This year’s Apple MacBook Air 11 inch ($999 as of testing) is focused on ultra-portability. The model this year gets minor updates to its CPU from the previous model, and the Editors’ Choice award-winning stablemate that’s this model, the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, in 2015 Apple MacBook Air 13-inch is designed to appeal to more people. The 11.2-inch ultraportable has a few compromises to make it thinner and lighter.
Even so, its Intel Core i5 processor means that it breezes through tasks that would slow an Intel-Core-M-equipped system, and that’s on top of its 11.5 hours of battery life. MacBook Air 11-inch is an excellent laptop for commuters and is a must-have on your list if you’re always in motion.
Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 2015) Specification :
|CPU||1.6-GHz Intel Core i5-5250U|
|Display Size||11.6 Inches|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 6000|
|Hard Drive Size||128GB|
|OS (Operating System)||OS X Yosemite|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Headphone, Thunderbolt 2.0, USB 3.0|
|RAM Upgradable to||8GB|
|Size||11.8 inches x 7.56 inches 0.11-0.68 inches|
|Touchpad Size||4.1 2. 2.5 inches|
Design: The same as it was ever
Similar to the larger 13.2-inch version, The appearance of the MacBook Air 11 inch has remained the same for years. It’s not a problem, and it’s been the source of countless models — but considering its size, and the fact that Apple’s 12″ MacBook is, at a minimum, available in a handful of colors, we’d like to have the Air’s design refreshed.
With 2.38 pounds, The 11-inch Air is just a little larger than the 12-inch MacBook (2 pounds) and is, however, less heavy in comparison to its predecessor, the 2.6-pound Dell XPS 13. Although the Air’s 11.8 7.56 x 7.56 and 0.11-0.68 frame was once the smallest of Apple’s offerings, however, it’s now eclipsed by the smaller 11 7 7.7 0.14 x 0.14 -0.52 millimeter MacBook. This XPS 13 (11.98 7.88 x 7.88 and 0.33-0.6 inches) is just a bit bigger than Apple’s ultraportable 11-inch, but it packs a larger 13-inch display.
The Air comes with Two USB 3.0 ports, One port is Thunderbolt 2 port, and one headphone Jack.
While it’s not an overwhelming device in any way -the XPS 13, for example, includes the SD cards slot, something the Air isn’t equipped with — it’s nonetheless a lot more than the MacBook, which only has one USB-C port.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The Air’s backlit keyboard is the best keyboard every time. I prefer it over the slim keyboards on my MacBook Air 11 inch, and it’s much more comfortable typing long documents.
Contrary to other models, like the MacBook or MacBook Pros, the Air doesn’t have Apple’s brand-new Force Pad which means you aren’t able to use the deep-press feature to look up information on Wikipedia, for instance. It doesn’t matter; the Air’s touchpad is made of glass and executes each gesture effortlessly and precisely.
The system comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-5250U processor that is integrated with Intel HD Graphics 6000. The performance on multimedia was excellent as we were able to complete our Handbrake test in 2 mins 49 seconds and the Adobe Photoshop CS6 test in 5:13. Both scores are better than those of the Dell XPS 13 Touch (2:58 on Handbrake 5:54 on the CS6 test) as well as the Lenovo Yoga 3 14 (3:04 on Handbrake 5:16 on CS6). The systems that have Intel Core i7 processors, such as the Acer Aspire S7-393-751 or the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Special Edition Laptop (7352) were a bit faster during our testing. Its MacBook Air was much faster than the Apple MacBook, which scored 3:39 on the test of Handbrake and 6:24 in Photoshop CS6.
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The Air’s 11.6-inch 1366×768 display remains the same. If you’re looking for a display that’s 11 inches wide, this resolution is still working for me. However, if you’re opting for a larger display, you deserve more pixels. While I’m not a huge fan of the 2304 x1440 resolution of the MacBook on the 13 or 12-inch screen, I prefer to have at least 1080p displays, like in models like the Dell XPS 13 and the Lenovo ThinkPad X250.
With a brightness of 370 nits, The 11-inch Air beats out its predecessor, the MacBook (322 units) as well as that the XPS 13 (298 nits) although it was less in comparison to the X250.
MacBook Air 11 Inch Comparison With Other Macbook Air :
|Specs||MacBook Air 11-inch||MacBook Air 13-inch||
MacBook Air M1
|Display||11.6-inch (1366×768)||13.3-inch (2560×1600)||
|Processor||Intel Core i5||10th Gen Intel Core i3/i5/i7||Apple M1|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 5000||Intel Iris Plus Graphics||Apple M1 GPU|
|Battery Life||Up to 9 hours||Up to 12 hours||Up to 18 hours|
|Ports||2x USB 3.0, Thunderbolt||2x Thunderbolt/USB 4||
2x Thunderbolt/USB 4
|Weight||2.38 pounds (1.08 kg)||2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)||
2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)
Pros And Cons of MacBook Air 11 Inch :
The most recent 11.2-inch Apple MacBook Air might be one of the slimmest ultraportable laptops available, however, its robust Intel Core i5 processor and longevity of battery help it keep ahead of its Core-M-equipped counterparts. It also comes with superior connectivity options over Apple’s Apple MacBook Air 11 inch. You should consider buying it if you’re replacing an older or three-year-old MacBook Air or Windows ultraportable; however, you’ll probably avoid it if you own an older model. The latest Apple MacBook Air 13-inch remains our Editor’s Choice for ultraportable laptops in the mid-range, with its bigger screen and astonishing battery life at just $100 more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the fate of Apple’s MacBook Air?
Ans – Apple removed its MacBook Air, which measured 11 inches in size. MacBook Air following its October 2016 event, at which it launched Apple’s very first MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar
Q2. Is a MacBook Air model from 2014 still useful in 2022?
Ans – The 30th April 2022 date for from April 30th, 2022 the following MacBooks can be included on the obsolete list MacBook Air MacBook Air 11in MacBook Air (early 2014.), 13in MacBook Air (early 2014), 13in MacBook Pro (mid-2014)
Q3. Is MacBook Air 11 still supported?
Ans – The 11.2-inch MacBook Air (Early 2014), as well as the 13-inch MacBook Air (Early 2014) and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2014), will be obsolete by the end of this month, on April 30. Apple already has them listed as old models from 2020 and is close to making the transition to the final stage within the next couple of weeks.