You could be forgiven for thinking that Apple had given up on the Air. Once held up as its thinnest, lightest laptop ever, Apple hasn’t given the Air a meaningful upgrade in a few years, instead introducing an even slimmer 12-inch MacBook to its line up.
With the previous Air packing a tired 5th gen Intel processor (we’re now on the verge of 9th gen chips), it was well overdue an update. Apple provided this with the 2018 model, and did so in spades. The 2018 MacBook Air has had plenty of major updates, plus quality of life changes that really do make it sing. The new Air is arguably the best consumer laptop Apple sells.
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