Apple just announced a brand new MacBook Air

Sheri Evans
October 31, 2018

Apple has officially revealed its new MacBook Air (2018) at an event today in Brooklyn, New York, with the much-wanted product shown off in full and silencing months of rumours about how it would look.

It's available for pre-order today in gold, space gray, and silver. We'll keep you updated on the latest. And that is the MacBook Air. Apple's stated delivery date for the notebook is November 7th, meaning that it will be in your hands by next week.

Apple's new iPads will resemble its latest iPhones as the company ditches a home button and fingerprint sensor to make room for the screen.

Apple iPad Pro 2018 now features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display. Its screen has 4 million pixels, says Apple. Further, the older Air's aluminum bezels have been replaced with glossy glass, which is a move some people might not be fond of. The border is 50% more narrow. Each key is backlit with an individual LED. The Force Touch trackpad comes with 20 percent more surface area.

The new Mac mini comes with plenty of connectivity options, including four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and an HDMI port.

It is 15.6mm thick, which is 10% thinner than the previous Air, weighs 1.24kg, and is made from 100% recycled aluminium.

Who is the target audience for the MacBook Air?

Meanwhile, Apple has brought over several other technologies from its MacBook Pro line.

'The first MacBook Air revolutionised Mac with its thin wedge-shaped aluminium design.

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The FaceTime HD Camera remains in the top centre of the bezel.

The first thing you'll notice is that the Air has gotten even smaller again, but still has a 13.3-inch display. It also has around 12-hours of battery life. Finally, the T2 enables the new Air to have an always-on process listening for "Hey Siri" commands. The company has improved the new MacBook Air to make it more portable by making it 17 percent less in volume as compared to the previous model. Weighing in at 2.75 pounds, it's also a a quarter pound lighter than the previous edition.

Starts at $1199 for the Intel Core i5 model with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM.

How much does the MacBook Air cost?

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I would have ideally liked to see the new Air land somewhere in the $1,300 range.

The MacBook Air was refreshed with faster processors a year ago.

Here's where the MacBook Air 2018 fails to impress. "Unlike any notebook that's come before or since, MacBook Air has become the most beloved notebook ever". Convertibles including the Lenovo Yoga 920 and the HP Spectre x360 13 could also be competitors. New Macbook air is with retina display. The MacBook Pro starts at $1,799.

What are the specifications of the MacBook Air?

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