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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but wouldn't recommend

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    techsaavyge
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    Overall, this is a great laptop. I've been using it for the last week, and it gets a lot of things right, but the few drawbacks it has, I think should cause people to reconsider. First, the good. In my opinion, the best part about any macbook is the trackpad. The trackpads are so precise and responsive, and the force touch is just a joy to use. It is miles ahead of any windows laptop, and makes the user experience that much better when not using a mouse. This one is no different. The trackpad on this macbook air is big and beautiful, and has a lot of intuitive gesture support. Second, the screen. The aspect ratio is much better for pretty much anything besides watching video. It's not a ridiculous 4K screen that will kill your battery life, but it's also higher than 1080p. In my opinion, it's the perfect resolution, and everything is crisp, and the screen gets ample bright. It's also not as reflective as other laptops. Third, battery life. This laptop lasted pretty solidly during daily use of watching video, browsing the Internet, and other miscellaneous tasks. I never ran any benchmarks or heavy stuff, and I figure most people won't be buying this for that. And lastly, this Mac has the typical benefits of others, such as a great build quality, macOS (if you like it), nice colors, and a solid hinge. Now, for the bad. There were several issues with this laptop in my opinion, most of them negligible, besides two of them. This laptop did get a bit hot from time to time doing normal things, but it never got loud so I was okay with that. It only has two thunderbolt 3 ports, which is kind of a bummer, but I bought an adapter so it's not the end of the world. The issue that would cause me to warn against this laptop is the performance. And I'm not saying this laptop has very poor performance, it's just not worth the price. If you're buying this laptop, you probably want it to last you at least 3 years, and probably more like 5. Well, it comes with an 8th gen DUAL CORE i5, not the new quad core i5. This essentially means the processor has about half the power of the quad core ones, and apple didn't include them in this laptop even though Intel came out with them before. The macbook pro has the quad core, and pretty much every other competitor does too, so in terms of future-proofing your laptop, this one isn't it. I wouldn't of thought it a big deal at first, but simple things such as scrolling through a pdf online or switching between desktops have low frame rates and are laggy. It just detracts a lot from the user experience, and is kind of a deal breaker in my opinion, especially since that performance is only going to degrade over time. The next big issue is the keyboard. Personally, the low key travel doesn't bother me too much as it does other people, except for the spacebar. The issue is, however, that so many people are having dust issues with the keyboard where keys stop working or become finnicky, based on my research. Apple has recognized this issue, and is offering free repairs, but ONLY for the pre-2018 models. So this one will not get free repair, even though many people are having issues with this one too. The possibility of my keyboard malfunctioning a few months or a year from now is a scary thought, since this laptop isn't cheap. And the fact that Apple refuses to recognize the issue for this laptop does not comfort me as a consumer. You may be someone who doesn't care too much for performance because you don't plan on doing anything heavy, or don't care about the keyboard that much. But at that point, why spend $1400 on this laptop, when you can get more for less with others? If you're deadset on macOS, I honestly recommend buying an old magsafe macbook pro, because those are way cheaper and still have most of the benefits. Therefore, while this laptop was pretty great, I would not recommend it. The price simply does not justify what you're getting.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it so far, in spite of the underwhelmin specs

