Is it still advisable to buy a MacBook Air? — 2022

Apple currently has 3 laptop models for sale: MacBook Pro, MacBook and MacBook Air. The first two have been recently renewed and, in addition, it is expected that at WWDC incorporate new processors and the ability to choose more RAM ; but, if we focus on the last model mentioned, the MacBook Air, do we still recommend it?

design and comfort

Without a doubt, the MacBook Air is a brilliant device in this regard. Despite taking several generations without being renewed, it continues to occupy a place on the podium of light laptops or ultrabooks.
Their lightness and his tiny thickness They make it a perfect laptop for those who are looking for extreme portability and cannot expand their budget to the €1,449 that the basic MacBook model costs.

MacBook Air and MacBook thickness



Processor and performance

It is true that their hardware has not been updated since 2015, but all of you who know those from Cupertino will know that they do a magnificent job in terms of software, so the hardware of their equipment is maintained for a long period of time. without being obsolete.
On the official Apple website we can find it with a Intel Core i5 a 1,6GHz starting, but we can expand the capacity of the processor up to a Intel Core i7 a 2,2GHz.

Software

what to tell about Mac OS that we don't already know. It is a stable, reliable, easy to use and highly intuitive operating system.
For those of you who are not aware of the benefits of the apple desktop operating system, I leave you a video in which Fernando and David give you some advice for newcomers to the platform (insert YouTube video)

macOS Sierra

Screen

In the past, this MacBook model was sold with two different screen sizes: 11 and 13 inches; currently, at least on the official website of Apple and the big marketers, only the 13-inch model is available.

Leaving the issue of size aside, the MacBook Air's screen is very good, as Apple has accustomed us.
It features a widescreen LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1440×900 pixels.

Battery

It's one of the strengths of this MacBook , the life of your battery. Historically, Apple laptops have stood out for many aspects over Windows, and one of them, without a doubt, is the capacity of its battery, which could be extended with medium-intensive use to close to 10 hours of use .

Recommended places for its acquisition

As the first and most obvious option, we can buy it anywhere Physical Apple Store or on its website , where we will find two starting configurations:

  • 13 inches with 128Gb of SSD storage and 8Gb of RAM at a price of €1,099
  • 13 inches with 256Gb of SSD storage and 8Gb of RAM at a price of €1,349

As a second option, we can buy it at Carrefour , where we will find the basic model of 13 inches, 128Gb of storage and 8Gb of RAM for a price of €935.

As a third option, we can refer to Media Markt , where we can currently acquire the basic model previously named by only €899.

In Amazon It is also available for a price of €930, a very interesting price.

Conclusion and who I recommend it to

Taking into account the prices mentioned above, we see how it is a laptop that is not extremely expensive if we want to enter the Mac world.

In my opinion, it is still an absolutely valid laptop for any type of daily task , be it photo editing, office automation, checking email, using it as a multimedia device to watch movies and even editing videos at an amateur level. It is true that its features are not the latest on the market or the most powerful, but for the tasks we have named it is perfect.

I would recommend this MacBook to people who need a lightweight device due to being on the go or traveling ; a students , since it is a perfect ally when taking notes in college, for example; or even those people who want to venture into video editing but without much pretension, since it is not a device designed for that type of task.