Apple MacBook Air 2018 review: premium economy


Ian Buchan
Ian Buchan

Who uses a a Mac on their lap ??

Vor 21 Stunde
Ian Buchan
Ian Buchan

It’s not dead it’s still being produced

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RazLord
RazLord

its sad that I'm watching this on my old MacBook Air

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RazLord
RazLord

its sad that I'm watching this on my old MacBook Air

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RazLord
RazLord

its sad that I'm watching this on my old MacBook Air

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Atown Rocks
Atown Rocks

Rather buy a Macbook Pro without the touch bar.

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Mohamed Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed

I'm waiting the new Macbook Air 2018 buy , but with this price I don't think so , I will go with Macbook Air 2017 at least I will have USB ports , magsafe charger ,SD Card , I don't want Retina and New Keyboard

Vor 6 Tage
oof
oof

The reason they’ve taken so long to release the laptop was because intel was failing to deliver a 7nm process chip. They ended up abandoning the wait for that chip. If they did, this laptop would be much more promising and would justify the $1200 price tag

Vor 6 Tage
G.G.
G.G.

Apple is really good at selling shiny outdated components at a steep price. That or the people buying it just "think differently" enough to not realize their unquestioning loyalty.

Vor 9 Tage
Walk M
Walk M

TBH saying that chrome can do the same thing as a MacBook is really not true chrome is truly bad and cannot do half the functions as the Mac, this is from a chrome book user

Vor 9 Tage
Kingsley Zissou
Kingsley Zissou

Better back up your data constantly because if your SSD goes down, you are going to be buying an entirely new motherboard, ram and CPU...everything is soldered on to the motherboard.

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alan B
alan B

Trying to decide between this and the Macbook pro 13.5, base model, with 256Gk. zBefore the new Air, Gardian called it the "default" mac. Close in price, but seems like pro would be faster for uploading photo and short videos. Any comments?

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Joany o.o
Joany o.o

the webcam is really bad you guys should have covered that

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Sam S
Sam S

"desktop class" U series..GOOD JOKE

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Regis Bodnar
Regis Bodnar

I seriously considered this MacBook, but the keyboard chases me away. If you're not going to get a laptop with a good keyboard, then why get a laptop? Aside from OS specific utilities, there's literally no reason not to just get a tablet, which is just a better experience for most of the things people do anyway. I'm actually having trouble figuring out where "Premium" and "passable keyboard" even intersect in the laptop space, aside from modern MacBooks.

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ItsMyHobbyTime
ItsMyHobbyTime

These days people use usb mouse for ease of use. So in this macbook we can't even use that then.. Isn't it right.. Then what's the solution?

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Peregrine Slim
Peregrine Slim

The MacBook Air is dead. Long live the Surface Laptop2!

Vor 16 Tage
Naif Ragaban
Naif Ragaban

Poor specs for the 2018 Macbook Air

Vor 16 Tage
K. Adams
K. Adams

thanks for the largely unbiased review! in my humble opinion, no apple did not do enough of an upgrade to justify the hefty price!

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Mitch
Mitch

Could anyone help me - I'm having trouble deciding between the new Macbook Air and the 2018 13" Macbook Pro. I do a lot of work on my laptop, however, I'm not a photographer or video editor or anything like that, so wouldn't be using those 'pro' programs. I do a lot of emailing, downloading of files, file management, social media work, etc. The most demanding things I do would probably be small designs on programs like Canva, and email marketing through mailchimp. Outside or work I'd obviously use the laptop for general browsing and entertainment. Originally I was just thinking of getting the Pro, as I thought it'd be better to have more power than I needed than not enough, but looking at it there's quite a significant price difference (especially here in Australia), and I hate the touchbar. So, will the Air be fine for me, or should I just go all out and get the Pro? Thanks in advance :)

Vor 20 Tage
chris bodrum
chris bodrum

Is it pretentious and meaningless to refer to a laptop as “tight”?

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boxingjerapah
boxingjerapah

Thanks, but I'll be keeping my early 2015 model.

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Patrick Khwela
Patrick Khwela

I was ready for this thing till you mentioned duel core Y processor.

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Ilyas Manan
Ilyas Manan

Is it run Autocad and Photoshop

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Victor Jonsson
Victor Jonsson

It starts at $1647 in Sweden. Ridiculous for what it is.

