MacBook Air Review - The Magic is Gone

  • čas přidán 8. 11. 2018
  • Dave2D review of the 2018 Apple MacBook Air.
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    The new Macbook Air is the cheapest laptop from Apple with the modern styling. It is also one of the best laptop for students from Apple. It has had some big improvements like a retina display and much improved hardware but the pricing isn't as attractive anymore.
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Před 10 měsíci +3133

    Anyone buying this at launch? I wish SO badly it launched at $999. The device is great but the price tag just doesn't make sense for the 2018 laptop market. Thanks for watching!

    • Going Down
      Going Down Před 5 hodinami

      Razer? I think it’s more expensive then Mac

    • FLBT
      FLBT Před 2 měsíci

      What do you think now that it’s 1000 for students- do you think it’s the best bang for its buck

    • Akshay Manglani
      Akshay Manglani Před 2 měsíci

      Its $999 right now with student discount on with free beats worth 350 bucks. Do you recommend this deal?

    • fangtoothtv
      fangtoothtv Před 2 měsíci

      it’s $850 on the refurb store now, thank god

    • Lil Uzi Vish
      Lil Uzi Vish Před 2 měsíci

      You can get this laptop now for 999

  • Nurul Erra Fazira Cheong

    I just recently switched from hp( the really old model one) to MacBook air.. I love MacBook air because of the touch id and macOS.

  • Ghassan Afara
    Ghassan Afara Před 2 dny

    Should i get the 256 GB for £1169?

  • Matt Noble
    Matt Noble Před 11 dny

    In Australia the base model is $1700 😬

  • Alessandro Bresci
    Alessandro Bresci Před 22 dny +2

    The original Macbook air had thermal issues and throttled heavily. I know because i got it.

  • Hanxi Guo
    Hanxi Guo Před 22 dny +2

    LPDDR3 in 2019? You serious?!?
    30W USB-C Adapter? Okay, I'm fine it's USB-C but isn't it greedy giving the customer a 30W Adapter?
    Dual-Core Core i5? Better not game (unless you are playing .io games)
    No Touchscreen and low resolution? How do you treat money Apple?
    Bluetooth 4.2?!? Your price should be lowered.
    Intel UHD 617?!? Change it to 620 next time.
    thunderbolt 3 port.

  • Minje Kim
    Minje Kim Před 27 dny

    To be honest...i don't think that even for 999$ is worth for just a duel core laptop..

  • James Tan
    James Tan Před 28 dny

    many issues with macbook now days especially the unreliable keyboard, faulty t2 chip, cable pin head bending due to usage

  • MaximoExcessum
    MaximoExcessum Před měsícem

    Apple echo system shit is so cringe

  • 陳君誌
    陳君誌 Před měsícem


  • Marcos Reál
    Marcos Reál Před měsícem

    No touch screen. Say no more.

  • André Menezes
    André Menezes Před měsícem

    after over a decade of disappointment running windows machines, it is not an option for me.

    • André Menezes
      André Menezes Před 29 dny

      @some anon Thanks for your effort, man!

    • some anon
      some anon Před měsícem

      @André Menezes damn,looked for about 30 mins and i cant find anyone else with this issue.
      Sorry i cant help you out

    • André Menezes
      André Menezes Před měsícem

      some anon it kept “installing” for ages and never completed the installation

    • some anon
      some anon Před měsícem

      @André Menezes what was the error.
      Though there is a problem where chips in newer macs prevent all linux useage (other than VM).

    • André Menezes
      André Menezes Před měsícem

      @some anon Last year I tried installing those on my Macbook Air from 2010, after a few attempts I just gave up

  • Bagas Setyonugroho
    Bagas Setyonugroho Před měsícem

    Good morning

  • K K
    K K Před měsícem

    Is this MacBook Air good for CHclip video editing ? Or should I go for iMac or MacBook Pro ?

    • K K
      K K Před měsícem

      @Bearza Klumpt isn't it too expensive ?

    • Bearza Klumpt
      Bearza Klumpt Před měsícem

      Go for iMac Pro. Very good for video editing 👍

  • ThatGuyJamal
    ThatGuyJamal Před měsícem +1

    Hell I still would take a 1.2$ pc vs a MacBook Air...Sorry not sorry!

  • Timeline Comics
    Timeline Comics Před měsícem

    In my country it is now at 1099 euros, worth it?

  • Lbj 23
    Lbj 23 Před měsícem

    I just bought matebook d with 4x2ghz Ryzen 5 and 8gb ram and much better gpu for 600€.End of story.I dont care about Mac os, my macbook pro 2011 just died from gpu fault, I quess it isnt that premium.

  • Orpheus 010
    Orpheus 010 Před měsícem

    am i the only one who hates the design of macbooks? they should take notes from Asus zenbook series, HP and Dell's xps.

