by Garvit Gupta on 2014-08-12
It's the first time I've purchased an Apple product and I am fully satisfied.
Design - The aluminium body is absolutely stunning. It feels so accurate and perfect.
Backlit Keyboard - I don't think you get that with any other laptop. It's again, amazing. Typing, even in dark is so intuitive.
Weight - 1.3 Kg, dude, that makes it ultra portable.
Battery Backup - I have no clue how they've managed to do this. But it actually gives my 12 - 14 hours on a single charge! The last laptop I've been using was an HP Pavilion, it lasted barely for 3 hours.
Temperature - You have to be a professional to heat this thing up. IT DOES NOT HEAT UP!
Operating System - I have been using Windows since now. So, I guess it will take some time to adjust to this one. However, it does not take much of an effort to get things done on Mac OS X too. And as a bonus, you can run Windows too using Boot Camp by Apple, in case you require.
Well, there is nothing which disappointed me. Except for some of the issues related to warranty, of course.
I had looked at this product on local stores like Tata Croma and Reliance Digital. They told me that I would not get 1 year warranty if I bought online from FlipKart or other stores. So, I called up Apple India customer care at their toll free number, provided on their site and they also said that I would not get the warranty.
However, when I consulted the Apple authorised repair centres, they told me that they just require the proof of original purchase for the warranty. I wrote to FlipKart and got it on email that warranty will be provided from Apple. So, I made the purchase through FlipKart as they provided delivery to home and genuine product.
Finally, credits to FlipKart for hassle free delivery.
First Mac and a good one at it
by Rajit Badgandi on 2014-06-22
The Mac Book Air (MBA) lives up to its expectations. Thanks to the good offers from Flipkart, now working on the super sleek MBA and enjoying it.
The product is very light as advertised and really mobile and portable. The 13 inch size makes it easy to work without any compromise on the experience.
The product was delivered in the specified time and it has been a smooth experience with the purchase.
Light, sleek, fast and with extraordinary battery life, you have to check this out!!
by Aditya on 2014-12-25
If you already own a Mac, there is nothing in this review for you. You might already be knowing the pros and cons. I write this for a Windows user considering Apple.
DOES IT HEAT? Not at all. Unless you are playing games, this laptop does not heat. Send mails, write code, watch videos, make Skype video calls, all at once even, and it just keeps ever so slightly warm.
SO HOW IS THE BATTERY? This is the best thing about it. With 30 day standby, 12 hours of usage with WiFi, 16 hours of video playback in flight mode, you will find nothing like it. I charge my laptop once every two days. If you’ve used Windows, laptops, you will find it very new to take your laptop to work/college with you without carrying a charger and knowing you’ll be ok.
HOW IS WARRANTY? While the MRP is 74000, Flipkart and Amazon both offer it at a significant discount, compared to most stores. So you will hear things from places like Reliance Digital, Chroma etc like "Flipkart does not provide warranty", "not genuine" etc. This is a lie told for obvious reasons. Know that for any product, it is not the seller but the manufacturer who offers warranty. Every Macbook Air is sold with a serial number and you can check the expiry date of it on the Apple website. The retailer has nothing to do with it. However, you do get the 30 day replacement from Flipkart, which is a plus since you don't have to take it to a service centre. However, know that Apple service centres are excellent, far better than most other places in India, at least. I have first hand experience in this.
HOW ARE THE SPECS? As for the product itself, if you compare the specs itself, you will find several better (superior specs at cheaper prices) alternatives from Windows. That is not why you buy this. If you want a portable machine however, then this is the thing for you. You do have portable Windows machines too (Dell XPS, Asus Zenbook, etc) which are also light and thin. However, interestingly, they cost more than the Macbook Air. This is the singular case where YOU GET A BETTER DEAL FROM APPLE. The Macbook Air is just as fast as its alternatives.
IS THE MACBOOK AIR SLOW? Far from it, be assured of that. It has more than enough processing power and RAM for the average user. While companies may tell you that you will need that 8 GB RAM or an i7 processor, this is simply not true. You have everything you need right here.
SO HOW IS IT FOR GAMING? It plays games quite fine. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag runs with medium to low settings without issue. But if you want to buy this for serious gaming, let me advice you to look elsewhere. You are paying simply too much for too little. YOU CANNOT GET ULTRABOOKS AT THIS RANGE WHICH CAN BE USED FOR GAMING. If you want to play pre 2010 games, you’ll find it more than enough though.
