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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8476 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

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    anonymous
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    Starting college, I knew I had to invest in a reliable laptop. The MacBook Air was the best purchase I made in order to enhance my learning experience. Considering the fact that I was not at all tech savvy, I knew I needed a device that was easy to use. The first brand that came to mind for simplicity was Apple. When I first got the laptop, it came with quick steps on how to start setting it up. It also gave me tips on how to best use it for my convenience. Since I already had an IPhone, I knew the software would be familiar and compatible. The compatibility with my phone made for time saving and effortless transferring of pictures and music. It was also simple to download other software that was needed for school. I was quickly able to learn how to complete certain assignments for school in an efficient matter with the help of the MacBook Air. Another advantage to buying this product was the battery life. I honestly expected the laptop to have horrible battery life due to the fact that I had to constantly charge my other Apple device. I was pleasantly surprised when my laptop would stay on for several days because the battery would not last on my IPhone what so ever. The laptop not only stayed charged for an extended amount of time but also charged very quickly if it did die. This extended battery life enabled me to work on assignments for long hours or even binge watch my favorite Netflix series without having to stop and charge. In addition to the simplicity and battery life, the MacBook Air was aesthetically pleasing and light in weight. The style and look of the MacBook Air was known because many people, including myself, thought it had a classy design. Aside from the fact that the laptop was stylish, it was also very thin and light. I most definitely did not want a bulky laptop, and the MacBook Air lived up to its name since it was as light as air. This was very important to me because I did not want to be carrying around more weight in my book bag than I had to. The thinness of the MacBook Air was also convenient because it fit easily into several different bags. I could take the laptop anywhere I needed and it was not a hassle. Another upside to having bought this product was the several ports that were located on the sides. It contained two USB ports, a SD card slot, and another slot for something I had no idea about. That was an advantage because I did not have to purchase an adapter in order to be able to use a flash drive. Newer MacBook models do not have it to where the ports come installed, so the adapter is necessary to connect other devices to the laptop. Finally, the last thing I liked about the MacBook Air was the keyboard that lit up. If I was in a dark room or somewhere that had a dark setting, I would not have to struggle to see what I was typing. I could even adjust the brightness of the lighting from the keyboard so it would not always have to be so bright. All of these simple yet brilliant aspects come together to make a spectacular product. I would give this product a five out of five-star rating. I strongly recommend buying the MacBook Air. Not only do you get plenty for your money’s worth, but you also end up very pleased with all it has to offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Even in 2017, the Air does pack a decent punch!

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    Pratikum
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    Let me begin by acknowledging that there is nothing that's not already said about a MacBook Air. Having said that, here are my two cents about the latest iteration of this classic MacBook. Let me begin with some of the things that I love: - The build quality: I mean, hands down, Apple has nailed it when it comes to designing and building laptops. The design is just perfect and light enough to carry and sturdy enough to resist easy damage at the same time. I have no complaints here! I do a ton of writing on my laptop, and I am happy with the keyboard of this computer as well. - The MacOS: Say what you will, but when it comes to a refined, uniform and snappy performance, MacOS is the boss. Everything is uniform and aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, there so many apps on the Mac Store that not having a software is a moot point for most users. -The performance: Although Apple uses some dated chips on this line of laptops, the MacBook Air still maintains one of the snappiest laptops out there. I have had no issues with general browsing and light Photoshop work on this laptop. I can't comment on the video editing aspect of it as I don't ever edit videos on my laptop. If your needs are general browsing, email, word processing, occasional photo editing, etc., this notebook is more than capable of doing it. -Battery life: I get around 10-12 hours on a consistent basis depending on what I am doing. If you are doing light browsing, office work and occasional video or two, you are looking at 12 hours, no problem. Now for the bad. Well, there are a couple of issues that I do have with this laptop. - The screen: It is 2017 for god's sake! Can't you stick a 1080p screen on a MacBook Air, Apple?! God! The mediocrity of the screen stings even more as the laptop is not what you might call a 'budget' laptop. So, if you are looking for a sharp screen with a decent color gamut, look elsewhere. -No upgrades: Another thing that bothers me about this laptop is that you can't upgrade anything, nothing, zilch, nada! So, make sure you pick the configuration you want before buying it. -Games: Just one word- Hopeless! But I get it, you are not buying this laptop if you are a serious gamer, so I can let it slide. -The Apple Tax: This thing is, simply put, overpriced. It would be a great buy if it were $300 cheaper. But, if you want Apple ecosystem, this is your cheapest option. In conclusion; do I recommend this laptop? If you overlook the poor screen and the Apple tax, then yes! It is a great work machine, and if you are a college student or a professional who uses office software and stuff, you would be happy with this notebook. It does an excellent job if you are not asking too much of it. However, if you need more horsepower, this might not be an ideal machine for you. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product!!

