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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 205 reviews

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air M3 512gb/16gb Midnight Review

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    When I bought my MacBook, Best Buy staff were extremely helpful with the information and specs for the MacBook, and the leasing to buy process. I was also offered deals and promotions for my MacBook from the very start of checkout. I started leasing to own this MacBook Air M3 almost 2 months ago. This thing is the most incredible laptop I’ve used so far! Not to mention that it’s the first MacBook I’ve ever used. I’ve had HP’s, Dell’s, Chromebooks before, and they were nothing like the experience I’ve gotten with the MacBook I’m using today. The 512 gb version gives you a ton of storage to use for your files. The 16 gb of ram, arguably the norm for today’s laptops, runs smoothly, with perfect precision, and speed. I love this MacBook and all of its amazing features. I hope to be able to continue using MacBooks, as they’re so much easier for me to use for work and school than a windows laptop was. The only downside is the dark color of the Midnight MacBook Air. The fingerprints are evident on both the inside and outside of the MacBook, plus the keyboard keeps leaving an imprint of itself on my screen. The 35W charging brick that it came with was so slow, it took 4 hours to charge to full. I ended up buying a 96W charging brick that charged the MacBook Air to full in an hour and a half (Both times from about 5% battery left). It also lacks an HDMI port, which I had to buy a separate $35 HDMI to USB-C cable to connect my MacBook to one monitor at 4K resolution. The battery life also lasts pretty long compared to most other computers and laptops that are everyday use. I can’t say the same for gaming laptops, since they’re pretty much optimized to last longer than everyday use ones. Other than that, short answer is, I’m satisfied with the quality of my purchase! Need I say more?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I knew I'd love it, but wow!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought my last MacBook in February '18 (MacBook Air - 13.3" - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage) & it was much better than what I'd had at the time (early generation Acer touchscreen foldable laptop). My MacBook was good up until this point, but the M3 chip is *so* much faster than the Intel processor. I teach kids to code using online platforms and it would take almost all of my processing power to keep that up + Zoom + class Chrome tabs. Now, I can have *quite literally* as many tabs or programs open as I need without worrying how long it will take for everything to load. I planned on getting the 14" MacBook Pro in Space Black (M3 Pro chip), but after seeing the 15" Air in the Midnight color in Best Buy's store, I liked the bigger screen and the color more. I ended up getting an open box deal (in excellent condition). The MagSafe charger is excellent, the battery life lasts forever, the screen is so big & clear, the charging block comes with an extra USB-C port, and the MacBook can also be charged using the regular USB-C ports on the side. So convenient! The only things I notice that are different between my 2018 MacBook Air and this model are: no keyboard brightness buttons in the top row of the keyboard (I had to add it to my control center), and the speakers aren't on the sides of the keyboard anymore (they're in the crevice where the top & bottom parts of the laptop meet which makes it sound hollowed out sometimes, but it's not a dealbreaker). Overall, I don't plan on upgrading again for at least another 5 years, and I expect it to hold up well as my last MacBook Air did. Definitely would recommend it! (pictured w/ a case on it)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Thanks , it”s great switchin from windows to Apple

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It was very frustrating when I switched over to apple , there are so many things different from windows , i have thought i would return this and buy windows laptop —- but a salesperson in bestbuy this guy told me give a shot for atleast a week you would miss this one of best products Then i have given a shot to apple , now i can say this is the best product i have so many options than windows , apple is the best I wanna thanks to the salesperson in the bestbuy, though I forgot his name i wont forget this Thanks bestbuy you have one of the best salesmen

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Went from a 2019 16" Intel MacBook Pro to this. I thought I would miss some of the 'Pro' features but no way. This thing is fast. Screen looks great. Speakers are good too, not much real world difference when watching videos and listening to music (unless I had the other computer and did a comparison test). Programs load significantly faster than on my Pro. So far has been able to run all my workflow from the 2019 Pro just fine. Battery lasts for days, yes, days. Incredible. Much thinner and lighter than my 2019 MacBook Pro and runs silent, no more fan noise!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The 15-inch MacBook Air with the M3 chip is outstanding. It offers exceptional performance, handling multitasking with ease. The Midnight color is sleek, and the build quality is top-notch. The Retina display is vibrant and sharp, perfect for work and media. With over 10 hours of battery life, it's reliable for long sessions. The keyboard is comfortable, and the trackpad is responsive. While premium-priced with limited ports, it's highly recommended for its power, portability, and style.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for the money, even for software dev

