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Apple Macbook Air 2019, i5 256GB

Specifications

Apple Macbook Air 2019, i5 256GB
Apple Macbook Air 2019, i5 256GB
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-2133
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, IPS
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.6 x 304.1 x 212.4 ( = 0.61 x 11.97 x 8.36 in)
Battery
49.9 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.14 Mojave
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 30W USB-C Power Adapter, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.38% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 30%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Apple Macbook Air 2019, i5 256GB

70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) review
Source: Techradar English
While an excellent entry with a beautiful new screen, the 2019 MacBook Air's dual-core processor still feels underwhelming. Even with a lower entry price, it’s still pricey considering its light starting specification and expensive upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) review
Source: Techradar English
While an excellent entry with a gorgeous new screen, the 2019 MacBook Air's dual-core processor still feels underwhelming. Even with a lower entry price, it’s still expensive considering its light starting specification and expensive upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) review
Source: Techradar English
While an excellent entry with a stunning new screen, the 2019 MacBook Air's dual-core processor still feels underwhelming. Even with a lower entry price, it’s still pricey considering its light starting specification and expensive upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MacBook Air's decent battery life, sharp screen, strong sound and elegant gold colorway make it a solid entry-level laptop for Apple fans. If only its processor had a little more kick to it, it would be a lot easier to recommend the Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) review
Source: Techradar English
While a solid entry with an excellent new screen, the 2019 MacBook Air's dual-core processor is starting to feel underpowered. Even with a lower entry price, it’s still very expensive considering its light starting specification and pricey upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: The MacBook is dead, long live the Air
Source: Pocket Lint English
The MacBook is dead, long live the MacBook Air! This 2019 version does some key things: in the absence of the 12-inch MacBook, the Air is a far better proposition; the price is £100 lower than the previous year, keeping it more competitive; the keyboard doesn't suffer the extent of issues its predecessor did; and the nice-to-have addition of True Tone display technology is welcome. All that makes for a more balanced entry-level Mac laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: more affordable, just as good
Source: T3 English
The MacBook Air (2019) is a great option for light computing, and excellent for portable office work or students. Apple's cheapest laptop doesn't feel it at all – it's a fast and capable machine. Just choose your amount of storage carefully…
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MacBook Air's decent battery life, sharp screen, strong sound and elegant gold colorway make it a solid entry-level laptop for Apple fans. If only its processor had a little more kick to it, it would be a lot easier to recommend the Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Should I buy the Apple MacBook Air 13in (2019)?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Other than that this is largely the same as last year - which is to say, it's an excellent light laptop for light use, with a beautiful portable design, excellent battery life and lovely trackpad. Speed, which on paper should be unchanged, seems fractionally down on last year, but not so as you'd notice in Air-typical usage. Finally, Apple's True Tone screen tech has arrived on the Air. This is an acquired taste, but it's nice to have the option and should ensure more consistent colour output.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Air (2019)
Source: PC Mag English
The 2019 edition of Apple's MacBook Air is cheaper and has a slightly richer feature set than its solid predecessor, making it a decent ultraportable for buyers who won't perform many resource-intensive computing tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2019
70% Apple MacBook Air (2019) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MacBook Air's decent battery life, sharp screen, strong sound and elegant gold colorway make it a solid entry-level laptop for Apple fans. If only its processor had a little more kick to it, it would be a lot easier to recommend the Air. For faster performance, you could spend $200 more to upgrade to the MacBook Pro. If you're not tied to the Apple world (and you're OK with a lower-res screen), look at the 1080p Dell XPS 13 we tested, which is faster, lasts longer and costs $100 less than our MacBook Air, at $1,199. But for those who want to save a little money, don't need the Touch Bar and have a modest workload, the new MacBook Air is a solid option. I just wish I could trust that keyboard. For that, only time will tell.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple Macbook Air (2019) Review: The New Normal
Source: The Verge English
All of which is to say that if you’re looking to buy an Air, there are a lot of “ifs” and “depends” to think about. There’s always a better version coming next year. Maybe Apple will redesign the keyboard or maybe Intel will finally deliver a better processor or maybe, well, there are a lot of maybes. That is the way of all tech purchases! You always have to balance what you’re willing to spend and what you’re willing to lug around in your backpack.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% MacBook Air
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Macbook Air 2019
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
Macbook Air 2019
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2019
64% Test MacBook Air 2019 : Apple améliore sa dalle, mais pas l’essentiel
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 30% mobility: 80%
Giảm đến 4 triệu, không thời điểm nào thích hợp để “tậu” MacBook Air 2019 hơn lúc này?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; high performance; long battery life; excellent display; great ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2019
Đánh giá MacBook Air 2019: Màn hình mỏng nhẹ, có Touch ID và Facetime HD
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Great display; slim size; light weight; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2019
Những lý do khiến Macbook Air 2019 đáng được mong chờ hơn cả
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; modern design; thin frames; long battery life; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2019

Comment

Model: The Apple MacBook Air 2019 is a new model that Apple has released recently. Available in silver, space grey and gold, the new thinner and lighter MacBook Air features a brilliant Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch ID, the latest-generation keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad. Apple has introduced an aluminium alloy created by Apple that delivers the same strength, durability and flawless finish without mining any new aluminium from the earth. It’s designed to use shavings of recaptured aluminum that are re‑engineered down to the atomic level. The result is an enclosure as incredibly beautiful and the greenest Mac ever created. Even though it weighs just 1.25 kg, the new MacBook Air packs quite a punch. An eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor helps users power through daily activities, from reading email and browsing the web to creating Keynote presentations and editing in iMovie. Up to 16 GB of memory let users work seamlessly even with multiple apps open, while up to 1 TB of SSD storage lets users launch apps in a flash and provides plenty of room for all their documents, photos and videos. With a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 for over 4 million pixels, the results are positively jaw dropping. Images take on a new level of detail and realism. Text is sharp and clear. And True Tone technology automatically adjusts the white point of the display to match the color temperature of the environment. With 48 percent more colors than the previous generation, everything users see is rich and vibrant. The display glass goes all the way to the edge of the enclosure, making the borders 50 percent thinner than before.

The MacBook Air features the Apple T2 Security Chip, which is the second-generation custom Mac silicon designed by Apple to make the MacBook Air even more secure. When users use Touch ID to unlock their Mac or authenticate a document, their information stays safe. And with on-the-fly data encryption, all data stored on the SSD is automatically and fully encrypted. With up to 12 hours of battery life, the MacBook Air is a day-in, day-out dynamo. The MacBook Air is ready to play for up to 13 hours non-stop. Besides that, Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-versatility of the USB-C industry standard to create one revved-up universal port, and MacBook Air has two of them. Thunderbolt 3 integrates data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gbps of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2. As a conclusion, Apple MacBook Air 2019 is a sleek laptop with decent durability. It is a great option for light computing, and excellent for portable office work for all types of users, including business users or students.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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8210Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for fanless notebooks based on the Amber Lake architecture which is basically a Kaby Lake chip produced in the improved 14nm+ process (no 14nm++) with higher clock speeds and 7 Watt TDP. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.6 - 3.6 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.25 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


73.38%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-11 (Update: 2019-08-11)