WHY APPLE? This is the real question many Windows users ask. While it is true that Apple costs more, if you want a portable yet powerful ultrabook, this is actually cheaper than the competition as of today. I am not yet sure why though. The operating system is simply better to use. Google “macbook trackpad gestures” to be impressed if you have never seen it. The after sales service in unmatched. The thing with most Apple products is that while it is not the best in any single specification (battery is the best there is though), overall, it beats all. It is the experience. Macbook simply works.
ANY CONS? There are a couple of them. The battery and size has come at the cost of storage space (only 128 GB Solid State Drive, read about SSD if you don’t know what they are) and low processor clock speeds. It is fast enough for general use though.
ANYTHING ELSE? Pretty much it. But here is a bit more. Hard disks cannot withstand mechanical shocks. Solid State Drives are more resilient. You can drop the Macbook and it still works, though you might dent the aluminium body. The screen is good for colour reproduction. But you can get higher resolution screens in Windows options (sometimes with poorer colour). You will not find the display bad though. Speakers are loud and mic is good. The design is beautiful.
In closing, I want to say that I wrote this review on the Macbook Air. I lost only 3 percent in the half an hour it took to write this.. Battery is that good. Even if you buy it just for the battery, it is still worth it.
by Ankit on 2015-01-31
I have been using the Macbook Pro for quite some time. When I received this Macbook Air, the light weight and compact design simply amazed me.
* Really compact and good screen size compared to 11 inch
* Boots up really fast. Comes with a flash drive
* Decent keyboard and trackpad size
* Comes with basic software (iWork and iLife) to get you started
* Seamlessly integrates with other Apple devices (Mac, iPhone, Apple TV, et al)
* The flash size is small (128 GB), useable just over 100 GBs
* For DVD users, need a super drive separately
* AppleCare costs a bomb (3yrs warranty). 25 per cent of what I paid for this laptop
* No ethernet - but not really a worry for me.
* Screen resolution looks less having used the Macbook Pro (even the non-retina)
* If you are a power user, the CPU and RAM are less.
Must buy product from Apple! Engineering genius!
by Krishna Vijay on 2014-07-29
This is my first Apple product. All these days I did not buy Apple products because of the higher price tag. Believe me, those few extra thousand rupees you spend on this Macbook Air is worth every penny. The design is sleek and sturdy. The looks are awesome and eye catching!
I did not want to spend 50K for a Windows laptop! I was searching for alternatives and found this deal on Flipkart. The cheapest deal when compared to the famous stores in the city. The difference was more than seven thousand rupees.
I was worried of the Apple warranty but this laptop bought from Flipkart is genuine and got registered with Apple flawlessly!!
Do I need to mention about the delivery speed and packaging?? :P
At service centre most of the time
by Hima on 2015-01-20
WE pay a premiuim for this product, but it's true. Apple staffers are arrogant and if god forbid your purchase is defective, you will not get any redressal since they do not even have an office here in India.
My macbook is 8 month old, and has been at the service center for over a 35 days already. It crashed back to back 3 times in a span of 1-2 months, and was at the service centre for over 10-12 days every time. Severely compromising my work and causing huge stress. But in spite of crashing 3 times back to back, within the first year of having it, I have been forced to take it back instead of being given a replacement as I believe any responsible company would agree to do.
Redressal is impossible with Apple. The firewalls they have at every level, starting with their website make it impossible to speak to any senior person, and the customer service people are terribly rude. So it's impossible to get any assitance from the company
Now I use this 65,000 rupee computer only to send mails and keep any important data on my old dell. Cannot trust when it will crash again and affect our work.
Nothing Better than MacBook Air
by Utkarsh on 2014-08-21
Its totally a WOW experience owning a MacBook Air
Super Fast Device
Worth every single penny invested on this beauty
Writing after use of 20 days
You cannot compare MacBook with HP,Dell,Sony.
This one is far far better than all those mentioned earlier.
*It starts as soon as the Power button is pushed super fast speed.
*Trackpad is soo good that You will love using it (You can really do a lot by using gestures)
*One of the best features is "battery life" wooooow you can't ask for better 14hrs dedicated sometimes more.
*Graphics are awesome
*Keypad is very good to use as proper gap between each Key helps you write easily
*Backlit keyboard is an advantage to use you can adjust the brightness of backlit too.
