iFixit gives a score of 3 out of 10 to the new MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air 2018 is already on the table and in the hands of the iFixit guys. The tests carried out by these are essential to know the inside of Apple equipment and other devices from other companies. In this case, what is clearer to us is that the MacBook Air lends itself better to repair than other Apple equipment, it is also finally confirmed that the butterfly keyboard implemented in this Air is exactly the same as the new MacBook Pro ( the third generation) after that "change" in the silicone membrane that they have under the keys. But there are more details ...

A MacBook Air with modular internals

This would be one of the main headlines that we have from this exploded view made by iFixit and that is that we are not used to the fact that the ports, speakers, fans and the like can be easily and directly disassembled when opening the equipment. This is what makes the iFixit guys soar in this exploded view.

On the other hand, we have bad news for those who have to disassemble the keyboard for some reason, although it is true that most laptops this procedure is usually one of the worst, in this MacBook Air it was not there either and it becomes complicated since it will be necessary to disassemble everything the computer to access it. Another key component in this exploded view is the battery. In this case, it has screws and adhesive tapes that help us change or repair this important component, but on the other hand, we will have to remove the motherboard to access it and therefore it will not be so easy, although it can be changed without problem. .

The RAM is soldered to the board and cannot be repaired, which according to iFixit is a real problem on a computer like the MacBook Air. In any case, the interior design of the equipment is very similar to that of the most current MacBook or MacBook Pro, so we are facing similar equipment in terms of repair level. This has been something that Apple has us used to in these times therefore those 3 out of 10 in the final score.

You can find all the details of this breakdown in the iFixit official website.


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