Macbook Air 2020

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  1. denpacs

    denpacs PhilMUG Addict Member

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    $999 base model, with the new switch keyboard and a 256gb SSD as the lowest option. Things are looking good for the soon to be released 13/14inch MBP soon. Finally, Apple is making the 256gb SSD as the default laptop storage. :love:
     
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    iMac, iMac Pro, Macbook Pro 14" have yet to be updated this year.
     
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    Technically, the new Macbook Air's pricing is the "same" as before. They just introduced a cheaper core i3 model hence they were able to drop the base price. The core i5 model still starts at $1,099. But yeah, I like that they doubled the base storage to 256GB.
     
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    core i5 models are now quad core processors and storage is doubled to 512gb with the same price as last year’s base model.
     
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    At last no more butterfly keyboard :) planing to side-grade from Macbook pro 13 2016.

    Better processor and battery life and a reliable keyboard :)
     
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    eagerly waiting for a teardown of this new macbook air to see if they improved the cooling system, i.e. if the new one has a heatpipe from the core to the fan, like the macbook pro..

    macbook pro 2019:
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    macbook air 2019:
     
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    Planning to "side-grade" from my MacBook Pro 2017 as well. But I'm not sure if I can let go of four USB-C ports .
     
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    According to this video, nope they did not attach a heatpipe from the heatsink to the fan. Bummer but they say it's still overall better than the 2019 model.

     
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    Yeah the lack of a better cooling system is a pity, yet despite of that the 2020 Air is still a pretty good value especially if you do a lot of non-processor extensive tasks. The fact that it is the only Mac notebook that retains its function keys is a plus to coders and heavy document editors.

    I’m sure even the cheapest i3 can easily handle some light photo and video editing just fine.
     
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    Who has an actual unit na? Itching to have one but unlucky for me i cant get hold of this yet.
     
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    From the title and thumbnail of the comparison video you would think Linus will bash the MacBook Air but in the end give quite a favorable review vs it’s two competitors. Heh

     
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    I’m trying to buy a second hand Macbook Air and boy I feel bad for the sellers hoping to sell their second hand 2018-2019ish Air for 50ish K considering you can get a brand new 2020 Air for 52,000 php (With edu discount in Philippine Apple Store. A discount Apple.ph does not qualify for)

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    Still not available here in PH. Bummer.
     
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    glad this came out finally. time for an update.
     
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    Lots of local Second hand sellers tend to overestimate the prices of their units because chances are they bought it overpriced.

     
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    So true. I tell my friends I can help them find discounted priced Macs and they still go out and buy on their own spending 5k to 10k more on SRP. Sigh.
     
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    Good observation. I always have wondered why second hand prices or Macs in the Philippines seems higher then most other places, then I realized that the local expensive SRP maybe a reason why.
     
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    Where do you usually buy thats 10k or 5k less?
     
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