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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Previous Model, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Silver/Space Grey - £899 @ Amazon
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, Previous Model, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Silver/Space Grey - £899 @ Amazon

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Posted 21st Jan

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Better then previous price of £945 in December

Display
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors, 16:10 aspect ratio

Processor
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache

Graphics and Video Support
Intel UHD Graphics 617, Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)

Charging and Expansion
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:, Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps), USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Wireless
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible. Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
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Still, by some distance, the best laptops I've ever owned. They're just so consistent in every area. Media playback, browsing, light video editing, photoshop, few games of Hearthstone, office utilities etc. Sadly work has necessitated that I move back to PC but I did so begrudgingly. I've currently got a Dell i7 32gb laptop and it has stuttered and crashed and hung more frequently in the 13 months I've owned it than either of my Airs did.
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Still, by some distance, the best laptops I've ever owned. They're just so consistent in every area. Media playback, browsing, light video editing, photoshop, few games of Hearthstone, office utilities etc. Sadly work has necessitated that I move back to PC but I did so begrudgingly. I've currently got a Dell i7 32gb laptop and it has stuttered and crashed and hung more frequently in the 13 months I've owned it than either of my Airs did.
daanuk21/01/2020 14:23

Still, by some distance, the best laptops I've ever owned. They're just so …Still, by some distance, the best laptops I've ever owned. They're just so consistent in every area. Media playback, browsing, light video editing, photoshop, few games of Hearthstone, office utilities etc. Sadly work has necessitated that I move back to PC but I did so begrudgingly. I've currently got a Dell i7 32gb laptop and it has stuttered and crashed and hung more frequently in the 13 months I've owned it than either of my Airs did.


the older Mac book airs were a lot better
Donald__Trump21/01/2020 15:10

the older Mac book airs were a lot better


The screens on the current models (and this one) are miles better
Edited by: "pdauser92" 21st Jan
‘Previous model’ means what exactly? What year was this released
Heavenkiss21/01/2020 17:35

‘Previous model’ means what exactly? What year was this released


It's the first revision of the new Air, the current model released in 2019 has true tone screen & updated butterfly keyboard switches.
The dual core CPUs is what has put me off the current MacBook Air. Hopefully Apple upgrade it with the i5-10310Y or one of the new 9W chips and I might be tempted.
Edited by: "Gormond" 21st Jan
Apple can't get the Air right any more. The old version had a great form factor, useful ports, Magsafe and good performance but a poor screen with massive bezels. The current version (of which this is the first iteration) had a great screen, future-looking USB-C/TB3 ports but no magsafe, no SD slot/legacy ports, poor performance (beyond office applications) and a keyboard that will likely break in a year or so.

This is a good price, but my advice is to either source an older (2013-2017) model or wait for the next model.
iPhone 11 Pro much faster than this and it's also cheaper
Guinea21/01/2020 17:49

iPhone 11 Pro much faster than this and it's also cheaper



Guinea21/01/2020 17:49

iPhone 11 Pro much faster than this and it's also cheaper


But it’s a phone - why compare apples with pears??
Looks like this is an AVOID purchase then. Thanks for advice
kiranmk221/01/2020 17:44

Apple can't get the Air right any more. The old version had a great form …Apple can't get the Air right any more. The old version had a great form factor, useful ports, Magsafe and good performance but a poor screen with massive bezels. The current version (of which this is the first iteration) had a great screen, future-looking USB-C/TB3 ports but no magsafe, no SD slot/legacy ports, poor performance (beyond office applications) and a keyboard that will likely break in a year or so. This is a good price, but my advice is to either source an older (2013-2017) model or wait for the next model.


Agree that the 2017 air is the way to go. With the exception of the screen resolution, nothing is better with the latest revision.
Just to add to your list of pros with the older gen airs, are the better keyboard and that most of the significant parts (SSD, RAM and battery) are easily user upgradable.
Having owned both an older air and the newest air, I feel the newer one is actually better
skinrush21/01/2020 18:36

most of the significant parts (SSD, RAM and battery) are easily user …most of the significant parts (SSD, RAM and battery) are easily user upgradable.


