MacBook Air Review - The Magic is Gone


Dave Lee
Dave Lee

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!

Vor 2 Monate
Kaspars Černovskis
Kaspars Černovskis

Compare Air and Razer machines after 5 yars and all the sudden that $100 difference will feel more then reasonable.

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Yash Patil
Yash Patil

It feels like dave is shouting in this video

Vor 11 Tage
Unknown User
Unknown User

Another great 13 inch ultra book or it 14 inch but it’s better it’s called the Lenovo x1 carbon which he did not mention but that’s another opition

Vor 17 Tage
Jorge E Hernandez
Jorge E Hernandez

Dave Lee I think the MacBook Pro entre level is better option right?

Vor 28 Tage
Jorge E Hernandez
Jorge E Hernandez

Dave Lee yeah 999 should be the right price.

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joey tivianne
joey tivianne

I just can't get over the fact that I could make a pc with that same amount and make it 10x faster than this ,also I could replace my old storage with a new one. The 128gb ssd is just sad for the price

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Dominic Duke
Dominic Duke

I really don't love macos. But I do love Apple trackpads

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Solid Snake
Solid Snake

what The bloody hell... why is YouTube translating video titles... stop that!

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Ronaldo River
Ronaldo River

Dude people aren't looking for mac OS, they just want to be part of the Apple fanboys club.

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neo mmx
neo mmx

expensive is expensive, beatifull but expensive.

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Jigov
Jigov

Only amatiors buy Apple products. Others just smile and let them suffer :p

Vor 3 Tage
ゆーチャネル॑‪
ゆーチャネル॑‪

日本語字幕をありがとう😊

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moochincrawdad
moochincrawdad

As with the phones & tablets the heat is on - Apple needs another "Jesus" device, its simple to say, hard to achieve but its the truth 🤔

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Jacobo Alzate
Jacobo Alzate

Is it me or the keybord light is green?

Vor 6 Tage
GGer
GGer

Deslike ¡viva apple!

Vor 6 Tage
Angelo Villones
Angelo Villones

There’s a lot of people criticizing Apple for making the new MacBook Air like this and those criticisms are valid. However, there’s two things people don’t consider that I do. First, MacOS pairs so well with an iPhone that makes both products better which is the reason why people stay in the Apple ecosystem. Second, Macs last for a ridiculous amount of time. I have family members who, own 6 to 8 year old MacBooks and they are still running well, even with the latest software. The longest Windows laptop that I’ve owned lasted me about 4 or 5 years at most. If you intend to keep you computer for a while, the MacBook Air may actually save you money because you don’t have to spend as much money for maintenance. Also Windows laptops are not as secure as Macs which should not be understated.

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That Asphalt 8 Lover
That Asphalt 8 Lover

I just make a hackintosh with a windows laptop

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Tolga Han
Tolga Han

yo dave plz tell me the name of ur jacket. i rly love the minimalism u got everywhere

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Ian Buchan
Ian Buchan

I looked at this new MacBook Air yesterday in one of the local malls here and to be honest was not that impressed ,My Old model MacBook Air screen is a lot brighter than the “ retina screen they keep bragging up , also the top bezel of the screen is the same width as the Old Air it Just has not got that oomph factor , I Will be getting the new 13 in MacBook pro with touch bar this year unless they upgrade the pro without touch bar and upgrade it with touch ID and upgrade the processor

Vor 8 Tage
blur72434
blur72434

So true, I also switched to Mac OS years ago, and now I'm still sticking on it, and I hate it because it makes me buying these overpriced laptops

Vor 9 Tage
Josh
Josh

Windows: 1 charges 60 per year for office. 300 over 5 years 2 updates without ur permission and jams ur device That’s what I’m thinking about buying a Mac air last generation.

Vor 9 Tage
Victor Borowski
Victor Borowski

$1200 for 128GB of storage is a joke

Vor 9 Tage
Ponskippa
Ponskippa

B&H sold them at $999. It’s a great laptop honestly

Vor 9 Tage
Peter Freeman
Peter Freeman

Not an honest review in that Windows is and has always has been problematic. And really, if you need to actually do work on your computer, unless you are a seriously knowledgeable IT person, Windows will waste more hours of your work time than you will save buying a ‘cheaper’ Windows equipped ultrabook.

