Apple MacBook Air Review

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In this article we’ll put the spotlight on the Apple MacBook Air.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let’s dive in!

Our rating: 6 / 10

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Pros:

  • Fast
  • Long lasting
  • Very portable
  • Good value
  • Backlit keys
  • Comfortable
  • Logical keyboard
  • Excellent screen
  • Lightweight
  • Great battery

Cons:

  • Borders are thicker than competitors
  • Not the best for movies
  • Lines and vents stick out, could be prone to scratches
  • Not for gaming
  • Keyboard is flat, no light up keys

For a long time, the MacBook was the slim MacBook that had it all. It was thin, light and packed plenty of power. The new 13-Inch retina MacBook Air may not be able to compare to the 2013 model, but if you don't need the 16GB of RAM, it's hard to deny that the new model is a great deal. This model still has the latest 7th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor that is great for gaming and handling multitasking. It's worth noting that this model is a great deal because the 13-Inch retina display is just beautiful.

Even though the MacBook is the last model that comes with a headphone jack, its built-in microphone and True Tone color LED can detect ambient lighting to adjust the screen according to lighting conditions on a photo you're viewing or in a Word document. The keyboard and trackpad on the new model have the option to change the function of the butterfly mechanism keyboard. It's possible to set the entire keyboard to the touch typing function. The primary touchpad is extremely glassy and also supports Force Touch. With it's pressure sensitive technology, the force can act as an input or trigger functions in an application.

You can connect the new MacBook Air to either a standard HDMI port or mini DisplayPort for extra resolution. This complete model also comes with a headphone jack, built-in speaker and a Lightning port. The MacBook comes with just a single USB port so it's not meant to be a tablet replacement. For photographers and video editors, the new model is still a great laptop.

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