  • André No Last Name
    André No Last Name Před měsícem

    You should update this considering the 2019 lineup.

  • nur afiqah
    nur afiqah Před měsícem

    hi im a student. i need help. do you think i should get macbook air 2018 or air 2019?

    • Malovent
      Malovent Před měsícem

      Don't get apple at all.not worth it

  • baggins1
    baggins1 Před měsícem

    Trackpad, man machine interface, and OS is the candy here. Drop crazy keyboard, bump specs, replace processors with A chips, thicken up for cooling/structural integrity and they got the competition stomped again.

  • patoloco1000
    patoloco1000 Před 2 měsíci +2

    MacBooks are awful. Also, what is that nonsense about the track pad? The track pads on high end HPs are amazing, and work very well with GNU/Linux distritos.

  • Akshay Manglani
    Akshay Manglani Před 2 měsíci +6

    Its selling for $999 on college discount at with $350 beats headphones for free. Do you recommend this deal?

    • Caleb Cook
      Caleb Cook Před měsícem

      Akshay Manglani I went with the MBP for 200 dollars more feels a lot more future proof

    • Aritro Vlogs
      Aritro Vlogs Před měsícem

      It's pretty good imo but its better to take the new baseline MBP since its quad core and performs pretty good for (I think) 100 or 200 more. That's my opinion though so take the one that makes most sense for you.

    • Car crashcentral
      Car crashcentral Před měsícem

      Akshay Manglani id take it

  • fangtoothtv
    fangtoothtv Před 2 měsíci

    it’s 850 on the refurb store now

  • 素素
    素素 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Sorry ,but in 2019 MacBook Air refurbished 2018 only cost 830usd in hk

    THE16THPHANTOM Před 2 měsíci

    don't beat yourself up, your family would have landed in the apple eco system regardless.
    apple eco system is just way too perfect for normies. well played on behalf of apple.

  • Pablo Muñoz Salgado
    Pablo Muñoz Salgado Před 2 měsíci

    Hey Dave , first of all I love your videos! Keep up the good work. However I would love that CHclip could show me your video titles in English. I’m not a native, yet I’m fluent in English, so if I see a non English title I usually skip the video since I like to watch only English-content.
    I don’t know if it is something that you control or not , but it had happened that I would not watch one of your videos because it was translated.
    Thanks !

  • Kim Graef
    Kim Graef Před 2 měsíci

    Apple has great resale value - you can pass an 3 year old macbook to family/freinds or sell it -better than competition - and that evens out the price a bit.

  • Frans Isco
    Frans Isco Před 2 měsíci

    I need indonesia sub titel

  • Retro Guy
    Retro Guy Před 2 měsíci +4

    So, it's a dual core laptop with 128gb storage and 8gb ram for 1200$. Great 😂

  • Daniel Arcure
    Daniel Arcure Před 2 měsíci

    Honestly I think the last gen MacBook Air is still very good. It still holds up after all these years.

  • -\ Zephyrus /-
    -\ Zephyrus /- Před 2 měsíci +1

    Waiting to see these windows fans get pissed about macs lol. Butt hurt useless fellows

  • Ronald Boykin
    Ronald Boykin Před 2 měsíci

    I bought a 2013 MacBook Air from my co-worker for $300, a base model which is like new! I probably wouldn't have bought it new from Apple! It's way too expensive for a laptop! I think the older models of MacBooks and MacBook Pro are so much better than the new ones!! It's clear that Dave is a Apple guy!!

  • senor frog
    senor frog Před 2 měsíci

    dave needs more than 1 hole. guess thats what the 2d in dave2d stands for

  • Ruben Flores
    Ruben Flores Před 2 měsíci

    Sweet shot on the reverse skin peeling, great idea :), keep up the good work

  • Omar
    Omar Před 2 měsíci

    Por que el titulo esta en español si la reseña esta en ingles ?

  • where is my wall
    where is my wall Před 2 měsíci

    there is a specific number of apple cult followers that range from 1.2 to 2k ..they go around all the videos related to apple if that video happens to be a constructive criticism they will blindy dislike it no matter what ..

  • Sainaba Ck
    Sainaba Ck Před 2 měsíci

    Best explanation,

  • Bruce Man
    Bruce Man Před 2 měsíci

    what is the cartoon movie title ? plz

  • Luca G
    Luca G Před 2 měsíci

    Would you choose the MacBook Air or the 2018 MacBook Pro without touchbar?

  • The Lurkerx
    The Lurkerx Před 2 měsíci

    An Apple product without its brand logo is 50% cheaper.

  • Pavithra Kumar
    Pavithra Kumar Před 3 měsíci

    Dear Sir, what is your opinion about Avita laptops?
    Core i5 7th Gen, 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Full HD IPS display, Integrated graphics so good battery life, Light weight aluminum body all for just Rs.45,000 INR/ $650
    Only thing is that some people are complaining about some heating issues, which is understandable because of its slim design and aluminum body.
    Do you think it is a good cheaper replacement for Macbook Air?

