When Apple unveiled a new Macbook Air last October, we wasted no time in putting the long-awaited refresh through its paces. While the new machine includes an upgraded “butterfly” keyboard, a Touch ID sensor and a Retina display with thinner bezels, it has markedly less inputs than the previous generation: just two USB-C and a headphone jack (no SD card reader in sight, sigh). Although the dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD were more than enough for most day-to-day tasks, we were careful not to make a one-size-fits-all recommendation. After all, the new Air is about the same price as the entry-level MacBook Pro, which packs more power, albeit no fingerprint sensor.
Given the comments left on the review, we know that y’all have lots of thoughts about the most recent Air. Well, now is your chance to weigh in on all the various upgrades and drawbacks. If you own or use this newest model, what made you buy it, even over similarly priced laptops in Apple’s lineup? Are you finding it a valuable machine, despite the lack of inputs and slower-than-a-Pro processor? How many hours of battery life can you squeeze out of it? And did you also run into issues running 4K video? A lot of people were eagerly awaiting this laptop’s release; if you were one of them, head on over to the 2018 MacBook Air page in our buyer’s guide where you can submit your own score and thorough review.
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