Are you sure about that?!
Duel core for £899 specs are garbage for the price even £400 laptops top have quad core
Edited by: "RedRain" 21st Jan
kiranmk221/01/2020 17:44

Apple can't get the Air right any more. The old version had a great form …Apple can't get the Air right any more. The old version had a great form factor, useful ports, Magsafe and good performance but a poor screen with massive bezels. The current version (of which this is the first iteration) had a great screen, future-looking USB-C/TB3 ports but no magsafe, no SD slot/legacy ports, poor performance (beyond office applications) and a keyboard that will likely break in a year or so. This is a good price, but my advice is to either source an older (2013-2017) model or wait for the next model.


The SD/legacy ports are available via USB C.. it’s what’s good about USB C, pick your legacy-to-USB C dongle and you’re good.
Edited by: "StONE_ROdGEr" 21st Jan
StONE_ROdGEr21/01/2020 22:11

The SD/legacy ports are available via USB C.. it’s what’s good about USB C, …The SD/legacy ports are available via USB C.. it’s what’s good about USB C, pick your legacy-to-USB C dongle and you’re good.



Deffinitely more flexible, but still a pain that you need dongles (more £££). I would have liked a USB-C port on each side (to allow charging via whichever side is closest to the charger), one USB-A port and maybe an SD slot: perfect mixture of old and new.

Apple was right: USB-C is the future, but it's taking a lot longer than Apple would have liked. I guess Apple thought dongles would only be needed for a couple of years.
RedRain21/01/2020 20:04

Duel core for £899 specs are garbage for the price even £400 laptops top h …Duel core for £899 specs are garbage for the price even £400 laptops top have quad core


Your £400 quad core garbage comes with Windows 10S which is waste of money.
rodman21/01/2020 23:43

Your £400 quad core garbage comes with Windows 10S which is waste of money.


Nope just windows 10 which is fine the price for this specs is a rip off but carry on deluding you're self
Edited by: "RedRain" 22nd Jan
Cold as ice. Can get the pro for this price.
The price has increased to £1,199
Edited by: "pdauser92" 22nd Jan
kiranmk221/01/2020 22:27

Deffinitely more flexible, but still a pain that you need dongles (more …Deffinitely more flexible, but still a pain that you need dongles (more £££). I would have liked a USB-C port on each side (to allow charging via whichever side is closest to the charger), one USB-A port and maybe an SD slot: perfect mixture of old and new.Apple was right: USB-C is the future, but it's taking a lot longer than Apple would have liked. I guess Apple thought dongles would only be needed for a couple of years.


I guess it’s down to preference. The next one I buy will be a 4 port Pro. I had the new 16” and a dongle bar that plugs into any of the USB Cs, and it had pretty much everything I needed (£20). I agree with you on the ability to charge on any port, I loved that. Shame about its very poor response time screen, the 16. I’ll be waiting for the new 13s.
Price been £1199 since 7am today
The price has dropped again. This time both the space grey and silver are available for £899.
Edited by: "pdauser92" 25th Jan
pdauser9225/01/2020 09:21

The price has dropped again. This time both the space grey and silver are …The price has dropped again. This time both the space grey and silver are available for £899.



thanks will unexpired it I guess. that was quick
My 2013 air still going strong. Can’t wait to upgrade, but the damn thing appears to plan to last forever.

buying a non Apple laptop is a false economy
ReflexReact25/01/2020 10:58

My 2013 air still going strong. Can’t wait to upgrade, but the damn thing a …My 2013 air still going strong. Can’t wait to upgrade, but the damn thing appears to plan to last forever.buying a non Apple laptop is a false economy



Only the space grey
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Space grey is still available
Edited by: "pdauser92" 26th Jan
thejorbar22/01/2020 07:00

Where please?


If I can find it, so can you. Try using a search engine.
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