Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" review: specs and price

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" better than the average?

  • Weight
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    1.08kgvs2.01kg
  • Battery life
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    10hvs7.94h
  • USB 3.0 ports
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    3vs2.04
  • Thickness
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    17.2mmvs22.45mm
  • Number of microphones
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    2vs1.45
  • Thunderbolt ports
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    1vs0.25
  • Brightness
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    368nitsvs316.07nits
  • Memory slots
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    2vs1.82

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.6GHz up to 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS) (Renewed)
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$419.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch La...Apple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Mac OS X V10.11 El Capitan), Silver (Renewed)
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$586.20
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 256GB Flash Drive, 8GB DDR3 Memory, OS X Yosemite (2015 VERSION) (Renewed)
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$520.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch 12...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch 128GB Laptop (Renewed)
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$420.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop Core ...Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop Core i7 2.0GHz (MD845-BTO/CTO) 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive, MacOS 10.12 Sierra (Renewed)
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$599.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite) (Renewed)
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$448.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air 13in Core i5 1.6GHz (M...Apple MacBook Air 13in Core i5 1.6GHz (MJVG2LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$499.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch la...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch laptop(1.6 GHz Intel i5, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Renewed)
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$449.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Inte...Apple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Intel i5-5250U Dual Core 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Early 2015 - MJVE2LL/A (Renewed)
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$450.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Amazon2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chi...2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip(13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Gold
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$1,189.92

Design

1.weight

1.08kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

Display

1.resolution

1366 x 768px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
5.has an IPS screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.

Performance

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.CPU speed

2 x 2.2GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Thunderbolt is a connection that allows you to attach external peripherals to a computer, and can carry both data and display signals. Using a single port you can connect up to six devices through a hub or daisy chain configuration.

Battery

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.6GHz up to 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS) (Renewed)
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$419.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch La...Apple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Mac OS X V10.11 El Capitan), Silver (Renewed)
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$586.20
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop Intel Core i5 1.6GHz, 256GB Flash Drive, 8GB DDR3 Memory, OS X Yosemite (2015 VERSION) (Renewed)
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$520.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch 12...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch 128GB Laptop (Renewed)
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$420.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop Core ...Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop Core i7 2.0GHz (MD845-BTO/CTO) 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive, MacOS 10.12 Sierra (Renewed)
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$599.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite) (Renewed)
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$448.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air 13in Core i5 1.6GHz (M...Apple MacBook Air 13in Core i5 1.6GHz (MJVG2LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$499.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch la...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6-Inch laptop(1.6 GHz Intel i5, 128 GB SSD, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS X Yosemite (Renewed)
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$449.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" AmazonApple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Inte...Apple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Intel i5-5250U Dual Core 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Early 2015 - MJVE2LL/A (Renewed)
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$450.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Amazon2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chi...2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip(13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Gold
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$1,189.92

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