All-new MacBook Air Introduced, With New Design and Features

New MacBook Air 2018 In Gold

Yesterday the MacBook Air received the biggest update since the original MacBook Air. With Apple unveiling an all-new MacBook Air with a Retina display, Touch ID, latest-generation keyboard, and more. While still remaining as the most affordable Mac.

The all-new MacBook Air range is available for order now from Apple online with availability starting Wednesday, 7 November.

What’s New

Like the new iPad Pro, the MacBook Air has been completely redesigned inside and out. However still features the recognisable signature taper design we’ve all come to love.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing went on to say:

“Redesigning MacBook Air started with a stunning Retina display and all-day battery life, and then we added Touch ID and the Apple T2 Security Chip, the latest processors, incredible sound, the third-generation keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, high-speed Thunderbolt 3 ports and of course macOS Mojave, in a beautiful, thinner, lighter, all-aluminium design that a whole new generation of MacBook Air customers are going to love.”

Changes include:

  • Now thinner and lighter
  • Retina Display
  • Spacious Force Touch trackpad
  • Touch ID for secure authentication
  • Three new colour finishes
  • Faster SSD storage
  • All-day battery life (Up to 12-hours)

and much more.

Retina Display

The biggest addition is the new 13.3-inch Retina Display. It brings over 4 million pixels of resolution and 48 per cent more colour for sharp, detailed text and images. It is the first time the Retina Display has arrived at the MacBook Air.

Updated Design

Apple has packed in all these new features, along with the Retina Display in an updated design. One which offers the same signature wedge-shaped design, but is now more compact and portable.

New MacBook Air Colours Silver Gold Space Grey

In fact, it has 17% less volume and is 10% thinner as just 1.56 cm at its thickest point. In terms of weight, Apple has managed to drop 100 grams than the previous generation, bringing it to just 1.25 kilograms.

100% Recycled Aluminium

For the first time, the Apple-designed aluminium alloy which makes the enclosure of the notebook is made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium. Making it the greenest Mac ever.

Pricing and Configurations

The new 13.3-inch MacBook Air is available in four finishes – gold, silver and space grey. In two standard configurations which include either 128GB or 256GB of storage. Both of which can be configured exclusively from Apple’s online store.

In Australia, pricing will start at an RRP of AUD$1,849 including GST with 128GB of storage. While a larger 256GB configuration is priced at AUD$2,149. Apple is also selling one previous-generation model at just AUD$1,499 – making it the cheapest Mac available.

MacBook Air can now be purchased from Apple’s online store with the release date set for November 7th, 2018. Apple is currently offering free delivery or pick-up and 14-day free returns on all purchases. They are also offering Educational Pricing to University Students and Teachers.

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