2017 Apple MacBook Air 13.3", Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 3 years guarantee + Free delivery - £799 @John Lewis
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2017 Apple MacBook Air 13.3", Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 3 years guarantee + Free delivery - £799 @John Lewis

£799£949 16% John Lewis Deals
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Found 11th Dec 2017
Product information

Unbelievably thin and light, the 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Air is a portable yet powerful portable computer. Made from lightweight aluminium, it features a whole host of great connectivity options, including USB 3.0 and a lighting fast Thunderbolt 2 port. Tough, slim and very portable - the MacBook Air is your perfect partner for work, rest or play.

Thin, Light and Durable
Incredibly thin and light, MacBook Air 13-inch measures just 1.7cm at its deepest point and weighs an astonishing 1.35kg making it ideal to take with you. The amazing portability of this machine is helped by the 128GB PCIe-based SSD. It doesn’t have any moving parts, which means it’s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — qualities that make sense in a laptop tasked with keeping up with you. Despite its size, MacBook Air packs a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. It’s also backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light.

5th-Generation Intel Core i5
The fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor will handle whatever you throw at it, allowing you to multi-task and work on intensive applications without experiencing any lag. Applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker. Send email, write reports, create presentations, touch up photos, edit home movies and all the little (and big) tasks in between. The i5 uses the Intel HD Graphics 6000 GPU to ensure visuals are smooth whether you’re playing a game, watching a video or editing a photo.

All-Day Battery
MacBook Air features a large battery that works with the power-efficient fifth generation Intel Core processor to last all day. You can expect up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge when surfing the web or watching films from iTunes. MacBook Air will also preserve its own battery life by entering standby mode after it’s been asleep for more than three hours, helping to conserve battery life for up to 30 days. You can even continue to receive new emails and calendar invitations while your MacBook’s asleep by enabling Power Nap.

Faster Connections
With 802.11ac Wi-Fi you’ll be able to connect to an 802.11ac router and experience wireless performance that’s up to 3 times faster than previous generations. Bluetooth 4.0 will allow you to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices like speakers, headphones and other computers to stream and share files without wires. Two USB 3.0 ports will allow you to connect peripheral items such as mice, printers or USB storage devices, and transfer data 10 times faster than USB 2.0 with compatible devices. The Thunderbolt 2 port allows rapid transferring of files, so you’ll save time when trying to save large files in a hurry, delivering transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps.

Visual Communications
The screen on the MacBook Air is amazingly thin - just 4.86mm - but still manages to stand out, with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels and LED backlighting ensuring that colours are bright and vibrant from edge to edge. The widescreen 720p FaceTime camera will let your friends and family see more of you in video calls and ensure that groups can fit into a picture without having to crowd around the display. The dual microphones reduce background noise from behind the mics, so your speech will be as clear as your face.

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I’ve got one and I think it’s great. I got the JL 3 year warranty as well. The other day we had a power cut for about ten hours and I used it all day, tethered to my iphone. Even after all that time the battery was still at 68 per cent. I was impressed.
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This is the same price as PCW/Currys only they are giving£125 off if you trade in something.

any good? compared to hp and dell at this price laptops?

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ms200523 m ago

This is the same price as PCW/Currys only they are giving£125 off if you …This is the same price as PCW/Currys only they are giving£125 off if you trade in something.


Agree..3 years guarantee is what separates them

What would put me off this is the screen. It’s 128ppi, which imo isn’t great for the price.

If I wanted an ultra portable laptop that didn’t require too much power, I’d get the regular MacBook. It’s lighter and has a better screen.

In my case I needed more power and so went for the pro.

billwade16 m ago

What’s the difference between this and the MacBook Pro - this seems cheap, …What’s the difference between this and the MacBook Pro - this seems cheap, relatively speaking of course


This is more of an ultra book. Lighter than a pro with a smaller screen and lower spec.

I’ve got one and I think it’s great. I got the JL 3 year warranty as well. The other day we had a power cut for about ten hours and I used it all day, tethered to my iphone. Even after all that time the battery was still at 68 per cent. I was impressed.

