From its high-res screen and its thinner and lighter design to its Thunderbolt 3 ports, the new MacBook Air feels like the modern update that. The MacBook Air has a relatively unusual mix of hardware for It only has one choice of processor, an eighth-generation Intel Core i5. The MacBook Air for is one of the most ideal laptops out there for people that travel frequently whether for work or leisure. Weighing just. OEM KEY Groups enable Cisco 7 as of number by selecting Single Port and. Fix bug limiting to a cloud. I can hear is nowhere that.
It handles everything from encrypting the hard drive to checking for evidence of hacker tampering at startup to even authenticating purchase you make online with Apple Pay using your fingerprint. The T2's secure boot technology uses the same code found in the security features of iOS, which famously thwarted even the FBI's efforts to hack it.
Many of these features are available in Windows machines equipped with Intel's enterprise-focused vPro security tech. Unfortunately, vPro isn't available on most consumer laptops. That Apple's own capable coprocessor now graces its latest entry-level notebook is noteworthy, and possibly a harbinger of future Intel-free Mac computers.
Other MacBook Air features are nice to have, but hardly noteworthy. There's a p webcam centered above the display. It provided adequate but slightly grainy image quality for a quick Photo Booth session in my testing. It lacks the physical security door that some Windows laptops now come with to thwart a hacker's attempt to spy on you, but the T2 chip severs the built-in microphone's connection to the operating system when you close the lid, providing at least some reassurance against would-be surveillors.
Sound quality is decent. Apple says the new MacBook Air's speakers are 25 percent louder and deliver half again as much bass as the old one. I listened to a few seconds of the same movie on both machines, one right after the other, and while I didn't notice any more volume, I did find that the sound was significantly richer. Wireless connections—ever important since the physical port selection necessitates an adapter to connect to many peripherals—include The MacBook Air struggled to stay connected to a 5GHz signal during my testing at home when all of my other devices had no issues.
It had no trouble with the 2. In addition to the included one-year warranty, you can also purchase three years of additional coverage for the MacBook Air from Apple. The new base model MacBook Air comes with a 1. If you've already started your laptop shopping, you'll note that many laptops in the MacBook Air's price range come with significantly better components.
You can upgrade the MacBook Air's storage and memory, of course. As is common with Apple computers, however, adding options drains your wallet at an alarming rate. That's an unthinkable sum to spend on an ultraportable laptop with a Y-series Core i5 processor. Its predecessor, which is still available, does offer an optional Core i7, but it is several generations old so I don't recommend buying it under any circumstances. The MacBook Air is therefore not a great value when it comes to raw computing performance, the kind you need to render a 3D image or manipulate 4K video footage.
Perhaps nowhere is this lack of outright muscle more evident than in our Cinebench test, a 3D rendering exercise that taxes all of a CPU's available cores and threads. The MacBook Air achieved a score of on this test, compared with for the Asus ZenBook S , which boasts a much more powerful Intel Core iU with four cores and eight threads. The Core iY, by contrast, has half the number of cores and threads. The story is much the same when it comes to transcoding a 4K video file to a p file using the Handbrake app.
It finished applying our series of 10 filters to a test image in 4 minutes and 1 second, compared with for the ZenBook S and for the MacBook Pro. While the MacBook Air lags behind similarly priced competitors on these tests, it's important to remember that no ultraportable excels at these tasks at any price, constrained as they are by limited space to cool their CPUs and GPUs. The same is true of gaming: the MacBook Air displayed an average of 17 frames per second on our Heaven game simulation at medium quality settings and p resolution.
None of this really matters much if you're using the MacBook Air mostly for casual computing tasks like web browsing and word processing. During a full weekend of use, I never experienced any lag or sluggishness, even with multiple tabs open in the Safari browser, including one streaming video. Everything felt very snappy.
This is a far better experience than any Windows laptop with a Y-series processor I've used, all of which occasionally hung when multiple tabs or open or even while opening folders in Windows Explorer. Fan noise was noticeable while streaming video and running benchmarks, and the bottom of the MacBook Pro became rather warm to the touch.
Apple has adjusted cooling firmware before, including to correct a high-profile incident with the MacBook Pro's cooling system, so it's possible that the MacBook Air's fan noise could be reduced with a future software update. See How We Test Laptops. The Y-series Intel chips are designed to consume just 7 watts of power under normal conditions, compared with 15 watts for the U-series chips. This translates into excellent battery life. I never once had to plug in the MacBook Air during a weekend of use at several hours per day.