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    blaine00
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    Short version: This computer does everything I need it to do and I really enjoy using it. Those two things are what is important. There is no major lag that I've noticed for my use. The screen is great. The keyboard is fine for me... though the keys are much more shallow that what you'd find on most keyboards. Port selection could be better... you'll need to buy some dongles if you expect to plug anything into this computer. I love it so far. Longer version: When I initially purchased this device, I went through a period of buyer's remorse. This thing is not cheap... and... if you are just looking at specs, there are cheaper options. But, I've decided to judge this computer by the user experience and how effectively it allows me to get my work done... instead of just the numbers on paper. If you are a gamer, this is not your device. If you primarily do something resource intensive like video editing, this 'may' work for you, but you're better off with the MacBook Pro. This is a great "general use" computer. I use it for my college classes and it has yet to let me down. The most intensive thing I do with this computer is occasionally play retro games through emulators. When playing SNES games, the fan really starts to speed up and the computer starts getting a hot. That is honestly the only time I notice the fan. I would expect similar results from other games. Once again, don't buy this for games. My day to day work flow consists of having multiple Chrome browser windows open, using OneNote, iMessage, and a few other little utilities. I frequently have a lot of stuff opened and I often have to switch from desktop to desktop (using Spaces) to get work done. This laptop handles that all without lag. I find the display to be great. I never have the brightness turned up beyond 25%. If you use the laptop outside and in direct sunlight, you might have issues seeing the screen. While using the laptop on my back porch (in the shade), I can see the display just fine. Viewing angles are excellent and colors seem accurate. The MacBook Pro technically has a better display (higher color gamut and brighter), this is fine for most people. It is WAY better than the display on the previous MacBook Air model. The keyboard is different than what you would find on most computers. Although the keys are shallow, key presses give a nice solid click that I enjoy. It isn't quiet... though. In a quiet environment, the clicking and clacking of the keys will certainly travel. But, it isn't that bad. Just go test the keyboard in the store. Trackpad... is amazing. Learn the multi-touch gestures. Trust me. After being able to use a trackpad this large, I don't know if I'll be able to go back to using any other laptop. The port situation isn't awesome... you'll need dongles (adapter) for anything you want to plug into this computer. That is unless you are one of the less than 1% of the population who has switched all of your peripherals to USB-C. You haven't? Buy some adapters. This computer feels extremely high quality and solid. It's minimalist design is part of what makes it so enjoyable to use. It is also very light weight and slim. Of course, you shouldn't expect to be able to easily get into this thing for upgrades. It is intentionally designed to just be a single solid piece of hardware. You won't be able to upgrade or change anything... So, think of it in the same way you would think of an iPad. What you get is what you get. While it isn't perfect, I've grown to really love this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Dope

