In last month, Apple refreshed its MacBook Air product line; the new MacBook Air 2019 comes out. This was supposed to be the exciting news. However, many MacBook users are disappointed when they find the MacBook Air slow. The researchers have done a lot of tests on this and they finally find the SSD is the root reason; it’s running slower than the 2018 model.
In July 2019, the new Apple MacBook Air is finally released (it was initially redesigned in October 2018). No obvious changes can be found in the SSD MacBook Air; on the contrary, there are only some little changes:
- Slightly-reduced price tag ($1,099)
- New butterfly keyboard
- Updated display with True Tone
- Minor SSD changes
The rumored under-the-hood upgrade has not been completed yet.
MacBook Air Slow: SSD Running Slow
To the disappointment of many MacBook Air users, they discover MacBook Air slow (about 35% slower than MacBook Air 2018). This unfortunate drawback is confirmed by Consomac: the SSD (MacBook Air storage) is slower than the previous 2018 model. (You should use MiniTool Software to optimize the performance of your SSD for MacBook Air or other devices.)
MacBook Air Speed Tests
A lot of tests have been conducted on the MacBook Air through Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. The read speed and write speed of Apple MacBook Air 2019 and MacBook Air 2018 are respectively:
- Read speed: 1.3 GB/s (2019), 2 GB/s (2018)
- Write speed: 1 GB/s (2019), 0.9 GB/s (2018)
You can see from the test results that the new MacBook Air has been improved slightly in terms of writing. However, as for the reading speed, the new laptop has been downgraded by 35%; a slower SSD should be blamed for the speed decreasing.
How to finish laptop repair & recovery easily:
Laptop repair is very necessary since there are always a series of problems found on the laptop due to different reasons.
MacBook Air Price
If the price of MacBook Air 2019 is increased when compared to the 2018 model, people will start criticizing apple. However, the fact is: the price of the new MacBook has been lowered by $100 (from $1,199 to $1,099). Besides, the education discount is even as low as $999.
Actually, the new MacBook Air 2019 is the most affordable MacBook laptop ever (the outdated MacBook Air is not included).
Why Is My Mac So Slow: Causes & Fixes
There are many reasons that could slow down your Mac laptop; I summarize the 4 popular causes for MacBook Air slow:
Cause 1: some applications running in the background take up a lot of system resources.
How to fix: close all unnecessary application using Force Quit Applications or Activity Monitor.
Cause 2: the storage space on SSD/hard drive is running out.
How to fix:
- You can optimize your storage and delete unnecessary files.
- You can choose to erase Trash automatically. (How to finish Trash recovery on Windows?)
Cause 3: the hardware upgrade is out of date.
How to fix: please keep maintaining the hardware health of your computer; be sure to upgrade the SSD/hard drive and RAM in time.
Cause 4: the software upgrade is out of date.
How to fix: please upgrade all the software on your Mac to the latest version.
In addition, you can try the following methods for solving MacBook Air slow on startup.
- Remove unused or seldom-used programs.
- Make sure you have turned off any login items.
- Go to delete all the old cache, logs and temporary files.
MacBook Air Features
There are the main advantages and disadvantages of new MacBook 2019.
- Friendly design
- Fantastic battery life
- Wonderful new screen
- Unexpected lower price
- Expensive upgrade
- Insufficient storage space
- Few Thunderbolt 3 ports
- SSD running slow
You should decide whether to get a MacBook Air 2019 or not after knowing these facts.