MacBook Air 2020 review: the best Mac for most people

26 mar. 2020
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Apple’s 2020 MacBook Air comes with the new scissor-switch keyboard the company introduced in the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and the processors have been upgraded to Intel’s new 10th-generation parts. Apple’s also lowered the price by $100, with the new MacBook Air now starting at $999. Nilay Patel has the full review.
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  • Would you upgrade?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 10 luni
    • @THE Unboxing yeah same dude, the thing honestly looks sleek and macbooks usually age well.

      Muhammad IqbalMuhammad IqbalAcum 3 luni
    • My MacBook Air 2018 is enough..

      Hilal YounusHilal YounusAcum 6 luni
    • Can I use this for gaming and video editing?

      Mommy RHMommy RHAcum 7 luni
    • No doubt!

      Radityo Mahendra HutomoRadityo Mahendra HutomoAcum 7 luni
    • Yessss

      livialiviaAcum 7 luni
  • Be forewarned, the MacBook has software glitches where it doesn’t assign native apps and preinstalled apps like Final Cut Pro to the purchaser.

    Rocky BooRocky BooAcum 8 Zile
  • So Apple have two 2020's Macbook Air now

    Sasha MikhaSasha MikhaAcum 2 luni
  • Who is here after the 3.5x performance M1 announcement?

    MingweiMingweiAcum 2 luni
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    Vanessa NigleyVanessa NigleyAcum 2 luni
  • My old MacBook stopped working I guess water damage from getting caught in the rain. So now I am watching your review on this one to go purchase one soon as 9AM hits

    just mejust meAcum 2 luni
  • *finally my MacBook was fixed successful by deztoolz on Instagram he is reliable and kind he is the best of the best*

    Joseph OdunayoJoseph OdunayoAcum 2 luni
  • The only reason I would want the touch bar is for emojis

    Christopher SzuraChristopher SzuraAcum 3 luni
  • Bruh, I am very triggered on how you just placed your MacBook Air 2020 on your couch at 2:03 . Great video tho

    Ra GanganRa GanganAcum 3 luni
  • I was thinking about buying this to use light room to edit photos and vids from a mavic, but also use it for uni. Is there an alternative or would it work ok for that?

    Louis NapLouis NapAcum 3 luni
  • Touchscreen Windows Laptop Users - Where u at???

    Eric NguyenEric NguyenAcum 3 luni
  • 7:00 Ipad Air?? 😂

    Louie AllenLouie AllenAcum 4 luni
  • I bought the 512gb MBA 2020 with an i7 and ended up having to call Apple support after just FIVE days from delivery as the fans weren't kicking in and the laptop was getting extremely hot even when running very simple tasks (2 tabs on Safari). The fans were just not working *at all* Ended up having to take it on a 3hr drive to the nearest Apple store and they originally didn't believe me even with notes from apple support over the phone. They supposedly 'fixed it' but even now it gets rather warm and I can't hear the fan at all even in an almost silent room. Not impressed. Should've changed it for a MBP with the same amount of storage.

    Ray ParkerRay ParkerAcum 4 luni
  • 3:09 "If Apple can figure out how to add trackpad support to iPadOS, it can probably figure out how to add touch support to macOS." But that's the point - of course it can. Not doing so, whilst beefing up the internals on the iPad and moving to an all-ARM processor array across laptops and iPads, is deliberate. Touch screens on non-convertible laptops are highly overrated. Apple created the multi-touch tablet experience we know and love today on the iPad. It has realised that if you want powerful mobile computing with touch support, the iPad Pro is now the way to go. Is the iPad Pro there yet? Not quite - support for power users' external accessories could be better. But it's very close, and the direction of travel is for the iPad Pro to be the touch screen laptop people want - only much better than the competition, because the OS was always built for multi-touch interaction.

    Dhruv NarayananDhruv NarayananAcum 4 luni
  • Macbook air is awesome for students especially IT students

    CloBerFocCloBerFocAcum 4 luni
  • I need helps! I am getting a MacBook, but which one! The MacBook Air overheats easy and I do some small photo edits and some graphic design and other student stuff. Any configuration recommendations?

    Chris 14.0Chris 14.0Acum 4 luni
  • This is a good option for anyone who is looking for an upgrade. The magic keyboard and the enhanced processor are really impressive.

    Aditya KhuranaAditya KhuranaAcum 5 luni
  • My laptop is touch screen and I never touch it. iPad is meant to be touched, laptop has a trackpad.

