by Harikrishnan T on 2013-09-06
Happy to have my first mac in hand...extremely thankful to flipkart for providing nice discount and 0%EMI. Since my place is not serviceable , shipped to my brother@chennai and he then brought it to me.
Now..about this silver beauty...great first mac for beginners like me. I am a long time user of both iPad & iPhone . But was sticking to windows7 for quite a while. My decision to switch is in no way bad. Now with mountain lion , mac has an iPad tinge to some apps. With iCloud I got everything I want in all my devices..that's simply great..photos I take with iPad or iPhone appear in photo stream of iPhoto and I can give nice touches and sync them back.
I haven't purchased any iWork apps until now..planning to get pages and keynote soon.
About the performance , mac wins hands down. It switches on and off within 5 sec..due to flash memory. Navigating within the OS and within the apps using the touchpad is simple and elegant. Gestures are a joy to perform.. I purchased a Magic Mouse also. But I feel touchpad is slightly better. Preview app can open most of the documents.
I tried to play 1080p video and it played well.(QuickTime player)
Speakers are good for average users..music lovers should get headphones or external speakers.
Skype, chrome, adobe reader, vlc player etc are some of the apps I downloaded and installed..everything just work well.
And battery back up is awesome- on full charge, it lasted 8 hours even with continuous Internet usage.
I would recommend this ultra portable mac to all first timers and those looking for a carry around laptop(who doesn't want a tablet)
Once again thanks to flipkart.
Get a Mac, you won't be disappointed!
by Soumyajit Dasgupta on 2013-12-28
I've been a windows user for about 10 years, but after using iMac at office, I so wanted to make this switch. Thanks to flipkart for their offering. Even though I was a bit apprehensive about buying such a product online, I finally made up my mind and ordered it. I went for the lowest end Macbook after doing some online research and found it's good enough to suffice my needs. It took a mere 3-4 days to reach me, and after using this for about a month, I can really say that it's awesome.
Besides normal usage like word processing, checking mails or web surfing or watching movies etc, I've been using it for image, audio and video production and editing without any glitch.
It's amazingly silent and the battery backup is too good.
I'm really glad that I had taken the decision to get it.
5/5 rating for the product and for filpkart service.
Would recommend it to all. Thanks.
Why to love a MacBook Air
by Abhishek Nandakumar on 2014-01-18
I really love the MacBook Air it is such a beauty compared to the style of other laptops and as usual apple has excelled at making their laptops not only good at style and finish but also very fast , using a mac is the best type of experience you would ever get as compared to a windows , a mac is user friendly and good for making movies ,trailers,music ,creating your own music and also plenty of battery life 8 hrs to be exact at continuous net browsing ,
It is also made lighter compared to hp,dell,toshiba cause these brands weigh like 2-4 kg of weight but apple has done a miracle at placing 1st in weight at 1.03 kg
Flipkart is a really good website in which you get good rates i have checked out other websites and done a lot of search of about which is the cheapest available
I RECOMMEND THAT YOU BUY A MAC AT FLIPKART AS ITS THE CHEAPEST YOU GET AT 60,000 NOBODY SELLS IT THAT CHEAP
by I Roy on 2014-04-09
Great Machine. Boots in a flash. Trackpad works like a dream. Audio quality is superb. The backlit keyboard is very useful. Stick to the power defaults for best battery performance. The device lives up to its reputation.
Apple Customer Support was really helpful. The machine came with OS X Mountain Lion but they asked me to upgrade it to Mavericks. Which I did.
Was apprehensive of ordering this online instead of getting it from an Apple Store. The price on Flipkart was much less than the store. Went ahead with the purchase because the seller was WS Retail and I have had good experience with them so far. But all apprehensions laid to rest when the product arrived in great packaging.
Best sub 60K laptop with this form factor.
by Sumita Sharma on 2014-03-11
I bought this three months ago and I am glad I did.
I already had an Apple 13" Macbook Air which looks and works as good as new even after 3 years. Even the finishing of the touchpad has not come off at all despite many hours of use every day. Not even a tiny bit of shadow. Only the battery life is not as good as what it was when it was in its first year (6-7 hours). But then it is still quite usable and I have access to charging points.
So when I had to choose a laptop for another family member it had to be the MBA. At first I was a bit sceptical about the screen size, since I am used to 13", but to my pleasant surprise, within a few minutes of using the 11" MBA I forgot that it was a smaller screen.
