7 Best Mini Laptops for 2019
The latest MacBook Air sports an all-new and updated design that’s thinner and lighter than its predecessor. More importantly, it’s packed with Apple’s beautiful Retina display and is powered by the latest eighth-generation Intel processors.
The laptop’s 13-inch screen is sharp, colorful, and outshines the previous Air in every way possible. Its bezels aren’t as thin as those found on some Windows laptops, but you’ll love its larger trackpad and smaller footprint.
As you’d expect from an Apple laptop, the new MacBook Air offers a premium build quality — and surprisingly enough, the computer is made of 100% recycled aluminum. It would make an excellent laptop for a college student or someone who travels frequently. But if you build graphics or edit 4K videos, we recommend opting for the more powerful MacBook Pro instead.
During our tests, we found that the Air could still handle more than 15 tabs on our browser and some light photo editing, but it started to slow down when editing large files — especially since its base model is only configured with 8 GB of RAM. Regardless, we think the MacBook Air is a nice upgrade — especially for college students. You get better speakers, Touch ID, two USB-C ports, and 10 hours of battery life all in a small package.
Read More: Our Full Review on Apple’s Newest MacBook Air