*Lightest and slimmest
*Above all i brought this from Snapdeal @ price of Rs.56790(after applying some coupon code i got a discount of Rs3200 directly haha Lucky me) - Rs4000(Buy Back Scheme)= Rs52790 Nice Deal for me :)
*The Only issue is 128GB SSD (which is super fast in terms of accessibility) but i think thats Good enough and in this era of External HDD that is more than sufficient.
everything is just awesome in this machine.Nothing better than this exists :)
So overall its extremely good.
by Anupam Pushkar on 2015-01-02
Except Low disk space nothing much to review.. Else its Lego song "Everything Is AWESOME!!!". Though disk is low you will get unmatched performance.
by Abhinav Srivastava on 2014-12-03
Everything is perfect... just 128GB SSD is bit low..but thats not an issue..
only major problem MBA dont have LAN Port
by Mohit Chhabra on 2014-10-31
First and foremost, great service by WS retail. Product arrived in about 12 hours after order and in perfect condition.
Now, about the notebook, some pros and cons.
1. Very portable. The 11 inch is even more so, but the 13" gives the perfect balance of mobility and screen real estate.
2. Despite being a non-Retina display, the screen quality is excellent. At normal working distance, you will not be able to make out the pixels.
3. Keyboard and trackpad are industry leading. Gestures on Mac OS X are great.
4. All flash makes it blazing fast.
5. It is practically a noiseless notebook.
6. Price is very decent considering the offers you get on Flipkart (like 10000 exchange discount)
7. Mac OS X. I have been using it for 4 years so it's not new to me, but it takes almost no time to get used to and it is much more robust, responsive and bug free than Windows. Having used it for 4 years with ZERO software issues, I am confident it will not cause any problems in the future.
8. Software updates and upgrades will be free for many years.
9. This is the biggest pro of all actually. An ENORMOUS battery life. Apple says 12 hours but it's actually more than that.
Now the cons:
1. The space is 128 GB, and out of the box, you get 100 GB available. Though this is less for storage purposes of professional photographers and video editors, this is in no way deficient for day to day normal usage. With cheaper external HDDs and cloud storage, it's actually more than enough for most users.
2. No Disc drives: though I haven't used one in ages, it can be needed by some people. In that case, the non Retina Macbook pro is a great option or you can buy a 3rd party DVD drive.
This is an ideal laptop for people who travel with their notebook a lot and use it for browsing the web, media and office work.
Not ideal for people doing heavy duty graphic intensive tasks or needing tons of storage.
Buy from WS retail for safe packaging and genuine product of Apple India.
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Absolutely stunning piece!
by Sakthi Balan on 2014-12-19
Absolutely stunning piece. The look, feel and the ease of use its just out of the world. No words to describe you have to experience it! I am basically an open source guy so use Ubuntu at home and in office. I still continue to use them. But I needed a laptop that just works, makes my life easier and makes to concentrate on my need rather than about the system. So where to go...Apple is the only solution! Few years back I had a different feel about Apple products but when I started using iPhone two years back there is no going back. Apple is just always a step ahead of others.
Yesterday only I got the MBA so have not worked much on it other than updating and checking some multimedia files. Will do more and write a detailed review after few months. But I would say this now...Have worked on the system for 4.30 hours but still 8 hours of battery backup is there! I have not charged till now. Also this is a Nov 2014 manufactured one so it comes with Yosemite so that time of updating your Mac OS is also saved! I had to do a very minor updation of Yosemite. MBA does not become hot at all even after using 4 hours at a stretch much different from other laptops. Will write more after few months of usage....
Update: Today marks end of 6 months since I got my MacBook Air. The best innovation I would say in my opinion is the mouse pad. Actually I am not comfortable using the mouse pad on the laptop so always have a mouse attached to the laptop but not for this MBA. Its just so easy and intuitive that you won't feel any extra mouse is needed for these Apple laptops. The other main thing is the user interface. It is just so nicely done after good amount of research so almost all user actions are just intuitive - you guess it, it is there, you do it and it works! That is Apple for you. Other main point is that the laptop does not get hot at all even when you run videos! Just amazing piece...!
by Edwin Jacob on 2014-07-23
The early 2014 model of the Macbook Air improves only slightly upon the 2013 model.
1) Slight performance increases when compared to its predecessor but the write speed is significantly lower in the 2014 model (Not really a problem when you consider that you still get high write speeds because it is a SSD).
2) I am convinced that Apple has made a deal with the devil to squeeze more than 12 hours of battery backup from a single charge. The build quality has remain unchanged... It is still excellent, as expected from Apple.
3) Blazing fast booting up, quick wake from sleep response, wonderful trackpad response and surprisingly good graphics performance.
4) Many people often complain that Apple products are overpriced, but the Macbook Air is actually cheaper than most ultrabooks out there and it is truly worth the price.Its a sleek and excellent laptop for professionals and people on the move.
