PERFECT AND FANTASTIC SHIPPING
it got shipped a day early, I've always wanted a MacBook Air and this is the way to go when ordering it, like I'm about to start college soon and I thought I would just share!!!!!
Much improved, almost perfect, and yes - the keyboard lives up to the hype!
I ordered my MacBook Air from Apple within an hour of its announcement and have been enjoying it for a few days. I'm upgrading from a 2018 retina MacBook Air, and the 2020 model is a very worthwhile upgrade for a few reasons.First, the new keyboard really lives up to the hype. I didn't hate the butterfly keyboard, but I didn't like typing on it nearly as much as the scissor-mechanism keyboards of the older MacBook Airs and pre-2016 MacBook pros. Plus, I've had two machines with the butterfly keyboard (the other was the 2016 MB Pro with Touch Bar, that my employer provided me to use at work). Both had problems with repeating keys, and in the case of Pro I use at work, some key presses randomly triggered some of the Touch Bar functions.The keyboard on my new MacBook Air is, to me, much more comfortable to type on, and that's important - my job requires me to do a ton of writing - especially now that I'm working remotely from home. (I teach at a small college in Wisconsin, and like all colleges except Liberty University we are now teaching online only.)The 2018 MB Air felt a bit underpowered to me, and you could not custom-order it with a better processor. (Ditto for the 2019 Air). So...
I am a first time Apple user. I got an iPhone recently and then I got my Macbook. I always wanted one of the two (but mostly the MacBook because of college). I LOVE IT. The screen is amazingly clear and the keyboard is soooo smooth. I had an HP before and remembered that the keyboard was way too hard. I love how fast the processor is and how organized everything is. I also love the fact that everything is synced with my other devices. It arrived in IMPECCABLE condition. The ONLY problem I had was with UPS. They NEVER find my house in Puerto Rico (and I live near the city). Their delivery service is getting REALLY BAD. Fix this! Other than that, a very good laptop!
Light weight, durable, just what I needed.
To start off, the MacBook booted up quickly and the set up was easy. The camera sucks but that isn’t what I need the MacBook for, I needed it for online college courses and it seems like it will hold up well for that. Very light weight laptop which is amazing. The battery life seems to be good. I received the MacBook yesterday and so far so good. I will try to give an update after a month or so again. I would recommend this computer to others!!
Excellent laptop but overheats after few hours
Excellent and fast laptop if you only use it for basic tasks like email reading, essay writing, college works, streaming, etc. The camera is grainy but that's not a big issue.Only negative point is that the laptop overheats after 1-2 hours.You should get it if you want an apple laptop and don't need too much power.
Can’t go wrong with a MacBook!!!
Just what I needed for college, love the build quality, speakers, typing and everything(minus the god awful camera but it’s not a big deal). Also, do yourself a favor and buy the 512GB version that has a i5 quad core, that’ll help future proof your Mac.
LOVE IT!!!!!! this will definitely last all my college years.
Perfect computer for my daughter entering college. This is exactly what she wanted and loves it. It does everything she wants it and needs it to do!
This is perfect for college students, office jobs, every day use & so many things. Lightweight, beautiful screen quality & the keyboard is super comfortable to use. The rose gold has such an elegant pretty finish to it. I love this MacBook! Buy it.
I used it for filling online application forms and typing personal statements for college applications. It's everything I expected and more. Will update this review in a few months' time with detailed pros and cons (hopefully only pros inshaAllah)
In my opinion, the 2020 MacBook Air is a perfect laptop. It has physical keys that are a pleasure to type on, a beautiful screen, an optimal size, good pricing, and a quad-core processor. The only "touch" button is the fingerprint sensor and the touch pad. The onboard graphics are as good as discrete graphics from a few years ago according to benchmarks, which is impressive. The speakers work well. Being an educator, I purchased it on the Apple Education Store for $1200, and it couldn't have come at a better time, given the transition to Zoom in the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you, Apple, for rediscovering yourself. I had been holding onto my 2012 MacBook Pro because I was unimpressed with the offerings the past few years.You shouldn't get this if you are looking for onboard power, but if you are, you probably didn't need me to tell you that. Otherwise, get it. It's great.Update: After reviewing benchmarks and reviews, I believe the upgrades you should consider, in order of priority are:1. i3 -> i52. 8gb -> 16gbThe i5 -> i7 is a small boost in power per Geekbench scores, but again, this isn't supposed to be used for heavy computing due to cooling limitations, so this is a novelty i...
