MacBook Air 2019 review: is it the new default?


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   2 months back

    Would you get this Air or go for the entry-level MacBook Pro — or neither?

    • Mohsin S
      Mohsin S  3 weeks back

      I have just purchased my first MacBook Air, 2019 model

    • Dejan Renčelj
      Dejan Renčelj  4 weeks back

      We bought a Lenovo for 950€ it's breathtakingly good it checks all boxes. I can't find a bad thing on it.

  • Barış Selçuk Çolaker

    what is your rings' brand?

    • alekzz is rec
      alekzz is rec  1 weeks back

      please, do some "true tone" compare with MB Air 2018 ??

      • PINK
        PINK  2 weeks back

        It would be great if it had more usb ports

        • Buffalo Lodge
          Buffalo Lodge  3 weeks back

          No thank you, Apple. I think I'll go get a Huawei MateBook X Pro.

          • Matthias Rambally
            Matthias Rambally  3 weeks back

            I have never used a mac in my life is it really that good ?

            • Landrew MacKinnon
              Landrew MacKinnon  2 weeks back

              I hate that Apple restricts me in so many ways. But honestly... very reliable, keeps value, and the best trackpad, the very best trackpad. So i'd forgive a lot just for these reasons.

          • Rhino Rocker
            Rhino Rocker  3 weeks back

            Very impressive insight and review... I’ll pass and wait to upgrade... too many variables and not very confident with apple atm...

            • miguel medina
              miguel medina  4 weeks back

              I am debating whether i should get this or the pro for college. Is the pro worth the extra money? Help please lol

              • Curious Galaxy
                Curious Galaxy  4 weeks back

                I love Windows but to develop IOS apps we need to buy an apple or it won't work. Crooked Apple.

                • Casey Roberts
                  Casey Roberts  4 weeks back

                  I’m a writer/journalist, the keyboard is obviously critical. I won’t get a new MacBook until the keyboard issues have been resolved and proven to be reliable.

                  • Hunter Tabz
                    Hunter Tabz  1 months back

                    You forgot that the highest storage capacity decreased from 1.5 TB to 1 TB.


                    Does anyone care?

                    • XD_TrYhArD 09
                      XD_TrYhArD 09  1 months back

                      I really don’t care about the keyboard if I’m able to use it

                      • JuanCarlos Reyna
                        JuanCarlos Reyna  1 months back

                        1:08 it can slow down on heavy stuff like video and photo editing" welp, good thing I have no interest in doing that

                        • Omair Almulla
                          Omair Almulla  1 months back


                          • Jacob Turner
                            Jacob Turner  1 months back

                            The risk factor with repairable components I feel you have to add the cost if apple care.

                            • Felix Five
                              Felix Five  1 months back

                              Your overthinking again...

                              • APTECHTV
                                APTECHTV  1 months back

                                got bullied by being default:(

                                • RUNNERGY
                                  RUNNERGY  1 months back

                                  Might be the one for me as I just got one for $850. Just hope the keyboard is reliable.

                                  • Zainab Malik
                                    Zainab Malik  1 months back

                                    Why is there NO true tone option in mine?
                                    Did i get cheated on and got sold the 2018 one?
                                    Please help

                                    • Chrono .
                                      Chrono .  1 months back

                                      Z M haha should have been smart and done the research

                                  • Abhi Mandhapati
                                    Abhi Mandhapati  1 months back

                                    Is this good for a high school student

                                    • Lans De lara
                                      Lans De lara  1 months back

                                      Hi! I'm Lans De Lara from the Philippines, Currently studying Human resources Management. My 5 year old laptop is hopeless and cannot be fixed. I can't afford to buy a new one. I'm getting desperate. Can someone please help me raise funds to buy a new one? Thank you very much!

                                      • asia simone
                                        asia simone  2 months back

                                        You’re telling me I’m paying $1400CAD for 7-8 hours of battery life? Ridiculous.

                                        • Kent Bergström
                                          Kent Bergström  2 months back

                                          Nice machine, but i will wait for the upgraded scissors keyboard.