    Albin TimmAlbin TimmAcum 5 luni
  • future

    Kassandra SanchezKassandra SanchezAcum 5 luni
  • Thanks

    David SimmonsDavid SimmonsAcum 5 luni
  • The Touch Bar is awesome and so is the butterfly.keyboard just my opinion.

    4footweatherman Studiøs4footweatherman StudiøsAcum 5 luni
  • a lot of people are saying that sims on a macbook is a no go, is it realy that bad because a friend of mine told me that it works fine on her macbook pro so im so confused haha. so please help me out if you got some expirience with sims 4 (with multiple extensions packs) on a macbook

    MarjolijnntjeMarjolijnntjeAcum 5 luni
  • Is it good for schoolwork

    Scooby dooScooby dooAcum 5 luni
  • "The best Mac" Me: Who tf creates Mac other than Apple?

    Music DZMusic DZAcum 5 luni
  • good job on the video Nilay ..

    Keeny NewtonKeeny NewtonAcum 5 luni
  • what a crappy review

    auresimsauresimsAcum 5 luni
  • 'Chrome is a fact of life for prople'

    rahul sikdarrahul sikdarAcum 5 luni
  • I hate seeing smudges on my laptop’s screen... so having no touchscreen on my macbook air isn’t a big deal for me.

    Jon PaclibarJon PaclibarAcum 5 luni
  • I would not want to have a touch screen MacBook Air because I hate having fingerprints on my screen now, imagine if I was just touching my screen all day every day.

    CJLucasCJLucasAcum 5 luni
  • “Only you can know the answer in your heart”.. more wiser words haven’t been spoken

    Vaibhav DhodapkarVaibhav DhodapkarAcum 5 luni
  • Noisy, average webcam and battery life? So disappointing Apple.

    melomaniakjmmelomaniakjmAcum 5 luni
  • honestly i genuinely just want to know if i can make those after effects insta edits including element 3d and sapphire plugins, thats the only heavy program ill use if i got a mac 😔

    oikxsuoikxsuAcum 5 luni
  • MacBook Air 2020, no heat pipes for the CPU, this means, that it has "Air" in it, and Apple invented wireless cooling. Almost 100 °C for the CPU, killing these high end intel chips, meamwhile the consumers are f*cked.

    Star mastercStar mastercAcum 5 luni
  • Which would you prefer a Huawei D14 or Macbook air?

    Folk BluesFolk BluesAcum 6 luni
  • I’m getting one for my bday

    miamiaAcum 6 luni
  • i work at best buy and i would always past the macbook air and be like i want one really bad for school but they are so expensive. I Bought one and i Love it and its my first one.

    DunkinVRDunkinVRAcum 6 luni
  • Just got it from Apple’s back to school promotion with a pair of free AirPods

    IssyIssyAcum 6 luni
  • I love headphones

    Andres Jorge CabezasAndres Jorge CabezasAcum 6 luni
  • how about the cooling system everyone is talking about right now?

    Bernard FluchmBernard FluchmAcum 6 luni
  • I want to be Becca's best friend

    Andrew KneerAndrew KneerAcum 6 luni
  • I have a touch screen laptop and I forget in MANY occasions that it’s even touch. Apple is doing the right thing by ignoring those calls.

    iali00iali00Acum 6 luni
  • Do we require dongals in it??

    Alisha RajputAlisha RajputAcum 6 luni
  • Hello, I forgot to but the i5 processor and have the i3 now. Will this be okay? What are the problems with it?

    Daisy A.Daisy A.Acum 7 luni
  • Intentionally not connecting the heat pipe to the fan just to differentiate it from the MBP is just wrong and bad for business. Like Nilay I see no value in the touchbar making the MacBook Air my only option.

    K1RTBK1RTBAcum 7 luni
  • I found your review of the MacBook Air very useful. I have bought it but wanted to find out whether there is any way of using a USB as I have bought a remote mouse to use. I suffer from repetitive strain injury.

    Vivienne BaduVivienne BaduAcum 7 luni
  • At 7:01 you have an iPad Air in the channel. Hmm... uhn?

    alexis ben delamousseauchocolatalexis ben delamousseauchocolatAcum 7 luni
  • in the written review, you said it gets warm during zoom meetings. I have the 1.1 Ghz core i3, and its never ever gotten warm during zoom meetings.

    christian machirachristian machiraAcum 7 luni
  • You should stop reviewing the most expensive ones because the number of people who buy the cheapest one is waaaaaaay bigger than the people who buy the most expensive one!