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Sebastian Leardi
Sebastian Leardi

Who misses mag connect. It was so satisfying hearing and feeling it click in 😩

Vor 22 Tage
Slayer1111111111able
Slayer1111111111able

Apple isn't a consumer electronics company anymore. It's a mix of an enthusiastic and rich-people electronics company. They aren't making a mass market laptop. They are making the laptop that rich, non-creatives want and need. And they did a great job

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Joe S
Joe S

company of greed

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F 247
F 247

I am getting a really good deal on the 128gb ssd one so my question is if i buy the 128gb one right now , later on will i be able to use like an external ssd drive ? Or should i wait until i have enough for the 256gb one ?

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Vijit chandna #Awesome
Vijit chandna #Awesome

It's just another Apple laptop with a ton of "apple tax" included

Vor 25 Tage
Sebastian Varela
Sebastian Varela

Would you consider this powerful enough to study something like design or animation? (Photoshop and After Effects)

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Carlos Lima
Carlos Lima

I felt disappointed because there is no MagSafe.

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Manish Gupta
Manish Gupta

Price is too high, there are other laptops at lower price offering far better configuration. Apple should work on their pricing part.

Vor 25 Tage
Martin Xu
Martin Xu

If only it’s i5 quad core

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Adrian MH
Adrian MH

The pricing makes it not very appealing.

Vor 26 Tage
Lintang Kusumandaru
Lintang Kusumandaru

You said that finger print sensor is "a lot improvement" ? Bwahahahaha 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 26 Tage
Jimi Barker
Jimi Barker

I'm just going too wait too see all the problems this will exhibit in a couple months lo

Vor 28 Tage
Grizzly ReapeR
Grizzly ReapeR

Im about to buy this macbook ,should i do this i mean is this laptop worth for 1199$ pls tell me !

Vor 28 Tage
50K FPV
50K FPV

I used my MacBook Air to watch this video and I can guarantee that it is a good buy. I don't fully believe that this Mac can perform extreme tasks but it can most certainly surprise you

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Noble Obodum
Noble Obodum

The MacBook Air overall is a great computer and a solid upgrade, I just think it should've been $100-200 cheaper! $1199 is too close the the price of the MacBook Pro for a laptop that is quite different from it.

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Kahiri78 Mohd Idris
Kahiri78 Mohd Idris

Macbook Pros= Beast Macbook 12 =portability Macbook Air=best of both worlds? Nahh...far from it. The screen brightness is worse compared to Macbook 12 and Pro, not light enough (its only 120g lighter than NTMBP 13 inch) - meaning definetely not in the 12 inch Macbook camp and the processor that just slightly better than old 12 inch 2017 Macbook. The only "gap" that this new Air manages to fill in is the price range which is ridicoulous for an "Air". As a macbook user, you belong to either 2 camps: Macbook 12 camp for ultra portability & Macbook Pros camp for power users. Simple as that. Apple should stick with 12 inch and Pros model and abandon the Air.

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J Lee
J Lee

Enough of an update. But simply too expensive. It feels like Apple is exploiting its loyal customers.

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Elias Ose
Elias Ose

Realy nice video👌🏻

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NickAM
NickAM

It is most certainly not Intel’s fault that the new MacBook is running a dual core for $1200

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Malcolm Holmes
Malcolm Holmes

The Macbook air went from Intel U series to Intel Y series with a higher price tag :/

Vor 29 Tage
G-Honey
G-Honey

I have never used a Mackbook and I wanted to change my current HP laptop since it's so slow now I'm confused and idk what to get Air OR pro... any recommendations?

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Asher Wycoff
Asher Wycoff

Between the Y series processor and the repairability concerns with the T2 chip, it's really hard to justify a $1200 price tag. Even just bringing it down to $1099, like the old plastic MacBooks used to sell for, would have made it much more palatable.

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Tommi Vuorinen
Tommi Vuorinen

Base model should have 256gb SSD Harddrive. Now 256gb model is too expensive. I would have pro model instead for that proce range.

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MrBury74
MrBury74

I’ve been holding on to my unibody with an ssd put inside. They did everything right except screwup the price. That pissed me off.

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GamerX705
GamerX705

Sees epic games application on computer, stops trusting review JK, this was a good review

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Lewis Harding
Lewis Harding

If you’re spending 1199 on a MBAir, spend an additional 50 to get the MB Pro.

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CONAN-FA18
CONAN-FA18

Apple should maintain a $999, entry level MacBook Air option. Despite inflation and economic trends, “a thousand dollar Mac”, would always represent great appeal for those shopping for students, or those looking to truly join or convert to the Apple universe, beyond just owning an iPhone. For only 128GB storage, 8GB RAM, mediocre processor... you could spend less than $999 and get a much better entry level Windows machine!

