Apple Announces Macbook Air alongside with Mac Mini Computer and other Products. The new Macbook Air comes with slight new design. It also comes with a new variant that features Retina display, Touch ID, etc.
The new Macbook Air now has slimmer bezels around the display and is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core processors. It also has the butterfly switch keyboards with individually lit buttons, and there’s a new Force Touch trackpad, which is said to be 20 percent larger than the one found on the current MacBook Air model.
The new MacBook Air has 13.3-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The base variant of the MacBook Air is powered by 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, along with 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. You can go all in and buy a fully specced out MacBook Air with up to 16GB RAM and up to 1.5TB SSD as well.
You’ll get two USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The notebook also features Apple’s Touch ID for secure login. See below for key specs in summary;
Apple Macbook Air (2018): Specification, Price and Availablity
- Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x (0.41-1.56) cm
- Weight: 1.25 kgs
- Display: 13.3-inch Retina, with 2560 x 1600 display resolution
- Processor: 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 617
- RAM: up to 16GB
- Internal Storage: up to 1.5TB
- Webcam: 720p FaceTime camera
- I/O ports: 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
- Battery: 50.3Wh
- Colors: Space Gray, Gold and Silver
The base variant of the new MacBook Air is price starts from $1,199. Apple says this is the cheapest laptop it’s ever made with a Retina Display, and that’s true, but at the same time the starting price has significantly creeped up compared to the previous generation.
It is now up for pre-order from the Apple website and will go on sale starting 7th November 2018 in the United States. But currenlty No word about the availability in Nigeria for Now. But time will tell