Is late 2018 Macbook Air infamous?

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Is late 2018 Macbook Air infamous?

I know someone with this model who says it can't run Zoom conferencing and anything else. Work-from-home often requires checking a spreadsheet or PDF during a meeting. Specs:

  • Core i5-8210Y at 1.6 GHz, 2810 Passmark
  • Intel UHD Graphics 617, 848 3Dmark
  • 8 GB memory
  • 121 GB storage (SSD)
  • unlike 2017 model, no SDXC card reader

True Tone 2019 model was similarly slow. After that, the "scissor" keyboard models listed here were not well liked, but their CPUs (e.g. i7-1030NG7) and GPUs (Iris Plus) were much faster.

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/index-macbook-air.html

Sad when a 4-year old laptop can't keep up. I blame Intel for the silly Y processors.

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