New MacBook Air: Hands-on



We go hands-on with Apple’s latest laptop, which comes with a new Retina display, and a new Touch ID sensor on the keyboard.

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35 thoughts on “New MacBook Air: Hands-on

  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    ………..15-inch MacBook Pro now offers Radeon Pro Vega GPU options — the first discrete mobile Vega GPUs in a notebook. ………The result is significantly faster graphics performance — up to 60 percent faster than the Radeon Pro 560X……
    on the apple website… right now

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    For me, current Macbook Pro is not that “Pro” as it should be. This just a lighter version of it, the only good thing in it is 3.5mm jack which they forgot to remove for some reason.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    apple…. their "upgrades" are really downgrades. y series chip…. super lame. can't believe they didn't use the quad core 8th gen u series processor. oh wait… it's apple…. so i can. the laptop we've all been waiting years for…. is finally nothing but a huge disappointment and not the laptop we've all been waiting for at all.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    only dual-core processors – same type of spec as 7th Gen processors so really last years spec's. Do yourself a favour and get an 8th gen x1 Carbon for the same $$

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    This is the most disappointing and hilarious update ever. They even charge macbook pro price. What a fail !

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    It only has a Y series CPU! Slower than my smartphone dude !

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    I'm sorry but isn't this just the mide 2017 MacBook pro without the touchpad, maybe with a few little differences, but essentially the same product?

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    I still have my 15 inch MacBook Pro 💻 from 2015 with Retina display. It’s still going strong after 3 years.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    confusing Notebook name and range……I thought the "Air" is the smallest and lightest notebook….indeed not, the Macbook is…so the "Air" is the mid range…….Top Range = Macbook Pro, Mid Range = Macbook Air, Standard Range = Macbook…am I correct???

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    MBP 13”base model cost $1299 then MBA 13”base model $1199 , $100 different , Air = Pro ????? WTF , seriously???

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    I just bought secondhand 2017 Macbook air on August. Performance wise, what's the difference between new macbook air vs old macbook air. Is the new macbook air provide whole new improvement than the old air?

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    I thought TouchID was dead. FaceID is the tech of the future. So… MacBook Air is finally updated to dead tech. Wump-wump.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    If they added nVME support, I'd be all in. But they're ripping people off by not allowing user upgrades on storage. It's simply a cash grab for them. 128GB is an insult as cheap as SSD's are today.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Haha what a garbage. 1199 USD laptop for 2 usb c ports, dual core cpu, 8gb ddr3 ram, and 128gb pcie ssd? I was planning to buy one if they made a dramatic improvements, but this more of downgrade. Only improvement they have made is the screen and a tiny weight difference. They made the laptop as if they purposely added garbage components so people buy Macbook Pro instead. Just grab Dell XPS, Asus Zenbook series, LG Gram, Huawei Matebook, or HP Spectre. You will get twice more cpu cores, twice the hard drive, twice the memory, and lighter laptop for same or cheaper.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    What’s the resolution I don’t believe I heard them mention about the resolution in their keynote

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Could someone tell me what’s the difference between MacBook Pro 13 inch and this new one.. just got pro few weeks back.. should I return it for this one instead.. pls suggest

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    I noticed you're praising a lower quality product. We're not put it to shame I'm not only calling out its flaws and also making a big deal about them too?

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Always enjoy Dan Ackerman's overviews and reviews of computers. Great speaking voice too. Thank you.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Dual core? Intel's 8th gen U series processors have 4c8t models with the same 15w tdp. If thats the tdp the termal solution can handle, then there is no reason not to offer the 4c8t models. Look at the i5 8250U and i7 8550U. These are 15w parts…

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Good laptop, bad pricing. F*ck Tim Cook. He's the one responsible for jacking up the price for the entire Apple's product lineup, and expensive product repair practice,

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  • October 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    Good job presenting 👍. I wouldn’t mind the price increase if it was for 256gb. But an extra 200 for that is not cool

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