All you need to know about Apple's new MacBook Air

All-new MacBook Air takes flight

The highlight of the new MacBook Air is the 8th generation dual-core Intel i5 that is clocked at 1.6GHz. While the previous MacBook Air weighed in a 2.96 pounds, Apple has managed to shave even more weight off its successor, which comes in at 2.75 pounds.

The newly resurrected MacBook Air. looks like the love child of the previous MacBook Air and the 12-inch MacBook.

The new model features Touch ID built directly into the keyboard. There are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side of the all-new MacBook Air, which will give it power, USB, Thunderbolt connectivity, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, and eGPU connectivity, depending upon the type of accessory connected at the end.

That most recent previous model started at $999 for a 13-inch machine, and $1,199 for a 15-inch. The result is that the new MacBook Air has a 50% smaller carbon footprint, making it the greenest Mac Apple has ever made.

It costs $799 in the US. To start with the pricing of the device, the company has priced the MacBook Air starting from $1,199, and interested users will be able to preorder the MacBook Air starting today.

But while it will no doubt "just work" you can't help feeling that it only serves to make the new iPad Pro models even more appealing, especially if all you're planning on doing with it is writing essays or surfing the web.

That said, it's still impressive how Apple managed to make the MacBook Air 2015 so thin and light while still relying on fan-cooled, full-fat Intel processors.

The MacBook Air also includes the most secure storage of any notebook, Lagrove said, with a AES-256 crypto engine.

In a way, the new MacBook Air sounds like the flawless laptop ever created.

After Cook went through the introductory steps, including a refresh of the recently released macOS Mojave and the new macOS App Store, the company went into the new hardware.

The new MacBook Air represents the first significant overhaul that the MacBook Air has received since it was first introduced as "the world's thinnest notebook" in 2008.

The new MacBook Air has 17% less volume and is 10% thinner than its predecessor. 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. There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, but these are not the specs that most people will be interested in. It features SSDs up to 1.5TB in capacity, that are up to 60 percent faster. The all-new MacBook Air features a Retina display, a first for the series and a feature that's always been anticipated. 13 hours of iTunes movie playback.

The new model also has a newly-designed keyboard (with a Touch ID button but no Touch Bar), a much larger trackpad, improved stereo sound, and Apple's dedicated T2 security chip. That's not an unprecedented price for a MacBook Air: "When the previous 13" model was introduced in 2010, it started at $1299.

The higher resolution display is easily the biggest upgrade the 2018 MacBook Air has seen.

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