2018 Macbook Air Review: No Risk!


I bought the cheapest MacBook Air and tried to replace my laptop. It was… fine.

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49 replies
  1. Edra Gultom
    Edra Gultom says:

    I will go to college soon, I have an Apple Watch Series 4, is it worth selling Apple Watch and buying a Pro Macbook 2018 or keep on using Apple Watch and buy a Macbook Air 2018? I study accounting or management business that doesn't really need high specs, but I need a macbook that can support me for the next 4-5 years

  2. Shenron Z
    Shenron Z says:

    GO 2017 MacBook Air! This is not my main, but for at least editing 4K video, GO for the base model with 8gb ram and add a 1TB Samsung 970 EVO. 1,400-1,500 Write and read. Don’t get sold on bezel size and Retina display anymore.

  3. Daniel Johnson
    Daniel Johnson says:

    I think what your saying is just technical things about hardware. I think if you are going to buy a Mac air you might want to use it for a certain mindset. Writing, blogging, Internet use and using it for social media and checking email. Nothing that’s is of heavy use such as Final Cut Pro. or any big applications. I feel its great for a writer or just a net surfing junky. What is everyone’s opinions on this?

  4. Joseph Burke
    Joseph Burke says:

    I wouldn't come to rely on a Macbook Air for heavy duty applications. They have zero upgradeability so when apps become more resource intensive in the future, your Macbook Air won't be able to keep up. They are basically designed to become obsolete quickly so you'll get back in line for another one next year when the new, slightly (2-5%) faster model comes out. If you're doing heavy photo/video/audio editing then a used Mac Pro or iMac that you can buy for the same price would be a better solution. Use your lightweight laptop for lightweight applications that you need to be able to use while on the go, but keep your professional grade applications on a professional grade machine at home or at the office.

  5. iciclenights
    iciclenights says:

    I rather buy the 2017 one. Why? Glowing apple logo,glowing keyboard in the dark,the old keyboard (that doesnt get sticky) and more ports! So im going for a 2017 MBA

  6. xL9Px
    xL9Px says:

    I bought a 2015 13” MacBook Pro 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3 512 GB SSD just to avoid the new butterfly keys and honestly the deal was just to good to pass up on nobody would believe how much I paid like new.

  7. The Fishkeeper
    The Fishkeeper says:

    While I had to pay more for it than I would have liked, I've had the new MacBook Air for a month now and am absolutely loving it. I love the Retina display, surprisingly great speakers, force touch trackpad functionality, Touch ID and I even really like the keyboard after getting used to it, the keys feel more stable and clicky than traditional laptop keys and I've found I can type much faster on it. My only real criticism of it is the fact that it only has 2 USB ports (or basically only one if you are charging at the same time) and the lack of an SD card reader, I feel such a pricey laptop could easily have included 4 USB ports and an SD card reader. Still, you can buy 3rd party hubs and adapters pretty cheap so it's not a huge deal…


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