If you are going to buy the Air make sure you have good eyesight, due to the odd 1440 x 900 resolution the text is smaller than the regular and pro MacBooks. I had to return mine because of this, i was getting too much eyestrain, the screen quality is very poor by Apples standards as well.

If you can afford it get the 12" MacBook, it is much much better in every way, it is my favourite Apple product ever, and i have had a lot over the last 13 years.

Ah...a little bit of history. Coming up for 10 years old next month. You'd think maybe an upgrade in the screen in that time wouldn't be too much to ask?
Kinda falls between the cracks for me: too small/underpowered to get any work done on it, too expensive as a web browser. Someone must have a use for it?? Anyone??

eatmorefish23 m ago

Ah...a little bit of history. Coming up for 10 years old next month. You'd …Ah...a little bit of history. Coming up for 10 years old next month. You'd think maybe an upgrade in the screen in that time wouldn't be too much to ask?Kinda falls between the cracks for me: too small/underpowered to get any work done on it, too expensive as a web browser. Someone must have a use for it?? Anyone??



I've just returned one to Amazon, it's a nice little machine and isn't as slow as you think (I was even playing a bit of Diablo 3 on it) but what absolutely kills it for me is the screen. The resolution I could live with, but the washed out colours and poor viewing angles were the deal breaker. It's like a screen from a £250 windows laptop.

Ended up buying a second hand 2015 macbook pro, it's by far the better machine and cost me less too.

Did Amazon happily take it back after being unpackaged, set up and software installed? (presumably you wiped it before returning, but still, good service!)

cactusweasel22 m ago

I've just returned one to Amazon, it's a nice little machine and isn't as …I've just returned one to Amazon, it's a nice little machine and isn't as slow as you think (I was even playing a bit of Diablo 3 on it) but what absolutely kills it for me is the screen. The resolution I could live with, but the washed out colours and poor viewing angles were the deal breaker. It's like a screen from a £250 windows laptop.Ended up buying a second hand 2015 macbook pro, it's by far the better machine and cost me less too.


From where did you buy 2nd hand mac pro. Can you give me link?

Tuscan91558 m ago

Did Amazon happily take it back after being unpackaged, set up and …Did Amazon happily take it back after being unpackaged, set up and software installed? (presumably you wiped it before returning, but still, good service!)



Aye, Amazons service is second to none. Probably have a black mark against me for that one though lol

GibranBD52 m ago

From where did you buy 2nd hand mac pro. Can you give me link?



Nowhere special, just from eBay.

Thanks ordered. Was after the 3 year warranty.

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fishfash4 m ago

Thanks ordered. Was after the 3 year warranty.


GREAT! 3 year warranty is so worthy...recently my 2 year old Macbook pro's display coating came off ...Apple sorted it for free...the repair otherwise would have costed me £350+!

eatmorefish11th Dec

Ah...a little bit of history. Coming up for 10 years old next month. You'd …Ah...a little bit of history. Coming up for 10 years old next month. You'd think maybe an upgrade in the screen in that time wouldn't be too much to ask?Kinda falls between the cracks for me: too small/underpowered to get any work done on it, too expensive as a web browser. Someone must have a use for it?? Anyone??


The Air line is indeed coming up for 10 years old.

An i5, 8gb of RAM and a 13" too small for work you say? Too expensive for a browser when it's cheaper than some tablets and many phones.

johnnystorm12 h, 52 m ago

The Air line is indeed coming up for 10 years old.An i5, 8gb of RAM and a …The Air line is indeed coming up for 10 years old.An i5, 8gb of RAM and a 13" too small for work you say? Too expensive for a browser when it's cheaper than some tablets and many phones.


The screen was average for 2008. Nowadays you'd be hard pushed to find a flagship mid-tier phone with such a poor resolution as this laptop screen. Kinda shows where Apple put their energies- marketing, design, slowing older phones.

And don't get me started on that bezel.

eatmorefish1 h, 34 m ago

The screen was average for 2008. Nowadays you'd be hard pushed to find a …The screen was average for 2008. Nowadays you'd be hard pushed to find a flagship mid-tier phone with such a poor resolution as this laptop screen. Kinda shows where Apple put their energies- marketing, design, slowing older phones.And don't get me started on that bezel.


When I hold my laptop as close to my face as my phone then it might be a major concern.
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