Apple answers MacBook Air fans’ gripes and hopes, for a price

All-new MacBook Air takes flight

Overall, the new MacBook Air's display seems roughly on par with the 2017 MacBook Pro in terms of overall vibrancy and colour.

Tapping into a Mac's microphone is about to get a lot harder for hackers thanks to Apple's new T2 chip. The key takeaways from this new version of the MacBook Air is that it's more powerful than before, sports a recycled aluminium chassis and now has a Retina Display. "In addition to the Retina display, the bezel is gone, with the 13.3" display going right to the edge of the enclosure.

However, it has only two ports, both of them in the USB-C format. All other ports have been eliminated, as expected in Apple's modern MacBook port strategy. A redesigned speaker system delivers 25% more volume, double the base, and wide stereo output. But Thunderbolt also enables Ethernet and can connect to displays, so it pretty much does everything. In that sense, the new MacBook Air skirts such perils. And with 48 per cent more colour than the previous generation, images are more lifelike than ever.1 The new MacBook Air also includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera, which is flawless for Group FaceTime calls with friends and family, as well as a three microphone array for better sound quality when making calls and improved voice recognition for Siri. Not only are the bezels now black (like on iMacs and MacBook Pros), but they are also 50 percent smaller. The device is 15.6mm in thickness and weighs about 2.75 pounds.

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The new MacBook Air arrives a decade since former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs wowed the Macworld audience with the first MacBook Air by whipping it out of a slender manila office envelope. It will most likely be added to all future MacBooks though to add an unprecedented level of security.

-Security Features like TouchID backed by a new security chip and automatic ongoing data encryption of your data, give added security for your valuable info. The device comes in a similar form factor to what we have seen in the previous generation of the MacBook Air.

Down in the guyd you'll find a shiny new dual-core 8th-gen i5 processor with up to 16GB RAM, 1.5TB storage and a battery that will supposedly last up to 13 hours. It includes faster processors, making it five times faster than the previous model. "My only complaint is that the default storage option is still 128GB".

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And the hardware is capable of delivering up to 13-hours of iTunes video playback on a single charge. MacBook Air also features the third-generation Apple-designed keyboard for more precise and responsive typing. We've been rapidly nearing (or arguably already past) the point where these old computers either needed to be updated or removed from the lineup entirely.

At first glance, the Air's display looks great, though it doesn't feature the True Tone technology included in the 2018 Macbook Pro.

From its inception to today, the MacBook Air was always billed as a lower-power device - it's practically in the name.

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However, just like with other Mac models, the MacBook Air can be configured further on Apple's website. This machine has extremely few compromises for a non-pro laptop, and a starting price that is $100 cheaper than the MacBook.

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