Published: Wed, October 31, 2018
Industry | By Faith Ward

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

There's no Touch Bar on the new MacBook Air, but there is Touch ID functionality for signing into the laptop more quickly.

Apple has finally updated its most popular laptop the MacBook Air with retina display and Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Maintaining its signature slim profile but with 17 percent less volume, the new MacBook Air is highlighted by its new display, featuring 50 percent smaller bezels, allowing for a reduced footprint while retaining the same screen size.

Touch ID on the MacBook Air is supported with Apple's T2 chip, with an SSD controller.

It comes with up to 1.4 terabytes of storage and up to 16GB of Ram.

The new MacBook Air maintains its classic tapered aluminum design, but now includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports along the left edge and a headphone jack on the right. They are also given the option to choose the amount of RAM and storage space for their new MacBook Air. It can be ordered today, October 30, and will be available next week, November 7.

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How different is the new MacBook Air from the previous version?

In that sense, the new MacBook Air skirts such perils. The company says the device will get 12 hours of battery life through Web browsing.

First and foremost, Apple's new MacBook Air comes with the performance upgrade everyone's been waiting for.

The FaceTime HD Camera remains in the top centre of the bezel.

After today's event, the future of the standard MacBook looks shakier than that of the Air. It's also a laptop designed for those who are somewhat environmentally conscious (yet still want a brand-spanking new product), the tin used in the motherboard is completely recycled; the aluminium alloy shell is made of 100% recycled aluminium, and the plastic body is comprised of 35% "post-consumer" plastics. But along with the retina screen, "we've made the display better in every way", she added. The trackpad is now Force Touch, with 20% more surface area. It's coming with a 13.3-inch display, and Apple has quadrupled the pixels to over four million. The device comes in a similar form factor to what we have seen in the previous generation of the MacBook Air. If you happen to have a super fast network set up, then there is also a 10Gb Ethernet port on the back. We've been rapidly nearing (or arguably already past) the point where these old computers either needed to be updated or removed from the lineup entirely.

The MacBook Air will face competition from a number of more affordable Chromebooks, including the Samsung Chromebook Pro (which starts at $599), the Google Pixelbook (priced around $999), the Acer Chromebook 15 (around $250), and the Asus Chromebook Flip (around $400).

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