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Apple M3 MacBook Air review: Still the best Mac for most

Before we go any further, a question: What makes a computer an AI computer? Is it simply the ability to execute AI-powered tasks? To run LLMs locally? Is it something deeper? Is any computer that is capable of running any form of artificial intelligence/machine learning fundamentally an AI computer? It’s a simple question on the…

6:00 am PST • March 7, 2024
Apple M3 MacBook Air review: Still the best Mac for most

Apple announced new MacBook Air models with 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes with its own M3 chip. The 13-inch model starts at $1,099 ($100 less than the M2 Air model)…

Apple announces new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with M3 chip

Whatever the specific motivations might be, giving consumers more access to repair their own electronics is generally a net positive. After years of referring consumers to Genius Bars, Apple announced…

iPhone 14 and M2 Macs get added to Apple’s Self Service Repair program

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Apple 15-inch M2 MacBook Air review

The thin and light notebook is a creature of sacrifice. It’s a reminder that freedom of movement means leaving things behind. It’s packing a single knapsack for a week-long trip, leaving your home unencumbered, but entirely aware that some of the things you might want – or even occasionally need – won’t be coming with…

6:00 am PDT • June 12, 2023
Apple 15-inch M2 MacBook Air review

When is an ultraportable not an ultraportable? It’s a riddle posed by Apple’s latest addition to the MacBook Air family. The much-loved thin and light line just got its largest…

Apple’s $1,299 15-inch MacBook Air is its largest to date

Four months after opening its Self Service Repair offerings to iPhone owners in the U.S., Apple is adding a handful of MacBooks to the mix. When the laptop repair program…

Apple adds select MacBooks to Self Service Repair offerings

It was with great fanfare in 2015 that Apple announced that certain MacBook models would ship with redesigned keys, so-called “butterfly” keys, designed to fit in the laptops’ shallower cases.…

Apple agrees to pay $50M to settle lawsuit over flawed keyboards on older MacBooks

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Apple MacBook Air M2 review

Our MacBook Pro review felt strangely incomplete when it dropped roughly two weeks back. In many ways, my experience with the laptop was defined as much by the product I was reviewing as it was by the absence of one I’d only briefly interacted with during a hands-on scrum at WWDC some weeks prior. In…

6:00 am PDT • July 14, 2022
Apple MacBook Air M2 review

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The first MacBook to sport Apple’s new M2 arrived in dated fashion. The 13-inch Pro is a fine computer, but it’s hard to get excited about last year’s hardware with…

The M2 MacBook Air goes on sale next Friday

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The speed tests and all that fun stuff are going to have to wait until we get to bring one of these bad boys home. In the meantime, it’s just…

Hands-on with Apple’s M2 MacBook Air

Apple surprised WWDC keynote watchers with the release of a new, fully redesigned MacBook Air. The MacBook Air, Apple’s most popular notebook computer, last got a significant physical overhaul in…

Apple unveils new redesigned MacBook Air

First and foremost, WWDC is a developer event. Heck, it’s right there in the name (Worldwide Developers Conference). Like I/O, Build and the rest, the show has traditionally been a…

What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote

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What we expect from Apple’s Peek Performance event

The thing about these virtual events is they’ve really got a way of sneaking up on you. Back in the good ‘ol days of corporate travel, you could expect a few weeks’ heads-up ahead of the big show to allow you the proper time to book a night at the Palo Alto Travelodge (decent Wi-Fi,…

11:23 am PST • March 7, 2022
What we expect from Apple’s Peek Performance event

Apple introduced new iMacs at its event on Tuesday, outfitted with its M1 processor and redesigned inside and out from the ground up. The hardware is impressive, but one of…

Apple’s new iMac finally gets an actually good webcam

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MacBook Air M1 review: The right Apple Silicon Mac for most

Reviewing hardware is an act of minutia. Occasionally something new or potentially earth-shattering comes along, but on the whole, it’s about chipping away. Documenting small, gradual changes designed to keep product lines fresh and — if you play your cards right — differentiating yourself from the competition. Apple’s as guilty of this as anyone, of…

6:00 am PST • November 17, 2020
MacBook Air M1 review: The right Apple Silicon Mac for most

It’s official. The first MacBook to sport Apple’s own silicon is here. The perennial favorite thin and light is on the way, featuring the company’s new M1 chip — it’s…

This is the new $999 MacBook Air, powered by Apple silicon

Apple is organizing its third event in three months. The company today is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London,…

Watch Apple unveil the first Arm-based Mac live right here

A week before kicking off WWDC, Apple introduced a pair of upgrades to its pro-level hardware lines. Both the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro desktop are getting select…

Apple adds new MacBook Pro graphics option and Mac Pro SSD upgrade kit

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Apple MacBook Air review

Let’s address the elephant in the room. There’s an undeniable irony reviewing an ultraportable laptop when you’re not allowed to leave your house. Of course, Apple didn’t see this coming. None of us did, with the possible exception of Bill Gates, I suppose. I bring this up not as a reminder of everything that’s wrong…

5:30 am PDT • March 20, 2020
Apple MacBook Air review

Apple has new hardware coming, the U.S. government may use cell phone data to track the spread of COVID-19 and Fox acquires a streaming company. Here’s your Daily Crunch for…

Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new iPad Pro and MacBook Air

Apple just offered up a new version of the the MacBook Air with some souped up internals, including a 10th-generation Intel processor and double the storage. Honestly, the big news…

The MacBook Air gets an updated keyboard and souped-up specs, starting at $999

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MacBook Pro 16” first impressions: Return of the Mack

In poker, complacency is a quiet killer. It can steal your forward momentum bit by bit, using the warm glow of a winning hand or two to cover the bets you’re not making until it’s too late and you’re out of leverage.  Over the past few years, Apple’s MacBook game had begun to suffer from…

5:30 am PST • November 13, 2019
MacBook Pro 16” first impressions: Return of the Mack

Apple just announced a handful of key updates to its most popular Mac devices, timed for back to school purchases. The entry-level MacBook Pro gets the biggest bump from this…

Apple updates entry-level MacBook Air and Pro for back to school

Apple is set to replace the technology underlying the keyboards found in its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers, according to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via…

Apple reportedly shifting to new keyboard design in 2019/2020 MacBooks

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MacBook Air review

For three years, the MacBook Air was conspicuously absent. The ultraportable never left Apple’s site, of course, but we finished keynote after keynote wondering why Apple continued to neglect one of its most popular products, all while overhauling the rest of the MacBook line. At an event last month in Brooklyn, however, Apple finally acquiesced,…

3:00 am PST • November 6, 2018
MacBook Air review

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Up close and hands-on with the new MacBook Air

Why, it seems like only yesterday that Steve Jobs first pulled the MacBook Air from a manila envelope for the world to see. It wasn’t, of course — that was 10 years ago this January. In that past decade, the ultraportable laptop has become a massive hit for the company, helping to redefine the notebook…

9:55 am PDT • October 30, 2018
Up close and hands-on with the new MacBook Air

Apple’s newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it far more difficult for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone. Buried in Apple’s latest range of MacBooks —…

Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone

MacBook Air fans aren’t hard to find. Although I admit to being a bit skeptical at its introduction, the laptop grew from an underpowered runt to an underappreciated workhorse over…

Long-awaited brand-new MacBook Air finally gets retina display and Touch ID