MacBook Air 2019 review: is it the new default?


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   3 months back

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

    • Aadi Dhawan
      Aadi Dhawan  4 weeks back

      MacBook Air

    • Mohsin S
      Mohsin S  2 months back

      I have just purchased my first MacBook Air, 2019 model

    • Dejan Renčelj
      Dejan Renčelj  2 months back

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

  • Norcymadar
    Norcymadar  2 days back

    It would be pretty much impossible for a default laptop in 2019. Back then, laptops were similar and just very simple. Today every laptop is different to cater everyone's needs and there are a lot more features that people need to take into consideration before buying one. I actually got one in space grey the other day for high school. It is my first laptop and i love every aspect of it. Most problems people have with this laptop, I don't have a problem with because I don't use it for video editing, or gaming. I agree, it is a good laptop.

    • Ben M
      Ben M  5 days back

      For that amount of money the keyboard should be flawless. It's planned obsolescence. Their older stuff was built so well it lasted forever so people wouldn't buy the new models so they had started to obsolete the OS. Now they just may them cheaper so they break and you need to buy one.

      • seebradrun
        seebradrun  1 weeks back

        This was a good review

        • Francis James Mendiola
          Francis James Mendiola  3 weeks back


        • Sergio DeLuca
          Sergio DeLuca  4 weeks back

          Great review! This summer I could choose between the new Macbook 2019 and the 2017 classic, 200 euros of difference, I made the wrong choice, now I have a 2019 Macbook, basically it will be my netflix and hbo machine, I still will use windows for my job.
          Maybe it's just my laptop but webcam is very bad, believe me, really bad like a cell phone from the 90's, there are serious problems of interference between bluetooth and wifi, the absence of a hdmi port and type A usb ports obliges me to buy a usb-c hub that adds more interference with the wifi. Ultimately I can't connect it to my 21.5" monitor if I want a good wifi connection.
          My advice is that if you're going to work on it and not just watch TV series, you'd better buy the antique model, as long as it's still available.

          • Ethan Lopokoiyt
            Ethan Lopokoiyt  1 months back

            i am using the default

            • Barış Selçuk Çolaker
              Barış Selçuk Çolaker  1 months back

              what is your rings' brand?

              • alekzz is rec
                alekzz is rec  1 months back

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

                • PINK
                  PINK  2 months back

                  It would be great if it had more usb ports

                  • Buffalo Lodge
                    Buffalo Lodge  2 months back

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

                    • Matthias Rambally
                      Matthias Rambally  2 months back

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

                      • Landrew MacKinnon
                        Landrew MacKinnon  2 months 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.

                    • Ryan Laguna
                      Ryan Laguna  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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  2 months 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.

                            • XD_TrYhArD 09
                              XD_TrYhArD 09  2 months back

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

                              • JuanCarlos Reyna
                                JuanCarlos Reyna  2 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  2 months back


                                  • Jacob Turner
                                    Jacob Turner  2 months back

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

                                    • Felix Five
                                      Felix Five  2 months back

                                      Your overthinking again...

                                      • APTECHTV
                                        APTECHTV  2 months back

                                        got bullied by being default:(

                                        • RUNNERGY
                                          RUNNERGY  2 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  2 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  2 months back

                                              Z M haha should have been smart and done the research

                                          • Abhi Mandhapati
                                            Abhi Mandhapati  3 months back

                                            Is this good for a high school student

                                            • Lans De lara
                                              Lans De lara  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                • Kent Bergström
                                                  Kent Bergström  3 months back

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

                                                  • Marilynn's Corner
                                                    Marilynn's Corner  3 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  3 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  2 months 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                                • Dave Vo
                                                                  Dave Vo  3 months back

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

                                                                  • Pmyster
                                                                    Pmyster  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                                        • beingatliberty
                                                                          beingatliberty  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 months back

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

                                                                            • rishit sharma
                                                                              rishit sharma  3 months back

                                                                              @Ziwei Zhang yupp I know

                                                                            • Ziwei Zhang
                                                                              Ziwei Zhang  3 months back

                                                                              rishit sharma That’s how they cut the price

                                                                          • Vishal Maru
                                                                            Vishal Maru  3 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  3 months back

                                                                              Not buying a new MacBook until they change the keyboard.

                                                                              • pisse3000
                                                                                pisse3000  3 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  3 months back

                                                                                  So what is the default then?

                                                                                  • pradanakusuma
                                                                                    pradanakusuma  3 months back

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