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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the energy efficiency, while reviews are divided on the battery.

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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 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

MacBook Air 2018 Review | Trusted Reviews


If you have the budget, then this MacBook Air offers a proper upgrade on past iterations

A classic design, refreshed for 2018 ; Lightweight, premium-feel body ; Retina Display screen ; Pro features for a lower price

Only has two USB-C ports

The MacBook Air 2018 is a streamlined and powerful laptop brimming with up-to-date features.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

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


Its first major remodel for some years, the new Air brings a smaller footprint, higher-res display, Touch ID and a divisive keyboard. Is it a winner?

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

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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

With a stunning screen, great keyboard and good battery life, the Huawei Matebook X Pro really is a stunning laptop at a price that's more than competitive with the new MacBook Air. The difference is that, with a U-series mobile chip under the hood and...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Will Georgiadis (

MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air 2018: Which one should you buy?


Comparing the design, features, and specs of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 2018

Certainly, the Air is everything you’d expect, but its most unique features have been appropriated. We would still recommend it for the average consumer, particularly as its the cheapest MacBook on the market, but if you’re willing to spend a little...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Martyn Casserly (

MacBook Air (2018)


The MacBook Air has seen a major redesign, but how does it compare to the excellent Surface Laptop 2? We find out and help you choose which one to buy.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Apple MacBook Air review: Trading ports for pixels


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

The MacBook is now smaller, lighter, with a better display, faster processors and a bigger touchpad.

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

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New MacBook Air revealed at Apple’s big October 2018 event


The MacBook Air receives its first serious update in three years

The device is available to preorder today, and will go on sale on 7 November, starting at $1,199/£1,199.

Oct, 2018

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Apple MacBook Air 2018 laptop review

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The MacBook Air 2018 is Apple's biggest laptop update in years. A completely new design, new ports and new internal specifications make the 2018 MacBook Air almost completely unrecognisable compared with the previous model, the design of which was...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (

Apple didn't discontinue the MacBook Air, it got better than ever instead


Apple has updated its most popular laptop, giving the MacBook Air an all-new, smaller and thinner design, with new colour options, and a Retina display. Find out what the new laptop has to offer, and how it matches up to other Mac's in our full review.

Mar, 2019

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