    Pedro YvensPedro YvensAcum 7 luni
  • Probably would take a MacBook.. sounds nice

    Alexey GAlexey GAcum 7 luni
  • Just bought this mac and love it!simply perfect in terms of value for money

    Radityo Mahendra HutomoRadityo Mahendra HutomoAcum 7 luni
    • No no it is not

      Yes It's MeYes It's MeAcum 6 luni
  • How about editing 1080p videos with some effects? Does it freezes a lot? Planning to buy my first macbook. Thank you for answering my query. 😉

    Jondel Kevin MarfaJondel Kevin MarfaAcum 7 luni
  • *Unpopular Opinion* "Mac Book's are only designed to sustain in colder climactic conditions"

    Ghosting MindGhosting MindAcum 7 luni
  • Hi, firstly thanks for the cool review! I'm considering to purchase the new Macbook Air with the i5, would you recommend 16GB of ram or will 8GB be good enough considering i'm looking to keep it for a good few years.

    Amarpal MehtaAmarpal MehtaAcum 7 luni
    • 16GB.

      CloutCloutAcum 5 luni
  • The real question is... CAN I PLAY SIMS 4? Can someone please tell me cause i want a computer that can run sims 4 with all expansions and about 4 gigs of cc.... thanks 😊

    Yasi DinoYasi DinoAcum 7 luni
  • Great review, but I'm not staying home.

    Ramiro FernandezRamiro FernandezAcum 7 luni
  • Honestly the most thing that I’m disappointed in is that there’s no USB ports for anything like that. Image buying a laptop and not having thst

    Kiarra Campbell-bernardKiarra Campbell-bernardAcum 7 luni
  • Hi i have a question. I cosntantly need to read a lot of articles and PDFs along woith watching videos and web browsing. I do not use macbook for video editing or heavy tasks , HOWEVER I do attach a 1080p display. Do you think an i% is good enough for that with16gb ram? Or should I go for mac pro 13 base ? Any thoughts would be really appreciated. Thanks. Btw very nice video.

    Apoorva TangriApoorva TangriAcum 7 luni
  • Ordered my MacBook Air 2020 - my first MacBook! I got a student discount at Apple and a huge refund on a study trip to Russia that was sent to happen in April before coronavirus got out of hand and I can’t wait to use it for my studies at university!

    Ray A E ParkerRay A E ParkerAcum 7 luni
    • I'm looking to do the same. Where did you order it, and what info. do you need to provide to verify that you're a student? Any first-timer tips?

      Nigel NyoniNigel NyoniAcum 5 luni
  • Mmm yea i'll stick with my Microsoft laptop

    ezzlonezzlonAcum 7 luni
  • I have a 2013 MacBook Air and I don't think these new ones are better. They just have newer hardware that's faster, but losing ports, and honestly, I think, from my experience in the Apple store looking at them, sturdiness, as well, makes it hard to upgrade. Computers are so expensive that it's hard to buy something you don't think is 100%.

    Silviu TulbyaSilviu TulbyaAcum 8 luni
  • Are you reviewing a macbook or your are you reviewing your face? More videos of the macbook and less videos of your face. Please

    TheOne1One1One1OneTheOne1One1One1OneAcum 8 luni
  • I kept getting 2015's cus of the new keyboard. I say keep because I keep breaking my macbooks and most recently dropped it (oh no). Gonna consider the MacBook Air. I am like a "power" chrome user so...idk. No touchbar. Old keyboard. Retina. Actually portable (i.e. not my nearly 5-pound 15" clunker).

    StephanieStephanieAcum 8 luni
  • honestly the core i3 is fine for me I personally have not had any issues plus its 899 if you use the education so its 200 dollars cheaper that Sid a pretty substantial difference in terms of price. the base model doesn't seem to have issues at least for me.

    Joshua MandaglioJoshua MandaglioAcum 8 luni
  • Whats good enough for most people: Buy a 2009-2013 model, install catalina (google dosdude1) and call it a day for 100-200 bucks or can even add an SSD and more ram for next to nothing since all pre 2014 models are have truly gone to shitz since Jobs died...but i cant blame them for price gouging since there are plenty of idiots that pay those prices... p.s you'l be surprised what you can do on an a 10 year old core2duo system=) I see NO frikkin' difference for normal use between the new and upgraded old...

    AH AHAH AHAcum 8 luni
    • I see you have no idea what tour talking about

      Mack Abston IIMack Abston IIAcum 7 luni
  • then turn spotify on and open code editor, and youtube runs....which is daily life pattern. I think i will always hear airplane flying......

    Like TurTleLike TurTleAcum 8 luni
  • How does this compare to the 2018 air?

