Technology · August 17, 2022

MacBook Air 11 inch display and performance

Apple MacBook Air 11 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Apple presented major changes at the keynote event in March which include the brand update MacBook Air 11 inch and the new Force Touch touchpads. The upgrade of the MacBook Air-series however was not a major event. It’s just a upgrade to the hardware that is limit to the processor and internal graphics software. We’re going to use this review to study the performance changes and find out what the implications are to the emissions or battery timers.

We begin with the apparent price hike within the Eurozone. Our review unit currently represents the basic configuration. In lieu the initial price of EUR900 (~$1014) The starting price is currently USD1,000 (~$1126). The price was decrease by $900 to $1,000 in United States. The upgrades to the hardware are more costly as well. The base model comes with 4 GB of memory as well as a update Intel Core i5–5250U equip with Intel HD Graphics 6000 and 128 GB of flash storage. The review update mostly focuses on the differences from the previously examine MacBook Air 2013 that was teste using the minimum specs ( Intel Core i5–4250U 4GB memory, as well as 128GB of SSD) two years ago.

The choice of a high-end notebook 11 inches is becoming increasingly difficult. The market is now experimenting with, aside from the traditional input devices that have touch inputs, Ultrabooks as well as convertibles in this size. Lenovo offers a great example. has a convertible that retails costing around 1,370 Euros (~$1543). Lenovo’s Lenovo ThinkPad Helix was a big hit with us thanks to its impressive display and excellent performance of the system during our review.


Its MacBook Air has a TN display that has 1366×768 pixels resolution with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The MacBook Air will need to wait to get the compact device that has the Retina display. It is possible to see tiny pixels when familiar with high-resolution displays, however, the company makes it perfect in terms of brightness and distribution of brightness. We have measure an median luminance that is 350 cd/m2 while the display makes a fantastic first impression, thanks to an average brightness of 90 percent. The glossy panel is design to increase the brilliance of colors. It’s a tough finding locate a device that has an 11-inch an matte display in the category.

While the brightness was not significantly higher base on our tests The black value was increased to 0.493 Cd/m2, resulting in a higher brightness of 746:1. The black level is adequate for daily use, but the contrast may be greater in the highest brightness setting. We couldn’t detect the flickering effect of PWM during the video test (60 FPS) even on dimmed panels.

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The color space available isn’t enough to support professional graphic software (AdobeRGB 39.8 percent and sRGB 55.2 percent). The built-in TN panel is good at adjusting in Mac OS X ex-works and we don’t see a blue cast. The deviations are very low, at 3.06 for grayscale while the deviation is 3.23 on the colored. Calibration enhances the DeltaE value up to 0.81 (grayscale) as well as 1.59 (colors) in accordance with the CalMAN analysis. These are quite excellent for the TN panel and may even outdo certain IPS panels.

Because of TN technology, there may there will be some variances in the brightness and colors when you view the screen at a distance. It’s still one of the best devices base on this technology. Its opening angle of around 135 degrees is typically adequate and you can put the laptop while sitting on your lap, however we’d prefer more angles.


Like always, Apple offers different configurations as well as an overview of the basic version in our review. Hardware components that are great to use as a desk device or a smaller multimedia notebooks that you can use for your day use. The slim MacBook Air is equip with the most efficient dual-core processor which can handle multi-media and office tasks. The processor’s graphics card comes with dual channel memory configuration. 128 GB of storage should be sufficient for many users. upgrading to 256GB is rather expensive at 250 euros (~$281). A user-led upgrade isn’t simple, as has been proven by our coworkers from Ifixit. The more robust Intel Core i7–5650U CPU is price at 200 euros (~$225).


Apple makes use of this update to provide the device with chips that are base in Broadwell. Broadwell architecture. The configuration we have test for our MacBook Air uses the Intel Core i5–5250U. The processor is equipped with two cores, and it can run four threads. The base clock is 1.6 milliseconds and has been raise by 100 MHz in comparison to our older test unit. The processor can go as high as 2.7 GHz via Turbo Boost. Intel provides the maximum power consumption as 15 Watts (TDP).

Performance Mac OS X Yosemite vs. Windows 8.1

We employ Cinebench R15 to determine the performance of both operating systems as it is compatible with both. Our test model scores about 220 points in the multi-core test. It doesn’t matter what OS you choose to use. The latest MacBook Air has an advantage of about 11% over the previous model of 2013. with Cinebench R11.5. There are more differences between the different operating systems in the single core test as well as the OpenGL benchmarks. Single-core tests under Windows scores 41percent more scores, and the OpenGL test is 30 instead of 26 FPS. The maximum clock speed of 2.5 GHz was maintain during the entire initial run of the test, as the temperature of CPU was 97 degrees Celsius. We were able to determine the temperature at 98 degrees Celsius after several runs, however there was no evidence of the CPU throttling. Battery power is not a problem as the outcomes are the same in comparison to mains power.

System Performance

The small test model is an absolute pleasure since everything runs smooth and responsive. impressive. It is recommend to consider 8GB of RAM or a processor with more power when you are planning to use more demanding software. PCMark 7 supports our subjective opinion and provides a positive result of 5,200 points on the MacBook which is superior to that of the MacBook Air 11 from 2013 which score 800 points lower.

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Storage Solution

Apple utilizes the M.2 SSD with a storage capacity of 128 GB. We’ve already talked about the fact that an upgrade to 256GB is available for purchase at 250 euros (~$281). There is no significant change in terms of transfer speeds (read and write) when compared to its prior. The integrated SSD produces decent results in both write and read performance however Apple could enhance the performance of important 4K files.