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This is a 3 year old model. MNYG2LL/A
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This is a 5 year old model. MNYG2LL/A
3 years old model (2017 model)
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But it's costly. MacBook Air (newer gen) is much better than this old MacBook.
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3 years old model (2017 model)
Updated. Best Buy shows 5 but confirmed 3.
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Crap, Space Gray i3 sold out. F
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I owned the since-discontinued 12" model. It is an amazing feat to fit MacOS into such a thin and light laptop, but please I advise you to pass on this. It was a great proof of concept, but I am sure the 12" MacBooks will be first on the chopping block to lose MacOS update support, not just because of its weak power performance but also considering this is from 2017.

These work fine for normal computer processing tasks, and can be pushed for some heavier tasks, but it's not worth it. While the price is a "good deal" for those that are dead set on this, considering Apple controls their prices, the $750 is still much too high, and you'd be better off putting it towards a newer MacBook Air, but more specifically a Pro if you can afford it.

Also, the keyboard is the old crappy one with known issues, and I had started developing some issues with it. A deep cleaning solved them, but sold it shortly afterward.

The only reason to buy this is if you already have a more powerful PC/laptop, and this is your casual device because you have too much money, and purchasing an iPad/ just using your phone won't do.
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Lolz. Don't some of the recent iPhones have more processing power than this thing?
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I owned the since-discontinued 12" model. It is an amazing feat to fit MacOS into such a thin and light laptop, but please I advise you to pass on this. It was a great proof of concept, but I am sure the 12" MacBooks will be first on the chopping block to lose MacOS update support, not just because of its weak power performance but also considering this is from 2017.

These work fine for normal computer processing tasks, and can be pushed for some heavier tasks, but it's not worth it. While the price is a "good deal" for those that are dead set on this, considering Apple controls their prices, the $750 is still much too high, and you'd be better off putting it towards a newer MacBook Air, but more specifically a Pro if you can afford it.

Also, the keyboard is the old crappy one with known issues, and I had started developing some issues with it. A deep cleaning solved them, but sold it shortly afterward.

The only reason to buy this is if you already have a more powerful PC/laptop, and this is your casual device because you have too much money, and purchasing an iPad/ just using your phone won't do.
This was the successor to the former 11.6" MBAir. For this coinage you're better off getting one of those from the second hand market (they're around $300) and they run Catalina just fine.
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Just returned the i5 512GB version. While I truly liked the size, portability, and weight, the device would give you the spinning beach ball just from browsing normal webpages. Also with the device being fanless, it did heat up quite a fair bit around the chipset area. That can't be good for the device long-term.
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I still have my MB air from 2011 or 12 and it works great. I need it to die so I can get a new one.
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I still have my MB air from 2011 or 12 and it works great. I need it to die so I can get a new one.
Try and sell it. I unloaded a 2011 17" mbp 2 months ago for $300. Still ran great and it's run time was still over 7hrs on battery. However I wouldn't get one of these. Get the new air or the new pro. On sale they aren't much more. Better keyboard, performance and likely longer support. If you get 8-9 year use out of it, it's worth the extra investment.
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