Apple MacBook Air (2018)

84

Engadget Review

The new Air is precisely the upgrade many users have been holding out for, with a slimmed-down body, sharper Retina display, long battery life and a useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Though it’s more than fast enough for common use cases, some might prefer to spend $100 on the entry-level MacBook Pro to get more processing power.

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Apple MacBook Air review (2018): A good buy and a tough call
The new Air ticks off a lot of boxes, but picky Mac fans will be left with a hard choice.
Dana Wollman
Dana WollmanNovember 09, 2018

Pros

  • Lighter
  • Slimmed-down design
  • Sharp Retina display
  • Long battery life
  • Spacious and reliable trackpad
  • It has Touch ID

Cons

  • Underpowered compared to a similarly priced MacBook Pro
  • No option to upgrade the processor
  • No more SD slot
  • Screen is dimmer than the Pro's
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MacBook Air (2018)

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5 reviews

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26 reviews

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Key Specs

TYPE
Ultraportable
SCREEN SIZE
13.3in
SCREEN RESOLUTION
Other
BUNDLED OS
Mac OS
CPU FAMILY
Core i5
PROCESSOR SPEED
1.6ghz
SYSTEM RAM
8GB
POINTING DEVICE
Trackpad
MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
Up to 13hr

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