The touchpad of this laptop never gives any trouble. There is no jumping of the cursor, no lag. The pinch and zoom feature is really smooth too.
The laptop boots in no time at all, two to five seconds (if using after a long sleep). Even after shut down it boots within a few seconds.
Another feature of this laptop that I love and am grateful for is that it gives no electronic fatigue, hardly any eye strain whatsoever even after continuous use for hours. I had a different brand of laptop before this (for 4 years) and I know what eye strain and fatigue is like when you have to work for hours.
It is also very sturdy. Just check online videos of torture tests of this product and you will know.
Although the price is high it is worth every rupee you spend. I bought the first MBA because there were no other light weight options at that time. It was difficult decision to buy it. I bought my second MBA because I now know that despite the heartburn caused by the price, this is the only option for me. Plus, Flipkart had the lowest rate and an additional cash back offer at that time. :)
Everything said and done, MBAs are the best.
The BEST thing you can have !!!
by Flipkart Customer on 2014-01-21
I am using iphone from last 2 years. The day I brought iphone, I decided i will get one Mac. If you want to buy a laptop, budget 65K go for Mac Air. U will never regret.
awsmmmmm my first macbook air..
by rahul gola on 2014-09-07
waoooo hoo happy to get it on the time.. delivered on time...
packing was great..
macbook air is just awsmmm i cant find words to explain the beauty of mba
Looks can be deceptive !
by Sourav Dutta on 2014-11-09
Pros:Best form factor , a dream device everyone would love to have , Superb battery life for a laptop
Cons:provided the cost the experience of OS X does not stand a chance before windows and android, so many gestures in touch-pad will freak u out !!
Buy it for a style statement n ease of carriage but definitely it's not for great performance, ultimately a lighter & sleeker Tablet running android 5 will outsmart it in every way !
by Bhanu on 2014-01-20
Undoubtedly Apple Macbook Air is AWESOME..........!
No laptops can catch the slim and sleek features of Mac;Mac start with in 12.5 secs.
In terms of Clarity ;Speed;sensibility;look and feel features everything great. great.....!
Flipkart delivered Mac with maximum protection am impressed with the packing.
by Shiva Nandy on 2014-06-15
Yes, Its really awesome and cool stuff.
I can suggest 100% for Business People, To be honest It will not helpful for the developers and designers.
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by Shikhar Anand on 2014-05-26
My review here is not for technical specs or insight into how macbook works. For that there are plenty other reviews available. Here I will just go into my taking the plunge of me buying this machine.
I will confess here. I used to be an Apple hater. Partly because of their expensive devices. It was not the money. I could afford it. My problem was that there were better devices in the market at 30-40% cheaper rates.
Have been a user of windows laptop from different brands (HP, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, IBM) and all of them have lasted me 2-3 years expect the last HP envy one. Mind you it was a great laptop with top end config and graphics, however it was a pain in the a$$. I had to reboot it 4 times in a span of 2 years before I finally decided to toss it.
I was again in the market for a windows 8 laptop. I had heard that macbook air was becoming cheaper and was somewhere around 56000 available online, but it was still expensive considering that there were top end dell/lenovo/hp machines present in the market. So my search started and had decided on a few and put up price alerts on a few websites so that I got to know the right time to buy one.
Then one day I got the surprise of my life. Price alert for Apple Macbook Air for a price of 49900. I did not even waste 2 minutes. Immediately called up amazon customer service confirming if this deal was real and then checked online further if prices had dropped here only or everywhere. Nearest price was 53000 on another site. Took the plunge and bought it. :)
Have been using the laptop since morning and let me tell that it has been great till now. I still love windows but I now like macs also. Hoping it will last another 3 years. :)
Pros,Cons,Cautions !! To whom it is suitable ? What price is the best buy ?
by vishnu chandra on 2014-07-15
No port for ethernet cable(Internet connection through wire). In unavailbility of Wifi, one has to use a usb ethernet adapter of which price ranges from Rs.200(non apple made) to Rs.2450(apple manufactured). Hence in this case, left with only one USB port.
approx 100GB of free storage space in new OS X Mavericks. With the time, upgrades for many of its applications are recommended,many a times we will be supposed to upgrade.Also for our personal interest or to use the mac to its best extent, we will have to download applications.So comprising all these, we may be left with 85GB(approx) of free space.
