Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Apple's new MacBook Air: Price, specifications and features

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Sherri Watson | 30 October, 2018, 22:32

Apple's announced its refreshed device at an event in Brooklyn today, where CEO Tim Cook described the lineup as being "designed for creativity". Apple says that this alloy reduces the Air's carbon footprint by 50 percent and it's billed as the "the greenest Mac ever".

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

The Apple MacBook Air is one of the most successful laptops of the past decade. The display's resolution has been quadrupled, now containing over four million pixels with 48 percent more color, with the FaceTime camera still at the top of the laptop.

The backlit Butterfly keyboard, meanwhile, boasts 4x the stability of the last generation of MacBook Air keyboard, while the Force Touch trackpad boasts 20 percent more surface area. It's also 10 per cent thinner, if that matters to you, though that has the advantage of it only weighing 1.24kg. This MacBook Air will be available to order starting today, and in-store on November 7th.

Overall, the 2018 MacBook Air brings a solid update to the company's best-selling notebook, albeit with a slightly higher price tag. Yes, there's a fingerprint scanner on the MacBook Air for better security.

You get two Thunderbolt 3 ports, through which you can connect a 5K display or even an eGPU if you so wish.

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.

Apple iPad Pro 2018 now features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display. The latest MacBook Air gives fans of this iconic machine everything they've been asking for over many years: a Retina display, Touch ID, and a body that's 17% less voluminous and a quarter-pound lighter than its predecessor. It uses Apple's T2 chip to secure TouchID information and to protect data during the boot process, as well as data encryption for the SSD, plus the Hey Siri feature.

It starts with a 3.6GHz processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $799 in the US. 2015 was the last time Apple upgraded the MacBook Air, and although the company has been introducing major improvements on other MacBook devices, the MacBook Air has always been neglected. Colourwise we're talking about Silver, Space Grey, and Gold.