MacBook Air fans can finally breathe easy as Apple has finally announced the new MacBook Air laptop for $1199 at its hardware event yesterday in New York. The ultra slim device now comes bundled with Retina display, which was due since the feature was introduced back in the MacBook Pros six years ago. The laptop comes with a 13-inch slim bezel display with 2560 x 1600 resolution which is something the owners of earlier Air’s will look forward to upgrade.
The company has updated the keyboard on the laptop to it’s butterfly keyboard mechanism, with the TouchID fingerprint sensor that has been installed on the upper-right part of the keyboard. But this time you won’t find the Touch Bar and it’s good that it stays that way because it really would be an unecessary addition to this slim offering from Apple.
The new Air laptop model comes with the following specifications: 13.3-inch screen, Intel i5 CPU, up to 16GB of 2133Mhz RAM and up to 1.5 TB of storage, Intel UHD Graphics 617 with support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs), 720p FaceTime HD camera. You will also have a 16:10 aspect ratio and ‘support for millions of colors’ as termed by Apple for the Retina Display.
Apple claims that the bodies of Macbook Air are made up of 100 percent recycled Aluminium, which helps towards the go green initiative. Also, some other improvements compared to earlier versions of Air’s include 20 percent larger Force Touch trackpad which you can already see on the current MacBooks and the speakers have been boosted to go 25 percent louder with double the bass.