As with the iPad Pro, Apple quotes from reviews of the MacBook Air and Mac mini

Apple chose some excerpts from the recent iPad Pro reviews earlier this week, and has now done the same with reviews of the new MacBook Air and Mac mini …

For the MacBook Air, Apple has chosen to highlight comments about the display, performance, battery-life, portability, design, Touch ID and use of recycled aluminum.

“[The new MacBook Air] gives consumers almost everything they loved about earlier MacBook Airs, but with a beautiful new display and improved performance.”
Gear Patrol
“It’s essentially now the perfect computer for anyone looking for a macOS laptop for ‘normal’ things, like browsing the web, drafting documents, answering emails, watching movies or even occasional work in Adobe’s creative suite.”
“In addition to the hardware, the MacBook Air works beautifully with the new macOS Mojave, only enhancing its featured capabilities like Group FaceTime, which I tried and, unsurprisingly, looked really sharp on the Retina display. It also looks really good with Mojave’s new Dark Mode, which uses a dark colour scheme instead of the traditional light scheme and reduces glare, eye fatigue, and contrast. The battery life is no joke either — and can support up to 12 hours of continued use.”
“Apple has heard the calls for a newer, better MacBook Air, and it has answered.”
Daring Fireball
“The new Air is exactly that: the MacBook most people should buy, and exactly the MacBook everyone has been asking Apple to make.”
Daily Express (UK)
“This hugely popular Mac has been brought back to life with a stunning new lightweight design, improved Retina screen and added extras such as Touch ID and Apple’s Force Touch trackpad. Fans of this laptop are going to love this update as it takes the concept of power and ultimate portability to a whole new level.”
FASHION (Canada)
“For the first time, the Air’s enclosure is made from a custom, Apple-designed aluminium alloy that enables the use of 100% recycled aluminium. Any innovation that reduces waste is a good thing.”

With the Mac mini, Apple chose quotes about power, storage, connectivity, network speed, flexibility, design, value and customization options.

“Apple’s iconic Mac mini compact desktop delivers more core-processing, storage, and memory potential than ever, in a polished box brimming with cutting-edge connectivity.”
Six Colors
“This new Mac mini is exactly what it needs to be. Today the Mac mini is about flexibility and filling niches. This update allows it to span a wide range from basic server needs all the way up to high-end applications that require a great deal of processor power, fast storage, ultra-fast networking, and even beyond (via Thunderbolt 3).”
Tom’s Guide
“If you want a compact Mac desktop, a great mini PC for streaming media, or even just an affordable way to jump to the Apple side of the computing world, the Mac mini 2018 is a fantastic choice, boasting great performance, excellent design and great value.”
“Between the number of ports, the types of accessories those ports allow for, and the customisation options, the Mac mini is a computer that’s no longer serving a niche market. It’s designed for all types of users, whether you want to use it as a server in your home, and set up more than one Mini as a set of servers to offload video encoding and code compiling.”
MobileSyrup (Canada)
“Any way you look at the new Mac mini and regardless of configuration, the latest version of the tiny desktop computer is significantly more powerful than its predecessor.”

As with the iPad, you’ll probably want to check out our own review roundup for a more objective take.

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