Apple launches refreshed MacBook Air, bit heavy on pockets but comes with Retina display and Touch ID

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 October 2018, 12:10 AM
Apple launches refreshed MacBook Air, bit heavy on pockets but comes with Retina display and Touch ID
Apple launches refreshed MacBook Air, bit heavy on pockets but comes with Retina display and Touch ID

Apple launched its all-new MacBook Air, which was not upgraded since 2010, on Tuesday. Although the specifications of the MacBook were refreshed in 2017, it is only in 2018 that it receives a new design. The replenished version now features a Retina Display. The long-awaited change would be a first for the series. Next in line is the Touch ID, which is placed as a key on the keyboard and powered by the company’s T2 Security Chip.

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Priced at $1199 (Rs 88,000 approximately), the laptop is 13-inch edge-to-edge Retina Display with 4 million pixels density. The narrow screen does not hinder the front-facing HD camera. Powered by 8-generation Intel dual-core i5 CPU and all-day battery life, the laptop comes with 16GB memory and up to 1.5TB SSD support.

The latest MacBook Air has a backlit keyboard with individual lighting behind each key, which is based on the third-generation Butterfly mechanism that’s said to be 4 times more reliable. Apple has also enhanced the stereo speakers and it is said to be 25% louder than the predecessor. With three microphone array and two Thunderbird ports, the laptop will support HDMI and USB Type-C for connectivity.

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The latest addition to the MacBook family runs on macOS Mojave. The software also highlights new features such as Dark Mode and a redesigned Mac App Store.

A bit heavy on the pockets, the updated version of MacBook Air offers high-resolution display, a super-thin and sleek body, and of course all-day battery life.

First Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:32 PM

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