    AAronAAronAcum 8 luni
    • Key board and the True Tone

      IrfanIrfanAcum 8 luni
  • i like the butterfly keyboard. i learned how to type on it reason being.

    Gabe BurnettGabe BurnettAcum 8 luni
  • I won't even call the camera there medium. It's more like something from the last century. if you had a camera in 1998, that's the quality I would expect.

    張泰銘張泰銘Acum 8 luni
  • I wish this was made a little more for those of us who really don’t know much about these laptops. I appreciate the video non the less

    Isabel BethIsabel BethAcum 8 luni
    • @R66 Na no I actually ended up getting an HP... this laptop was too expensive. I've heard some things about apple macbooks this year that are not so great, which led me to my final decision... I wish you luck if you got it though!!!!

      Stefanie AlvarezStefanie AlvarezAcum 4 luni
    • @Stefanie Alvarez did you get the laptop i the end this is my first apple product to

      R66 NaR66 NaAcum 4 luni
    • This will be my first apple product... how long have you been using apple and are the laptops known to last long? I'm using my savings on this one and I'd like to know before I spend over 1,000 on it.

      Stefanie AlvarezStefanie AlvarezAcum 8 luni
  • I hate touch screens on laptops. I don’t need another iPad. What’s the point.

    jspunkjspunkAcum 8 luni
  • I have the i7 air 2020:)

    Why are you reading thisWhy are you reading thisAcum 8 luni
  • I am a Social Psychology PhD candidate and I own a 2014 Air. Since the Covid crisis I've been forced to telework and the machine is slacking a little bit, plus it is giving weird little electric shocks at random when charging. Would you think the Air 2020 would do the job for me? I thought of the i5 option. My typical daywork implies a ton of browser tabs open for research articles as well as data processing in SPSS/R and the likes. Plus Microsoft Office (it is the official licesing of my uni). What do you think? Any help would be appreciated.

    MrJones019MrJones019Acum 8 luni
    • For everything u described the air 2020 would work I would just upgrade the ram to 16 giga

      Mack Abston IIMack Abston IIAcum 7 luni
  • I would assume it is good editing videos on iMovie.. I’m using my iPhone. So would this be a good buy for that. Also for storing family pictures.

    Arlene IsabelaArlene IsabelaAcum 8 luni
  • i really don’t know what to get, im a student so i was thinking about getting the 2020 macbook air, but after seeing reviews of the 13 inch pro, i’m conflicted, any tips?

    christian leechristian leeAcum 8 luni
    • @christian lee Ask your study supervisor what specs the machine needs to have. Basically, MBA has nice speakers and a good screen. Great for Netflix and Office work. Anything more demanding like photoshop, video editing, gaming, 3D modeling and stuff like that this laptop won't do. That's because it overheats after a minute and then reduces performance by a lot. The MBP does not do this. Or get a Windows machine. Those also don't have heat issues and are faster as well.

      CloutCloutAcum 5 luni
    • @Shaqqb Yes. I ended up with the HP Envy x360 15. Works very well

      Stefanie AlvarezStefanie AlvarezAcum 6 luni
    • Did y'all pick one yet? Lol

      ShaqqbShaqqbAcum 6 luni
    • Lauren Keller haven’t bought anything yet LMAO i’m a theater major so i’m trying to figure it all out but i’m also very lazy ha

      christian leechristian leeAcum 7 luni
    • Same ... what did you go with??

      Lauren KellerLauren KellerAcum 7 luni
  • That was a great video thanks guys

    Raoul RautenbachRaoul RautenbachAcum 8 luni
  • Outside of fashion, there is no reason to buy a macbook air.

    Antoine MaximaAntoine MaximaAcum 8 luni
  • I understand you saying that people should spring for the i5 version Nilay but some of us live in countries other than the US where Apple’s pricing is no joke. It’s well and good to tell people to “go up the extra hundred dollars” but where I’m from, the price difference is more equivalent to $350.

    Andrew PallaAndrew PallaAcum 8 luni
    • I guess what I’m really asking here, is if the value of upgrading to the i5 model is worth the price of a base model iPad?

      Andrew PallaAndrew PallaAcum 8 luni
  • What would be some comparable maybe more affordable models? Hp asus microsoft?

    Kevin WilkisonKevin WilkisonAcum 8 luni
  • Damn. That was a beautifully done stay-at-home tech video. Keep this up, and we totally won't need anyone going back to an office again.

