Laptops are an integral part of life now. From business to school assignments or just entertainment, laptops are an essential commodity for a comfortable life.
So if you are thinking of buying a new laptop, you might want to consider the Apple MacBook Air.
Apple’s signature laptop has only recently undergone a redesign and the new features make it worth the buy. From the $999 deal for college students to highly secure new Touch ID feature, here’s why MacBook Air 2018 should be on your bucket list.
True Retina Display
An impressive upgrade in the new MacBook Air is the crisp retina display from Apple’s True Tone Technology launched in July 2019. It automatically changes the color temperature of the screen in accordance with the surrounding, making it easy on the eyes.
With a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, the pictures are so vibrant and colorful; it will look like the scenes are playing out in front of you. The text is also visibly sharp and clear. You will also notice an incredible new detail; instead of looking like a thin field with no details when viewed from the side, the display is detailed irrespective of the viewing angle.
Another advantage is the screen size. The 13.3-inch screen is neither too small nor too wide; it is just perfect. The screen size with the marvelous display is like the cherry on top.
Touch ID Sensor Heightens the Security
Email ID passwords, social media account passwords, house lock password, how many different passwords is a person supposed to remember? Well, at least, your MacBook Air with its Touch ID sensor will offer some respite.
The Touch ID allows you to log in and also make purchases from ApplePay and allows app installs and other updates without having to remember cumbersome passwords.
Furthermore, take advantage of the Touch ID without the Touch Bar, which means that you can log in with your fingerprints and use all the normal keys on the top row.
Beautiful, Easy to Carry Design
It is the best looking MacBook Air in years, and the small size is a plus. Don’t take my word for it; the facts speak for themselves. It weighs 2.75 pounds; the previous model was 2.96 pounds. It is also 10% thinner.
To give you an idea, an older version of the 11” MacBook Air is about the same size as this new 13” model. It seems impossible, right? Apple has reduced the bezel size on the screen, so the same display fits into a smaller screen.
You will feel like you are carrying a sturdy notebook. The sleek and compact design is a bonus for people who have to use laptops on a regular basis. You would no longer have to lug around a heavy laptop while traveling or going to work.
Great Sound System
It’s a blessing for those who, like me, prefer to enjoy their cinematic experience from the comfort of their home. The stereo speakers have an improved bass and a volume which is 25% louder than the previous generations.
The improved sound system means you can use this as your boombox. Moreover, the new laptop has three microphones so you can make sure Siri hears you right and there’s smooth audio during FaceTime.
Large and Responsive Touchpad
The new feature, Force Touch, is 20% larger than in the previous models. This means you can have better control of the content. By clicking deeper than a normal mouse click, there will a few more contextual options depending on what you click on.
The pad is silky smooth and accurate so that you feel like the pad is clicking down when it isn’t the case.
The newer versions have a keyboard that is stable, responsive, and in short, flawless, given Apple’s shaky history with keyboards.
The shallow keys make typing faster and easier. You would also avoid the issue of getting crumbs or dust getting lodged beneath the keys. In addition, the keys aren’t loud enough to be intolerable and are comfortable to type with.
Longer Battery Life
Though it is true that there is no such thing as too much battery life, the MacBook comes close. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous surfing over Wi-Fi, the Air lasted for a good 14 hours.
If you need to charge for longer than this, you can carry a USB C PD battery pack, which does not need an outlet. This makes it a very convenient and portable device.
Regular USB Ports
The MacBook features dual USB 3.0 ports. This is clearly an advantage over the current generation MacBooks, which have USB type-C or Thunderbolt D Ports.
Most peripherals use the old, square Type-A connector, so for the current versions, you have to log around a raft of dongles and adapters. The MacBook Air will mercifully save you from being tangled in this situation.
SD Card Slots
MacBook Pros don’t have an SD card slot, so if you use a regular camera, you will need a card reader or USB connector to transfer photos. This is where the MacBook Air comes to the rescue and makes your life easy with the SD card slot.
Just insert the card and view your images.
The newer Macs use USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 as a single connection for charging and sending data and video. Great, isn’t it?
But if you topple over the power cables while hurrying to the bathroom, your precious gadget will come crashing to the floor, which would not be so great.
The Mac Air still has the old MagSafe power connector, which will come loose when tugged at, so your notebook will remain safe. After all, old is gold, right?
Even the cheapest MacBook Pro is expensive at $1,499. The smaller 12” MacBook, which is inconvenient for many people, is $1,299. Compared to all these pricey models, the 13” MacBook Air only costs $999.
It is specially priced with college students in mind. The average laptop sells for $650, so with all of its functions, the MacBook is a good value for the price.
With the current environmental crisis, we should at least try our best to keep waste disposal to a minimum. Most gadgets are bulky and difficult to recycle, but this is not the case with your MacBook Air.
It is 100 percent recycled aluminum alloy created by Apple itself, with 47 percent lower carbon emissions when compared with previous Macs. If you are worried about reliability, don’t; it has the same look and feel of Apple’s signature sturdy aluminum.
Consider a Refurbished MacBook
Even with a considerable price tag, it might still be too expensive for many to afford. In such a case, you may look into a refurbished MacBook Air.
Not only they are sold in good conditions, but they are also affordable and won’t dent your savings. Be sure to buy them from a trusted shop or website.
There is no perfect laptop out there, and the MacBook is no exception. If you are buying a laptop for personal use or work, this is the ideal laptop at a reasonable rate. Nonetheless, talk to your customer service helper, and discuss the features that you are looking for in your laptop before you make the big purchase. Happy Shopping!