Apple Updates MacBook Air with Retina Display

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The MagSafe charger from the older MacBook Air is now gone.

The previous MacBook Air model is still available at $999.

Who is the target audience for the MacBook Air?

They all share a design that competitors are still emulating years later - and only recently have done well.

What is the battery size of the MacBook Air? As well as a Retina Display, Apple has shrunk the bezels to near-invisibility.

TechCrunch folks got the opportunity to go hands-on with the new MacBook Air right after they keynote event, and have shared their initial thoughts on Apple's latest notebook.

The new MacBook Air has 17% less volume and is 10% thinner than its predecessor.

KitGuru Says: Its nice to see that Apple hasn't forgotten about, or chose to axe the Mac Mini and MacBook Air.

The notebook has two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports for connectivity. Oh and there's a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Apple MacBook Air comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip. The keyboard has been redesigned for better user experience along with the Touch ID. The new MacBook Air has a design similar to existing Air but a much improved 13.3-inch screen.

Apple has revised the MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch Retina display "and a whole lot more". And, if you're the type to simply write papers and read emails on a laptop, the display is completely passable. That "Retina" display should be a massive leap from the 1440x900 display of the past MacBook Air, which was simply outdated for a $1,000 laptop in 2018.

And when you're done using Photoshop on the iPad Pro, fire up Project Aero and watch how you can put your creation into the augmented reality world.

Here's where the MacBook Air 2018 fails to impress. Storage-wise, it supports up to 1.5TB SSD that is 60 percent faster than the predecessor.

As well as the MacBook Air, Apple also unveiled a new version of the Mac mini with a host of upgraded specs. However, we were always surprised by what the laptop could do considering its limitations. Each key is individually backlit. You could still easily get by merely word processing and web browsing on this laptop.

An 8th-generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processor is at the core of the New MacBook Air. More so, Apple announced that all MacBook Air laptops are built from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest MacBook ever.

MacBook Air comes in gold, silver and space grey colour options. But, it nearly seems like a win by default. The trackpad graduates to a Force Touch unit with no moving parts, at least, and it's much bigger than the outgoing model's input area.

The old school MacBook Air is finally, FINALLY being replaced.

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