Our battery rundown test, which involves playing a p local video file at 50 percent screen brightness with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off, confirms the laptop's stamina The result of more than 13 hours is excellent compared with the ZenBook S , though a bit below the even longer times we've seen from other Macs like the MacBook Pro The MacBook Air helped usher in the era of ultraportable laptops, and this year's update is a sign that Apple still believes in it.
There's nothing revolutionary about the Retina Display, the Thunderbolt ports, the Force Touch trackpad, or the slimmed-down chassis, but they're still excellent improvements. In the case of the trackpad, it's an improvement that you can only find on an Apple laptop.
As a result, the MacBook Air is better than its predecessor in every way, but it's not necessarily a no-brainer purchase for everyone. It's unquestionably a poor value in terms of computing performance per dollar, which should matter only to people who occasionally need to edit multimedia.
Alternatives like the ZenBook S or the inch MacBook Pro are better suited to this and other similar resource-intensive tasks. Bottom Line Though no speedster, the refreshed MacBook Air finally gets a Retina Display and updated components, making it a sleek ultraportable laptop worthy of its pioneering predecessor's name. Buy It Now. Pros Retina Display offers vivid colors. Very comfortable Force Touch trackpad. Secure boot capability.
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Excellent battery life. Eagle eyes will note that this is the same display tech used on the inch MacBook, with the same color gamut: the common sRGB spec. That's one thing you'll get if you pay extra for a MacBook Pro: support for the professional-grade P3 color spectrum, along with Apple's auto-adjusting True Tone technology.
After years of reviewing various Macs, though, I really believe you won't miss these features until you do a side-by-side comparison, and even then you might be able to do without. In any case, for my purposes, the screen served me well. I didn't mind staring at it for hours on end during long workdays, when I sometimes feel like I live in spreadsheets. The panel does movies justice too, as you might expect. I decided to watch Crazy Rich Asians , a movie with some very colorful sets indeed, and I thought it looked fine.
As other reviewers have noted, the panel doesn't get as bright as the MacBook Pro's. The difference is obvious in a side-by-side comparison, but even when I was sitting with just the Air, my sense was that the display was good enough but hardly the most brilliant screen I'd ever seen. I would add that the panel's glossy finish means you might have to play with the screen angle a bit to avoid glare, depending on the ambient light, but fortunately the color fidelity stays strong even if you dip the lid a bit.
In situations like this, too, a higher brightness ceiling comes in handy; it can help offset annoying screen reflections. Just as important as the screen quality, the loss of the Air's signature bezels makes for a striking change. The border around the display is now 50 percent thinner, with the actual enclosure being even skinnier. I think I'd be overselling it if I called it an edge-to-edge display, but it's definitely a lot more screen than you might be used to. Although those borders have been slimmed down, there's still room for a FaceTime webcam up top, which is more than I can say about other ultraportables.
The image quality here isn't anything special -- I won't be using any camera stills for my dating profiles -- but I always looked well lit on conference calls, which is good enough for me. To match that new screen, Apple upgraded the audio, with the speakers boasting double the bass and 25 percent louder volume over the previous model.
The day the Air was unveiled, I reported that I was able to hear movie playback in the noisy demo area, above the din of other reporters and music blaring through speakers. Continuing our tour below the screen, I'd like to take a few moments to revisit the keyboard. This is the third generation of Apple's so-called butterfly keyboard, which you can also find on the MacBook Pro line.
I've already shared some impressions in both my hands-on and preview pieces, but I think, more than other aspects of the experience, this is one area where a reviewer needs time to just live with the device for a while. The day the new Air was unveiled last month, I said I felt wistful for my old Air's cushier keys. I added that this wasn't necessarily a keyboard you could learn to love, but it was one you could learn to live with. At this point, though I still make more typos on Apple's flat keyboard than I'd like, I've gotten used to it.
I've pounded out many an email, dashed out comments in Google Docs and made embarrassing web searches I'll need to erase from my history before sending back my test unit. These days, I resent the keyboard most when entering my complex character work-stuff password, but if I'm honest, I would probably make typos in that on any keyboard. On a more positive note, I've come to prefer the butterfly keyboard's minimal typing noise to both my old Air and the standalone Apple keyboard I use with my iMac.
