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Apple MacBook Air (2018)

Apple MacBook Air (2018)

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MacBook Air 2018 Review

MacBook Air 2018 Review

Posted   11.09.18
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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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

Reviews

78
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 5

75
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 26
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Specs

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
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Maximum battery life
Ultraportable
13.3in
Other
Mac OS
Core i5
1.6ghz
8GB
Trackpad
Up to 13hr

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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

10
dontbeevil4
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
90
forestdonkey
I like it a lot. It's my first Mac. I havent been using it for anything too...read more
80
Fateh
Been using the 2013 Macbook Air for quite some time and I'm sure impressed with...read more
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