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Maxime Goy
Maxime Goy

I switched from a 2010 Air to a 2018 Air this December. I still worked perfectly, barely slowed by the software upgrades (I didn't get OS Mojave of course, and I changed the battery in 2015). I have used my old Air while taking baths for more than 7 years, and will continue using it that way until it dies. It truly is a marvelous device. I can't sell it since it suffered 2 car accidents and water exposure, plus I am sentimentally attached to it anyway. Time will tell if the new one is as good.

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Dom s
Dom s

The battery life is epic though

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ronch550
ronch550

My wife's been complaining about her heavy laptop so she's giving hints that she wants a MacBook Air and she seems to be gravitating towards Apple. Thing is though it's so expensive, like >$2,000. Being an Acer fan I'm inclined to give her a Swift 7. Not sure that's a good idea but what the heck, I'll still get her the Acer.

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Unik Mandakh
Unik Mandakh

yes thank you for pointing it out, out of many reviewers Dave only one thus to mention the reason Apple is winning and able to sell so much is the Apple Eco system and their operating system plus their Apple store and to have those ppl need to buy their hardware. Is that too difficult for other companies to understand ? at some point they need to tackle "Apple pie" for better revenue.

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LeadfootAerials
LeadfootAerials

Hi everyone, my name is Robert and I'm an ex-windows-user. I grew up in windows environment and had that for roughly 29 years (I'm 35 now) and for the past 6 years I've had the imac 27" with i7 3.4 GHz, 16 gb ram etc. That Mac is still functional which could never been achieved by a windows computer. Now I'm looking for a portable device to use for video editing. I have the MacBook pro maxed out spec from 2014 but I'm looking for something even smaller than that and it's an issue for me. I don't want to spend like 1200 dollars for a new laptop and I'm kind of gazing at the surface pro 5th gen. Does anyone know if it's suitable for editing 4k videos? The work flow just seems so much better with Mac OS than windows. All those God damn updates on windows makes one go nuts!

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Mahendra Wardana
Mahendra Wardana

are you use Indonesian Language for your video youtube title ?

Vor 11 Tage
하쉬
하쉬

Wow. Korean subtitle is perfect! thanks for your kindness. 한글 자막이 완벽합니다. 감사합니다.

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Jeffrey Koenig
Jeffrey Koenig

But I recall buying my first G3 MacBook on "sale" for $1,000, as the next generation had been released. That was just a MacBook.

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TheDeathmail
TheDeathmail

I dunno... I think people mysteriously find their money missing as well... so....

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ανδροιδ
ανδροιδ

One word of advice: Do not get yourself stuck in Apple ecosystem. The world is so much brighter outside the walled garden.

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Dinesh Bhatt
Dinesh Bhatt

Hey can you recommend any laptops for engineer.

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Simon J
Simon J

If iPad pro gets Mac OS I can choose my own keyboard case. Just gonna wait for that, honestly.

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Cayman
Cayman

great looking carbon fiber skin on the MacBook air in this video. @dave lee, what color is it? Mind sharing the link?

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Franz Galahad
Franz Galahad

I hate that my twins' school is making us buy macbook air (x2) for their classes this year. It would have been better to buy Surface Pro 6's instead and still would have been less expensive.

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LSD
LSD

Appreciate Korean subtitle

Vor 14 Tage
Kacelan
Kacelan

rip apple

Vor 14 Tage
Jaewoo Park
Jaewoo Park

Macbook Pro 13" (2017) >>> Macbook Air (2018) For roughly the same price getting the baseline Macbook Pro 13" (2017) is a significantly better deal than the new Macbook Air (2018)

Vor 14 Tage
Aditya Padhye
Aditya Padhye

In India we spend 400$ more for Macbook Air 2018, Here it starts from like 1700$.

Vor 14 Tage
Mahi Ali
Mahi Ali

loving the content and the realism in your videos . thumbs up.

