Apple MacBook Air review (M3): Your best budget laptop

Mahesh
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Apple MacBook Air review

Apple MacBook Air review: The MacBook Air M3, with Apple silicon, exceptional display, and 18-hour battery life, is a top recommendation for users seeking top performance and durability. This laptop comes at a price of Rs 1,14,900, making it a budget laptop that is a future-proof investment for students and professionals. [ Rating: 4.5/5 ]

Apple MacBook Air review
Apple MacBook Air review (M3): Your best budget laptop

Let’s know about the price and features of this laptop, nowadays the price of laptops is a dime a dozen. They come in all sizes and price tags, each promising to be the next game-changer. But then there’s the MacBook Air M3. This isn’t just another contender in the ring; It’s Muhammad Ali, floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee (instead of bees, it stings with processing power).

The boxing analogy is really apt as the M-series of processors deliver quite a knockout punch when it comes to performance. The M3 is no different. Combine the power of Apple silicon and the design of the MacBook Air and it turns out to be an attractive prospect. But is it worth your hard-earned money? Read on to find out more

Apple MacBook Air review (M3): Design and display

Apple’s design language is like the little black dress. or MacBook Air M3 lives up to this legacy. It’s still thin and light—something you won’t mind carrying around all day. For someone making the switch from a 16-inch MacBook Pro, it felt like a weight had been lifted from the shoulders — literally and metaphorically. The best part of the MacBook Air design is that it appeals to almost everyone. The familiar brushed aluminum finish exudes a sense of sophisticated minimalism.

Talking about looks, the new Midnight color option is expected to be less prone to fingerprints due to a special coating. It’s a little lighter than the previous Midnight and has less visible fingerprints, but it’s not perfect. If fingerprints drive you crazy, you may want to consider the Starlight or Space Gray colors instead.

keyboard? Typing on it is still amazing, with keys whose travel distance is satisfactory. Touch ID makes logging in very easy. The trackpad on the MacBook Air is as efficient as ever. Apple cracked the trackpad code a while ago and probably no other laptop is as good as the MacBook.

If we talk about the display of this MacBook Air m3, has a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display. An extra tenth of an inch may seem insignificant but looks bigger. The bezels are thin and the display is quite immersive. Colors are vibrant, text is sharp, and True Tone technology adjusts the display based on ambient light, making it easy on the eyes – no matter how late at night you’re binge-watching Netflix. And you can binge because Apple has improved the speaker setup on the MacBook Air. It’s not as good as the MacBook Pro but it’s a big step forward.

Don’t forget about the 1080p FaceTime HD camera. It’s good enough for video calls (though low-light performance could be better), but the real win here is the integration with features like Center Stage, which keeps you perfectly centered in the frame even when you’re moving around.

One thing that may still bother some people – or perhaps some people – is the notch on the screen. It eats up some space and doesn’t really do much other than having a better 1080p webcam. Perhaps with future model upgrades, Apple could do something more with the notch. However, if you use the laptop in dark mode, you won’t notice the notch much.

Apple MacBook Air review (M3): Performance

Now let’s talk about the real star of this laptop: the M3 processor. Apple claims it is 60% faster than its predecessor, the M1. And let me tell you, this is not an exaggeration. I put everything I had into it – image editing, churning through documents and spreadsheets, running multiple programs simultaneously – and it handled it all flawlessly. Applications launch in the blink of an eye, multitasking becomes easier, and even the most demanding tasks are completed faster.

The 10-core GPU deserves special praise. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a design professional, you’ll be impressed. Games run smoothly with impressive frame rates.

The M3 also features a faster Neural Engine, which means applications that rely on machine learning, such as image recognition and video editing, see a significant increase in performance.
Of course, the raw power of the M3 processor is only half of the story. The second part is the seamless integration with macOS. Everything works flawlessly, with smooth animations, intuitive gestures, and a really polished overall user experience.

Apple MacBook Air review
Apple MacBook Air review

Apple claims 18 hours of battery life, and I can say with confidence that it lives up to the hype. I eased through a workday of heavy multitasking, video calls, and the occasional YouTube rabbit hole, and still had juice left. This means you can finally ditch the power cord and embrace the freedom of true mobility.

The base model comes with 8GB of integrated memory, which may seem a bit limited for power users who like to keep thousands of tabs open at once. Upgrading to 16GB will cost you some money but 8GB will be enough for most users. The M3 processor is more than capable of delivering smooth performance for most users and the tasks they perform on their laptops.

The other minor problem is the lack of a variety of ports. You get two Thunderbolt/USB-4 ports, which are great for connecting high-speed peripherals. But if you’re relying on older devices or SD cards, you’ll need to invest in a dongle or adapter.

Apple MacBook Air review (M3): Verdict

For the past several years – or even more so since November 2020 – the MacBook Air has probably been the easiest recommendation. Whenever someone asks which laptop they should consider (if they have the money, that is), the quickest answer is the MacBook Air. It’s been a powerhouse wrapped in an attractive, lightweight package. It is perfect for students, professionals, and anyone who demands top performance from their machine. It’s a future-proof investment that will keep you productive and entertained. All of this is true for the MacBook Air with the M3 processor.

The M3 MacBook Air M3 isn’t cheap. But for the best quality, you have to pay top bucks. The price of M3 MacBook Air starts at Rs 1,14,900. Pay it off and for at least the next five years, you’ll be treated to the MacBook Air you deserve – for your peace of mind and for the idea of not having to think about replacing a laptop for a few good years. You won’t go wrong with this.

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Hello friends, I am Mahesh, and I am the founder of Technolgystand.Net. If you talk about my education, I have done graduation. And I love being connected to technology.
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