“I’ve been testing Apple’s newest ultraportable laptop for a couple of weeks, and I can routinely get through a full 8 to 12-hour workday without a boost, and with battery to spare,” Christina Bonnington writes for Wired. “Heck, I went an entire Netflix-filled weekend without needing to plug it in once.”

“Where the mid-2012 model got a very respectable 7 hours of battery life, the 2013 model is spec’d at a full 12 hours,” Bonnington writes. “It delivers on that promise, and then some. I can forget the charger at home or at work and totally not stress about it.”

“Apple clearly knows not to mess with a good thing, and much about the Air is unchanged,” Bonnington writes. “The 2013 model shares the same lithe, featherlight chassis as its predecessors, which is fine because honestly if it was any thinner, it would be a safety hazard. The keyboard and the trackpad are still exemplary, the best in the industry.”

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Bonnington writes, “The 13-inch Air still sports the same 1440 x 900 pixel resolution as its predecessors. Obviously, it’s a jump we’re all waiting for, but in my opinion, the battery life boost more than makes up for the fact that you can see pixels when you smoosh your face 6 inches from the screen, and you wouldn’t see such great battery performance if Apple had included a high-density display… The 13-inch MacBook Air is as close to perfection as a consumer notebook gets.”

Read more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: Tis nice to see that Apple can still do some things right. ;-)

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