2020’s new MacBook Air is Apple’s best laptop for most people

Yahoo Finance’s Daniel Howley sings the praises of Apple’s new 2020 MacBook Air – now with a keyboard that doesn’t suck! – in his review of Apple’s newest Mac.

MacBook Air features advanced stereo speakers for immersive, wide stereo sound and a three-mic array for more clear voice capture during FaceTime calls.
MacBook Air now features the new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel.

Daniel Howley for Yahoo Finance:

Apple’s MacBook Air is its top-selling laptop, and it’s no wonder. The 13-inch notebook is slim, sleek, and just about one of the best computers you can buy. The company’s most recent iteration of the Air, however, had one key flaw: its keyboard… Apple’s laptops started experiencing issues with their keyboards in 2015 when the company introduced a new style of butterfly key to help make the firm’s computers thinner. But the keys were loud, and would often become unresponsive because of the new mechanism.

But the new Air. My God. This notebook’s keyboard is buttery smooth and far quieter than anything Apple has put out in years, save for the 16-inch MacBook Pro that sports the same board.

Priced at $999, and available now, this MacBook Air is a return to form for Apple’s best all-around laptop.

The MacBook Air is easily Apple’s best laptop for most people.

MacDailyNews Take: Certainly, the 2020 MacBook Air’s new keyboard is a welcome step up. As users of Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pros, with Apple’s new scissor-mechanism Magic Keyboard — after the butterfly keyboard, it feels like magic! – we can attest to the quality of the keyboard. Apple once again makes the best portable personal computers on the planet!

3 Comments

    1. Exactly. The Air is a stripped Mac for ultra mobile users only. Retailers are already discounting it because it’s not as powerful as competitors at lower prices.

      I’d wait for the rumored forthcoming 14” Macbook. Let’s hope Apple doesn’t overprice that one. The extra screen and a few user-friendly ports are worth the extra few grams of weight.

      1. Why doesn’t Apple offer a full broad family of Macbooks, from a beginner 12” through kickass 18” and from plastic fantastic $800 to loaded aluminum and carbon fibre $4000 prices?

        Apple currently sells 3 different 13” laptop models right now. What the hell for? The last 5 + years of Mac product management have been disappointing to say the least.

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