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    Venny
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    Apple doesn’t concern itself much with what people think its devices “ought” to be like. From missing headphone jacks to shallow keyboards, the company makes a ton of money doing what it thinks is right — not listening directly to fans. That is, until Apple announced it would resurrect the dusty MacBook Air brand. It’s the update we always wanted for this laptop: an 8th-gen Core i5 processor, Retina display, modern keyboard and trackpad, Touch ID, and Thunderbolt 3 ports. What more could we ask for? A lower price, to start. At $1,200, the new Air shows we should be careful what we wish for. There was a time when no laptop looked quite like a MacBook. These days, the Apple logo is one of the only signifiers left to separate a MacBook from the piles of other laptops available. Whether it’s the Dell XPS 13, MateBook X Pro, or Surface Laptop 2, discerning owner have more choice than ever before. Macbook Air (2018) Review Macbook Air (2018) Review Macbook Air (2018) Review Macbook Air (2018) Review The same goes for weight and thickness, two areas that were once the MacBook Air’s defining strengths. The ZenBook 13 UX333FN and Dell XPS 13 are both thinner and lighter, while the Surface Laptop 2 is almost exactly its equal. The Air still has a wedge design, but calling this an “Air” feels a little silly, especially since Apple has other laptops that are even thinner and lighter. These days, the MacBook Air isn’t special. It’s just another laptop. One feature we’re glad we don’t see in the Macbook Air is the Touch Bar. Still, you’ll find Apple’s quality in tiny details — fewer panels, creaks, bends, and friction points. The choice in materials, and a new gold colorway, feel unique and robust. The chassis as a whole holds up every bit as well as the $1,600 MacBook Pro and will probably last you longer than any of the internal components will. The same goes for ports. The USB-A, HDMI, microSD slot, and beloved MagSafe charging port have been abandoned for two Thunderbolt 3 ports. We’ve grown used to the sort of port selection and the benefits of Thunderbolt 3 now outweighs the occasional inconvenience — though we occasionally miss an SD card slot or USB-A port. Being able to charge your phone, plug in a 4K monitor, improve the graphics with an eGPU, and power your laptop all in a single port feels a little like magic. Just love the included headphone jack while you still have it. THE THIRD-GEN BUTTERFLY KEYBOARD ALMOST GETS IT RIGHT The Air has the third-generation butterfly keyboard, featured in the most recent 2018 MacBook Pro update. While the new version features a similar low-travel typing experience as the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro, it is slightly quieter this time around. Those that didn’t like the shallow travel still won’t like it, though. It’s still jarring to switch between the MacBook Air’s keyboard and something like the Dell XPS 13, but we were able to type quickly and accurately. Macbook Air (2018) Review Riley Young/Digital Trends The third-generation butterfly keyboard also adds a plastic membrane beneath each keycap to protect it against dust and dirt, a problem that plagued previous iterations of this keyboard. As for the touchpad, it’s the same Force Touch keyboard we’ve seen on MacBooks since 2015 — and it’s still the best in the biz. It’s spacious, the palm or thumb rejection is perfect, and the tracking is precise. For detailed work like selecting text, dragging windows, or multi-touch gestures, the MacBook Air reigns supreme. MORE FROM APPLE Apple will fix these iPhone X, 13-inch MacBook Pro issues for free iPad Pro (2018) review Apple Mac Mini (2018) Review Another feature borrowed from the MacBook Pro is Touch ID, located in the top right corner of the keyboard deck. It’s one of the better fingerprint scanners on a laptop, rarely misreading fingerprints to unlock or make purchases. However, laptops with Windows Hello face recognition, like the Surface Laptop 2, make the addition feel a bit outdated. To make matters worse, Face ID was brought to the iPad Pro this year, yet skipped the MacBook Air. One feature we’re glad not to see is the Touch Bar. The expensive OLED bar at the top of the MacBook Pro’s keyboard deck doesn’t add enough value to justify the price. We’re glad the feature was left to high-end models and wasn’t squeezed in here at the expense of more important components. Good choice, Apple. THE DISPLAY IS RETINA, BUT IT’S NOT IMPRESSIVE Bringing the Retina display to the MacBook Air is a feature Apple fans have wanted since it was first brought to the MacBook Pro in 2012. Six years is a long time to wait, making its arrival feel a bit less triumphant. It’s a 2,560 x 1,600 display, using Apple’s 16:10 aspect ratio. This is a sharper image than most laptops offer at this price point. Macbook Air (2018) Review Riley Young/Digital Trends But there’s a problem. This isn’t the same excellent screen featured on the MacBook Pro — or even the 12-inch MacBook. Apple’s displays are generally second to none in key areas like brightness, contrast, color gamut, and color accuracy. That’s not true here. Brightness, for example, is mediocre. The MacBook Pro’s 13-inch screen maxes out well over 500 nits, which trounces every other laptop. Other options like the Huawei MateBook X Pro and Dell XPS 15 (4K) are over 500 as well. In comparison, the MacBook Air tops off at just 291 nits. That’s just average and, to make matters worse, the glossy coat remains. Glare can be an issue. Other weak spots include contrast and black levels, where the MacBook Air’s screen is behind not only other Macs, but price-competitive PCs. One area of the MacBook Air’s display does live up to Apple’s reputation, and that’s color accuracy. It ships with a very low rate of color error, which still makes it a decent choice for photographers and graphic designers. APPLE MACBOOK AIR (2018) COMPARED TO huawei matebook x pro 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro 2019 Huawei MateBook 13 lg gram 14 2 in 1 prdthmb LG Gram 14 2-in-1 msi gs75 stealth 7 MSI GS75 Stealth Lenovo Yoga S940 review Lenovo Yoga S940 Acer Swift 7 2019 Acer Swift 7 (2019) Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen) Samsung Notebook 9 Pro Samsung Notebook 9 Pro asus zenbook 13 ux333fa ux333 Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA asus zenbook 15 ux533fn prd Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FN asus zenbook 13 ux331ua prd Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA lenovo thinkpad t480s laptop prod Lenovo Thinkpad T480s razer blade stealth 2017 h3 press Razer Blade Stealth (2017) sony-vaio-s-series-display Sony Vaio S Series asus ul30a Asus UL30A Another strength of the MacBook Air is its speakers. They now face upward, like the MacBook Pro, just as they should be. More than that, these are the clearest speakers you’ll find on a thin 13-inch laptop. Music sounds rich, as does videos and movies. For intense media experiences we still recommend headphones, but there’s enough oomph to fill a room. ENOUGH PERFORMANCE, JUST NOT A LOT The MacBook Air comes with a unique processor at its core. It’s an 8th-gen Core i5 processor, but not the same kind that comes in the XPS 13 or MateBook X Pro. It’s in Intel’s Y-series line, which are lower-powered chips with fewer cores. You’ll find these in ultra-portable laptops like the Pixelbook or the 12-inch MacBook, which aren’t meant to be big performers. But before you go and write off the MacBook Air, know that Apple has done something unique here. Unlike other Y-series chips, the Core i5-8210Y has a 7-watt TDP instead of 5 watts, which should translate to better performance. The Air also includes a healthy 8GB of RAM in its base model. In single-core performance, whether that’s in Geekbench or in just observations from daily use, the MacBook Air blitzes forward. If your daily workflow includes watching video, working in Photoshop, word processing, and web browsing, using the MacBook Air feels snappy and smooth. That’s backed up by its impressive Speedometer benchmark, which simulates responsiveness in web apps. If you’re currently using something like the 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro, you’ll notice a bump in overall performance. It’s multi-core performance where the MacBook Air’s two cores finds its limit. Intel’s 8th-generation processors were boosted significantly in multi-core performance, especially in its U-series processors that gained additional cores (most are now quad-core). Laptops like the D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Wait

