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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2018)

We have collected and analyzed 24 expert reviews and 5 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 96/100. The average review date is Jul 10, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1012657 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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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

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop


This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost all previous design issues, but not without adding a couple of its own.

The MacBook is now smaller and lighter, with a better display, faster processors and a bigger touchpad. The MacOS experience and all-day battery are still big selling points.

The starting price has shot up significantly, despite sticking with dual-core CPUs. The shallow butterfly keyboard and limited ports may feel like a step back from the previous Air.

The MacBook Air's long overdue makeover adds welcome additions like a high-res screen and Touch ID, but it includes some unwelcome trade-offs -- including a much higher price.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple MacBook Air (2018)


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.

Retina Display offers vivid colors. Very comfortable Force Touch trackpad. Secure boot capability. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Excellent battery life.

No CPU configuration options. Y-series, not U-series, CPU. No touch screen. No USB Type-A ports or dedicated video output. Shallow key travel. Expensive as configured. Occasional fan noise.

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.

Nov, 2018

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Apple MacBook Air (2018) Review


Nov. 8 Update: This review has been updated per a 'stability' update issued by Apple that specifically addresses the 2018 MacBook Air.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review


Live-Review – Better display, slow processor? Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there were many speculations about the end of the series. Now, we get completely redesigned the model including a modern display. Is it an...

Many customers have waited years for a new MacBook Air. The highlight of the redesign is obviously the screen, which features a high resolution compared to the old Air. However, the quality is not as good as the screen on the more expensive MacBook...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew O'Hara (

MacBook Air 2018 Review: Apple's most popular Mac gets an impactful upgrade


Apple has repeatedly described the MacBook Air as the most popular Mac in its lineup, with years of neglect leaving some intimidatingly large shoes for the new 2018 upgrade to fill. After spending the last several days using it as our daily driver,...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac


High-res ‘Retina’ display with smaller bezel than previous Air models ; Large trackpad with Force Touch control ; Touch ID login via fingerprint is great ; Smaller and lighter footprint adds to appeal

Loud and sometimes unresponsive keyboard ; Only Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and no SD card slot ; Confuses the MacBook/Air/Pro lineup ; No Face ID ; Strong Windows 10 competition now

A remodel that's been long overdue, the new Air brings a shrunken footprint, higher-res display, less bezel, Touch ID login, fewer ports, a divisive keyboard and a higher price tag than its predecessor. Some great features for sure, but a few irks hold...

Dec, 2018

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Apple MacBook Air 13" (2018) review


The lightest MacBook finally gets its long-awaited update - is it a breath of fresh Air?

Screen a significant step up from previous gen Air ; Classy design with outstanding keyboard ; Same great battery life, despite hardware upgrades

No longer as affordable as the Air once was ; Only slightly faster than before ; Loses ports in the name of thinness

Not as affordable as the Air used to be, but this latest version justifies the added expense with a stunning design, screen and features. More than enough MacBook for most people.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Jayesh Mansukhani (

Apple Macbook 13.3"


Apple's updated Macbook is a great step forward in design and usability.

Nov, 2008

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Apple MacBook Air review: An icon reborn


Apple revamps the MacBook Air for 2018 but it loses some of its appeal in the process

Retina display ; Beautiful design ; Decent battery life

Performance is disappointing ; Overpriced

The trouble is, in doing so, Apple has abandoned territory it used to be able to call its own. The MacBook Air may be better than ever but it no longer stands out in way it used to.

Nov, 2018