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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Summer 2012)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Summer 2012)
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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Acer Aspire S7-391-9886

Acer Aspire S7-391-9886
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Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488

Acer Aspire M5-481PT-6488
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Price $998 at 1 store $1,269 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date June 11, 2012 October 02, 2012 September 26, 2012 September 26, 2012
The Bottom Line This year's MacBook Air opts for gradual improvements rather than anything revolutionary, but lowered prices continue to make it the go-to mainstream recommendation for any MacBook owner-to-be. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a convertible touch-screen laptop/tablet that most importantly doesn't compromise the traditional laptop experience. One of the few standout products from the first wave of Windows 8 laptops, the Acer Aspire S7 proves that Apple does not have a monopoly on great design. Considering the total package of features and price, the Acer Aspire M5 feels like a safe bet if you want an all-encompassing Windows 8 laptop with touch that won't cost a fortune.

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Product Description Apple MacBook Air MacBook Air (13 in, Summer 2012) - 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB
Flash storage SSD
- 13.3 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 - Microsoft Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 i5-3317U - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
Acer Aspire - 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 4 GB RAM - 256 GB
S7-391-9886 - 13.3 in SSD
Acer Aspire - 14 in - 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB - Microsoft Windows 8 - 6 GB RAM - 500 GB
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
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Software Included Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Spotlight
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple iLife '11
Apple Safari
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Time Machine
Apple Quick Look
Photo Booth
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Apple Versions
Apple AirDrop
Apple Auto Save
Apple Resume
Intel AppUp Center
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
Ebay
CyberLink Youcam
Skype
Amazon Kindle
Lenovo OneKey Recovery
Nitro Pro (90-days trial)
Rara Streaming
Birzzle
Lenovo Motion Control
Lenovo Transition
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30 days trial)
EverNote
Lenovo Support
AccuWeather
Lenovo Companion
Lenovo Energy Management
Absolute Reminder
McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial)
Acer Theft Shield
Adobe Flash Player
AcerCloud
CyberLink MediaEspresso
Microsoft Office 2010 (Trial)
Acer Backup Manager
EgisTec MyWinLocker
Skype
Acer ePower Management
Acer Ring
newsXpresso
Windows Live Essentials
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer Crystal Eye
WildTangent (demo games)
Adobe Reader
Info unavailable
Battery up to 7 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 8 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 6 hour(s)
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System Type Notebook
Ultrabook
Ultrabook
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Display 13.3 in
LED backlight 1440 x 900 / WXGA+
13.3 in
LED backlight Yes VibrantView 1600 x 900 / HD+
13.3 in LED backlight Yes 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
14 in
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8
Storage 128 GB
Flash storage SSD
128 GB SSD
256 GB
SSD
500 GB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.8 in x 8.94 in x 0.68 in
17 mm
13.1 in x 8.9 in
12.7 in x 8.8 in x 0.5 in
13.39 in x 9.65 in x 0.81 in
Weight 2.96 lbs
3.4 lbs
2.9 lbs
4.63 lbs
Networking 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
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Optical Drive None
None
None
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Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 1.8 GHz
( 2.8 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
3 i5-3317U / 1.7 GHz ( 2.6 GHz ) / 3 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 3517UB
3 1.9 GHz ( 3 GHz ) / 4 MB Cache
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3317UB
Memory 4 GB
DDR3L SDRAM
8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
6 GB
Mechanical Design Info unavailable 360 degree flip design
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