Apple updated this Wednesday, March 18, its new MacBook Air, with several new features; Faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage, up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance.
It comes with 256GB of storage to store even more movies, photos, and files. It also incorporates a 13-inch retina display for vivid images and sharp text, Touch ID for easy login and secure online shopping, a spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina.
From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and especially the MacBook Air. Today we are giving you a big upgrade, with twice as fast performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, ”said Tom Boger, Apple's senior director.
In performance it features the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors up to 1.2GHz quad core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz. MacBook Air offers up to two times faster performance compared to the previous generation. And with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, MacBook Air now offers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, making graphics-intensive activities like playing and video editing faster than ever.
This new device features the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. A redesigned scissor mechanism offers 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted "T" layout for the arrow keys makes it easier to find without looking down.
In the storage section: MacBook Air now starts with 256 GB of storage, double the previous generation, so customers can store even more movies, photos and files. And for those who need even more storage, MacBook Air offers up to a 2TB SSD, double the previous maximum storage.
As for security MacBook Air comes with the Apple T2 chip, Apple's second-generation silicon itself, which verifies that the software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. The T2 also protects Touch ID information, so if customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password, or making online purchases, their information remains secure.
- An array of three microphones for clearer voice capture for FaceTime calls with friends and family.
- The industry's best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation.
- Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging, and video output on a single connector.
- Support for an external screen up to 6K, the first for MacBook Air.
- Advanced stereo speakers for wide, immersive stereo sound for activities like watching Apple TV + content or playing games in the Apple Arcade.
- Bring macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. macOS has always been at the center of the Mac experience, and with apps like Safari, Mail, Photos, Pages, Numbers, and Keynot.
- It also comes with Apple services directly on your MacBook Air, including new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, as well as Apple News. Apple Arcade is available through the Mac App Store, which offers more than 100 new and exclusive games for Mac customers. And for a limited time, customers who purchase a new MacBook Air can enjoy a year of Apple TV + in the app. Apple TV for free.
Price and availability
Starting at $ 999 and $ 899 for education, the new MacBook Air is available to order starting today at apple.com and in the Apple Store app. MacBook Air will be available in stores starting next week.