And though key backlighting is hardly a novel feature on laptops, I nonetheless appreciate how the lit-up keycaps help me enable me to continue working into the evening, even as I start to dim the lights. I love the large surface and how reliably it responds to single-finger tracking, tap to click and various multi-touch gestures like two-finger scrolls, pinch to zoom, and three fingers for Mission Control.
As I've said in previous pieces, I haven't much use for Apple's pressure-sensitive "force clicks," which let you do things like preview an address in Maps or fast-forward extra quickly through a movie in iTunes. If you enjoy these features, knock yourself out.
If you could do without, they're easy to ignore. I've made no secret in my previous stories about my love for Touch ID, and my feeling there remains the same. As I reported in my preview, the fingerprint sensor has a fast and easy setup process and consistently works on my first try.
Note: macOS doesn't permit you to log in by touch after a cold boot or restart. Since my preview, I've used Touch ID not just to log into the machine, but to purchase things in iTunes. If I wanted to, I could use it to buy things from select online retailers, using the Safari browser, or unlock password-protected items in the Notes app.
At this point, about a week into my testing, I keep trying to use Touch ID on my old Air, to no avail. It's hard to go back. If you're feeling paranoid about the security of your biometric identifiers, know that Apple stores that info on a so-called Security Enclave on the built-in T2 security chip -- the same one that allows the new Air to respond to "Hey Siri" commands. To be clear, your fingerprints are not stored on the company's servers. As I said in my preview piece earlier this week, I wanted to spend more time putting the Air through its paces before weighing in on performance.
To recap, I unboxed the machine on a Friday afternoon and spent Saturday and Sunday doing weekend things: catching up on email, texting in Messages and other apps, streaming Spotify, performing random Google searches, updating my to-do lists in Notes and occasionally popping into Slack. The machine wakes from sleep quickly, though a cold boot -- admittedly not something I do every day -- takes a good 10 seconds, from power-on to the login screen. As the work week has worn on, I've basically been living in Google Docs and Sheets and have also been using the machine for several Google Hangouts calls a day -- something that causes the fans on my old Air to make a distressingly loud noise.
On the new Air, Hangouts makes the keyboard feel slightly warmer, but the system at least stays quiet. Also since starting the workweek, I've been spending more time at the office with the Air plugged into an external monitor. Apple says you can power two 4K displays or one 5K monitor. I put on one of the cable networks and streamed morning-after Election Day coverage in full-screen mode while attempting to get work done. The stream was fluid, with no dropped frames or audio cutouts.
All of the apps on my machine continued to run smoothly. I had the same success playing p YouTube videos on the monitor in full-screen. As you might expect, my experiment took a turn for the frustrating when I ratcheted up the resolution. Thanks to YouTube's "Stats for nerds" overlay, I know that the Air dropped nearly half the frames on a full-screen 4K video or more, at certain points and more than half with an 8K clip. While the videos struggled to play for more than a couple of seconds at a time on my monitor, the rest of my workload didn't exactly grind to a halt, though I noticed that Slack in particular seemed less responsive.
I should add that full-screen 4K video playback wasn't much better on the Air itself; it stutters too much to really enjoy. As you might expect, all that full-screen, high-res video streaming got those fans to pipe up: This was one of the few times during my week of testing when the cooling system really made itself known. It should be clear by now that the Air was sufficiently equipped to handle my real-world needs, that 4K streaming experiment aside.
But, as ever, your mileage may vary, which makes this a good time to talk specs. It's worth noting that I tested the entry-level Air, which offers a 1. Unfortunately, though, that's one of Intel's lower-powered Y-series processors, and no, Apple doesn't offer an upgrade option.
No Core i7 chip, no quad-core, no nothing. For that, Apple is steering people toward the more expensive Pro line, where the Touch Bar model comes standard with a quad-core 2. Again, none of this stopped me from getting my work done on the new Air. But the lack of processor options feels wrong in principle. And for some of you, it might actually be a deal-breaker. Apple claims that the new MacBook Air can achieve up to 12 hours of web browsing time and up to 13 hours of video playback.
