Apple announced the MacBook Air alongside other products. The new MacBook Air comes with a new variant that features Retina display, Touch ID, etc.
The new MacBook Air has a slightly new design. It now has slimmer bezels around the display and is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core processors.
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.
The ports, however, will remain the same. 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.
The new MacBook Air 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.
Below is a quick rundown of the specifications, pricing and availability details of the new MacBook Air.
Apple MacBook Air (2018): Specifications
|Dimensions||30.41 x 21.24 x (0.41-1.56) cm|
|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|
|Colors||Space Gray, Gold and Silver|
Apple MacBook Air (2018): Pricing
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.
Apple MacBook Air (2018): Availability
There’s no official word on the MacBook Air’s availability in Nigeria, but it is now up for pre-order from the Apple website and will go on sale starting November 7 in the United States.