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- Speed and features Nothing amazing in here overall. Median speed, median capabilities.
- Design and form factor Actually slightly less appealing to me than the original Macbook Air. However, a more practical form factor it has to be said
- Battery life Decent in OS X - ~6 hours actually productive runtime achievable, relatively poor in Boot Camp (~4.5 hours). Not that amazing however given size of cell.
- Display Panel is not spectacular, but plastic-fronted display still manages to be Sony-like in avoiding worst of glare & increased resolution is welcome.
- Durability Work in the lid and body appears to have made it more rigid. Still, aluminium in this configuration not the optimal material for building notebooks
- Expandability The extra USB port actually makes the world of difference, but still - not really in the ballpark in this product class
- Noise Shrieky fan makes its appearance on a fairly regular basis, as with the original Air.
- Portability (size / weight) Par for the course for a premium compact ultraportable.
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