David Price for Macworld UK:
The MacBook Air is a true Goldilocks of form factors. The 13in screen and full-size keyboard feel large enough to work on quite comfortably – the trackpad is also huge, which we'll discuss in a moment – but it's inside a slim chassis (4.1mm at its thinnest point) ) and portable (1.25 kg). The MacBook Pro is relatively bulky and the (now discontinued) 12in MacBook may feel cramped, but this is just right.
The trackpad is huge – 8.2 x 12 cm – and offers the added benefits of Force Touch, which means you can do deep pressing to trigger secondary features like dictionary dictionary lookup. It should also be more reliable than a conventional trackpad because it has fewer moving parts: it doesn't click down, simulates a click with a small haptic hum.
Now available at a lower entry price of [US$999] The MacBook Air is an appealing if slightly changed laptop … – that is, it is an excellent lightweight laptop for easy use, with a beautiful portable design, excellent battery life and lovely touchpad.
MacDailyNews Take: While we miss the 12-inch MacBook, the new 13-inch MacBook Air makes more than that!
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