Vor 14 Tage
simply gabi
simply gabi

we need more reviewers like you! all the other reviewers say the same exact thing every time. but you, you say things that makes us actually understand what you’re talking about! and you focus on one thing. a few other people review the macbook air, but then, always changes the topic and moves on to the macbook pro! and then it makes me confused on which i should get. thank you for making this wonderful review. really helped!! 🙌🏼👏

Vor 15 Tage
顧家銓
顧家銓

謝謝Dave你的解說

Vor 15 Tage
Sean Quick
Sean Quick

Way far from a technical review of any sort .. Is this all you do?

Vor 15 Tage
Kirsty Kwok
Kirsty Kwok

yes, i'm stuck with IOS too, first you are not used to it, when u get used to it, it's just way better than windows but considering to get a PC for gaming!

Vor 16 Tage
Naked Viking
Naked Viking

Super weird question, but where did you get the lights that are in the background of you video? Also great review dude!

Vor 16 Tage
Emre Gözükara
Emre Gözükara

thanks for review

Vor 17 Tage
Kamil W
Kamil W

Problems of the first world...

Vor 18 Tage
underscore. jpeg
underscore. jpeg

tbh i dont care about the laptop at this point, just what you're wearing

Vor 18 Tage
ge shuai
ge shuai

This video’s title is in Chinese on my end, is it an auto translation or what?

Vor 18 Tage
Wouter
Wouter

You know what, I recently realized that the magic is gone of a lot of Apple products because they simply reached the 'perfect' design. Sure, it can always be tweaked to be even better, but the basic elements are already there. This is the same with the iPhone. It just kinda looks like a lot of other smartphones because they all do so. It's just because there aren't any things they could do better. Sure, the camera and the Face ID could be placed under the glass. But even that wouldn't change the design by much. It's now just a matter of time before the bezels are gone, and then there isn't much else to it.

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Windingify Winding
Windingify Winding

They are becoming too pricey, sure. And they are not renewing/inventing everything as fast anymore, sure. But, MacOS simply wins every time. Not in gaming, sure. But most Mac users were never big gamers. When Apple tries to push their computers to gamers, they fail. And they should, because their machines are for people who love Mac OS. And for people who like an easy, intuitive learning curve, when it comes to software. I have both kinds of machines and never got to like WinOS, no matter how hard I've tried. It just does not feel as sweet and easy to use. And the whole spec thing is not really to be taken serious, as the two kinds af machine are not even near comparison, again because of how the OS regulates the whole package. Think battery life, for one. Right now, they are pushing it too close to the edge, and the customers will move on, if they do not go back to following Moore´s Law, like they used to. The present economic model is not the right way for a company, that used to "think different". And it is too bad, really. Because Apple still makes stuff can others try to copy, but seldom succeed in. IMHO.

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M Si
M Si

Can you tell me please what is sRGB and Adobe RGB and in the top of right corner the brightness logo score mean? I mean where to check these three specific colour and what is the main function of this i mean where to use ?

Vor 24 Tage
Phil Rey
Phil Rey

MagicOS

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Владислав Завацкий
Владислав Завацкий

Добавьте русские субтитры!!

Vor 26 Tage
なすか。naska.
なすか。naska.

なるほどね。 最高のレビューをありがとう! 私はMacOSが好きだからこのLaptopを選ぶと思っていたけど少し迷うよ。 他のLaptopも考えてみようと思う。

Vor 26 Tage
SQUARE
SQUARE

thanks for the korean sub

Vor 27 Tage
Ralph Revelar Sarza
Ralph Revelar Sarza

Stop overthinking, tech reviewers. I'm a former Dell user, and after a week of using the new MacBook Air, is it good enough? IT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. The build quality is awesome. The brightness is fine! Don't rely merely on tech reviews, people. Check out the product in person. The new Air is such a great investment — well, at least for a writer like me who doesn't need so much power in my computing machine.