                                          • Marilynn's Corner
                                            Marilynn's Corner  2 months back

                                            I must say I it has the rose gold which I absolutely adore. The rose gold alone is what’s driving me to the air... at least it’s cheap enough ...whereas if they do fix the keyboard issue on the pros. I’ll be able to purchase when it comes out.......but I still wonder. Although I was going to take the air up to a 16GB and 256 storage..... will it hold up....hmmmm.i think so...for the time being. I’ve been on my airpad for about a month with no going from this to A laptop temporary should ok.....right ?....ahhhhh...😑😑😑😑😑Apple definitely didn’t make this easy....hopefully they put some color in the new Mac lineup...but I know that’s highly unlikely....but a person can wish right

                                            • Would you step on stuart little For billion dollars

                                              Im gonna be pissed if the black guy charged it from usb slot

                                              • Daniel Lavedonio de Lima
                                                Daniel Lavedonio de Lima  2 months back

                                                I've bought the 2012 Macbook Air and despite the low storage SSD (128GB) and the now vicious battery, it works really great for me. No other computer I've had lasted this long and still being this great to use for daily tasks (programming and web-based content); heck, it still get updates to this day that doesn't brick the computer!

                                                I'm waiting for a decent Macbook again to upgrade this one. Until then, I'm sticking with this champ.

                                                • Jeffery Jones
                                                  Jeffery Jones  4 weeks back

                                                  This is how I felt about my 2013 Air. It recently started failing so I decided to get a new one. I miss it though.

                                              • CF542
                                                CF542  2 months back

                                                I'd still like Apple to release stats on actual keyboard failure rates. I know they won't but it would be helpful to gage the issue.

                                                • Brandon Stephen
                                                  Brandon Stephen  2 months back

                                                  MacBook with soft keyboard with haptic feedback. Essentially a glass display where the keyboard is, with raise rubber pads (similar to what's on the F and J keys) so you know where your fingers are landing, or laser etched lines to differentiate the keys.

                                                  • Daniel Akbarzadeh
                                                    Daniel Akbarzadeh  2 months back

                                                    how tf is it infuriating that they try to make the keyboard better every year? if anything you should be happy

                                                    • Johnny FD
                                                      Johnny FD  2 months back

                                                      The 2013 MacBook Air was the best laptop ever sold. Apple needs to step it up. Update the webcam as well!

                                                      • Gregdask
                                                        Gregdask  2 months back

                                                        I feel like, that was a review about new macbook's air keyboard.

                                                        • Dave Vo
                                                          Dave Vo  2 months back

                                                          how about slower/lower quality SSD for that 100 bucks off?

                                                          • Pmyster
                                                            Pmyster  2 months back

                                                            original air rocked!!! if only, apple would make it easy to install latest macos on older computers or security updates for snow leopard. if only they would also release security updates for ios 6 as well as it is the last ios with a steves jobs feel to it, making it better than all newer ios's.

                                                            • Michael Webber
                                                              Michael Webber  2 months back

                                                              I'm a Win10 fan. BUT this is much cheaper if you compare equivalent screen quality - 100%+ color gamut, Full HD. My dream Netflix player for tv episodes. On the other hand I just found out that Apple obsoleted my early 2011 Macbook Pro - not only are there no more MacOS updates, but not even Chrome is available on it anymore. Sheesh. A Thinkpad from 2011 merrily runs Win10.

                                                              • FLBT
                                                                FLBT  2 months back

                                                                Dieter how long does this warranty last after you’ve bought the laptop?

                                                                • beingatliberty
                                                                  beingatliberty  2 months back

                                                                  As standard 1 year for the laptop, excepting the upper case keyboard I presume which is probably a four year or whatever they can get away with, for the inherently weak & poor design, but lets be honest who has the time to waste returning a laptop to get them repaired, its not efficient they shouldn't break in the first place.

