Apple has refined the look and feel of its devices with each new update, preserving its legendary technological innovations. In the recent launch event held on 30th October 2018, Apple revealed the new MacBook Air with a bunch of updates including the much-anticipated retina display and improved portability. The freedom that comes with the portability of notebook-like MacBook Air makes it a highly useful device for everyone. MacBook Air truly embraced the notion, less could be more and has become the most beloved notebook ever. The new MacBook Air is ultra-thin, ultra-light with an iconic design.
Let’s dig in more to find out all the latest features and specs here:
The new MacBook Air 2018 has a 13.3-inch Retina display screen for the first time. It has got a better display as the aluminum bezel of current MacBook Air is gone now. The new MacBook Air supports 2560 x 1,600 pixels in a 16:10 aspect ratio which means 227 pixels per inch (PPI). The screen resolution has improved 4x than previous laptops from Apple. The enhanced resolution makes the text and images sharper with 48% more color to bring lifelike images to literal reality. This increases the graphics experience quadrupled and the fun 4 times better.
The laptop’s screen can now rotate to great viewing angles making it much more comfortable to use. The overall feel of an improved display is visible with the increased pixel count and the new Retina display.
Apple has redesigned its screens by reducing 50% of the surface area of the borders. The narrow-bordered design supports a facetime camera at the top of the display. The thin borders are black that beautifully merge with the rest of the design, making the Retina display screen stand out. The new MacBook Air has 17% less volume with dimensions of 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches. The wedge-shaped svelte design is only 15.6 mm thin and weighs only about 2.96 pounds, a quarter pound lighter than previous models, making it a stylishly sleek laptop.
Impressively enough, there are two USB-C ports on the left side of the laptop as the last-generation MacBook Air design had two USB-A ports. 2 Thunderbolt ports, a USB-C external storage of up to 5k displays accelerates the graphics up to 15 times. The new MacBook Air still has the 3.5mm head jack, unlike the new iPad Pro.
Improved Sound Quality
The new MacBook Air now has a better sound experience making huge strides in audio performance. Its 25% louder, having 2 times more bass. Voice recognition of Siri has also been improved. It has stereo speakers and a three-microphone array, which Apple claims to have been fine-tuned for stronger volume and a better bass response.
Processor & Battery Life
The MacBook Air has an 8th-generation, dual-core Intel Core i5, and i7 processors which makes it 60% faster than its predecessor. It supports the latest Intel HD Graphics 6000. You can opt for different storages from 16GB of DDR3 memory to as much as 1.5TB of SSD storage. The SSD storage in MacBook Air is up to 17x faster than a 5400-rpm notebook hard drive making everything snappy and responsive.
The new MacBook Air stays true to the remarkable long battery life feature of its brand and lasts up to an incredible 12 hours between charges. So, from your morning coffee until your evening commute, you can work unplugged. When it’s time to set back and relax, you can get up to 12 hours of iTunes movie playback. And with up to 30 days of standby time, you can go away for weeks and resume from right where you left off.
The butterfly keyboard is of the latest generation with 4 times more stability and an increased responsive experience. The diving board has been replaced with force touch trackpad that has 4 built-in sensors and 20% more surface area which makes your scrolling quieter and much more responsive. The Multi-Touch gestures make everything more intuitive, direct, and fun. Gesture responses are smooth and realistic.
Biometric Touch ID security
It includes touch ID which unlocks your MacBook Air with a touch of the finger. The Sapphire crystal surface has been incorporated right into a keyboard. The Apple T2 security chip protects your new MacBook Air and also prevents the software from tempering. This T2 chip features SSD controller and a secure storage. T2 has redesigned the audio controller and makes the processor be always on.
Greenest Mac Ever
The devices are made exceptionally environment-friendly with use of 100% recycled tin. Apple engineered a custom Aluminum alloy, especially for environmentally friendly conditions. Mac enclosure is made from all recycled aluminum which depicts its sheer beauty and gives strength to the device.
Least Expensive MacBook Air?
The MacBook Air comes in 3 beautiful finishes: Space Gray, Gold, and traditional Silver. However, the thinner lid design doesn’t accommodate the glowing Apple logo that everyone loves to put on display.
It is available for orders and priced at $1199 making it the most affordable Mac ever. The new MacBook Air is the least expensive Mac laptop as compared to its peers, the 12-inch MacBook model, which was priced at $1,229. Thus, making it the perfect device for students, creators, writers, and entrepreneurs just the way they love it. You get the new Retina display with an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB SSD storage for this price. However, the price hikes up as the storage space increases to 16GB and 1.5TB respectively.
Ever since Steve Jobs pulled a MacBook Air from an envelope, it is one of the most sought-after devices. Groundbreaking technology in this incredibly thin device having a breakthrough unibody design and all-day battery life has changed the industry forever