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Apple MacBook Air 11.6in sub-notebook

The beauty and the boast

Benchmarks: 11in sub-notebooks

It's not as quick as the 13.3in model - a slower CPU and slower SSD see to that - but it's snappy enough and it was well able to handle the productivity, comms and picture editing tasks I put it to. Better, in fact, than my old, first-generation 13.3in Air, which had a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, but Intel graphics. It's clear how much of a difference getting a GPU, even an integrated one, from Nvidia makes, more than compensating for the slower CPU.

PCMark Vantage

Apple MacBook Air 11.6in
Apple MacBook Air 11.6in

Longer bars are better

3DMark 06

Apple MacBook Air 11.6in

Longer bars are better

PCMark Vantage Loop Battery Life Test

Apple MacBook Air 11.6in

Battery Life in Minutes
Longer bars are better

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