The border is 50% more narrow.
The new laptop also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and Apple's "butterfly" keyboard. This also ensures that the software loaded at boot hasn't been tampered with, it does on the fly data encryption for the SSD, and makes it possible to use Hey Siri.
The MacBook Air also includes the most secure storage of any notebook, Lagrove said, with a AES-256 crypto engine. The touchpad comes with improved pressure sensitive and haptic feedback. The aluminum bezels around the old Air display have been replaced by the black glass common in other modern MacBooks, and the size of those bezels has been reduced by half.
Who is the target audience for the MacBook Air?
The speakers are louder, have more space, and are wider, which is something Apple's been focusing on lately.
This means the Air includes the same keyboard as the 2018 MacBook Pro, which features quieter key travel and more resistance to dust.
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To log in or make purchases with Apple Pay, you can now use Touch ID to authenticate your identity. It received a specifications refresh in 2017, and here we are in 2018, with a design refresh. Up to 16GB of RAM is on offer, and SSD storage tops out at 1.5TB, meaning there's a proper spec boost over the old Air. Battery life gets a big upgrade, as well, giving you up to 13 hours on a single charge. The new Apple MacBook also includes the Force Touch trackpad which is claimed to be 20 percent larger than one on the previous-generation MacBook Air. Weighing in at 2.75 pounds, it's also a quarter pound lighter. It starts at $1,849.
Its battery promises 12 hours of wireless web browsing and 13 hours of video playback, thanks to this hardware, added Apple.
How much does the MacBook Air cost?. That base level configuration starts at $1,199.
What are the major competitors to the MacBook Air?
All told, it's a better design in terms of portability, but it doesn't leave much room for power similar to that of what the MacBook Air held against contemporaries of the time. Convertibles including the Lenovo Yoga 920 and the HP Spectre x360 13 could also be competitors.
After months and months and months of rumours and speculation, Apple has finally announced a new MacBook Air to replace the absolutely ancient MacBook Air. This machine has extremely few compromises for a non-pro laptop, and a starting price that is $100 cheaper than the MacBook.