Apple’s new MacBook Air is fine. Just fine.
Apple’s MacBook line has clarity again.
The MacBook Air, formerly the neglected stepchild among Apple laptops, is reborn: It’s still basically the same wedge-shaped computer Steve Jobs introduced in 2008, but it’s sporting USB-C ports, a retina display, and a modern chip inside.
Importantly, it fills another hole in Apple’s lineup: the midrange. When Apple refreshed its MacBook Pros in the summer, it didn’t bother updating the non-Touch Bar model, meaning for anyone who didn’t want to shell out $1,800+ didn’t really have an option if they wanted something with the latest Intel chip tech.