                                                              • Slow knife design
                                                                Slow knife design  2 months back

                                                                thats why I purchased the classic MacBook Air. they call me a mad man! who cares. The screen is not the best one but the priceeeee (£749) is a bargain for the classic Air. A laptop supposed to be portable and the new ones only with the C ummmmm is not for me. I can go around with a dungle or other B&^%$$$%. The classic with the USB port, the T port and my buddy Jack is my choice and come onnnn!!! no key problems.

                                                                • Night Sky
                                                                  Night Sky  2 months back

                                                                  Webcam in 2019 Macbook Air is extremely bad. Therefore wanted to get a written authorization from Apple Store in Bondi Junction, Sydney so that I can return the MacBook air at my local Officeworks.The genius guy compared it to other Macbook Air in store and said the quality looks the same so according to him there is no fault. Same means all the webcams are similarly bad. He said as an Apple representative he cannot say or write their products are bad. Probably now stuck with an expensive device with bad webcam. I have a surface laptop 1st Generation with a similar 720p camera and picture quality is crystal clear, and Apple says there is no fault.

                                                                  • rishit sharma
                                                                    rishit sharma  2 months back

                                                                    I'm wondering about new model have slow ssd what's wrong with apple

                                                                    • rishit sharma
                                                                      rishit sharma  2 months back

                                                                      @Ziwei Zhang yupp I know

                                                                    • Ziwei Zhang
                                                                      Ziwei Zhang  2 months back

                                                                      rishit sharma That’s how they cut the price

                                                                  • Vishal Maru
                                                                    Vishal Maru  2 months back

                                                                    1. Why would you wanna know if it is better than the original one? I just want to know if it delivers on the price it asks for
                                                                    2. "Whatever" with anything hardware or software related is not what I am looking for when Apple markets itself as a high end luxury brand; gimme the high end luxury stuff then.

                                                                    Stopped watching the video after the keyboard part, laptop does not seem worth it whatsoever if for that price point it cannot even handle "too many apps or tabs".

                                                                    Review still gets a like.

                                                                    • Hatori Hanzo
                                                                      Hatori Hanzo  2 months back

                                                                      Not buying a new MacBook until they change the keyboard.

                                                                      • pisse3000
                                                                        pisse3000  2 months back

                                                                        Many of my high school friends (2011) are still using their Macbooks Airs today. It's a testament of their reliability for sure. So the question should be whether people will be using their 2019 Macbook in 2027. Somehow i doubt it.

                                                                        • Hans Blond
                                                                          Hans Blond  2 months back

                                                                          So what is the default then?

                                                                          • pradanakusuma
                                                                            pradanakusuma  2 months back

                                                                            The low entry Macbook Pro 13 inch is THE Default now 😁

                                                                            • Nils Marahrens
                                                                              Nils Marahrens  2 months back

                                                                              im pretty glad I got the last one of the old Airs the 2017 edition

                                                                              • Sam DIN
                                                                                Sam DIN  2 months back

                                                                                "until you know that macbook air 2017 has the same Broadwell cpu as the old mba 2015"... so, get 2015 is pretty much the best bet (both price and reliability), my opinion tho

                                                                            • Chirag Arora
                                                                              Chirag Arora  2 months back

                                                                              Where is the new scissor keyboard that was rumoured to debut in the 2019 MacBook Air? Apple may have forgotten to add it but how did The Verge forget to criticize Apple for this?

                                                                              • Scott McKenna
                                                                                Scott McKenna  2 months back

                                                                                Right. Is it’s an incredible deal with education discount and beats headphones for students. Then you’re getting the laptop for like $700. I’m pretty happy with it as a secondary computer.

                                                                                • MediSpring
                                                                                  MediSpring  2 months back

                                                                                  Next one in 2020 please without a fan and with an eSIM. 🙏

                                                                                  • Julius Ceasar Antonio
                                                                                    Julius Ceasar Antonio  2 months back

                                                                                    Totally agree! Unpredictable! They will let you spend hundred bucks and decrease all of a sudden. Unfair!