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Review: MacBook Air 1.86GHz

At a Glance

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  • Apple MacBook Air Notebook
    3.5/5

    Apple's follow-up to the early 2008 debut of the ultraportable features faster RAM, more storage (a 128GB solid-state drive, double the capacity of the original SSD option), and improved graphics. Instead...

At a Glance

Apple's follow-up to the early 2008 debut of the ultraportable features faster RAM, more storage (a 128GB solid-state drive, double the capacity of the original SSD option), and improved graphics. Instead of an integrated Intel GMA X3100, the Air now features an Nvidia GeForce 9400 graphics processor (though it still shares memory with the system RAM).

Price when rated: $2,499
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Pros

  • Greatly improved graphics power
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Bright display

Cons

  • Single USB port
  • No video adapters in box
  • Slower than much more affordable Apple laptops
  • Unswappable battery
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