In the event that Apple is celebrating in New York, Tim Cook has started quite strongly by announcing the arrival of a renewed MacBook Air, keeping the same name that Steve Jobs chose quite a few years ago, but with incredible features.
The data that Apple points out to defend the use of the Mac in its ecosystem is that more than 50% of the buyers of this equipment are totally new to this sector and the vast majority of these are concentrated in the United States. In addition to this incredible data, the CEO of Apple wanted to remind us of the benefits of macOS, which is a perfect operating system and simple to use in addition to enjoying exceptional beauty.
This is the new MacBook Air
Tim Cook wanted to start this presentation by mentioning the MacBook Air presented by Steve Jobs, stating that after his presentation nothing was going to be as fantastic.
The successor to MacBook Air has a new design, new display, and new features. Most notably, features an amazing new Retina display just like the MacBook Pro.
The main features of this revamped MacBook Air are:
- Eighth-generation 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
- Retina display with 4 million pixels of 13,3″.
- Up to 16 GB of LPDR3 RAM at 2,133 MHz
- Storage of up to 1.5 TB SSD
- Intel UHD Graphics 617.
- Touch ID with T2 security chip. Support for the “Hey Siri” command.
- Force Touch trackpad 20% larger.
- Two Thunderbolt 3 ports with a transfer rate of up to 40 GB/s
- FaceTime HD camera accompanied by three microphones to improve the capture of our voice.
- Backlit keyboard with second generation butterfly technology
- 1.25 kg in weight and 1.56 cm thick
- Autonomy up to 12 hours.
- Three different colours: Space Grey, Gold and Silver.
One of the most striking features of this new MacBook Air is the addition of the Touch ID on the keyboard, although it does not incorporate a Touch Bar like the MacBook Pro. This will allow you to make payments in a secure manner g raas to your T2 chip, identical to the one incorporated in the iMac Pro. This chip will also allow us to invoke Siri with a voice command only.
On the subject of the keyboard we won’t have anything to send to the Pro range, as incorporates the new second generation butterfly keyboard which solves the problem that arose in relation to the entry of dirt under the keys.
The trackpad is 20% larger and incorporates ForceTouch technology as well as being obviously Multi Touch. This will allow us to receive a haptic response when we make a click.
In terms of connectivity, the more classic connections have been abandoned in favour of USB-C connectors as in the case of MacBook Pro. Specifically, it incorporates 2 USB-C connectors like the most basic MacBook Pro.
In the sound theme, it incorporates 25% more powerful speakers as well as an improved triple microphone that will allow us to make video calls without any problem.
I ncorporates an eighth generation Intel processor, namely an i5 , plus a RAM of up to 16 GB and SSD storage which can be up to 1.5 TB. As for the battery, we won’t have any problems as they promise a battery life of up to 12 hours.
In summary, the main features of this new MacBook Air are as follows:
Prices and availability
There are two base prices on the MacBook Air shown below:
- MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB of storage for $1349.
- MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB of storage for $1599
- MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 processor and 512GB of storage for $1849.
- MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 processor and 1.5TB of storage for $2849.
If we want 16GB of RAM instead of 8GB, we’ll have to pay an extra £240, so the most expensive MacBook Air would cost £3089. This MacBook Air can be booked from today and will go on sale on November 7th.