    Posted
    CosmicTripster
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    I love the MacBook Air! From the moment Steve Jobs pulled the original out of the manilla envelope, I was blown away by the engineering feat Apple pulled off. When I bought my first one, an 11.6 " model I carried it everywhere. Even after I upgraded to a more powerful, beautifully sharp retina MacBook Pro I missed the lightness and form factor of the Air. I went to using an iPad Pro as my main portable workhorse, and I still love it for what an iPad can excel at. But I missed the efficiency that a clamshell computer brings. I sampled some beautiful ultrabooks by HP and Lenovo, but I missed macOS (and I didn't care for Windows' machines uncanny inability to run without a fan constantly whirling away). Finally in 2018 Apple has delivered a truly great update to its greatest computer. Could they have delivered it sooner? Possibly not when you get into the forensics of what goes into making this computer shine. It is not underpowered by a long shot, using the perfect customized intel chip to manage both power and thermals. Touch ID is perfectly implemented. The butterfly keypad has improved (yet still remains the only weakness compared to the chiclet keys of MacBook yesteryear). The trackpad? Wow, excellent size and responsive! This is the MacBook of my dreams, and one I plan on having for several years. While future iterations and increments will only improve on it, I genuinely plan on enjoying this machine till its EOL. I went for gold. The finish is a cross between gold and rose gold. The better name for it would be copper, but I suspect that label wouldn't scream premium, It is a beautiful finish, and an excellent addition to classic silver and space grey. Finally, I will address price. Some have have decried the $200 raise in price versus the older generation MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air has a Retina display, Touch ID and a completely redesigned form factor (while maintaining the classic wedge shape). The original MacBook Air retailed for $1799. Over time it came down in price as Apple refined their supply chain and manufacturing. This new MacBook Air starts at $1199, though you are going to want to spring for the 256 GB model. At $1399, there is a ton of value now. For those who are patient I suspect the prices will go down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for battery life, MacOS and T2/Intel 8 Gen

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    Justadude
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    This laptop is definitely light but any reviewer will tell you that the weight in comparison to Macbook Pros of today does not seem to be enough of a difference to consider this a leap ahead anymore. It's slimness is coming into question too. I am a casual user who just wants to be able to browse the internet and not worry about being exploited as what occurs for windows users more often than not. I wanted that Apple branded security that only they offer because outside of that I wanted a computer I could use more freely for some of my professional activities and not be as concerned with being hacked. Not that Apple is infallible but they are definitely worth it for consumers to invest into. The Butterfly Keyboard 3 takes some getting used to. After months I must admit that I'm so concerned at times with typing to and wearing out the keys that sometimes I miss keys. The resistance of the keys is also throwing me off and while I'm concerned whether they will wear out, a delicate touch is difficult to master. There are reports of people with bad "E" keys and that may be due to typing like cavemen more so than actual failure but time will tell. The battery life on this is awesome. I get 10-12 hours of use and my only grip is you want to leave this sitting and charging for MORE than it needs every time because it seems like it doesn't ever charge to 100% as it'll drop down in percentage (battery life) much faster when you charge and go vs leaving it to charge overnight. The T2 chip is great and until it is hacked it is definitely doing it's job. Makes 3rd party repair nearly impossible but that's your decision to make on whether it's worth it or not. The 8th Gen Intel chip also helps out with security as the 7th Gen and before were compromised. Not something you'll notice in the day to day but it's worth noting. As far as performance, the multi-tasking works just fine and when it comes down to it this is a great daily driver without the Windows performance hangups as it throttles the CPU to prolong battery life. After installed Windows and Parallels I must also say that this laptop handles dual booting just fine as well. The price for this when on sale is the price you want to snag this at. The $1400 price point is simply too high although I do not object to Apple determining a price for themselves as their products, while not as reliable as they once were, tend "just work" as the old saying goes. Their attention to detail adds up with little added costs here and there where as a whole their products outprice competitors but they also outpace them. It is your call but ultimately for the daily driver concept, Apple is worth the extra money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall... Apple still doing same old thing!

