Recently Apple has quietly upgraded the Macbook Air temporarily called Macbook Air 2019 with the addition of a true tone screen and a discount of $ 100.
Initially this seems to be a beneficial move for users, but in exchange for a cheaper price and a True Tone feature, Apple cut the SSD speed by a fraction of the previous version.
Specifically according to the test of the page Consomac with Blackmagic Disk Speed Test software, SSD on Air 2019 Macbook reaches 1.3 GB / s and write speed is 1 GB / s. The numbers on the Macbook Air 2018 are 2 Gb / s and 0.9 Gb / s. From that we see that the Air 2019 Macbook has a significantly reduced reading speed with the previous version, the recording speed is slightly improved but not significantly. This result is available on all memory versions from 128GB to 1.5TB.
Of course, with a normal task, the 1.3 Gb / s read speed was sufficiently responsive and not too different from the 2 Gb / s figure. Anyway, the Macbook Air is not the line aimed at professional users and needs much hardware power.
In return, the device has the True Tone feature that controls the screen colors based on the surrounding environment. The price is also reduced by $ 100, now you only need to spend $ 1099 to own the Air 2019 Macbook and for students, this price is only $ 999. The 2019 Macbook Air must reduce prices is easy to understand because with good prices users will not be confused about whether to add more money to the newly upgraded 13-inch Macbook Pro version with TouchBar.