Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

All-New MacBook Air With 13.3-Inch Retina Display, Touch ID Launched

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Kayla Schwartz | 30 October, 2018, 22:33

Apple has officially revealed its new MacBook Air (2018) at an event today in Brooklyn, New York, with the much-wanted product shown off in full and silencing months of rumours about how it would look.

"MacBook truly indicates that truly less can be more", said CEO Tim Cook while unveiling the new MacBook Air. Fortunately, that lengthy drought is ending today, with the launch of an all-new MacBook Air with Retina display, in addition to a new Mac Mini with an Intel 8th Gen CPU.

The new MacBook Air is priced at $1,199 for its standard edition, available in gold, silver, and space gray. The screen measures 13.3-inch with four times the resolution of its predecessor.

That might ruffle some feathers, but Apple has at least gone for the Force Touch trackpad found on the MacBook Pros, which also contains stuff like Touch ID for secure login thanks to the use of Apple's T2 security chip with its secure enclave. More so, Apple announced that all MacBook Air laptops are built from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest MacBook ever. It's got 17% less volume than the previous one, is 10% thinner at 15.6mm and Apple says it's kept the weight down to 1.2kg. Apple says that the new MacBook Air can run a 5K display and supports eGPU as well. TouchID will also enable Hey, Siri on the new MacBook Air. The fact it delivers 2x as much bass despite being thinner and lighter (which feels like it had to happen, too) is a very neat piece of engineering. 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. Apple has also eliminated all the aluminum bezels, which means that the display glass goes from edge to edge.

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If you ask us, the MacBook Air 2018 is less of a successor to the affordable Apple laptop of yore and more of a refreshed version of the 12-inch MacBook. There are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side, which will give it power, USB, Thunderbolt connectivity, HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort connectivity.

Starts at $1199 for the Intel Core i5 model with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM.

Apple MacBook Air comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip.

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