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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2020)

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2020)
alaScore 90

1994 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1994 reviews of Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and design are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the price.

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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, Early 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: The Mac starter kit


As the budget option among Macs, the MacBook Air is important, but recent models were disappointing. Does the 2020 restore the MacBook Air to its former glory?

New keyboard is an improvement ; More affordable ; Better graphics ; Excellent build quality

Performance still lacking ; Bezels are outdated

Apr, 2020

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Apple MacBook Air review (2020): A return to form


The MacBook Air is easier to recommend than before, thanks to a lower starting price, double the base storage and, most importantly, a redesigned keyboard that's actually pleasant to type on. Other brands offer either a full-size USB port or longer...

Finally: a good keyboard! ; Double the base storage ; Sharp Retina display ; Excellent trackpad ; Touch ID works well and is easy to set up

Port selection still feels too skimpy ; The battery life is good but not best in class ; The lack of full-size USB ports is still a pain

Mar, 2020

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The classic MacBook Air makes some big improvements and even cuts the starting price, making it hard to beat for students, creatives and almost anyone


The classic MacBook Air makes some big improvements and even cuts the starting price, making it hard to beat for students, creatives and almost anyone else.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (

Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: the best Mac for most people


The new Magic Keyboard and faster processors put the Air back on top.

New keyboard ; Faster processors ; Lower price

Middling battery life if you don’t use Apple’s apps ; Not suited for intense workloads ; Average-at-best webcam

Photography by Nilay Patel / The Verge

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple MacBook Air (2020) Review


Improved keyboard action and feel ; Sleek, lightweight design ; Multiple color options ; Long battery life ; Reasonably priced, for a Mac

As ever, no touch screen ; Limited port selection ; Lackluster raw computing performance ; No support for Wi-Fi 6

If you're a macOS fan who primarily uses a laptop to write and browse the web, the 2020 Apple MacBook Air's redesigned keyboard and lower price make it easy to recommend.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

MacBook Air 2020 review


Sleek design ; Great battery life ; Powerful sound ; Magic keyboard is clicky and comfortable

Display a bit muted without TrueTone enabled ; Underwhelming performance ; Only has USB Type-C ports

The MacBook Air 2020 is sleek laptop with good endurance, but it could use more performance.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (

Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i5 Review – The best MacBook you can get? – No


Notebookcheck reviews the new Apple MacBook Air with the quad-core i5 CPU. The keyboard has been improved, but the performance is still the Achilles heel of the laptop.

excellent case;very good input devices;long battery runtimes;good display;improved speakers

weak and loud cooling system;bad webcam;only two USB-C ports and one is blocked for charging;hardly suitable for gaming;no Wi-Fi 6;no upgrade options – everything is soldered

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Edgar Cervantes Edgar Cervantes (

2020 Apple MacBook Air review: A premium laptop for the masses


In a world of powerful tablets and affordable laptops is there still a market for the MacBook Air? Find out in our MacBook Air (2020) review.

Amazing design ; Build quality ; Improved scissor switch keyboard ; Large trackpad ; Good audio for a laptop

Lack of ports ; Average battery life (for 2020) ; Display is good, not great ; Sub-par camera ; Thermals

The 2020 Apple MacBook Air has an amazing design, great keyboard, a best-in-class trackpad, and plenty else to love. It's not for the power-hungry, but it makes for an amazing experience when you favor general quality over raw performance. It will do...

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

Review: Apple MacBook Air 13 (2020) | Best Value For Money Apple MacBook Air 13 (2020)


Even though the Apple MacBook Air 13 is not quite as cheap as it has been, you still get a surprising amount for your money with Apple's slimmest laptop.

Retina display with True Tone, sleek design and quality from the top shelf as well as excellent sound.

Not overwhelmingly good battery life. Only two USB-C ports.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (

Apple MacBook Air (2020) Laptop Review


Don't call it a comeback—Apple just finally fixed the broken things.

The keyboard is not terrible ; Superb design ; Great battery life

Upgrades are expensive ; Keyboard is still a bit shallow

If you’re willing to look at Windows alternatives—and you absolutely should be—then there is fierce competition. In this price bracket, you should also look at the Dell XPS 13, the HP Spectre x360, and the Lenovo Yoga C940. They all have awesome,...

May, 2020

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