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Stephen Hackett reviews the 2018 MacBook Air

Stephen Hackett at 512 Pixels bought a MacBook Air to replace his wife’s 12-inch MacBook:

The biggest news here is that the new Air is the first Mac to ship with a Touch ID sensor without a Touch Bar.

It’s great.

Coincidentally, last week my family also welcomed a new MacBook Air in to our house, replacing my wife’s old 13-inch Air. (I got it on sale for $999, which still really feels like the ideal price.) It’s striking how much smaller the new model is, thanks to the shrinking of the bezels. Lauren misses MagSafe and is still getting used to the keyboard, but she took the laptop with her to a meeting in Oakland on Friday and was thrilled at the battery life she got.

And yes, as Stephen says, that Touch ID sensor (without Touch Bar) is awesome.