Inside The New Apple MacBook Air 2018

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Apple just released its MacBook Air 2018 at Apple event in New York. The new MacBook Air is an ultra thin and ultra light Mac. Apple has added a fingerprint sensor by embedding it in the keyboard. The entire keyboard is low-profile, reducing the travel time and distance of the keys. This should boost speed.

This is Apple’s first Mac made of recycled Aluminum. Apple captures shavings of Aluminum and re-engineers them to the atomic level. The MacBook Air starts at $1,119, this is $200 up from the previous one.

FEATURES:

  • It has a 13.3-inch retina display, 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • 48% more colours than the previous one
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Security: secure enclave, encrypted storage
  • Touch sensor for Apple Pay and unlocking the device
  • Keyboard backlight
  • A wider area trackpad with full sensors
  • Two ports that enable the connection of 5K display, transfer data at speed up to 40Gb/s, and charging from either port.

This is the first Retina display for a MacBook Air, giving the screen more than four times the resolution of the prior Air laptops. It looks gorgeous. The jump from a 900p display to a Retina display is the first big change you’ll notice when opening up the lid. Added to this is the wide viewing angle, which gives a feel of immersiveness. The MacBook Air has an 8th generation dual-core Intel core i5 processor inside, the 8210Y processor.

Another big thing about the MacBook Air is its battery, a single charge can carry the device for 12 hours on the web, the company claims. That is a full day, I pray it is so! Preorder is on-going.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 8th-gen Intel dual-core i5 processor
  • 8GB or 16GB 2,133MHz memory
  • 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1.5TB SSD
  • 3-inch 2560×1600-pixel resolution display
  • 11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2

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