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    BellaP
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    The MacBook Air computer is such a useful tool! This wonderful computer has been one of the most amazing blessings I have ever received because of the Software, Hardware, and because it promotes efficiency. The only downside to this product would be the price. The MacBook Air computer has a spectacular software system. It uses the Fifth Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. This processor was designed to drain out less power, yet still allow a high level of performance for a longer amount of time. Along with the Intel Core processors, the SSD storage inside this computer provides a long battery life. The MacBook Air can get up to 12 hours of battery from a single charge. It can also be put into standby mode. This mode preserves up to 30 hours of battery life if the computer remains unused for three days. This device also has a variety of storage capacity options. The largest capacity offered is 512 GB and the lowest would be 128 GB. As a student, saving all of the documents needed for the rest of the semester is of great importance to me. With 128GB I am able to keep all of my personal photos, documents, and music on my MacBook Air. Not only is the software superb, but the hardware is too. On the Apple website, one descriptions that are listed says that this computer is “Thin. Light. Powerful. And ready for anything”. For starters, its sleek design makes it a much easier task to travel with a computer. It is .68 inches thick and weighs almost three pounds. I find it extraordinarily easy to take out my computer during lectures for note taking, or during a flight to get homework done because of the “thin” and “light” design. Another part of this riveting computer that gets me every time is the backlit keyboard. The black keys with the ambient lighting under them provide a stunning appearance. Not to mention, it also allows the user to be able to see much better. My MacBook Air is one of the most aesthetically pleasing computers I have ever seen. The astonishingly thin, and lovely silver exterior creates such an angelic illusion. If you are someone who enjoys a stylish yet classy look then this is the right computer for you. Software and hardware are both important features in a computer; however, what do those things matter if the user does not feel efficient using it? The MacBook Air offers a ton of different applications that produce efficiency in your daily work. This computer has allowed me to do just about anything with the applications it possesses. Apps such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and IBooks form a part in what I do every day both in and outside of school. Another useful feature on this computer is Siri. Siri is a built-in assistant who is capacitated with doing everything to help in any way necessary. All of these features allow one to be efficient and get work done in a timely manner, with few to no errors or frustrations. Some people believe that this computer is too complicated to use but after a day or two of just playing around with my computer I was able to figure it out and it became a matter of second nature. The only con to the MacBook Air would be the price. The price for this computer varies depending on things like the size, processing models, and storage capacity. Best Buy is currently selling this computer at $999.99 for 128GB of storage. If more storage space is needed, then the price goes up; however, Best Buy offers 12-month financing which would leave the buyer to pay about $83 a month. This pricing is only for the lowest storage capacity and the 13-inch display. I understand why the price is the way that it is because of all of the great features it possesses, however; it is unobtainable to many. If you don't mind the price go for it. This computer has changed the way I do everything for better and I believe it could do the same for you. My MacBook air is undeniably a necessary tool in my everyday life. It has changed the way do things on a daily basis. If you're looking for an excellent computer that has impressive software, hardware, and promotes efficiency, then consider this computer. It has earned our out of five stars on my behalf. It would have been five out of five if the price hadn’t been so expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy College Student

