Öany time Iíve historically ever considered a Windows laptop Iíve just found things like the touchpad inferior, but thatís probably less/not the case any more and Iím sure you can now spend less on a comparable Windows laptop (The Guardian tends to review Apple alternatives from time to time).
But for build quality, reliability, battery life (the modern MacBooks use ARM chips that consume a lot less energy), fingerprint sensor, (buying stuff online via Apple Pay using your finger is way too easy!) itís going to be hard to beat if youíre prepared to pay more than you would for a similiar spec Windows laptop.
The days of Apple computers not having the software needed has long gone, Iím amazed how quickly and professionally my 14 year old can knock up a fancy PowerPoint presentation with all sorts of fancy transitions and graphics.
You wonít go far wrong with the Air.
Mains reasons, itís been recommended, I/the family are all Apple users (phones, watch , IPads) etc and our 7 year old will use it more as he moves throw the formative years.
Any thoughts or alternatives from people who know about these things?