    AADITYAAA Před 3 měsíci

    who's watching this on their macbook air ? , am from india and it costed me 1789$ for the 8gb ram and 256 gb ssd model :|

  • Shane Moore
    Shane Moore Před 3 měsíci

    It always comes down to preference of OS in my mind. I'm also not so sure about the value argument. You may get another Windows box with the same or better specs(processor, more storage, or more memory) but 3-4 years down the road you will be able to offload a MacBook for 100's of dollars more than the others. Also, there are little things that people don't look at, like sound quality and the resolution of the screen. A lot of(better value) laptops don't put any engineering into these things like Apple does. And it's these little things that can make the feel of the laptop more comfortable. Just my 2 cents. I will say though, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is an awesome Windows machine!

  • Kevin Hooper
    Kevin Hooper Před 3 měsíci

    What was the point of the video .? You liked it , you didn’t like it so what was the damn point .

  • Shuheng Liu
    Shuheng Liu Před 3 měsíci

    steve 如果活着的话,起价应该是999,或者ipad已经完全取代超级本了

  • Christ Yeoh
    Christ Yeoh Před 3 měsíci +3

    i feel sad after hearing dave called the 2017 mac book air "ancient relic" where i just bought 1 from apple store yesterday >< please help ~~~~~

  • jroar123
    jroar123 Před 3 měsíci

    No, the butterfly keyboard sucks. When you type as much as I do your only option is a wireless Bluetooth keyboard. Do that and what’s the point?

  • Minje Kim
    Minje Kim Před 3 měsíci

    Really wished that the air was a quad core...

  • Sarvesh Parakh
    Sarvesh Parakh Před 3 měsíci

    Hey you! You see I used to play a game called 'world War heroes' on both Android and ios. In it's initial days, this game was epic, like I was married to it. Devs however removed some seriously popular maps. Then they went ahead and fucked up with the weapons. Now on Android, some weapons cost ridiculous amounts of real money. It's ok to pay for a game but the amount they charge is hilarious. I quit the game. Many of my friends did too. It was not that difficult. The point is, you need to quit apple ecosystem too, and it's not that difficult!

  • Skizze
    Skizze Před 3 měsíci

    See now I got mine for $950 so I’m pretty happy.

  • OldPossum
    OldPossum Před 3 měsíci

    1 port, slow processor, crazy high price. If this were a Dell or Lenovo he would call it out for the pure crap that it is.

  • yourdogsdog uwu
    yourdogsdog uwu Před 3 měsíci +8

    If Only Microsoft added thunderbolt 3 to the surface line
    I would buy it in a heart beat

  • blinkingred
    blinkingred Před 4 měsíci +1

    Don't sugar coat it....the butterfly keys are horseshit and unacceptable on premium products. Apple really screwed up there. Very curious because they use to have one of the best laptop keyboards in the business.

    • Ali Rahman
      Ali Rahman Před 3 měsíci

      Have you ever used the Butterfly Keyboard?

  • blinkingred
    blinkingred Před 4 měsíci

    playing an overwatch trailer when overwatch isnt mac compatible

  • Simon Rushton
    Simon Rushton Před 4 měsíci

    I'm with the Hound when it comes to MacOS. "Lots of people like MacOS..."

  • OrochiShaka
    OrochiShaka Před 4 měsíci +1

    honestly, what does it mean to be stuck on the apple ecosystem?
    what kind of files do you have that you cant transfer to windows or android?
    I have a mac and an ipad, and the only thing that i cant transfer is movies from itunes.

    • JCube Rap
      JCube Rap Před 4 měsíci

      Keychain, Itunes, Apple Music, All the Apps you have bought over the years, ICloud. The Fact that switching only one device makes the other Apple Devices less useful. There are plenty of reasons to be locked in. I am one of those people and money is the only good reason for me to think about breaking free.

  • Michael Cherniak
    Michael Cherniak Před 4 měsíci +2

    2:47, why does the keyboard look like it has a greenish backlight?

  • Tobias Stamenkovic
    Tobias Stamenkovic Před 4 měsíci

    Btw, give Gnome a try. (Fedora ships it for instance. And yes, it requires a bunch of "extensions" for unknown reasons.)
    Allso: Wasnt it an Apple engineer who called butterfly "Apples worst design decision"?
    Dont sweettalk that stuff, its horrible and needs to be redesigned from the ground up. (because usually i really appreciate you calling out BS)
    No idea why they couldnt just stick with whatever the professionals, aka keyboard manufacturers, thought would be ideal.
    Its not like those guys have any clue about freakin keyboards. -.-

  • Atharva Kulkarni
    Atharva Kulkarni Před 4 měsíci

    This table of laptops is a dream for me.