I am a Mac user, and it would be almost impossible for me to get used to using a Windows computer. While I have read reviews saying that there are some great Dell laptops, the adjustment to Windows would just be too big for me. Therefore, when looking for a new laptop, I am often choosing to between the best Mac available.
The main reason that I did not like the old version of the Mac’s was the keyboard (this was a common complaint among users). I personally had a big problem with my keyboard because it got dust in it, which I was unable to remove; therefore, my shift key was broken, and several other keys were hard to type with as well. Still, the keyboard problem has been fixed on this new Macbook Air.
I prefer the Macbook Air compared to the Macbook Pro; the Macbook Air is more efficient for doing simple day-to-day tasks, while the Macbook Pro is supposed to be better for heavy-duty video editing and other power-intensive tasks. As a student, I mostly use my computer to watch videos, take notes, go on the Internet, etc; none of these are super power intensive, so for people who are similar to me, the Macbook Air is an excellent option.
Another positive about the Air is the price; while it is not cheap, it is definitely cheaper than other Mac’s. The base price for the Macbook Air is $999, although it can be more expensive if you upgrade certain specs. I personally upgraded the RAM and the processor, but the base model is good too. On the other hand, the Macbook Pro starts at $1299 for the base model, but you would likely want to upgrade it to at least the model that costs $1799. This means that the Macbook Pro is 1.5-2x the price of the Macbook Air, when for most users the Air might actually be a better option (regardless of the price).
I would do more research if you are considering making this significant purchase, but I would recommend that you at least consider the Macbook Air if you are looking for a new laptop.
Macbook Air 2020 Recommendation Rating: 3.5
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for