Apple today at a special event in Brooklyn, New York officially unveiled the highly-awaited revamped MacBook Air. As we all know this is Apple’s cheapest and best-selling laptop and after waiting for long years, the line-up has finally been updated.
The new MacBook Air 2018 is equipped with a 13.3″ 2560×1600 Retina Display and thinner bezels. In comparison to the predecessor, the bezels are now 50 percent narrower and have the modern design with glass coverage up to the edges. The top of the screen still has the FaceTime camera sensor (720p HD).
The laptop has an integrated Touch ID sensor, which is enabled by the T2 security chip. It is powered by the 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor which is coupled with 8GB/16GB of RAM and up to 1.5TB of PCIe-based SSD. It should last up to 12 hours wireless web, 13 hours iTunes movie playback and up to 30 days of standby time.
The company has gone with a new 4th Gen Butterfly Type keyboard which has 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys. The trackpad is now Force Touch with more surface area and has Multi-Touch gestures.
The Audio section has also been updated, it now produces 25 percent more sound and comes with two times the bass.
Technical Specifications Of Apple MacBook Air
- Display: 13.3″ LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2560×1600 pixels native resolution at 227 pixels per inch; 16:10 aspect ratio
- Touch ID: Integrated Touch ID sensor
- Processor: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
- Operating System: MacOS
- RAM: 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3
- Storage: 128GB / 256GB PCIe-based SSD
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 617
- Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
- Colors: Gold, Silver, and Space Grey
- Battery: Built-in 50.3 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
- Charging and Expansion: Charging, Display Port, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gbps), USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
- Dimensions: 0.41–1.56 cm x 30.41 cm x 21.24 cm
- Weight: 1.25 kg
- Audio: Stereo speakers, Three microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack
Price & Availability
The MacBook Air is known for its affordable price but in comparison to the previous gen, this new one has significantly crept up. Price of the new laptop from Apple starts at $1,199. Pre-order of the laptop has already begun with actual sales to begin from November 7.