We are at that important moment that we are going to make the purchase of our first Mac and once we have decided to make this important investment for our work, leisure or whatever we want, we are asked whether to buy the MacBook Retina, the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air ...
That said and taking into account that each user may have very different needs from another in terms of the use that is going to be given to the machine, what is clear to us is that the MacBook Air can be one of the worst Buying options for someone new to the Mac world and we're not saying it's bad equipment or malfunctioning, but the purchase of these Macs has several negative points.
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Old processor and features
The first is that the components that mount these MacBook Air are old. It is true that a year ago they were renewed by more current ones, but they are still old processors that the truth work well for some simpler tasks, but they are not anywhere near the ones that mount on current Macs.
The large gray frame on the screen and not having the Retina screen are two points to take into account in these MacBook Air, logically we will see the screen well but It has no point of comparison with the MacBook Retina.
This is another issue that worries us and is that possibly the following versions of macOS no longer have a place in these MacBook Air, at least it is what we believe. It is true that they continue to update to the versions we have today and that they will even update to macOS High Sierra, but this does not mean that will be one of the first to fall from the list to receive new versions of the operating system.
MacBook Air price
Ok, the price is the best in the entire Mac range, but what would you think if Apple stops selling the MacBook Air and lowers the price of the MacBook Retina as some users have been pleading since these thinner, lighter computers were launched, plus everything ... In short, what we are paying for this MacBook Air is what we should be paying for the current 12-inch MacBook Retina (or something similar) since they are the most logical evolution of the old MacBook Air.
Saving a little more and jumping for the entry model of these MacBook Retina can be a very good option for everyone, although we are afraid of the only USB Type C port added by the team, is more than enough for most users.
The answer to the question is ...
No, the purchase of these computers means that Apple continues to keep them on sale with hardly any hardware updates and it is necessary or we believe that it is necessary for Apple to put the MacBook Retina as an entry model once and for all. Logically everyone can do what they want and it is true that having a MacBook Air can serve us for many of the daily tasks we do, even to work with it, but in reality we want to make the leap to something better, more current and better in all the senses, and this is achieved by lowering the price of the MacBook Retina.