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    nathan77sa
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    I have been using Mac's for 30+ years. Apple goes through cycles every so many years where they want to be the first with the new technology. When they come out with it they dump all the old forgetting most of us are still using the old. This MacBook Air is great except the USB-C only ports. Are you kidding me Apple! No other ports. Charging with the new USB-C is awful compared to the older magnetic charger connection. The reason Apple first went to the older magnetic charging cable was in case you hit the cord it would disconnect without issue. Not with USB-C. Not only will it not disconnect if you hit it, it is down right hard to unplug. The connection is so tight. Then there is the need to buy an adaptor to use older connections like USB 2.0/3.0 or a camera SD card. Poor choice Apple! You did this back in the day when you thought nobody needed older port connections going to USB. Yes, I understand the need to go to newer tech but to dump everything cold turkey and expect everyone to do the same actually had me looking at windows machines. Problem is I hate windows os so much I will live with the short sided mindless thinking of Apple. I love the new Mac OS. I love the new keys of the butterfly keyboard. Another thing is the limited offering of the entry level computers. Apple it does not cost you so much to install a larger SSD. Are you kidding me shipping computers in 2019 with SSD at 128g. This was good 10 years ago not now. Your entry level should be shipping with 500g-1TB SSD. This is really stupid a 128g SSD. I love Apple but they are being cheap. Of course the quality is great of the Air. If you are new to Apple this is still a great computer. If your upgrading from an older MacBook Pro or Air the faster Mac OS with the SSD and new processors should be as fast or faster than the older i7 intel chips in MacBooks over 5 yrs old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lock out finger print feature really works.To well

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    SueRlovesBestBuy
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    Was very happy to get this new lock out figure print feature as laptops are easily stolen. I thought that this feature would deter a theft. I didn't remember my password once I recorded my fingerprint because, hey my fingerprint wouldn't be changing right. Well I should have known better, locked myself out. Cann't shut it off or you have to reenter the password. Fingerprint feature in the long run is a useless feature. Went without laptop for 9 days because the first person (a man) at Best Buy Geek Squad didn't want to be bothered to help me get back into it without me bring it in. Like I have time to drive an hour stand in line and let them take 3 mins to fix it and then drive another hour back home all with an autistic person with me. No I don't. So I called back and spoke to a very nice lady named Amanda that told me what to do.First time it didn't work.Second time, like magic I was in. Only took 10 mins tops, call and all. Thank you Amanda from Best Buy West Lebanon, N.H. for taking the time to help me. So watch that lock out feature and keep your password. So now that I am back on line I need to figure out how to use the lockout fingerprint feature again because it did not just pop back up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's not to like?

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    JanG
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    Being a fan of Apple products, I wanted a lightweight laptop to use while my wife watched TV, so I went right to the newest MacBook Air. After two weeks I am totally satisfied with this product. The MacBook Air works perfectly with my iPhone, Apple Watch, and old Mac when it comes to making changes in calenders, and contacts. The fingerprint ID is nice, but to my surprise my Apple Watch started unlocking the new laptop. How cool is that? Now when I am not writing on it, researching with it, checking my e-mails, etc, etc, etc., I can use it to watch live TV by signing onto my account at Xfinity.com. This baby is not only lightweight, but also produces almost no heat. The speakers are really good for a little laptop. The earphone jack is a 3.5mm which at first seems like a step back by Apple, but the 3.5mm connection actually allows greater flexibility than a lightning connection would. Charging time is short and I've been able to work all day without the need for an additional charge. No negatives on this review except the cost, but most people who consider buying Apple, know the extra expense is well worth it because of the design, functionality, and dependability, of Apples products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More of that Apple Magic

