Macbook Air with Retina

The popular laptop with more power and a beautiful display

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#2 Product of the DayOctober 30, 2018

Apple today introduced an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest processors and an even more portable design to the world’s most loved notebook.

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  • Andreas Duess
    Andreas DuessCCO, Nourish Food Marketing
    Pros: 

    Goes on working for years without needing expensive support. Both hard and software are rock solid. More than adequate for office tasks.

    Cons: 

    Can't think of any. Lack of IT support hours more than offsets initial cost of purchase.

    The Air isn't aimed at the "lets count features" crowd. Instead, it is a rock solid workhorse that goes on working year after year after without as much as a hiccup. The Airs in our office get used by Account staff, financial staff, events teams and culinary teams. They take heaps of abuse and keep on ticking.

    Andreas Duess has used this product for one year.
  • Saif Al Falah
    Saif Al FalahJavaScript Developer
    Pros: 

    Build quality and the hardware software integration

    Cons: 

    Doesn't justify its price

    1200$ for a laptop with dual core processor and DDR3 RAM in no way justifies the premium Apple is asking for it. No matter how good the retina display is.

    Saif Al Falah has never used this product.

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Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Loved the New MacBook Air!! 😊 very upset with the pricing it should have been more reasonable as the Mac air previous generation. Indian pricing is very expensive and unreasonable.
Dayal
Dayal@dayaldave · UI Designer and Front-End Developer.
@ayush_chandra More expensive becoz of our great Indian tax!
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
@dayaldave yep! Thought it is going to be affordable but glad the previous ones are still available. The pricing of Indian continent is always high with taxes and only option to import but cTch is that we Can’t claim warranty here
Adithya Shreshti
Adithya ShreshtiHunter@adithya · Founder of Knowmad Life | Startuposphere
@dayaldave @ayush_chandra Mac has international warranty
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
@dayaldave @adithya how to avail it in India, Spoke to Apple person that in December he said it doesn’t have
Dayal
Dayal@dayaldave · UI Designer and Front-End Developer.
@ayush_chandra With so far what we've seen, it's best to don't expect Apple to provide affordable products until they replace CEO, Tim Cook... Otherwise he'll make more expensive and remove all the ports. And for India - until they assemble their products in India, which will help to reduce the tax rate. Eg: Samsung
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This is a beauty, although I prefer a Macbook Pro because the bigger 15" screen > the Macbook Air's portability, for me.
Brian Sugar
Brian Sugar@briansugar · @popsugar @shopstyle @everlane @roadster
@rrhoover can't use 15" on plane comfortably
Anna Filou
Anna Filou@anna_0x · Tech Geek, Web Designer
@rrhoover noooo, portability for the win! The battery life is fantastic too. For me that's much more important so I'm excited there's an upgrade! (I have the early 2015 model) But why did they kill magsafe?? That I will never understand. Just why. The perfect charger just gone.
Cam Adair
Cam Adair@camerondare · Founder of Game Quitters
@briansugar it's so annoying :(
Sumant US
Sumant US@ussumant · Products @Marax AI
@rrhoover Can't just whip out your Mac fast enough with the 15''
Federico JorgePro@federicojorge · SaaS LeadGen Copywriter
@rrhoover Same feeling with the Pro 15" screen. Those extra inches make all the difference.
Andreas Duess
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
The 13" Air is the primary workhorse in our company. These little things take a beating and rarely have any issues. Glad they've updated them.
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@andreasduess "workhorse"? I'm guessing mostly email and maybe some light dev, then? I don't think in 2018 you can call a 2-core machine a workhorse.
Andreas Duess
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@joshuapinter Not everybody is a developer and/or designer. Our Account Execs, Community Managers and events people have more than enough horsepower available with an Air.
Saif Al Falah
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
1200$ for a dual core laptop with DDR3 RAM? I'll pass.
nikk
nikkHiring@nikk_wong
Looks like they killed the touchbar, which makes me more likely to snatch one of these. Hopefully they kill it on the next pro too.
Saif Al Falah
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
@nikk_wong MacBook Air is not their top of the line laptop. The absence of touchbar can also be attributed to the need of pricing it competitively.