The MacBook Air hasn't seen a refresh for a while, and while some might have anxious Apple was going to discontinue the range Tim Cook has just (rather enthusiastically) announced that there's a new one on the way.
"The first MacBook Air revolutionized Mac with its thin wedge-shaped aluminum design". The new MacBook Air has better display with bigger screen-to-body ratio and better colours in the Retina Display.
The Apple MacBook Air is one of the most successful laptops of the past decade. The display is now 13.3 inches with a 2,560 x 1600 resolution.
The keyboard is a 4th generation butterfly type, that Apple says is more precise and responsive than ever.
Touch ID on the MacBook Air is supported with Apple's T2 chip, with an SSD controller. Incredibly, the MacBook Air is now made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium. It also weighs less than the old Air: 2.75 pound vs. 3 pounds for the old model. Macbook Air can be ordered starting today and will be available next week at $1199. The device comes in a similar form factor to what we have seen in the previous generation of the MacBook Air.
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The new MacBook Air has new internal specs, including an 8th-gen Intel Dual Core processor, up to 16GB of memory, and can sport an SSD of up to 1.5 TB! Like the MacBook Air, it got a major overhaul in 2010.
The new MacBook Air now includes Touch ID - a fingerprint sensor built right into the keyboard - which allows you to conveniently and instantly unlock your MacBook Air. Those perforations aren't just for show, either; they house speakers that are 25% louder and deliver two-times the amount of bass than that of the previous MacBook Air, according to Apple.
The laptop's main design difference is that the "bezels" are far thinner, meaning that the new MacBook Air is 17pc smaller, despite have the same size screen.
The new machine has four Thunderbolt 3 ports, alongside HDMI, Ethernet and traditional USB-A ports. The new MacBook Air's trackpad is 20% larger than its predecessor, and it also features Force Touch. Additionally, Apple claims its latest Retina Display renders 48% more color. It starts at with a Core i5 CPU, 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM for $1,199, so it doesn't fall at the sub-$1,000 price many expected as a "budget" device.