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    thilehoffer
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    Today, I opened the lid on my MacBook Air and my Apple Watch buzzed. No need to enter a password or even put my finger on the Touch ID. Unlocked via Apple Watch. Fifteen minutes later I was browsing reddit and my phone rang. No need to take my phone out of my pocket, just click the button on the screen and I'm talking to my wife via the computer. When I signed on to reddit for the first time there was no need to enter a user name and password, Safari already had it because I had used it on my phone... Magic. Times have really changed. I'm a big fan of both Microsoft and Apple. One Drive is what I use for cloud storage and One Note is my favorite / most used application. I love One Note. Frankly, it is even better on the Mac then on the PC. I have no clue why Microsoft apps work just as well if not better on an apple computer, but they do. As with most Apple products, the price is high but they don't depreciate like other products. Apple products are actually cheaper to own than most people realize. As with other Apple products, you can always sell your used product on Ebay. If you are rocking a Samsung phone and Chrome Cast on your TV than this is not for you. If you have an iPhone then go for it, you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mac Except the Fan + Fingerprint scanner

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    Marvin
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    Early this year, I brought it in my local Best Buy store. I used their Price Match program and got a great deal. Thanks Best Buy. They had the grey version in stock. That's fine because I covered it with a unique Macbook skin. The cooling fan cause problem when editing video. It produces noise. The fingerprint scanner is awful. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't recognize my fingerprints. You will be wasting your time using this security feature. I disabled it because it is unreliable. It is faster to key in your password. I upgraded to MacBook Air from a Macbook 12. I upgraded it even though the MacBook 12 retina display is better than the MacBook Air. Plus the MacBook 12 is more portable than the MacBook Air. However, the new MacBook Air has 2 USB-C ports. It helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lab-top

    Posted
    Joelle
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    I bought my MacBook Air 2018 this week and I am very happy with it. It is definitely different from a Windows based PC. As for the battery and its longevity, my battery lasts a couple of days after a full charge. I use mine daily, sometimes 3 hours straight for school, and it's great. My Windows PC battery lasted a long time too, but it depends how often you use your computer. So results may vary. My favorite thing I love about my MacBook Air is that I can answer calls, FaceTime and text just like I do on my iPhone. It syncs, so there are no duplicates. If I take a picture with my iPhone, I can AirDrop it directly to my Mac. I don't have to email the photo and download it, like I had to do with my Windows PC. My Apple Watch can unlock my Mac, so I don't have to type in my password all the time. For those who are a little intimidated with computers, especially if you're switching from one platform to another, I recommend attending the Apple store "How-To's" to learn more about your Mac. Since I have owned and used both a Windows based PC and now a Mac, I'm definitely loving the Mac

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny!

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    Kumharas
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    This laptop is perfect for me. I’m a light user. I surf the net, make purchases, listen to music, make lists, tackle a doc every now and then. I bought it because I do everything on my iPhone and wanted a larger screen. I wanted a laptop over an iPad. The rose gold case is gorgeous. I put the new dark layout setting on that’s less stress on the eyes. I put on one of the new Apple wallpapers. Setup my Apple Watch to unlock the screen - love that feature. It’s got Touch ID to make purchases. I setup my apps in a hot minute and was in business asap. It’s super skinny, light and intuitive. The only thing I’m preparing for is, similar to iPhone, there’s only one input type. I’ll be investing in adapters or looking for media / apps / cloud space that doesn’t require external solutions to get things done. In the few weeks of ownership so far, it hasn’t been an issue. In sum, I love this laptop and strongly recommend it if you’re a user like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Entry For Mac

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    CoderHead
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    I love this laptop. If I had a single gripe it would be the constraint of only two USB-C ports total, but there are so many ways to work around that inexpensively it really doesn't matter. This laptop gives you speed, crisp display, fast networking, and excellent portability in an attractive, sleek package. The gigantic touch pad gives so much flexibility it doesn't make me want to throw the computer across the room like every PC touch pad I've used. The keyboard is kind of tiny but gives better tactile feedback than I thought it might. MacOS is superior to Windows in every single way, and I've exclusively used Windows for the past 20 years. There's a little bit of a learning curve that just evaporates as you use this laptop. I couldn't recommend spending the money on this machine more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Mac and it's great!