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Hartaj Kandola
Hartaj Kandola

Loved the review very well done, I'm on a MacBook Air 2014 and I felt like he was talking to me. I'm going to hold out because surprisingly there is nothing wrong with my laptop for what I do, so no need. I wish the battery life was better on the 2018. Please update your review when you find out more about it. Thanks a lot.

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Michael G
Michael G

Other than Apple wanting to fight Right To Repair, I see no logical explanation for why an advanced security chip needs to control the speakers. That’s nonsense.

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Noctis Kami
Noctis Kami

Is amazing how people are defending dual core for that price

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jojag5
jojag5

People defend the 12'' MacBook which is $100 more and a Core m3 processor.

Vor 20 Tage
Maruf Bepary
Maruf Bepary

why is that macs dont have face id??

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Nyasia’s World
Nyasia’s World

I would love this for christmas.

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Marc Ricōs
Marc Ricōs

Dude, I'm never gonna pick up a Macbook. They are continuously taking out ports, decreasing size = POWER, and they are killing the PRO use of MacBook. They have become a mainstream product, which would not be bad. But the problem is that they INCREASE the prize as TAKING OUT features that some of us NEED, because some rich students need to use Pages and watch YouTube on an Macbook, they can't do that on a Win Laptop. I'm sorry, but I can't be carrying dongles on a lot of situations, and even less I will if I have to pay separately for them and end up paying 1500€ for the lowest Apple computer out there. If Apple doesn't start looking again at the people that WORKS with their devices, or increase the Pro devices because they are overpricing the low key ones, I think Apple is gonna commit a huge mistake.

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Marek Sławiński
Marek Sławiński

In three years Apple will ditch Intel processor in favour of in house designed chip. This will be revolution I think (look how good is A12X in iPad now).

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Fabulous Women's Guide
Fabulous Women's Guide

So basically my first MacBook will be the older one that’s $999. Seems that will be best for me since I’m only using it for shopping and writing a book. Will the older one still be okay to use now? Or does it seem to be too far behind?

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Matt Sangoi
Matt Sangoi

"8th is the computer stuff" lol wtf is wrong with the verge...how they have 2.3 mil subs, I will never understand And lets blame Intel for Apple choosing to put the Y-series i5 in the MacBook Air

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digitalraver81
digitalraver81

Yes. but not for the price they are asking for

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Lefty Nugget
Lefty Nugget

NOTHING ABOUT "ECONOMY" was found in this product at this price tag :) Your welcome.

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Mububban23
Mububban23

Nice review. Off topic - what watch are you wearing in this video?

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Ramanjot Singh
Ramanjot Singh

It is funny how apple gets away with their devices being underpowered and overpriced at the same time just because of their logo.

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Chad Kent
Chad Kent

I like my Surface Book 2 15 in. Excellent batter, ultrabook hybrid with gxt 1060, fantastic screen, top level quad core cpu, solid IO. Even Mac Book Pro is less of an all around.

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Bee Cee
Bee Cee

For that price? I know what Apple are doing. No way! Time to give Chromebook a chance.

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Christian Sulton
Christian Sulton

$100 more and you can buy a macbook pro... it's faster and weighs a half pound more. The only thing they got right was not adding the touch bar

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Khmer Digital Store
Khmer Digital Store

Apple still targets to grab high profits from the new Macbook!!!

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Shane Baumler
Shane Baumler

I don't understand why people solely compare this to the old macbook air. This is an overpriced laptop if compared to all options available. In fact, even comparing it only to Macs isn't super useful because Apple can then create their own mile markers.

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CHEICHEI .CHEI X2
CHEICHEI .CHEI X2

If the price was a little bit easier on the pockets, then yeh it would of been a winner

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Alex F
Alex F

Should have had a 1080p screens and no Touch ID so they could sell it at same price as the old one

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R Snr
R Snr

Brightness at max level may cause worst battery life.

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Christopher
Christopher

filmed with a potato

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Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput

Which is better to invest in Mac Book Air 2018 or Mac Book Pro 2017 13 inch in terms of performance, efficiency, durability & off course affordability...

