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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and portability also get good views. The energy efficiency and price get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Apple MacBook Air review (2018): A good buy and a tough call

 

The new Air is precisely the upgrade many users have been holding out for, with a slimmed-down body, sharper Retina display, long battery life and a useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Though it's more than fast enough for common use cases, some might...

Lighter Slimmed-down design Sharp Retina display Long battery life Spacious and reliable trackpad It has Touch ID

Underpowered compared to a similarly priced MacBook Pro No option to upgrade the processor No more SD slot Screen is dimmer than the Pro's

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: the new normal

 

Can it live up to the classic?

Touch ID for login ; True Tone display looks great ; Thin, classic design

Processor can sometimes struggle ; USB-C ecosystem still a hassle ; Can you really trust this keyboard?

After all, for $200 more, you could get a MacBook Pro.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2019)

 

Crisp, high-res screen; Strong sound; No bloatware; Elegant in gold ; Underwhelming performance; Only packs USB-C ports; Shallow keyboard ; The 2019 MacBook Air is a sleek laptop with good endurance, but it could use more speed.

Underwhelming performance; Only packs USB-C ports; Shallow keyboard ; The 2019 MacBook Air is a sleek laptop with good endurance, but it could use more speed.

The 2019 MacBook Air is a sleek laptop with good endurance, but it could use more speed.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: more affordable, just as good

 

Apple's thin and light laptop refresh improves the screen and price, and that'll work for us

Sharp, True Tone Retina display ; Excellent battery life ; Very snappy to use

Just 128GB of storage, and upgrades are expensive ; Uncertain keyboard woes ; Dual-core power may limit some

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: The MacBook is dead, long live the Air

 

Apple quietly discontinued the 12-inch MacBook in 2019, meaning the current 13-inch MacBook Air is the smallest and, um, 'most affordable' Mac laptop.

New keyboard material (which you can't see) vastly improves typing issues of predecessor ; Price drop over 2018 model ; Large trackpad with Force Touch control ; Touch ID login via fingerprint is great ; Solid battery life

The keyboard is still rather loud when typing ; Only Thunderbolt 3 (2x USB-C) ports and no SD card slot ; No Face ID login ; Some Windows competition offer smaller bezel designs

What might look like an almost non-upgrade of its 2018 predecessor is quite a lot more: the 2019 Air has graduated and waved goodbye to its younger MacBook brother, fixed up its keyboard wrongs in the process of growing up, and becomes an altogether...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review

 

While the new MacBook Air isn't radically different from the original – arguably the first Ultrabook – there are enough updates to keep its lofty spot in our best Macs list. In fact, it may just be the best option for anyone looking to grab a MacBook...

Small, lighter design Beautiful Retina display Good value for a MacBook

Sometimes feels underpowered Only two Thunderbolt 3 ports

Apple MacBook Air users won’t be disappointed that this update is thinner and lighter than ever before. However, it’s only slightly faster, and definitely more expensive. If you’ve not been convinced by the MacBook Air before, the cosmetic enhancements...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : David Price, edited by Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air (2019)

 

The MacBook Air 2019 was a reasonable laptop choice for a while, but in 2020 is no cheaper and has been eclipsed by a new 2020 model, complete with Magic Keyboard

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Apple's 2019 MacBook Air is cheaper than before, but no game changer

 

If you're looking for the least expensive MacBook and don't need the performance of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the 2019 MacBook Air is a competent laptop for light computing like writing, web browsing, and watching videos. Just don't expect it to be a...

Retina display now supports True Tone • Quieter keyboard • Touch ID sensor • More affordable than before

Slower SSD versus 2018 model • Marginally faster performance • Good • but not stellar battery life

The MacBook Air (2019) improves on the previous version in very minor ways. Unless you need the horsepower (then get a MacBook Pro), the MacBook Air does the job. It's not knock-your-socks off incredible like the pre-Retina MacBook Air was, but it's fine.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

APPLE MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display (2019) - 256 GB SSD, Gold

 

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Nov, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Stunning thing of beauty

 

I bought this to replace my 10yr old MacBook Pro and wow lightning fast so slim and sleek and as with all apple products unboxing it is an event in itself, love it but I have been brainwashed by apple since the very first iPhone

Nov, 2019

Price comparison for Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019)

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