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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Komentáře • 4 517

  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Před rokem +3192

    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 4 měsíci

      Razer? I think it’s more expensive then Mac

    • FLBT
      FLBT Před 6 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 6 měsíci

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

    • fangtoothtv
      fangtoothtv Před 6 měsíci

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

    • Lil Uzi Vish
      Lil Uzi Vish Před 6 měsíci

      You can get this laptop now for 999

  • MenacingBurrito
    MenacingBurrito Před 15 dny

    Right now it’s really worth it. You can get a MacBook Air 2019 entry spec for 750£ or 800$.

  • J0K3R 969
    J0K3R 969 Před 29 dny

    I like your jacket

  • Jah
    Jah Před měsícem

    Hmmmm... mac book air or helios 300? Im so stumped

  • OhMyGulay
    OhMyGulay Před měsícem

    Why do people like MacOS? Its literally garbage, the only thing good from Mac's are Imessages

  • Frankie Gallagher
    Frankie Gallagher Před měsícem

    The fan isn't cooling the cpu. Ridiculous thermal design.

  • Timmy
    Timmy Před měsícem

    Is it a good idea to purchase the i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD configuration for $899.00?

  • Kadi Mu
    Kadi Mu Před měsícem

    If it’s 900$ is it ok?

    • Kadi Mu
      Kadi Mu Před měsícem

      Then get one this week 899😂

    • Aryan
      Aryan Před měsícem

      Ofc , definitely worth 900 not 1200

  • BeLeFu
    BeLeFu Před měsícem

    im viewing this video on my full-spec macbook air

  • Lil Ramen
    Lil Ramen Před 2 měsíci

    Tbh for anyone getting into Apple it makes more sense to go for a used, retina MBP. I just picked up a late 2013 retina and it is so smooth (atleast with 8GB ram). They can be had for about $400 and there really is no downside if you get one in good condition. Set expectations. The dual core I5 is still really really smooth on MacOS Catalina, and the NVMe storage is probably about the same as the 2019 Macbook Air, if not then it's definitely a margin of error.

  • Cheesy Twat
    Cheesy Twat Před 2 měsíci

    Thumbnail should be MacBook air in a bin

  • dremurphy
    dremurphy Před 2 měsíci

    Can I do simple programming on this? C, c++, html?

  • Hiranmoy Ghosh
    Hiranmoy Ghosh Před 2 měsíci

    I saw on louis Ross man's vid where he pointed out there was no heat pipe between the fan and the cpu... And watching those internals its looks like it

  • AT
    AT Před 2 měsíci

    happy im not into that macOS. Hate that garbage and fuck apple and their overpriced products which you will pay double for cause a hair inside the machine will cost you 1200$ repair from the genius bar. Windows is just better face the truth

  • Theo S
    Theo S Před 2 měsíci

    buy a windows laptop, hack mac os onto it, ez

  • Michael 0788
    Michael 0788 Před 2 měsíci

    I think ipad has had a really bad afffect on the mac lineup. Because Apple is pushing ipad pros as entry level computers the Air is forced up in price. If the Air was $899-999 it would sell and the ipad pro sales would be stagnant. Apple cant have that as the apps for the ipad is making way more money for Apple.

  • Nader Ibrahim
    Nader Ibrahim Před 3 měsíci

    Anyone talking about the fact that fan is utterly useless, IT'S NOT ON THE HEATSINK, WHAT IS IT DOING!

    • Nader Ibrahim
      Nader Ibrahim Před 2 měsíci

      @v1nce n7 It's not, take a look at this video for a more detailed look

    • v1nce n7
      v1nce n7 Před 2 měsíci +1

      No need to shoot or to get angry, the fan is on the heatpipes like in any laptop. What's your problem?

  • HorstOfDoom
    HorstOfDoom Před 3 měsíci

    Ngl I love my Macbook air 2018. I don’t regret the buy

  • IRezzet
    IRezzet Před 3 měsíci

    Bro I am wondering if u ever get tired of hating Apple without reasons

  • Kumar Korale
    Kumar Korale Před 3 měsíci

    Knock knock
    Dave: who's there?
    Tim Cook: Hello Again!

    SAAD ZAHID Před 3 měsíci

    The fan is not even close to the CPU tho ;(

  • Pablo Ortega
    Pablo Ortega Před 3 měsíci

    The fan is not on the heatsync?!

  • Lawrence Cavens
    Lawrence Cavens Před 3 měsíci

    Hi David
    Just a minor warning about this particular mac book and all ready Louis Rossman has run into one - and that is there is no heat sink on the CPU... This I would say is a weak and or a bad design. This in no way would be able to handle long term video editing , and as I said before Louis Rossman has come across one - it seems that I think soon apple will start to shrink in popularity pending on there boring designs. There are better designs out there other than Apple

  • Dian Robertson
    Dian Robertson Před 3 měsíci

    what hoodie is that

  • PrashBricks III
    PrashBricks III Před 3 měsíci

    Oh this is the stupid laptop that louis rossman got angry about because of the heatpipes.