You will never feel this baby on your lap.
The very smooth touch pad will never make you vexed up using it over long time.
Using gestures, one will have pleasure using Mac and also saves some considerable amount of time on whole. For everything we just swipe and tap and we rarely need to click.
SCREEN RESOLUTION: Aaawesome .
One will start loving her like in film 'HER'.
Bugs-very rare!.. Virus-(haha) no way !!
BATTERY LIFE- keeps us working for 7.5 hrs to 8.5 hrs and on the other side, it gets charged relatively faster.
CAUTIONS: (when bought online)
See if the box has come sealed.
Confirm that the manufactured date is a decent recent one.
SHE MAKES A BEST MATE TO ?:
One who wants to think/do/be different.
One who likes to put their artistic harmones rush in the best pace as the applications like iphoto, imovie, garageband(music related) will serve them.
BEST DEAL I FEEL IS :
buying @Rs.50000 - 55000,I bought it for 52.5k and observed that the price keeps on fluctuating.
----------------------ALL IN ALL IT'S NOT JUST A LAPTOP, IT'S MAAAAAC !!!------------------------
by Gaurav Singh on 2014-05-23
So, I received my first Mac ever today and haven't been able to put it down since receiving it !
A beautifully machine with power packed features...a more detailed review later !
The Most Amazing Deal Ever!
by Jainesh Ejardar on 2014-07-12
I was toying with the idea of switching to a Apple Mac for years but I always managed to put it off for later. Then I happened to stumble on to the Amazon site and lo and behold... there it was... the most incredible offer/deal on the Macbook Air. It didn't even take me a second to press the buy button.
I don't need to go into the quality of the machine, do I? I mean, it's true what they say... Once you start using a Mac, you'll never feel like touching a PC.
Macbook Air is especially for those who like to carry their work in transit. The battery life is amazing. The weight- almost nothing.
This is one of the best choices I have made in my life.
Close your eyes. Just buy it.
Minus the Storage its better than any laptop for same price
by AkkiDa on 2014-06-03
Macbook Air is having one SDD of 128 GB, in laptops of same price you can get 500GB / 1TB HDD. Apart from this difference when I compared all other specifications of laptop with this its nearly the same. When I got the deal of 49.9K for this obviously I could not miss it.
All other features of macbook air 11 is far superior to any other laptop of the same range, you have to remember that this is the only company manufacturing both hardware and software and selling it. You have to experience it to believe it.
Amazing Laptop With Amazing Battery Life.
by Shreehari on 2014-07-13
First of all the OS is so much better than Microsoft,it is so clean and easy to use.
Everything is made simpler with a Mac.
The laptop is very very light and has amazing battery life.
I am never going to buy a windows laptop again.
Thank You Amazon,Brilliant Product.
by Milind K on 2014-07-26
I was just checking the price of Macbook Air on Amazon. Saw the offer for just 52K & I just grabbed it. And on third day my Dream Gadget was in my hands . Brand new, properly packed .Thanks for Very prompt service by Amazon & the supplier Croma.
by Rajendra kumar on 2014-06-08
I bought this macbook for my programming needs. Bought in just 50K during a price drop. Performance is great. You can run all programs at once and there is no lag. I tried to see if there is any lag by opening many tabs in chrome while running all programs but still waiting to see it.
4GB ram is enough as it have worlds fastest ssd. If your memory usages exceed 4gb it start using ssd as virtual memory.
1.3 MHz processor speed is good until you do video editing/compiling. It takes more than 2 hour to compile about 120 min video.
Display quality is also good, however it has 1366 x 768 but more ppi.
Battery life is more than described.
by Manoj Kumar on 2014-06-29
Its a nice laptop. Was a little afraid to order an apple product, having used Dell till now. All misgivings were laid to rest when I started deciphering the apple product. Granted apple makes their product to provide seamlessly connectivity across their platforms only but that's their core strength too. I could get office and chrome (for ios) and voila, ready to sale with a super light laptop. The only that bugs me is that I had to buy a 1 TB hard drive (WD elements - another 4K) to go with it as 128 GB is not good enough for me to store all my video files. Rest is all good and have been using it for more than 15 days.
by Das on 2014-06-14
Arrived before scheduled date in mint condition. Awesome deal. Great bargain. Looking forward for such in future. Always trust Amazon.
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