    Adventures with KAdventures with KAcum 8 luni
  • Can't watch sorry. Not enough space above your head.

    crnkin2crnkin2Acum 8 luni
  • Why should you pay good money for a lap top with high end internals yet you are advised not to use Chrome. From. Many comments it seems the continued high temperatures will give this lap top a short life span. I’m amused that it’s a lap top that you can’t put on your lap. Gets too hot.

    bar10 mlbar10 mlAcum 8 luni
  • I just bought this in Dallas on 30th April because of my birthday and I spill green tea on my previous laptop . This is my first apple product. Im still learning how to use this. Hopefully I don't need to change laptop for the next 10years.

    Aqilfahad YusoffAqilfahad YusoffAcum 8 luni
    • @Aqilfahad Yusoff I just told you... the U.S.

      Stefanie AlvarezStefanie AlvarezAcum 8 luni
    • @Stefanie Alvarez u didn't even google? Nah not important. Where r u from?

      Aqilfahad YusoffAqilfahad YusoffAcum 8 luni
    • @Aqilfahad Yusoff I'm not great when it comes to Geography. Lol

      Stefanie AlvarezStefanie AlvarezAcum 8 luni
    • @Stefanie Alvarez Guess. It's in between Singapore and Thailand

      Aqilfahad YusoffAqilfahad YusoffAcum 8 luni
    • @Aqilfahad Yusoff Yes. Where are you from?

      Stefanie AlvarezStefanie AlvarezAcum 8 luni
  • Buy the i5 one...they never want you to buy the basic model anyways.

    Tony LuoTony LuoAcum 8 luni
  • It really is not a magic keyboard,its the REPENTANCE keyboard,they came back to the truth straight path.

    AIAIAcum 8 luni
  • i just got my mac air 2020 and for some really odd reason the battery literally lasts for 3. hours only

    Anna Faresa MOHD ARMANAnna Faresa MOHD ARMANAcum 8 luni
    • CASH IN YOUR WARRANTY! Low battery life on such a device is unacceptable! You must've gotten a lemon.

      Darren UngDarren UngAcum 5 luni
    • yea me too, I think I'm gonna exchange it for the same one maybe

      ramineramineAcum 7 luni
  • I bought the mac pro 2017 version over this... hopefully that wasnt a mistake?

    noah huraannoah huraanAcum 8 luni
  • Can i have mac

    Thejus SasidharanThejus SasidharanAcum 9 luni
  • Does anyone know if this 2020 MacBook Air is a perfect use for Xcode 11? I’ve done researched on used MacBook Pros but their either too expensive ($600-900) or too old to run Xcode 11 smoothly (2011-2014).

    DAMRDAMRAcum 9 luni
  • Here in Australia the MacBook Air is $1500 AUD for just the base model!

    Jastin ApostolJastin ApostolAcum 9 luni
  • And I don't experience any problems with my 2017 MacBook Pro and it's keyboard. In fact I like it.

    Michael PapyanMichael PapyanAcum 9 luni
  • I want an stylus support

    Michael PapyanMichael PapyanAcum 9 luni
  • I think it’s safe to say most people use laptops for typing not as a touch device.

    AlexAlexAcum 9 luni
  • I got this laptop and I love it🤩🤩

    AlexisAlexisAcum 9 luni
    • How’s web browsing and emails vs iPad pro

      Clark Kent llClark Kent llAcum 8 luni
  • It's the cheapest that's why it's the most popular lol.

    Joshua MackJoshua MackAcum 9 luni
  • Thank you for the keys test, and without talking. Funny thing, I enjoy typing on my MBA and MBP butterfly keys, but the reliability issues gives me some concern. And I too am no fan of that touch bar on my macbook pro 15'.

    Kay AriKay AriAcum 9 luni
  • Wait a minute, if you look closely at 2:30, on the MacBook air screen shows some dude talking with the new iPad Pro with the magic keyboard. But this video released at march 26 2020. As I write this comment, the verge just uploaded the review of the new magic keyboard for the new iPad pro. Hmm.. strange.

    Kiki_DailyKiki_DailyAcum 9 luni
  • I bet they have never seen the cooling system of this thing :)

    Khánh Huy MaiKhánh Huy MaiAcum 9 luni
  • Got the 16” Pro and agree with you on the TouchBar, it’s totally useless to me. Getting this Air.

    VirtuaMeVirtuaMeAcum 9 luni
    • VirtuaMe okay...two laptops in like a year...okayyyy

      Yona KayserYona KayserAcum 8 luni
  • Is it me or anyone heard him say iPad Air at 6:55?

    FireFinchFireFinchAcum 9 luni
  • Hello guys, I'm studying informatic engineering, do you reccomend it to me for programming?

    VynlordVynlordAcum 9 luni