If you’ve had your eye on Apple’s new MacBook Air but have been hesitant to pay full price, then you should head over to Amazon today. There you’ll find the 128GB model of the new 13-inch machine on sale for just $999.99, which is basically a match of the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Amazon.
I like it enough that I’m considering getting one myself. It doesn’t have the Touch Bar, but it does support Touch ID (and frankly, that’s all you need). It’s got the quieter membrane-padded “butterfly” keyboard that we first saw in the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro, and I find that helps it deliver a more comfortable typing experience. I like that it has a slightly inclined keyboard, as I find the level keyboard of the MacBook Pro too uncomfortable for my typing style. As for other features, it has a 13.3-inch 2560x1600 Retina display and two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports.
All things considered, it’s a worthy device for what it is, but you shouldn’t expect a powerhouse. You’ll find more information in our full review from November.
As reviewer Jason Cross said at the time: “If you’re familiar with the 12-inch MacBook, using the new MacBook Air makes it immediately obvious that this is a slightly updated and scaled-up version of that model, with the ‘Air’ name attached. If you’ve been waiting for years for Apple to finally re-imagine the MacBook Air in a way that will once again revolutionize the thin-and-light laptop market, you’re going to be disappointed to find that it has only been brought up to the standards of other modern Mac laptops, with all the good and bad that goes with that”