Apple MacBook Air (2018) Review
Apple breathes new life into the MacBook Air
The Apple MacBook Air was a great laptop that had grown long-in-the-tooth. The much overdue 2018 update has now made the Air the essential MacBook, thanks to the serious boost in specs and a complete design overhaul. Yes, Apple has bumped the price up – but this is a laptop that will last you for years, and do so in style.
- Processor finally updated
- Stunning Retina screen
- Slim and portable
- Excellent battery life
- Apple has put the price up
- Not many ports
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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