  • Dragoola Hopkins
    Dragoola Hopkins Před 3 měsíci

    Honestly, in terms of that laptop in comparison to something like the Asus Chromebook Flip c434, they both have a Y processor, but mine is way cheaper at 560 and it runs pretty well. Sure it’s not Mac OS but that’s not a big deal to me because I have Linux apps and I have airmessage set up so I can receive texts on my chromebook and I have Linux program support so I can happily run just about everything I need.

  • Cynep
    Cynep Před 3 měsíci

    The heatsink is a joke

  • Devin
    Devin Před 3 měsíci +2

    Imagine paying this much money for an apple logo.

  • Jayblue873
    Jayblue873 Před 3 měsíci

    If you dont want a keyboard skin go buy a usb-c keyboard then jeez.
    Im NOT a Apple worshiper, as I use windows laptops and
    other stuff not saying "apple is best and nothing is better".


  • Sonymnms 52
    Sonymnms 52 Před 3 měsíci

    I’m still on my 2012 macbook. But fir real at this price point I have no idea why students wouldn’t just pick up a Surface Laptop instead of a macbook in 2019

  • Spiritv
    Spiritv Před 3 měsíci

    Build quality not exellent the keys fall off like pieces of paper after a few weeks and dont type properly

  • Kazi VII
    Kazi VII Před 3 měsíci +1

    the damn fan is sitting in the corner doing nothing. the heatsink is in the middle. retarded apple. i only use apple for iphones and ipads. pro devices not worth it.

  • Chocolate Giddyup
    Chocolate Giddyup Před 3 měsíci +1

    so like why isn't the fan connected to the heat-sink...

  • rondo 11
    rondo 11 Před 4 měsíci

    I got the zenbook 13 and man its great

  • Ethan D
    Ethan D Před 4 měsíci

    when people buy a mac they're not buying for the ecosystem or the customer service or screen or whatever the hell its because of past fame and the marketing behind them so it doesn't matter how shitty a laptop they put out dumbasses are gonna buy them for top dollar

  • Nurul Erra Fazira Cheong
    Nurul Erra Fazira Cheong Před 4 měsíci

    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 4 měsíci

    Should i get the 256 GB for £1169?

  • Matt Noble
    Matt Noble Před 4 měsíci

    In Australia the base model is $1700 😬

  • Alessandro Bresci
    Alessandro Bresci Před 4 měsíci +2

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

  • Hanxi Guo
    Hanxi Guo Před 4 měsíci +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 5 měsíci

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

  • James Tan
    James Tan Před 5 měsíci

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

  • MaximoExcessum
    MaximoExcessum Před 5 měsíci

    Apple echo system shit is so cringe

  • 陳君誌
    陳君誌 Před 5 měsíci


  • Marcos Reál
    Marcos Reál Před 5 měsíci

    No touch screen. Say no more.

  • André Menezes
    André Menezes Před 5 měsíci

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

    • André Menezes
      André Menezes Před 5 měsíci

      @some anon Thanks for your effort, man!

    • some anon
      some anon Před 5 měsíci

      @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 5 měsíci

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

    • some anon
      some anon Před 5 měsíci

      @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 5 měsíci

      @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 5 měsíci

    Good morning

  • K K
    K K Před 5 měsíci

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

    • K K
      K K Před 5 měsíci

      @Bearza Klumpt isn't it too expensive ?

    • Bearza Klumpt
      Bearza Klumpt Před 5 měsíci

      Go for iMac Pro. Very good for video editing 👍

  • ThatGuyJamal
    ThatGuyJamal Před 5 měsíci +1

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

  • Ouke
    Ouke Před 5 měsíci

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

  • Lbj 23
    Lbj 23 Před 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci

    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 5 měsíci +1

    You should update this considering the 2019 lineup.

  • nur afiqah
    nur afiqah Před 5 měsíci

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

    • Malovent
      Malovent Před 5 měsíci

      Don't get apple at all.not worth it

  • baggins1
    baggins1 Před 6 měsíci

    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 6 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 6 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 6 měsíci

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

    • Aritro Vlogs
      Aritro Vlogs Před 6 měsíci

      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.

    • juiceBoxer
      juiceBoxer Před 6 měsíci

      Akshay Manglani id take it

  • fangtoothtv
    fangtoothtv Před 6 měsíci

    it’s 850 on the refurb store now

  • 素素
    素素 Před 6 měsíci +1

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

    THE16THPHANTOM Před 6 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.