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    Aimallis
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    We purchased the MacBook for our son who was graduating high school and heading off to college. Up until this point, his main computer had be a chrome book. We spoke with him multiple times about what he was looking for in a laptop, and every time the conversation led back to the MacBook. I will tell you that the price on this computer is a hard pill to swallow, especially since chrome books can tend to run on the cheaper side. Prior going into BB, I did research and compare, it was at that point I knew we had to go with the MacBook. I did shop around for the best price, and was able to find a great deal on Amazon. Little did I know, when price matching, it has to be not only shipped from Amazon, it needed to be sold from them as well. After this new, I was crushed, it was a substantial difference. However, I knew what we were going in there to purchase this item, and couldn't leave empty handed. The sales man that helped us went over all the amazing features of the computer, he showed us the resolution, color and clarity of the screen, which were all amazing. He wasn't pushy at all, but made multiple suggestions based off his own experience. He highly recommended the apple care and all of it's features and price saving options! He even pointed out the cover that he had on his. While looking at covers and waiting for him to pull the computer out of the locked cage, we browsed around the store. All of the "new" high tech, just released computers didn't hold up to the MacBook. They were all lacking in at least one thing that made the MacBooks all over package. Upon returning, he informed us that he was able to find a price match the he was able to , We ended up paying even less then what we would have, had he been able to match the price I found, Our son was absolutely thrilled with the gift, and was barely able to get though the rest of the gift before taking it out of the box and starting it up! The screen, AMAZING! The speed, lighting fast! Over all use of the computer, Simple. In this case, paying more for quality and name was absolutly worth it. If your on the face with this particular device, definitely go compare with another lab top side my side, 5-6 times, I will guarantee, the MacBook will be choose!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy MacBook lineup to last for years

    Posted
    Birb
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    My first ever purchase of an Apple product and first ever Macbook was MacBook Pro 2015 (Early 2015), in the past I had only used Windows computers with heavy specifications but I was never happy, there would always be some issue start coming up withing 6 months either with the chasis or hinges or the hardware problems like fan issues and shutting down after being heatup too much but once I switched to MacBook Pro I was so satisfied, I don't have to worry about anything, I'm a Software Engineer so all I have to do is always just turn on my computer do my work and done, it has been more than 2 years that I have had that MacBook and no issues so far. So that brings me to my this purchase, my sister was in need of a new computer (because of an old dead Windows machine) for her college needs, I saw this one on the sale and I jumped right away to buy it, so far the performance is great, it is not as great as the MacBook pro but then again this is thin and light unlike MacBook and is enough to fullfil the needs of a college student or even if you want to do coding etc. I think it can handle that ( because at work my Manager had this who used to do a lot of coding for two years and he was always very happy with it, now how he is a product manager so he got bumped to the new pro linup, but yeah this handled that kind of stuff too). So yeah I would say if you're an average user of a computer or someone who is a student then this is a great computer because it is better to invest once for 2,3 years on this machine then paying every few months to fix your windows machines (except for the metal body ones like new surface pro linup and other competitiors)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, simple and easy to use laptop.

    Posted
    rsm17

    So I initially went to best buy several weeks ago to get a new laptop before I start law school this fall, as my 2011 Macbook Pro couldn't keep up anymore. Even though I love Apple products and wanted another one, I decided to save some cash and left with a Lenovo Yoga 720. I thought the features that it had were great and I thought I would give Windows a try. Needless to say, it didn't take long for me to realize how much I missed the simplicity of Mac OS. After four days, I couldn't take it any longer and I took my PC back to Best Buy and eventually left with this Macbook Air. I have to say that I am very pleased overall with this laptop. There really is no comparison when it comes to Apple and build quality vs any PC maker. The Lenovo was nice but it still felt cheap and plasticy, for lack of a better word. This laptop is fantastic, it has a great selection of ports, is lightening quick and has absolutely amazing battery life. All the while at an affordable price. However, the one thing I do have to complain about this laptop is its screen. Especially when comparing it to the screen of the Lenovo and many other PC's in this price range, it is pretty bad. However, Apple didn't do this by accident, the lower resolution screen is what gives this Laptop its amazing battery life. The screen isn't terrible, but if you are coming from a retina display or a high quality HD display, this screen may bug you at first. It definitely bothered me for the first few days but I have since accepted it and I love the battery life in this thing. So it kind of depends on what your needs are. For a student like myself who is always on the go and needs something that is light and portable and can last me through the day, this meets my needs perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple - MacBook Air - Love it!

