBook Air which surely have something more better.
The still lag new processor but the quality and performance is still good. Some of thing is not included in 2015 MacBook Air like new Force touch pad,New butterfly mechanism keyboard, most requested retinal display, Type-C port, fast charging and list goes on as these are most requested feature next 2016 MacBook Air which will make it’s announcement in WWDC 2016 on June 13. So stay tuned as we will provide you all over coverage of WWDC 2016.