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MacBook Air (Mid 2009)

At a Glance

If what you want out of your Mac laptop is the best combination of speed and price, the MacBook Air’s not for you. But if the specs that matter most to you are light weight and small size, the MacBook Air is the system for you. If the MacBook Air always appealed to you, but you were turned off by the price tag, it’s time to reconsider the Air, now that the price has been reduced.

Price when rated: $1,499

Pros

  • Bright 13-inch display
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Thin

Cons

  • Slower than all other Apple laptops
  • Single USB port limits connectivity
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At a Glance

If what you want out of your Mac laptop is the best combination of speed and price, the MacBook Air’s not for you. But if the specs that matter most to you are light weight and small size, the MacBook Air is the system for you. If the MacBook Air always appealed to you, but you were turned off by the price tag, it’s time to reconsider the Air, now that the price has been reduced.

Price when rated: $1,799

Pros

  • Bright 13-inch display
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Full-size keyboard
  • Bright, beautiful screen
  • Weighs three pounds
  • Thin

Cons

  • Slower than all other Apple laptops
  • Slow performance
  • Only one USB port
  • Single USB port limits connectivity
 Compare

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