    Posted
    Nitro
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    I ordered this for school purposes. I have used mac products before and I am impressed with this one. I am not a computer guru, but I know my way around both mac and windows. Pros: -Brilliant display. It's very bright. The keyboard is lit so that helps with late night homework. - Easy to learn and navigate. Even with non-apple products. I downloaded word and it works great on this mac, as does PowerPoint. - Lightweight. This thing is so easy to carry. In my undergrad I had a traditional laptop, and it was so heavy to carry on campus. I have this one in a small sleeve and it is very easy to transport back and forth. - Quiet - this thing does not make a lot of noise when typing. The key stroke isn't as deep, so the click isn't as loud, which is nice when you're in class taking notes. - Excellent sound system - its speakers are clear and LOUD. Great for when you just have to have an impromptu dance party while making dinner with your kids :) - Good battery life - I use this thing daily, and have to charge it about once a week, maybe twice a week depending on how much late night surfing I'm doing. - Fast - it has great processing time. I'm constantly taking pictures on my phone and airdropping them to the MacBook Air (what can I say, my cloud is already full!). It takes literally seconds for this thing to download 35+ pictures. - it has a USB port still. The newer MacBook Pro does not, which would drive me nuts! Cons I will say it can be a bit cumbersome to use the pad. I like a traditional mouse better, but this is easily resolved by attaching a wireless mouse (which I have for this computer - thank you USB port!) It doesn't have a CD drive (bummer for watching dvds/playing cds)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easier than Windows

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    Gollfgirl
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    Had the 2012 Macbook Air, which I sold because I used an iPad rather than a computer. Would not have bought this except at $699 as Deal of the Day, it was too good to pass up. The 2017 model is faster then my previous MacBook Air. While the IOS takes up more room than it used to, it is less space than Windows and doesn’t constantly update. Bought a cheap Dell that can no longer update Windows because of lack of room. The Air is older technology, as reviews point out, but my Apple products have always been very reliable and Apple stores are available and the staff is helpful. I have some familiarity with several systems and find Apple just more user friendly. It took longer to find something as basic as line spacing in Word, while Pages had it immediately visible. The Air may be a bit dated and lack a retina screen, but keeping it simple and quality control are worth something. Keyboard and track pad are still among the very best. Read the Air wil either be updated and cheaper or discontinued, but who knows. Think Air is a good value if deeply discounted, which makes the it very competitive with the endless Windows machines that are on the market, many of which are not even in stores to actually experience things like touch screen, keyboard and touch pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I made the switch!

    Posted
    Katie
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    I had used Apple computers as a kid in the 90s and remember them being slower than the PCs at my school. For that reason, as soon as I became an adult, I bought PC computers and never even gave Apple computers a second glance. I've always been an iPhone lover though, so when my most recent PC laptop started wearing down, I was willing to give Apple a change. I'M SO GLAD THAT I DID! I'm still getting used to everything, but so far, there's nothing that I dislike about this laptop. It is fast, it feels very luxurious, the sound quality is better than previous PCs that I've owned, and overall, the functionality just seems more streamlined and smooth. I absolute love the track pad. It blew my mind that it could tell how many fingers I'm using. I love how you're easily able to scroll on web pages without clicking and dragging. Overall, I'm completely in love with this laptop. It's small, sleek, lightweight, very sturdy feeling, and absolutely beautiful. It's a great piece of technology. Everyone I spoke to prior to buying this was correct -- After buying this, I have no idea what took me so long! If you get this laptop, you will not regret it. It may take some getting used to, but there's not one thing that I miss from my PC that I can't do on here easier or just the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Deal Around