Both of these claims come with caveats: You'd need to be using Safari as your browser and iTunes as both your video player and video store. In any case, my own iTunes test came out to 12 hours and 35 minutes, so I'd say Apple's claim is right on the money. To replicate that yourself, you'd need to set the screen brightness to 12 bars this is what Apple does too and turn off WiFi.
Admittedly, it's hard to imagine a scenario where you'd be watching only movies and would have WiFi off -- perhaps a long-haul flight that didn't have in-flight entertainment the horror or had a terrible selection. In less controlled conditions -- say, my typical workday -- I would find myself down to about something percent by midday, putting me on track for seven hours or so of Slack, web browsing, email and Google Docs.
If it helps, my default browser is Google Chrome, a notorious battery hog, though I'm not convinced that Safari is so much more power efficient that that alone would have gotten me to 12 hours of use. You may have been waiting years for Apple to refresh the Air, but in the meantime, PC makers have kept moving. You could say that Dell pioneered the trick of using thin bezels to squeeze a inch screen into a more compact package.
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Second is the screen. Most other computers these days — whatever their form factor — do support touch. Third: the keyboard. This third-generation version of it is designed to mitigate those last two concerns with a membrane that sits underneath the keycaps. Fourth is Touch ID and security. Instead, you just have real, regular function keys. It protects your fingerprint, encrypts the SSD without taxing the processor, and even turns the microphones off when the laptop is closed.
It also handles a random assortment of other tasks, like video encoding and audio processing for the speakers to give them a wider soundstage. Those speakers are louder, too. Fifth: a big upgrade for the trackpad. Sixth is just overall build quality. This laptop feels a lot nicer than the old MacBook Air. When the first Air came out, it amazed everybody. This one, though very well-built, does not stand out from the pack when it comes to size or weight. In fact, you could say it recycles a lot the design ideas from both the inch MacBook and the inch MacBook Pro into this Air-shaped tapered design.
The story with specs gets a little complicated because the story with Intel processors is a little complicated. And it is pretty good — but not all Intel processors are created equal. I am one of those people, and I instinctively look down my nose at the Y-series. Instead, it does some customization. So this Y-series chip is powered up to 7 watts, which is a higher wattage than what other laptops usually do with the same processor. You can do all of the same stuff you can do on your current Air.
I have been running a half-dozen apps at a time along with more than a dozen tabs in Chrome, and everything is pretty okay. Those kinds of tasks will bring this Air to a chug and spin up those fans. The Air can do everything I want it to in my daily workflow.
Though, to be fair, nobody I know uses a computer only to browse the web in Safari for 12 hours straight. You could probably get more than that with a little restraint, but one of those restraints would be a screen ratcheted down to a fairly dim brightness. The performance and quality of this MacBook Air justify its price. Do I wish that Apple had found a way to make a slightly less expensive laptop? My answer is also yes.
I am fully aware that those two ideas conflict. We would love to say that, 10 years later, things have changed, but alas. This 1. The MacBook Air occasionally felt like it was lagging, taking a few more seconds to load apps and respond to instructions while we were using it, especially when we opened multiple apps.
While the move to use a low-powered dual core Intel Core i5 processor is a bit disappointing, the MacBook Air does have an ace up its sleeve to help mitigate this — by including the Apple T2 security chip, which works alongside the main processor to offload certain tasks. This is mainly to do as the name suggests with security features, so it manages your fingerprints when using Touch ID, as well as an SSD controller with on-the-fly data encryption for "industry-leading security.
The T2 chip does specialize in HEVC video transcoding, which offers transcoding times up to 30 times faster than devices without it. By taking some of these tasks from the Intel processor, it gives that CPU more breathing room to keep other tasks running as smoothly as possible. Our benchmark results also show that the hardware of the MacBook Air offers less power than the competition.
The benchmark results only tell part of the story, but at least they give us an idea of where the MacBook Air sits in the MacBook hierarchy: more powerful than the inch MacBook by a hair, but a bit less powerful than the MacBook Pro Also worth mentioning is that during our review, Apple released a supplemental update for its macOS We re-ran our benchmarks with the update installed and saw small improvements for every score.
The new scores with the update installed are the ones you see in this review. The high-resolution Retina display does cause the battery life to drain slightly faster than its predecessors. During our tests, we found that the MacBook Air did a good job of holding its charge while we browsed the web, watched movies and used various apps. The only downside is that, it does seem to charge quite slowly, taking a few hours to fully charge from completely empty.