    Posted
    vsolanoy
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    The most difficult thing about Apple products is that they're so dang consistently good! The latest version of the MacBook Air is exactly what you'd expect - it's just as light, but with better battery life and a better screen that can support full 1080 resolution. TouchID has made my life easier for everything from managing my passwords to making online purchases thanks to iCloud and ApplePay. The new keyboard takes some getting used to, but strangely enough, as I've gotten used to it, I like the feel and it feels weird typing on other keyboards. The switch to USB-C is a bit annoying, particularly since everything I own uses standard USB cables, but have found work-arounds using a USB-C / USB hub and adaptors for those items I don't use regularly. The only annoying thing about the MacBook Air is that it only has 2 USB-C connectors. Otherwise, it's pretty close to perfection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first Mac doesn't disappoint!

    Posted
    NickK
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    This is my very first Mac and so far I absolutely love it. I have always had windows computers and they are nothing but issues and jumping through hoops to get them to work how they are supposed to. I have wanted an MacBook Air for a while, but waited until they updated it with a Retina display. The display does not disappoint. The build quality is nicer than anything I have ever used before. The battery life far exceeds my expectations. One of the big reasons I got this over a lower end MacBook Pro is because it has Touch ID. It works flawlessly and makes logging into the computer and websites, and using Apple Pay a breeze. The only complaint I have is that exporting a 4k video does take a little longer than if you had a MacBook Pro, but I don't do that often, so that is not a huge issue for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had a problem

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    Have been a loyal Apple customer for many years and have always been happy with their products many of which I own. This particular MacBook Air battery had a problem holding the charge. Started one morning with the the battery at 99% as indicated on the screen. Within minutes of use it went to 85%! Returned it to the store. Called Apple help and the young man I spoke with was very helpful. (Apple help is an excellent service.) He looked up something and said that 3% drop of charge had been reported. He advised me to call Apple back if the problem continues and he will inform the engineers. That’s good but doesn’t help me, does it? Do plan to buy the same model in Spring hoping that the battery charge problem, if any, will be resolved by then.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great as a laptop

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    this being my first mac, the only thing I have to compare it to is either a PC or iPad... as a laptop it works well and I have access to many sites without all the popups PCs are prone to get. my only negative is that there doesn't seem as many compatible apps in the App Store between the Mac and other iOS products. its a hassle to have to go to each app's website to see if there's an applicable extension or app that's just not listed in the official Mac App Store. handoff works better on this than it did on my 1st gen iPad Pro and I'm glad I splurged for the Touch ID. hopefully the new Mac OS coming this fall will address some of my issues and developers in the future will be able to streamline their designs between devices so some things sync better within apps

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME SAUCE

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    Literally the best thing since the internet. This beast weighs next to nothing, so I definitely had to get a case so I don’t drop it & damage it. The gold color is very beautiful and matches my iPhone XS Max & Apple Watch 4 perfectly! I’m not a nerd, so I don’t know anything about the “specs”, so you’ll have to rely on the geek squad for all that jazz. Overall the laptop does what I needed it to do, but I would suggest buying either the mouse 2 or the larger track pad as using the little pad gets uncomfortable after long periods of time. Also, purchasing the adapter for the USB port is a must if you plan on using that feature, as it does not exist on this model. My only wish is that it had the USB connection already installed and a touch screen. But overall, a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Laptop for College Student

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    I bought this MacBook Air because I commute to college and needed something light and portable. I thought of using an iPad with a keyboard but I decided against that because I prefer to use Word and other software that while iPad versions are available, they are limited. I bought this laptop during a flash sale at Best Buy so I was able to get upgraded memory for a cheaper price than buying it at an Apple store. So far it has been great and has met my needs. The only negative thing is that I needed to purchase additional cables, such as USB-C to USB adapter and USB-C to lightning adapter, simply to use my devices with my MacBook Air. In my opinion, it kind of defeats the purpose of making a really light and slim laptop if I need to carry all these cables with me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Improvement

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    The new MacBook Air is a very capable improvement over the previous generation. I personally came from a 2013 MacBook Pro and was a bit concerned that even though it was a newer device, that performance would suffer. I couldn’t be more wrong. The screen is excellent, on par or better than I had previously. I also LOVE the new key mechanism on the keyboard. Very nice to type on. And the performance has been a tick up from the MacBook Pro I came from. And lastly, the added TouchID is a very welcome addition. I hate typing in passwords! The only downside, which I understand, is the lack of ports. This has just two USB-C ports on the left side. It’s required me to buy a few new cables, but hopefully I’m covered for a long while now as I slowly convert to the new USB standard.

    I would recommend this to a friend