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    akalis13
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    Extremely happy with my purchase so far. I had a 2012 MacBook Pro that I traded into Best Buy and was extremely surprised that they gave me 430$ in gift card for it. Not only was I surprised by the trade in offer, I was extremely surprised by the sales that the store was offering. Best Buy offered 200$ off the MacBook Air PLUS they allowed me to use my 50$ student discount. I was able to purchase a computer that should have costed over $1,000 plus taxes for around $750.00 (and this price did not even include my trade in). It was such a good deal for $750.00 that I went back a week later and bought a second one to keep at the house and for other people in my family to use. It is an unbelievably fast and durable, yet light weight product. I notice faster speeds and processing with this MacBook Air than with my MacBook Pro. I have nothing but good things to say about the Best Buy store that I bought it from in Boardman, Ohio. The manager that worked with us was great--best buying experience I have had. Very quick too! You cannot go wrong with this computer, especially for the price. This computer will absolutely kick any non Mac out of the water. I am a medical student and am studying as well as taking tests that are 4+ hours on it--I have yet to have a problem. Great computer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer

    Posted
    bsamcdowell12
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    Even though I bought my MacBook Air 10 days ago, I think that it's enough time to write a review. I absolutely love my MacBook, it is a great computer and it is 100% better then my acer that I had. The only thing I wish is that I would have gotten the 256gb as 128gb isn't big enough memory, but I guess I will have to use iCloud for a lot of my storage space. I love that when I am on my MacBook and my phone is upstairs and I am downstairs I am able to get my text messages and reply back and also my facetime calls. My MacBook is my everyday computer and it does what I need it to. Before I even bought this Mac I did a lot of research on what was the better MacBook to get, I wanted something affordable but yet a good sturdy laptop, I felt like the MacBook Pro wasn't for me as it only has 2 USB-C ports and the MacBook 12" only had one USB-C port and I would of needed an hyper drive with the ports I needed, also I liked the idea of the megsafe charging port, I know I have gone through countless computers as the computer would stop reading the charger or I had to fix the charger where the computer would changefully. The battery is awesome I can go all day with out plugging in my computer, it also depends on what I am doing if I am watching movies then I have to plug it in sooner but still good battery life. I am extremely happy with my purchase....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My First MacBook

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    Darrin
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    I needed to run some tests on a product that my company sells using a Mac. I chose the MacBook Air because it was on sale for $749 and it had regular USB ports. My out of box experience with the MacBook Air was the best I have ever had with a computer. Plug it in, turn it on, follow the prompts. Easy! I carry an iPhone for work so I already had Apple accounts, but if you are new to Apple they are easy to set up. The Mac OS is surprisingly simple to pick up. I have a lot of Windows experience and a little Linux experience. I thought the lack of a touch screen was going to be a problem, but I like the well thought out Multi-Touch trackpad. It makes a touch screen unnecessary in my opinion. The Keypad is very good. The 13 inch display is good enough. I think If I was using this full time on the job I would probably opt for the Pro model. The battery life seems to be excellent. This is an area where the Microsoft Surface 3 is a little disappointing. In the few side by side test, it appears that the Mac OS is a little more efficient than Windows 10. It is slower than my 2.8 GHz i7 Windows laptop but much faster than my Surface 3. The size and battery life would seem to make it very good to take on a plane. It is slim enough to sit in the seatback pocket to make room for food and drink. I plugged in a USB DVD drive and was very impressed by the quality of the DVD video using the built in program. I have always looked at Apple in the past and decided it wasn't a good value. But I think at this price point the MacBook Air has a lot to offer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great machine and a great price

