Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, June 2013) comparison

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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, June 2013)

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, June 2013)
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 2013)

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Sony Vaio Pro 11

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)
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Price $779 at 1 store $879 to $999 at 2 stores $1,099 at 1 store $1,124 at 1 store $1,679 to $1,799 at 2 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 15 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date June 03, 2013 June 10, 2013 May 30, 2013 September 03, 2013 June 03, 2013
The Bottom Line Appleā€™s new 11-inch Air goes a conservative route in 2013, emphasizing longer battery life and more affordable pricing over any big design changes. The battery boost alone might be worth it. Apple keeps the latest MacBook Air updates on the inside, but greatly improved battery life and a lower starting price make up for a lack of flashy design changes. The superthin, superlight Sony Vaio Pro 11 is everything we expect from an excellent ultrabook. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.

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Product Description MacBook Air - 128 GB
Apple MacBook Air - 11.6 in - Core i5 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
MacBook Air - 128 GB
Apple MacBook Air - 13.3 in - Core i5 - Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
Sony VAIO P Series VAIO P - 11.6 in - 4th gen Core i5 i5-4200U - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
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Software Included Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Notification Center
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Reminders
Apple Time Machine
Calendar
Contacts
Notes
Dictation
iCloud
Photo Booth
Messages
Apple AirPlay
Game Center
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple AirDrop
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Notification Center
Drivers & Utilities
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Reminders
Apple Time Machine
Calendar
Contacts
Notes
Dictation
iCloud
Photo Booth
Messages
Apple AirPlay
Game Center
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple AirDrop
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Battery up to 9 hour(s)
up to 12 hour(s)
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System Type Notebook
Notebook
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Display 11.6 in LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
11.6 in 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel HD 4400
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Operating System Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
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Storage 128 GB
Flash storage SSD
128 GB
Flash storage SSD
128 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
256 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.8 in x 7.6 in x 0.7 in
12.8 in x 8.9 in x 0.7 in
11.22 in x 7.76 in x 0.68 in
15.5 mm
14.13 in x 9.73 in x 0.71 in
Weight 2.4 lbs
3 lbs
1.92 lbs
3.1 lbs
4.46 lbs
Networking Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0 None
802.11ac
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Optical Drive None
None
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Processor Intel Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel
Core i5 4 1.3 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i5 i5-4200U / 1.6 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
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