Camera has very bad performances
It has been widely reported that the camera on the 2020 MacBook Air is low quality, but mine was definitely in the non-acceptable range. Picture was very grainy, unfocused, and low light level. I strongly suspect the glass in front of the video chip was damaged, perhaps for a contamination during assembly, but have now way of checking directly. Cleaning the outside had no effect.With heavy heart, I decided to return the unit, and buy an equivalent from the big-box store, where quality can (and will) be checked before purchasing.Update: refund for the item still pending, 14 working days after the returned item was delivered to Amazon. Worse than expected and worse than advertised (14 calendar days)
Better than Last Year's and Original MacBook Air
The original MacBook Air is retailing for like $749.99 right now. Don't buy that. It looks ugly and it's old. Buy the new refreshed 2020 model. This model is authentic, straight from Apple, and it looks fresh.One downside: Open it in a garage or something. I opened it in my room and my room smells like aluminum. Overall, this is a really good product for day-to-day use.
It's so nice but heats so fast.
Great, exact product. perfect and authentic, made in California apple
SUPER ULTRA MEGA AWESOMETOSH
What an upgrade over the 2017 Macbook air! Retina, magic keyboard, speakers, smaller form factor, finger print something-or-other, etc. When you hold it in your hand(s) it feel like a solid pice of aluminum. Totally pimptastic to the max. Getcha some!
Nice Computer at an Affordable Price
For the average or small business person this computer will do more than enough and is a vast improvement over previous models. Catalina OS though sucks, otherwise would have given it a 5 rating. Problem is a lot of software I need for work is limited or won't work with Catalina. Yeah, you can take a chance and transition back to High Sierra or whatever but that's not a task I would want to handle myself personally and in checking with several computer guys in the area its not worth the cost, puts the price right back up to where the MacBook Airs were priced before. Keyboard is heaven, processor is fast enough for the most part, other than Catalina its great. Apple, get your act together, Catalina is not what most people want or need in my opinion.
my first and only macbook pro was purchased in 05/06. needless to say i was due for an upgrade. i was never a fan of the macbook air so i started researching the macbook pro. i quickly learned that most people i knew who had pro’s switched to the air when it came time to buy a new laptop. they all swear by it. amazon didnt have any of the new pro’s in stock which is what finally pushed me over to the air. some reviews were iffy especially about the camera quality so i was very nervous. my laptop was delivered yesterday and i could not be happier that i chose the new macbook air! its perfect! while it does not come with the touch bar it does bring touch ID. many of the forums i read said the touch bar is great but you can live without it and after time it starts to fail. not sure how true that it as im sure itll improve over time.the air is so light weight. i got the 13inch and it doesn't feel crammed or too small like most air laptop do in previous models. the retina display is beautiful!the new air only has 3 ports for reference. see photos. you will need a USB adapter so that you can connect things like your harddrive or charge your mouse. i purchased the apple usb-c to usb adapt...
Do NOT buy this computer from Amazon!
Amazon does not check this product for manufacturing defects. When my computer arrived the screen has bubbles in it and they are very large ones. For the price of this computer it should be defect free! When I tried to contact Amazon Customer service I get this "Currently Unavailable." I am stuck with this expensive computer and it's defects. I cannot return it because I need it for my business. I wanted Amazon to replace it but That option is "Currently Unavailable" too. The camera on this computer is grainy and low quality. I'm not sure if that is a defect too or if that is just the quality of the camera. If you buy this item through Apple they will make sure the product is free from defects although it will cost a bit more. You have to decide that for yourself. I am very disappointed with this product and Amazon for not giving me the support I needed with this product.