Vor 27 Tage
Jessie Lalicon
Jessie Lalicon

I mean I just got my air the 2017 version of it. Looking at this video, I'm happy with mine :)

Vor 28 Tage
Akira Bangna
Akira Bangna

英語じゃねえか

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Jassari96
Jassari96

I managed to find a 256 gb 2018 MacBook air at my local Microcenter for $1200. That's a nice $200 discount. I think $1200 for 256 gb is a steal and that's why I'm getting one for college! I've had surface pro 4 for 3 years now, and it had served me well but the battery life on that thing is just terrible. The gestures on the track pad are also just ok. They're not as good as the Macbook's gestures controls. I don't know why, but i am excited to get this. I think it'll make my student life easier!

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cmculture
cmculture

whats the wallpaper on the MacBook air can you link it

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MickyMouseLimited
MickyMouseLimited

How can you say that having no real heat sink with heat pipe is good thing? This basically kills the performance of this laptop. Even the original had a better heat design . The only reason Apple did that so there is a larger performance gap between macbook air and macbook pro. This was engineered on purpose so the consumer that wants more stable performance has to pay the premium for the macbook pro.

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Alienware Gamer ALX
Alienware Gamer ALX

MACS -------> spelled backwards

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vamshi krishna nimmakuri
vamshi krishna nimmakuri

I think macbook air is good purchase. Competitors he is referring to , are selling laptops in higher range. Razor starts at 1500$ , xps 13 with 16gb RAM costs 1400$ . and more importantly they were plastic one.

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Boris Chiu
Boris Chiu

Hi, since I'm a photographer and edit tons load of RAW images with Lightroom in my laptop like 200 to 350 at the same time, and my laptop can't handle it. I wanna know is a 8gb ram of a macbook pro(2018) is enough? Or should i go straight to the 16gb. Second, since 16gb for the Macbook pro(2018) with 512gb storage is quite expensive, I wonder if the new Macbook Air(2018) fits my condition with the 512gb storage with 16gb ram can let me go on easy while editing, processing, exporting and backing up my photos, or should i just pay more for a Macbook Pro(2018) with 512gb and 16gb ram. P.S. i5 works fine for me.

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djhutchison
djhutchison

"You wouldn't be able to tell it's made from recycled aluminum." How could you possibly tell the difference between aluminum and recycled aluminum?

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nicolas galasyka
nicolas galasyka

i have used one, its great!

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神族阿尔泰
神族阿尔泰

苹果就是无耻又无敌

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Hiroyuki Kuromiya
Hiroyuki Kuromiya

I completely agree with you. You said what I want to say.

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BFETile
BFETile

Dave are you honestly comparing windows laptop that lats at most 3 years to any Mac that will last at least 5 years. I have 15" 2011 MacBook Pro still running like a Tank. No value in Windows or Chrome book...ect.

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Silver T
Silver T

The price is justified in the moment you are selling your old macbook to buy a new one.

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Djk0t
Djk0t

That is why apple should be forced to allow other manufacturers to make laptops and desktops that can run natively macOS and iOS although for iOS it would be difficult but not impossible. That is the reason that apple wants to move the MacBooks on to their own chips . Microsoft back in the day were fined because they did not allow netscape. Nowadays Mac OS ships only with macOS apps loaded. If they continue to abuse their customers by taking advantage of their monopoly the law has to interfere. It is that simple. In addition, by behaving like this they drag the other manufacturers along and the prices for all laptops are going up for no reason. You even pointed it out with the Razer Stealth in another review. The same happens with the mobiles Samsung and Google as well as one plus are raising their prices. That is a disgrace.

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An Nguyễn bình
An Nguyễn bình

i hope you can put more vietnamese in your video . I see your video is good

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Paweł Pałczyński
Paweł Pałczyński

What if not the price you would recommend? //Pacan.

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Mohamed Ahmed
Mohamed Ahmed

I'm waiting the new Macbook Air 2018 buy , but with this price I don't think so , I will go with Macbook Air 2017 at least I will have USB ports , magsafe charger ,SD Card , I don't want Retina and New Keyboard, I think the best decision for me is go with Macbook Air 2017 or Mackbook Pro 13 2017 Base , I think MBA 2018 like hybrid creature between MBA and MBP

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Wiktor Grotek
Wiktor Grotek

Dave how about Lenovo Yoga S730?