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    dorickweb
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    We got this Macbook Air on Black Friday, 2018, for $799, and we are very satisfied. The retina Macbook Air just released, and that is definitely a great machine, with needed improvements, However, what we use this machine for, and at the price we paid, we love this computer. This is actually our second one we purchased, as our daughter took the first one to school with her when her older Macbook (2011 model) finally needed to be replaced this past August. It has performed great for her at school, and she loves how light weight it is, and the overall build quality, as well as using MacOS vs using Windows. It was originally purchased for my wife (as is this one), and she loves/loved it. It is a perfect mix of size, and specs for what she uses her computer for; Web Browsing, Office applications, iTunes, and watching videos. This Macbook Air has handled all the tasks my wife has asked of it, and she has experienced no issues with performance. The battery life has also been phenomenal, averaging at least the advertised 10 hours. I am an IT professional, so I am comfortable using different machines and operating systems, but will say I am partial to Apple machines, which is why I finally got my wife to use one. But as just an average user, my wife has had nothing but great things to say about using her Macbook Air and getting used to MacOS after years of using Windows machines. Definitely recommend this machine if you can find it on sale as we did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good computer not so good UPS shipping

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    Truther
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    Labtop is great however what left me uneasy about this purchase is that it was bought durring Best Buy’s In store only sale purchase. I drive to the store to be told that my purchase has to be shipped to me. That was a surprise I assume bestbuy was out of stalk. When the package arrived the box was was damaged. I uploaded a picture of it here. Had I received it I probably wouldn’t have signed for it. But a coworker received it. Didn’t realize there was something fragile in the box. He signed for it. Shipping box was wrecked and so was the box that the manufacturer packaged the labtop in. Also I purchased the labtop in November 2018 I assumed I was buying a 2018 model no where did it say I was buying a 2017 I was expecting the 2018 features with the finger scan sensor but this one didn’t have it. It was a gift to my wife and I had bragged about that feature to her so you could imagine I felt when the labtop didn’t have it. The guy at the register also sold me Microsoft home and student bundle. On the packaging it’s said something about multiple users so I tried using it on my other labtop that didn’t have the windows 10 it was a windows 8 I didn’t realize that till it was too late now that Microsoft bundle is void can’t use it on my old computer or my new labtop it was intended for. 100 bucks down the drain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best work computer out there...

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    ladyirol
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    I have many computers (even a newer and older Macbook Pro). But this is the one that I went back to for work every day. I often must access files and internet on the go throughout the day and found the larger laptops clumsy in the car/van to work with. The design is so light and portable. The screen resolution (not hi-res) is perfect for my aging eyes. The response/speed has always been super on these units - programs open up faster than on my home system. I need the XD card slot for pictures and file storage (best, smallest external drive there is). I hook it up to a monitor at home for legal document preparation - easily done because of the mini-display port... I had one years ago and let go of it for a larger powerhorse laptop and truly missed it. So glad to have reinvested in one - well worth the money I spent under $1,000). I have absolutely no complaints - this is a very functional, huge timesaver for me professionally.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop For Everyday Use

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    AppleLover
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    I looked at a lot of different laptops when my Lenovo started going out. For an entry level laptop, it worked really well but was getting too old. I already had the Iphone and Apple Watch, so I was leaning towards a new Macbook, but did not want to spend that much on one. However after reading reviews and countless more reviews, I came to the conclusion that the Macbook was simply at the top of the class when it came to laptops. Overall, it is an excellent laptop and runs smoothly. Only a few things to note: -If you are a gamer this probably isn't the right laptop for you. It is good for casual gaming, but anything that requires serious graphics really isn't going to make the cut. -For being a $1000 laptop, the screen should be maybe a little better. It is very good for sure, but for this day and age, it could be better. Being on a 13" screen helps make it seems like it is HD but when you stream HD on Netflix it can be noted that it is still not quite HD quality. Not at all a reason to not get it though, just a side note. Overall, I am in love with it and the fast startup times are amazing. Battery life is all day under normal use unless you are watching videos or putting the processor under a lot of work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still A Great Device, but its almost 2019...

