Macbook Air Review: New 13.3, 11.6-Inch Models – Battery Life Praised

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For those of you who are still looking for reviews for the recently announced new Macbook Air models, you’ll be pleased to know that Engadget has now completed their full review for the 13.3 and 11.6-inch units.

As expected, Engadget has found little fault with the new models, with one of their biggest criticisms only coming in the way of price, but consumers should be used to Apple’s premium prices now.

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It is clear that the new Macbook Air models only appeal to consumers with a lot of cash to spend, as at a starting price of $999 for the new 11.6-inch model, it is not exactly cheap.

Back to their review though, and Engadget has praised the excellent battery life of both models, as they ran through a series of performance tests for both versions. The 11.6-inch Macbook Air managed almost 6 hours of medium usage (web browsing, flash video), while the 13.3-inch provided a very impressive 7.5 hours of usage.

That is obviously a major incentive to consumers looking to improve on the dismal 2 hour average battery life that other laptops seem to churn out at the moment.

Check out their Engadget has found little fault with the new models, with one of their biggest criticisms only coming in the way of price, but consumers should be used to Apple’s premium prices now. It is clear that the new Macbook Air models only appeal to the consumer with a lot of cash to spend, as at a starting price of $999 for the new 11.6-inch model, it is not exactly cheap. Back to their review though, and Engadget has praised the excellent battery life of both models, as they ran through a series of performance tests for both versions. The 11.6-inch Macbook Air managed almost 6 hours of medium usage (web browsing, flash video), while the 13.3-inch provided a very impressive 7.5 hours of usage. That is obviously a major incentive to consumers looking to improve on the dismal 2 hour average battery life that other laptops seem to churn out at the moment. Check out their full review here, and let us know your thoughts on their results. Have you already pre-ordered one?“>full review here, and let us know your thoughts on their results. Have you already pre-ordered one?

  • Søren

    "2 hour average battery life that other laptops seem to churn out at the moment."

    Say whaaat!?

    • Jerry

      Two hours is an average flight and computer work time. There is little time left on the computer when you land. The extra time is a big think for the working folk. It's not a big thing for the home user.