1) Some may find the 128/256GB of space lacking, but that ought to be expected when purchasing a laptop that comes with a SSD as they are not cheap. One way to solve this issue is to get a portable USB 3 compatible hard drive. I personally chose to get a SIlver "Nifty MicroSD card adapter" + a 64gb MicroSD card to sort the space issue without compromising on the looks of the laptop and it also saves me the bother of carrying a Portable Hard Drive around
by Pranav Ramarao on 2015-03-31
This is one of the best purchases I have made in the recent past. Amazon has proved that this is best place to buy it as well.
I will comment on two things here : the macbook itself and amazon service.
First the service. I ordered a macbook from paytm first which had promised Rs 10000 cash back making the laptop Rs 54000. I went for that deal and the next day the order was cancelled and paytm had successfully blocked my card from making any further purchases from other e-commerce sites for 10 days as I was low on credit limit.(It would take them 10 days to refund it back to my account). Worst of all, they had plenty of issues with their site and worst customer service. I decided to go with Amazon and bought it for Rs 57500. It was worth it. Such amazing customer service. They keep you updated on the status of the product. I got the laptop in 1.5 days. Really quick. And amazing packaging as usual!
Coming to the laptop, apple just nailed it. Such elegance and design. I fell in love with the laptop at first sight. I was expecting a not-so-great screen since I use a full hd screen laptop... but this one was just as good. The laptop is very snappy thanks to the ssd. Very light, thin and the battery! 13 hours. Just too good. I am really really happy with this purchase and feel bad that I hadn't purchased it earlier.
Thank you apple
Thank you amazon :)
Absolutely mind blowing device......
by Deepak on 2014-11-28
Got the device last week.Feeling proud for having a device like this.It's simply awesome.....
Design:superb.....you can't find a better one in this part other than MBA
Display:You may only feel dissapoints if you compare it with mac book pro (RETINA display)... otherwise it's way better than HD displays...You will love it.
Trackpad:This is thing which makes your mouth open......it's like using a butter smooth touchscreen display.
keyboard:perfect alignment of keys and great quality.
Speed: boots up in 5 sec and shutdown in 3 sec...lightning speed in copying contents...
Backup: i usually get 11-12 hours of battery backup...
40 % charging within 35 min and that will last for min 4 hours....awesome.
portability:At the max.You can simply hang around with this.
Overall APPLE SUPPORT IS AMAZING.....
two pin plug causes some electric pulses in metallic body near trackpad while charging.It will not cause any issue.
Accesories includes 1 two pin and 1 three pin adapter.
USE THE MAIN 3 PIN PLUG GIVEN no need of using 2 pin plug .(so its not a problem at all)
Thanks to AMAZON......the packing and delivery was super.
Excellent deal from Amazon
by Reggie on 2015-02-06
Excellent deal from Amazon. More over the Macbook air was shipped free of cost to my home. It's just not possible to pick up the product at this price from an Apple reseller so go for it on Amazon. Moreover once you buy the product and register it with Apple, you are secure as Apple respects all warranty terms flawlessly.
Overall a great combination of product and fulfilment from two very respectable companies- Apple and Amazon.
by Bau5 on 2015-11-01
Been using a macbook pro for a good 6 years before I bought this. Got a decent deal. Much less than what I paid for a pro 6 years back. Never faced any problems with mac. No virus. Doesn't slow down. Excellent battery life. Went for 128 gb since I already had a 500gb external hd.
---Problem I faced----
Worked perfectly fine for a good 4 months. Product was authentic as I got it registered on apple website for warranty the day I got it. No problems there. However my screen suddenly went blank one day. Took it to the apple service center. There is no issue with product warranty even if it is bought online. A lot of people complain about this. Service centre informs me that motherboard had crashed. They replaced the whole motherboard for free as it was under warranty. Took them about a week to get it sorted. Was rather disappointing to face this issue when the product was bought only a few months back.
I give this a 4* rating cause thats the only problem I've faced with this. Though the following things do come to my mind:
1) What if this happened after 1 year? I would have had to shell out a lot of money.
2) Should I get extended warranty? Thats another 10-12 grand out of my pocket.
Decided to go for a 13" as I don't travel much. Secondly it's better than a 11" for watching movies. Even 13" is very light and thin compared to my old macbook pro.
P.S. I REVIEW EACH PRODUCT ONLY AFTER A FEW MONTHS USE
by Anoop Pandey on 2016-08-05
Works great while it lasts. Only problem is macbook airs have a lot of problems with their logic boards, they mostly go broke after completing 1 year. mine gone broke after 1.5 years, know many others whose laptops got broke within 2 years time. So if you are going for this laptop, don't forget to purchase extended warranty as the failure rates is very high for logic boards, which cost more than 50% of the product as replacement cost.
