New MacBook Air (2018) with Retina Display, TouchID and more launched

New MacBook Air (2018) with Retina Display, TouchID and more launched

The new MacBook Air comes in Gold, Space Grey and Silver colour options.

Kif LeswingThe lightweight, super-slim MacBook Air is probably Apple's best-selling laptop.

After Cook went through the introductory steps, including a refresh of the recently released macOS Mojave and the new macOS App Store, the company went into the new hardware. Apple's metallurgy team has designed a new alloy such that even new MacBook Air is made from 100-percent recycled aluminum, reducing its carbon footprint by 50 percent. Chambers is a Chattanooga-based IT manager who buys and manages computers for a private school.

While my initial impressions of the MacBook Air are positive, a few questions about the device remain, particularly battery life given this is a feature the older air is famous for.

Nope. The Air has a new lease on life. The new Air has a new Retina display at 2560 by 1600 pixels.

The all-new MacBook Air is also just 15.6mm-thick, which makes it 10 percent thinner than the previous Air. Intel's 1.6 GHz dual-core Core i5 and up to 1.5 TB of SSD storage makes this the fastest, most capacious MacBook Air to-date, and 8 GB or 16 GB of memory is healthy. 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.

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There are two USB-C ports on the left side. But the spirit of the entry level Apple notebook never dies.

Apple has ditched the previous USB slots and the SD card slot and replaced it with two Thunderbolt 3 ports instead. And at Apple's "There's More in the Making" event in Brooklyn, New York, we just saw its rebirth. All other ports have been eliminated, as expected in Apple's modern MacBook port strategy.

"Given the upgrades, I think people will be pretty happy", she adds. See everything Apple has announced today. It was originally launched a decade ago, a year after the original iPhone. "At one point, I thought [the MacBook Air brand promise] spoke more to the form factor being so thin and light", said IDC analyst Linn Huang in an email.

In recent years, it had been hard to find a great Apple laptop for most people. Indeed the new MacBook Air takes the slender dimensions of its predecessor and narrows them even further.

Enter the newly-redesigned MacBook Air. That's not an unprecedented price for a MacBook Air: "When the previous 13" model was introduced in 2010, it started at $1299. And, of course, Cook promoted the fact that Apple's Mac boasts a ridiculously high customer satisfaction rating.

This MacBook Air is the most environmentally friendly Mac on the market, Lagrove said: The logic board is made from 100% recycled tin, while the internal components are made from 25% post-consumer recycled plastic. But he's impressed by the new Air.

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