The unabashed Apple fan This may go without saying, but anyone who is a self-respecting fan of Apple and its products will want to consider this laptop. Frequent travelers The MacBook Air for is one of the most ideal laptops out there for people that travel frequently whether for work or leisure. Weighing just 2. Students in Mac-only schools or Mac-heavy studies School work, especially at the under- and-post-grad level, is often heavily reliant on apps and services that are either exclusive to or work best on macOS hardware.
So, this is the cheapest way for students to get into that ecosystem via a laptop. Folks on a budget If you're looking to get the utmost performance out of your laptop for as little cash as possible, the MacBook Air is not the device for you. Much of the MacBook Air price tag is wrapped up in its premium build quality and luxury features, much of which you can forget about when worried about price. PC gamers Again, this should go without saying, but do not buy a MacBook Air expecting it to run most of the latest PC games at all much less at playable frame rates.
DIY types If you're the kind of person that expects to change every part of your laptop over its lifespan to eke that much more time and power out of it, know that the MacBook Air isn't all that upgradeable. Like most thin-and-light laptops of its kind, upgrading much beyond the memory in this laptop will be difficult if not impossible, not to mention that its thresholds for memory and storage capacity aren't exactly enormous.
Dell has gone and made just about every possible improvement to the XPS 13 in The webcam is in the proper position and no worse in quality for what it took to get there, and battery life has seen a sizable improvement as well. This has happened all the while everything else about the laptop has maintained its storied, incredible quality, from the chassis design to the power profile of the components inside. In other words, this is the same laptop as last year, only better.
You can get better hardware in all regards for less out of the Huawei laptop in both of its available configurations. Read our Dell XPS 13 review. Sure, the lack of Thunderbolt 3 might be felt by some more professional users looking for the fastest possible data transfers, and we could do with more RAM capacity.
If those two detractions are deal-breakers for you, then look elsewhere. The Huawei MateBook 13 does what every other flagship laptop can do — and more — often for less money than most. Read our Huawei MateBook 13 review. Make no mistake, this is one very appealing laptop. It looks great, feels expensive and performs well in many regards. The main problem is the combination of price and remit.
Meanwhile, at its price point is a wide range of much higher performing gaming laptops that are available. The caveat is that those laptops are all larger inch systems. All of this means that the Stealth 13 is a darned desirable as a luxury Ultrabook. Think of it in those terms and the moderate gaming ability as an extra rather than a core feature, and its an appealing if pricey overall package.
Read our Razer Blade Stealth 13 review. If you're encountering a problem or need some advice with your PC or Mac, drop him a line on Twitter. North America. Home Reviews Computing. TechRadar Verdict. Cons - Sometimes feels underpowered - Only two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Who's it Not For The Competition.
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In addition, you get more up-to-date processors running the show and up to 16GB of RAM — a clear improvement on the 8GB maximum seen in the previous generation. Related: Best MacBook. The new MacBook Air is business as usual — but thinner, better, faster, smoother. Slimming down means it weighs just 1. The only downside to the slim design is that the port lineup consists of just two USB-C ports, both supporting the Thunderbolt 3 standard.
The use of Thunderbolt at least means you can benefit from video passthrough using the DisplayPort 1. As a result, you can set up the MacBook Air as the nexus of a powerful home studio with the right cables and peripherals. Note that most of the time, one of those USB-C ports will be taken up by the mains adapter, so in essence you have only one USB-C port at your disposal.
Connectivity aside, the design remains impressive. The cases of the new Mac Minis will also be fashioned in the same way. Bookending the keyboard are two sets of speaker grilles. Apple boasts that the speaker system is the most powerful ever seen on a MacBook Air, offering a wonderfully wide sound stage thanks to the inclusion of two new bass units one on each side, natch.
Listening to the Broadway cast recording of Hamilton on Spotify was particularly pleasing. I can normally comfortably cruise at around 80 words a minute on Type Racer, but I was dropping typos all over the place with the MacBook at first. Despite my initial fumbling, I like the keyboard layout. Nothing feels too cramped and, with the exception of the up and down arrow keys, most of the keycaps are generously sized. I had to do that with the MacBook Pro, too, mind.
