A lot of rumors told us that Apple might update its new MacBook Air 2018 and finally, those rumors were right. Apple has finally updated the much outdated MacBook Air lineup. Apple’s bestselling laptop and cheapest one much needed a total upgrade which we finally got to see yesterday.
MacBook Air display:
The new MacBook Air now has a 13.3″ retina display with a much better resolution of 2560×1600. The screen has 50% thinner bezels than its predecessor and a fancy and modern design that has glass coverage up to the edges. The screen can now show 48% more colour.
MacBook Air features:
Talking more about the features, The new MacBook Air has Touch ID, which is enabled by the T2 chip that’s inside the MacBook Air 2018 which previously made its debut on the MacBook Pro. This also ensures that the software loaded at boot hasn’t been tampered with, it does on the fly data encryption for the SSD and it also makes it possible to use Hey Siri.
Talking about SSDs, you get up to 16GBs of RAM and up to 1.5TB of storage on the new laptop. The device is powered by an 8th generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. Battery span for the new Macbook air should last 12 hours for web browsing and 13 hours when playing movies off iTunes as claimed by the company.
There is a 4th generation butterfly type keyboard. The Apple says it is more precise and responsive than ever. The keys are individually backlit. The trackpad now supports Force Touch, with 20% more surface area than its predecessor. The inbuilt speakers are 25% louder and come with two times the bass of the predecessor.
MacBook Air connectivity options:
For connectivity, you get two Thunderbolt 3 ports to which you can connect a 5K display or even an eGPU if you want to. The new MacBook Air is made entirely from recycled aluminum. The newly launched laptop has 17% less volume than the older model. At 15.6 mm, It is 10% thinner, and it weighs just 1.24 kgs.
MacBook Air pricing and availability:
The device is available for pre-order starting yesterday. The device is available in gold, space gray, and silver colour variants. The laptop will be released on November 7. The laptop is priced at $1,199. Apple says this is the cheapest laptop it’s ever made with a Retina Display which is true. Yet, the starting price has significantly jumped up compared to the previous generation MacBooks.
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