Bad experience, broken in 1.2 year, authorized Apple center quoted 35K
by Shakir on 2016-08-04
Needed logic board repair in just 1.5 year
Authorized service center quoted Rs.35,000 for repair, warranty was for one year.
Only Caps-Lock key came out within warranty and Authorized center quoted 13000 for replacing whole keyboard with top
Two more friend has similar issue with Mac-book Air 13.
I Will not recommend to spend on this expensive Apple product like this.
Never Buy Apple product. Worst product from Apple (Macbook air) , Never buy
by Ashok Kumar on 2016-08-27
I purchased Macbook air of Apple in March 2015 from Amazon (supplier Okay Enterprise), It developed problem of heating and shut down within 3 months. I took it to IGENCA authorised service centre of Apple product. They confirmed that there is no hardware issue. they kept the system for 2-3 days and then called me that system is ok. I collected the system and just after use of 1-2 hour , same issue recurred. I again took to IGENCA and they again did the same thing that after 3-4 days , returned that system is now OK and hardware also OK. this type of harrassment continued for 4-5 time. T I talked to their senior people who then assured to help and they told me that this may be battery issue and they took more than 15 days to check and returned the laptop saying again that it is working fine.
But the problem recurred and then they again kept the system and then told its Logic board (mother board ) is faulty. They took more than a month to replace the logic board as they were not having logic board in stock. They sell so many Laptop but keep no inventory and take so long to get the spae from Apple.
This process took about three months to get the system back. But most surprisingly the system was still not corrected as the problem of heating and shut down continued. Highly disappointed with this , i requested them to replace the system but they did not and I was left on my own to fert and fume.
I requested apple customer care but their response was highly unprofessional and non- cooperative> My laptop was again given to IGENICA but they could not diagnose and rectify the problem. Luckily on my intense follow up and shouting with Apple customer care, One of their Engineer helped online. He guided some instruction and the laptop was working without getting shut down but this continued only for 5-6 months and by the time one year was completed from date of purchase.
Just after completion of one year, laptop was not booting up. Having bad experience with IGENICA in past, i decided to call apple customer care only. they advised to go to Macclinic, Noida. Mac-clinic people asked me to pay Rs 2000/- just to diagnose the problem. I paid the same and they diagnosed that hardware is ok , only formatting is required. They kept the system and called me after two days that system is now OK. but when brought it home, it booted up only 2-3 times after that same problem of not booting up.
When I again approached them , They reconfirmed after rechecking that hardware is Ok and kept the system for further examination, after 3-4 days they told that Logic board need to be changed and charges for same was Rs 37500/- and warranty only 2 months.
This was big shock to me that such a costly product from APPLE has developed the problem logic board twice within a period of about one year. I pleaded to APLLE customer care to help and replace the system or rectify without any cost to me, but they told that laptop is out of warranty.
I feel cheated by APPLE and disappointed by such poor quality product. I could have purchased three laptop of other reputed brand in India within the price I paid for Macbook Air laptop of Apple.
No one should buy their product as they are in-genuinely costly and poor quality. This is unfair that if they are selling at such high price then they should also take care of customer complaint with same spirit.
I was trying to upload copy of service report but could not be done on this review /feedback. If any body wants to ask any thing, Can ask me at my emial email@example.com and mobile 9650991400.
Please share this with all so that this cheat company does not get to cheat others by selling faulty and defective product.
request Amazon also to help in this regards.
Excellency at its Best..
by gaurav on 2014-12-22
Excellency at its Best....
Bought it on 14th Nov but got a chance to get my hands on - 19th Dec as i was abroad and someone had to bring me there.
since 3 days i have been using the MBA with WiFi always on browsing internet and watching online videos, movies ---- The good part is , the battery is lasting 9-9.5 hrs with this kind of usage.
initially my continuity was not working and there were problems with bluetooth connectivity,
but after upgrading it to Yosemite, i wanted to increase the space and the problem,
i erased the entire disk by entering into the safe mode and then it offered me 110 Gb of storage whereas i suppose most of you would have got around 101 GB at first and after upgrading which might have decreased.
this took time , but solved my issue ....
still a little problem sometime with Bluetooth, but i guess thats not highly important as far as i am concerned , and that its a bug in Yosemite . this is it with the 3 days of usage will be back after using it intensely after a week
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