Apple finally launches a new MacBook Air with Retina display

31 October, 2018, 04:25 | Author: Leah Owens
  • All-new MacBook Air takes flight

New Apple MacBook Air specifications The new MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch Retina display with macOS Mojave operating system.

The new MacBook Air (2018) comes with a Retina display, with the display glass going right to the edge of the enclosure, with the aluminium frame of the past version of the MacBook Air totally removed. First up, a totally redesigned MacBook Air, with a Retina display, headphone jack, and two USB-C ports. All other ports have been eliminated, as expected in Apple's modern MacBook port strategy. The MacBook Air's trackpad and keyboard have also been updated to the same pair featured on the current MacBook Pros, with improved key lighting and Force Touch. It has three microphone array. If, however, the previous MacBook Air's appeal was grounded in that balance of portability, functionality, and most importantly price, then what will be the reaction to the new tag?

One of the things missing from the MacBook Air was a Full HD display, let alone a 4K screen.

The new 13-inch MacBook Air features a slight taper that makes it smaller than the Pro, and results in a wedge design that looks very similar to the old Air, though with an added level of modern polish.

The body of the MacBook Air is all-aluminium, it is 100% recycled.

It has been four long years since Apple last updated the MacBook Air or Mac Mini.

It's available for pre-order today in gold, space gray, and silver.

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The new laptop also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and Apple's "butterfly" keyboard.

The highlight of the new MacBook Air is the 8th generation dual-core Intel i5 that is clocked at 1.6GHz. Storage will be customizable up to 1.5 TB SSD that is 60% faster over its predecessor. Just 0.16-inches at its thinnest, and 0.61-inches at its thickest, and a mere 2.75 pounds, we're talking one serious diet.

And now it's time for the new MacBook Air, according to Cook, which takes the "MacBook Air experience even further" in regards to what customer want.

The old MacBook Air stays in the line.

After literally years of speculation, Apple has finally launched its upgrade to the MacBook Air. This machine has extremely few compromises for a non-pro laptop, and a starting price that is $100 cheaper than the MacBook.

The all-new MacBook Air base model features 8GB of 2133MHz RAM (up to 16GB), an Intel Core i5 processor (1.6GHz base clock, with Turbo up to 3.6GHz) with Intel UHD Graphics 617, and a 128GB SSD (up to 1.5TB). It will be available in Apple retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers starting Wednesday, November 7.

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