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Bouncy Banana
Bouncy Banana

you can get hp envy i7 version for less than 1k fyi

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Deki
Deki

About the macOS, well an advanced thinkerer would choose cheaper ultrabooks over Macbook and installing hackintosh on it😂

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Min Cho
Min Cho

애플은 한번 망해봐야지 정신을 차릴듯.

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saleh salah
saleh salah

stop buying there product if u love it so much, it will force them to lower the price !

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TheDesertScrub
TheDesertScrub

Good product, terrible pricing.

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Emanuele Lizzi
Emanuele Lizzi

Wait, who's doing the Italian subs? I was so confused by seeing your video titles in Italian!

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Brian
Brian

Dell xps 13” is sooooo much better for the money.... the Mac is dead! Long live the Mac... you were good in your day... but with out Steve Jobs your time has passed...

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Quinn D.
Quinn D.

I bought surface pro 6 8/256 during Black Friday sale instead of Macbook Air. I love it! Thanks for the review, Dave!

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SkillsDND
SkillsDND

Why won't Apple just sell its OS? I've never gotten that it really seems like free money they're just refusing to make.

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Stephen Vicente
Stephen Vicente

Ever heard of Linux?

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I’m Gay and suck dick
I’m Gay and suck dick

In my opinion apple is all about premium design

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Joel Eulo
Joel Eulo

Make a Mac mini review!

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dhanesh soni
dhanesh soni

Make a video for 2019 hp folio

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Apollo Justice
Apollo Justice

According to Snazzy Labs the fan isn't actually attaced to any kind of heat assembly though. The macbook air doesn't have a heatpipe....so...WHY?

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Jeffrey Cao
Jeffrey Cao

I wouldn’t mind the price tag if the base model was 256 gb. On my current MacBook Air I used over 180 gb already.

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Erikkun
Erikkun

Apple redefined what a toaster is with the i9 macboon pro

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Ooga Booga Somali
Ooga Booga Somali

I get 11 hours in one charge on the 2018 MacBook Air

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sandip dey
sandip dey

From the perspective of developer MacOS used to be a good unix operating system which comes with a handy amount of utility that every developer need if they are working on backend like Python or C++. With the advent of WSL (windows subsystem module for using Linux within windows) in Windows 10 you can technically get the feels of both the environment and doesn't have to restrict yourself to work only with Linux. Moreover there is not much support for GAMES and Apple doesn't care about that and recently people similar as me who has been working with Deep Learning library (Tensorflow) can NOT train their model using Nvidia eGPU since our Godly Apple remove the support for Nvidia drivers from Mojave onwards. I believe there is no reason to stay with MacOS eco system since windows 10 has been very stable with better memory management and reduce boot time. You can work, play games and work with Linux bash on the same os without any hindrance. P.S. The recent stock price of Microsoft is evident that windows is gaining more customers and apple is losing their market strength.

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OLBastholm
OLBastholm

Did anyone else notice that the title and description gets automatically translated to other languages?

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Jansher Aquib
Jansher Aquib

I really want one to get into iOS programming. I Love and use linux. Love the Apple OS for its pro software and true UNIX/shell under one roof. But this barrage of shitty , undervalued devices is making life really difficult.

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ZiK
ZiK

its 1200$ in US.. in Poland its almost 1600$ which is fucking ridiculous for this type of machine.

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Tolga A.
Tolga A.

I think the comparison wasn't exactly right. whatever hapens, windows ecosystem is garbage.

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therockt11
therockt11

But my main question is how it will age???

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Narv7ron
Narv7ron

Can 2018 MBA run light games like starbound, terraria and minecraft? Would I need to store it on the internal SSD or get the 16GB RAM option for it to run smoothly? Great video Dave!

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Nelson Zhou
Nelson Zhou

Hi Mr dave per can you please make a review on the dell Inspiron 15 7580 model please. Thanks

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