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this laptop. It is super fast and powerful - for my needs as a software developer. Previously, I had the 13" M1 Macbook Air, and it was too weak to handle professional software engineering tasks. However, this model does the job great. I wouldn't say that it is as powerful as a Macbook Pro wi/32Gb of RAM, but for the price it gets the job done. I love the 15" screen size too, as it lets me see all my coding and software programs laid out in a visible fashion. Lastly, the laptop looks really cool in midnight blue, and is easy to carry around as it is light and thin!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple so far!!!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I just love it! fast, light, easy to charge (the charger it is great it cames with to USB C inlets, I always charged my Ipad and Mac together no overheating. the new chip is faster even that my mac studio, so super fun and convinient to have.!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Never have had a Mac, but after talking to an employee and watching him use it convinced me. This machine is a BEAST Need speed? It can do that. Downloads are instant, super light weight, beautiful color . Display is amazing, batter life is absolutely incredible. Nothing like over ever had before. If you can afford it, get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great experience

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Sales associate gave solid advice, shipping direct due to time constraints, was flawless - great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the upgrade — and still fits 13” bags

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I went from a 13” M1 to a 15” M3, and I love the extra screen real estate. I was worried my Mac would no longer fit in a backpack meant for 13” but the footprint is so small that it still fits!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase ever

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best purchase ever. Am so in love with this laptop. It was worth the price and it is so easy to use. It helps me navigate through what I need without having to go through a lot of apps or websites. Gets the work done, absolutely in love.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the new MacBook air

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am extremely happy with the new MacBook air. I also received it next day shipping at no extra charge. I look forward to many years with my new Mac and other Best Buy purchases.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome performance

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Awesome laptop. Great performance with M3 and 16 GB. Was running VS Code, Zoom, VLC, PowerPoint, Chrome, Firefox, Teams, Remote Desktop and a few terminals ... with zero lag in any application. Beautiful screen too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer,Once you go Apple You Never Go Back

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing computer to handle everything I need for day to day operations and running massive files.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the New Macbook Air M3 15"

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I received my new MacBook Air m3 15" and love it. Its so fast and sleek. Love the larger screen compaired to my M1 13" plus the magnet power cord is nice

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mr.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The mac is all i hoped for!!! The battery is awesome and the screen resolution is super crisp

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome machine.

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Fantastic machine! I’ve connected it to a Samsung viewfinity s9 with a thunderbolt 4 cable. The m3 Screams in this machine. Other than my Vision Pro, this is one of my favorite Apple products ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So glad I purchased

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great computer. Very fast and love how compatible it is with my phone. The display and sound are amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Air M3 Mirnight Magic

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I just received my new M3 MacBook air in Midnight , and it is absolutely stunning. The staff at Best Buy listened carefully to my needs and there input ultimately led me towards yhis purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air 15 Inch

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The product is great quality. Battery life is very good. The discounted price was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, performance, portability and screen. Editors are less positive about energy and size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 98/100 = Excellent quality.
  • TechRadarRating, 5 out of 5Lance Ulanoff on March 7, 2024

    Apple MacBook Air 15-inch (M3) review: Bigger, bolder, faster, betterIt's all about the speed and the space

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  • Digital TrendsLuke Larsen on March 16, 2024

    Apple MacBook Air (M3) review: don't overlook itWith the inclusion of the M3, the MacBook Air remains one of the best laptops you can buy for the price.

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  • Laptop MagRating, 4.5 out of 5Sean Riley on March 19, 2024

    MacBook Air 15-inch (M3) review: More than just a big MacBook AirMacBook Air 15 is back with M3 inside

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  • NotebookcheckRating, 4.6 out of 5Andreas Osthoff on March 12, 2024

    Apple MacBook Air 15 M3 review - Apple's large everyday MacBook gets a power upNotebookcheck reviews the new Apple MacBook Air 15 with the M3 SoC, 16 GB of RAM and Wi-Fi 6E. In the middle of last year, Apple launched the larger MacBook Air 15 and it was exactly what we expected: A bigger MacBook Air with more screen space

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  • T3Rating, 5 out of 5March 17, 2024

    Apple MacBook Air 15-inch (M3, 2024) review: the big Mac adds more muscleJust nine months after the 15-inch MacBook Air was introduced, it's back with an M3 processor hardware upgrade

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  • AppleInsiderRating, 4.5 out of 5Mike Wuerthele on March 12, 2024

    M3 MacBook Air review: The ideal Mac laptop for Intel hold-outsApple's latest update to the MacBook Air brings M3 to the consumer-oriented lineup. Sure, it's a spec-bump, but it's one that should be tremendously attractive to Intel Mac users.

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  • AndroidPITRating, 4.5 out of 5Benjamin Lucks on March 8, 2024

    MacBook Air M3 Review: Thank you, Apple, for this one thing!In 2024, Apple upgraded its MacBook Air with the super-efficient M3 chip. In this review, nextpit finds out whether it's worth buying!

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  • StuffConnor Jewiss on March 4, 2024

    Apple MacBook Air M3 vs MacBook Air M2: what's the difference?There's a difference in power under the hood thanks to M3, but otherwise, these MacBook Air models are pretty similar.

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