Apple MacBook Air 2019 Review Conclusion – Is the MacBook Air the best laptop for a full -time writer? The answer we can give is yes if you are a writer from the T20 group who has the funds to buy not only a laptop but other Apple devices to enjoy the complete ecosystem.
Undoubtedly it is the most stable laptop we have ever used since getting used to the world of computing 24 years ago. While the specs on paper aren’t comparable to its retail price – the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is sold at a lower price with better specs – its performance in doing the same task is smoother due to the more stable macOS operating system. Butterfly keyboards have a bad reputation but are actually not as bad as expected. After a period of customization, it works as well as the majority of regular keyboards. The touch pad is the best in the class.
With an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor with only two cores, it can’t be used for heavier tasks. Disadvantages begin to be seen when trying to edit large -sized Photoshop files. Battery life is also only comparable to a regular Windows laptop. It is not comparable to the previous generation MacBook Air due to the use of Retina resolution screen. The SSD used is also slower than the 2018 model. This is disappointing because the SSD and RAM on this laptop are soldered directly to the motherboard so it cannot be repaired by the owner himself.
The MacBook Air 2019 is the most “affordable” laptop offered by Apple with prices starting from RM4699 each. If you want a MacBook, the MacBook Air 2019 is the best choice to get used to macOS.
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Apple company advertises a web browsing usage life of up to 12 hours on a single charge. But this isn’t a realistic measuring stick because the MacBook Air isn’t used just for surfing the web. The average usage life we enjoy is around seven hours. But the screen is placed at 60%illumination, always connected to WiFi and the keyboard lights turned off.
The actual usage life is higher around 8 hours before being updated to macOS Catalina. We felt the average usage of around seven hours was satisfactory. The battery recharge time is around two hours using the provided 30W charger.