Editors Liked

  • Lightweight, attractive design
  • Very good battery life
  • Now available in pink
  • Surprisingly good speakers
  • The high-res display and responsive trackpad remain the gold standard
  • Better CPU and GPU performance than last year, if just by a bit. The upgrade path from a 2010 or 2011-era MacBook Air is much clearer now, at any rate

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still just one port; adapters sold separately
  • Can't power two external displays
  • Runs sluggish at times
  • 5Gbps USB Type-C instead of Thunderbolt 3
  • Anemic FaceTime camera
  • Other super-slim laptops manage to fit in more powerful processors