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Videoleitung
Videoleitung

I had a MacBook Air 2013 and i uprageded to the new 2018 MacBook Air. It was a good step for me. I use my Mac for E.-Mail, Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and surfe the web. Nothing fancy. And for me, the great Batterylife is important. I got it from the Apple Education Store (256GB SSD for 1440€ Tax included) and sure its not the cheapest computer but, I'm an Apple User since 2009 and i love Mac OS and the Apple Ecosystem. And for the extremely good built quality and Mac OS i am willing to pay more. For example i also have an iMac from 2011 (the big thing with the CD Drive) and it works fine still today! And the specs doesn't matter much for Mac OS because the software is so well optimized from Apple that a MacBook can beat some Windows Machines with better specs on the paper. And when i need Windows i use a Surface Pro (most for Work and universitystuff)

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TheMaartje1999
TheMaartje1999

Omg love it

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Ian Sterling
Ian Sterling

Not quite enough to make it worth it. The more I read and see of this laptop, the less I think it'd be a good fit for me. I do love macOS, but I think unless something changes for me personally, I'm more likely to spend the same amount of cash on a Dell XPS 13 Developer edition running Linux.

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Ana Victoria Gonzalez
Ana Victoria Gonzalez

A question alot of people have is if you can still use normal usbs with the other adaptor that doesnt come in the macbook. Yes, when you buy it, it has a little cable that you can plug in the weird macbook adaptor that you can connect on the other side to your disks, usbs, and even iphone chargers or normal charges .

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Sultan Omran
Sultan Omran

They should've priced this at $999 like the older macbook if they wanted more people to buy it 😑

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Along Aier
Along Aier

I'm holding on to my old Macbook Air for the moment..... Thinking of getting the Macbook Pro next year for a lot of reasons..

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Łukasz
Łukasz

Premium greed. Thanks apple

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Cabalistic
Cabalistic

Would you recommend this for someone doing music production... Would this be able to run Pro-Tools and Ableton Live 10 well?

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Jörgen Olofsson
Jörgen Olofsson

WAAAY too expensive its rediculous!

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sagar koirala
sagar koirala

can anybody tell me is this laptop good for programming cause i am a student and have just started java and python.And can this handle android and ios app development ..and will this be too small in size or is it just fine to use?

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Matt Helps
Matt Helps

thousands and thousands of college and uni students will be buying this or getting for it xmas. overdue but a safe play.

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SYPER PeterParker
SYPER PeterParker

it kinda irritated me, how many times he said macbook air.

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zeus1117
zeus1117

Why not compare to Macbook pro 13 that actually costs the same?

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zeus1117
zeus1117

Just to correct, the Y series is actually slower than the flagship phones (!) the U-series IS the laptop series (NOT DESKTOP), waay far behind desktop performance

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zeus1117
zeus1117

Worst low-performance device ever

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Sediq Sadik
Sediq Sadik

Alltough I agree with some of the points, I don't think that comparing a 6 year old computer to this one is fare at all to both computers. Not every computer can be "revolutionary". The pricing is of course more than the optimal range but what do we even expect from Apple. Apple is a "luxury" brand in some ways (in the way supreme or gucci in fashion). The products are expensive indeed, but that also make you a member of "that group" you know what I mean.

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hoerinne o:
hoerinne o:

i wanna buy this because it’s green

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Vac Master
Vac Master

The previous model is still available

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Abderrahmane Damiri
Abderrahmane Damiri

What a disappointment. I guess ill just wait for second gen pixelbook.

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Xaimer PUBG
Xaimer PUBG

I bought one 4K editing without strugling 👍🏻👍🏻

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Xaimer PUBG
Xaimer PUBG

Btw with egpu

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Darrel Robertson
Darrel Robertson

I like watching your videos on my $100 11" Samsung Chromebook...Apple products are nice but very expensive. My Chromebook is 2 years old, yet it does the job...not upgrading for a while.

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Eric Kleefeld
Eric Kleefeld

Apple was trying to phase out the MacBook Air line, replacing it with the 12-inch MacBook, plus the MacBook Pro models. This would've been the same as how the laptop line was structured when they first came out with the Intel Macs. (But they would've been remade in the image of the Air — as Steve Jobs had predicted in rolling out the revamped Air in 2010, saying all laptops would be like it someday.) The complication was, everyone really liked the "MacBook Air" name. It seemed so friendly, for a consumer device. I say they should fold the 12-inch line into the Air brand name, as part of its next refresh, and have it occupy the same position that the 11.6-inch Air once did. Then they'll have the Air line for consumers, and the Pro line above that.

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Minestars Dnr
Minestars Dnr

1,199 WTF is this supposed to be cheap

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cardten
cardten

Apple did not do enough. A touch screen would have been nice.

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Affinity Roadster
Affinity Roadster

I just cleaned the magsafe port on my 2010 MacBook air, and the rubber gasket eroded away. Yeah, I'm okay with magnetic shrapnel not being stuck in my charging port.

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Jackson Carlo Ollero
Jackson Carlo Ollero

Dual core in 2018 :D this is just for a truly, wannabe Apple fanatic.

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