Force Touch, a setting that lets you tap gently on the trackpad instead of clicking down, is turned on by default. Clicking sensitivity can also be easily configured from the same settings menu, so whether you use Force Touch or not, you should be able to fine-tune this. Touch ID is another great addition. All of your biometric data is stored directly on the T2 security chip; when you reset the laptop to factory settings, it will be erased. Related: Best laptop This gives you a pixels per inch ppi count of With the screen cranked all the way up, I recorded black levels of 0.
Both results give us a contrast ratio of These results are about the standard of what you should expect from a product line that starts at just over a grand. A figure of nits is absolutely fine for working and watching movies, but it might be a little dark for anyone wanting to do some photo editing. By contrast, the MacBook Pro I tested earlier in the year gave me an extremely high nits of peak brightness. If you primarily want a device for creative work, you ought to be looking at the MacBook Pros anyway.
Related: Best student laptop. For general work performance, the MacBook Air is a solid performer. The disk read and write speeds of the MacBook Air I recorded were excellent, suggesting that saving your work, launching projects and apps will be super-quick. This bore out in my personal experience, with Spotify, iTunes, Chrome and pretty much any application I launched literally leaping into action.
For macOS devices, we use Blackmagic. Both CPUs are 8th-gen i5 U-series processors, and U-series processors typically perform a little better than Y-series equivalents. What I can say, based on the real-world tests I performed, is that you should expect to get around hours of power most of the time.
This was with screen brightness set to nits. The laptop achieved 9hrs 7mins worth of playback time. I ran the same test with the inch MacBook Pro the quad-core Intel iU version , which gave 7hrs 33mins of local playback time. Related: Best Intel processor. The chunky bezels and low-res screens are gone, replaced by a much slimmer, smoother machine with a high-resolution Retina Display panel.
There are a lot of shared key features: the Retina Display resolution, extra security thanks to the T2 chip, Touch ID for easy and more secure unlocking, ports supporting the Thunderbolt 3 standard and third-gen butterfly switched keys. Also note that at the higher end of the MacBook Air pricing spectrum, you begin to stray into MacBook Pro territory too.
The MacBook Air is a streamlined and powerful laptop brimming with up-to-date features. Second is the screen. Most other computers these days — whatever their form factor — do support touch. Third: the keyboard. This third-generation version of it is designed to mitigate those last two concerns with a membrane that sits underneath the keycaps.
Fourth is Touch ID and security. Instead, you just have real, regular function keys. It protects your fingerprint, encrypts the SSD without taxing the processor, and even turns the microphones off when the laptop is closed.
It also handles a random assortment of other tasks, like video encoding and audio processing for the speakers to give them a wider soundstage. Those speakers are louder, too. Fifth: a big upgrade for the trackpad. Sixth is just overall build quality. This laptop feels a lot nicer than the old MacBook Air.
When the first Air came out, it amazed everybody. This one, though very well-built, does not stand out from the pack when it comes to size or weight. In fact, you could say it recycles a lot the design ideas from both the inch MacBook and the inch MacBook Pro into this Air-shaped tapered design.
The story with specs gets a little complicated because the story with Intel processors is a little complicated. And it is pretty good — but not all Intel processors are created equal. I am one of those people, and I instinctively look down my nose at the Y-series. Instead, it does some customization. So this Y-series chip is powered up to 7 watts, which is a higher wattage than what other laptops usually do with the same processor.
You can do all of the same stuff you can do on your current Air. I have been running a half-dozen apps at a time along with more than a dozen tabs in Chrome, and everything is pretty okay. Those kinds of tasks will bring this Air to a chug and spin up those fans.
The Air can do everything I want it to in my daily workflow. Though, to be fair, nobody I know uses a computer only to browse the web in Safari for 12 hours straight. You could probably get more than that with a little restraint, but one of those restraints would be a screen ratcheted down to a fairly dim brightness. The performance and quality of this MacBook Air justify its price. Do I wish that Apple had found a way to make a slightly less expensive laptop? My answer is also yes. I am fully aware that those two ideas conflict.
As I said, the already-existing MacBooks might better fit your needs. The real issue here is that you can get an iPad Pro or a Windows Laptop or even a Chromebook for less money that does almost everything this thing can do — almost everything. People like the Mac. Until recently, the best computer for most people was the MacBook Air, and Apple took way too long to update it.
So people have been waiting.
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