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    MichaelT
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    Design:::5/5 So the design of this is the classic MacBook Air, yes it has huge bezels, but its thin, and its sturdy and its everything we've all loved about it from day 1. Performance::: 4/5 , so you're not going to be playing any games at all on this really, we tried installing TRAINZ A New Era and it just wasn't playable, however, that being said. Photoshop, some coding software, multiple internet tabs, all fine. Excellent battery life real-world usage. Display::: 3/5 It's always kind of been the weak spot for me. It's just not that good. However, that being said, it is pretty bright and it is manageable. When it first came out, it was okay for its time, but in 2019 just not up to standards. Value::: 2/5 This has definitely decreased over time due to the new MacBook air, my suggestion is this is a good buy @ $699 or $799, not much higher. Anything higher, you will be much better served looking at the new MacBook Air. Final Thoughts::: Some may still love this device, the keyboard is better in my opinion, but that's about where it ends. However, it is slightly cheaper, so if that is a concern. You can't go wrong with this device, it's tried and true.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    never going back

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    namastenat
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    My goodness. I have loved Apple products since the first time I laid eyes on the first Gen iPhone. I have an iPhone 7 & Apple Watch, I just knew I had to complete the trifecta. This computer is exactly what I have dreamed of. After using my boyfriend's MacBook Air repeatedly, I knew I had to switch over from my Dell Inspiron that made me restart it every time it went to sleep. Best Buy was have a deal, this 1000 dollar computer for 800. With tax it's 855, but my student discount saved me 50 bones. So worth it. Nothing compares to getting a new computer straight out of the box. I hate buying used products and I am very grateful to have gotten such a great deal for a new Mac. My first Mac. It warms my heart :') My text messages send right to my MacBook along with my photos. I love having everything together! It's perfect for college, with its long battery life I don't have to lug a charger with me everywhere I go. It is also super light! The screen is beautiful, the keyboard is soft. I recommend buying a protective case in case of accidents & to preserve the beauty of your MacBook. This computer is simply magical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MAC AIR IS THE REAL DEAL

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    MarcMets
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    I have been searching for a week and all i see is negative reviews for the Macbook Air. I think the laptop is great for under 1000, and i would recommend that Apple continues to produce this Gem as that is exactly what it is. I seen so many complaints that its not functional well for me its proven to be very functional especially when making music. I was using garage band with at least 6 tracks going and i was working fine. When i did much the track limit to 12 and started adjusting certain tracks while playing it would give a small crackle noise.. this is due to the sound card, i experienced this with my PC so all i did was plug in my external sound card with my Mic attached and WAAAALLLLAAAA its fixed. I personally think using a external sound card is the way to make music as most professional studios do the same. However if you are looking to do real production with a ton of sounds- i would recommend the PRO. NOT THE REGULAR MACBOOK AS ITS THE SAME AS THE AIR AS FAR AS THE CRACKLING SOUND. I hope that helps, most reviews are just negative with very little reasoning or if its positive you'll see "its great", yeah that is great but tell me why?! lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best price for product

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    MG91
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    I've been waiting for this model to go on sale at Best Buy for a while now and it finally did! I did in-store pick up and it was fast and easy - no wait time and the associate had my computer right behind her ready to go. This model is the newer one with 8GB of RAM versus the previous 4GB. For everyday users, I don't think you need that much RAM to begin with but it doesn't hurt. It's perfect for everyday tasks like sending emails, surfing the web, and streaming movies from websites. The Air model is extremely thin and light but it's not flimsy by any means! The aluminum is rigid and it looks great. The only thing I would caution about is dropping hard objects on it as it will create a dent. Battery life is great and the included charger is still the MagSafe version so if you accidentally trip on your power cable you won't bring down your entire computer because the power cable will simply disconnect from the computer. Apple released a new operating system recently and this computer has no trouble running it. Start up is extremely fast - less than 10 seconds and you're on your way to surfing the web!

    I would recommend this to a friend