Introducing the New MacBook Air

Ladies and gentlemen, Apple has finally answered our prayers and brought the MacBook Air back with some new additions. As Apple’s only laptop at the $1,000 price point, it hasn’t had any new upgrades since 2015 until now. With a proper refresh of their super thin laptop line, the new Air no longer suffers from low resolution, minor graphics, non-Retina display, and subpar performance.

So what’s new?

It has a Retina display with 4 million pixels for a brilliant debut.

It has 50 percent thinner bezels and upgraded components. Plus, it still features a 13.3-inch screen but stretches to all edges. There are two USB-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Weighing at just 2.75 pounds, this is lighter than the previous Air model and comes with Touch ID for secure login. Powered by the same T2 chip in last year’s MacBook Pro and iMac Pro models, there is no fancy Touch Bar. Having been a previous MacBook Air owner myself, I can appreciate these new upgrades.

This is a machine for those that want all the perks of an ingenious, chic design without all the hassle or financial burden of the Pros. It’s perfect for students and anyone not needing to use Photoshop or make music on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong, the tech mogul is brilliant at churning out their machines each year. I just find this model the one to use for simpler vices.

Is it Worth it?

The Air is essentially a thin, modern MacBook Pro. It has the same third-generation keyboard with the butterfly mechanism for more stability, comfort, and precision. With an 8th Gen Intel dual-core CPU and integrated graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to a 1.5TB SSD, you can still use one of the Thunderbolt ports to power an external 5K display. The device is now made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, a first for Apple’s laptop line.

The base model, containing 128GB SSD, is on sale today starting at $1,199. More detailed information can be found on their website here.

Lightness strikes again–will you be getting yours today?


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