Apple has finally updated its MacBook Air with new exciting features including Touch Id fingerprint sensor and retina screen. The announcement about the update was made by Tim Cook in the special event kicked off in Brooklyn, New York on 30th October.
The updated MacBook Air 2018 has a 13.3-inch retina display that features four times more resolution as compared to past models. The laptop is also equipped with Touch ID scanner and the T2 security chip that is meant for secured logging Siri support. The Cupertino giant has also introduced stereo speakers in the new version which is 25% more louder than the previous version.
The new laptop is also made from 100% recycled aluminium, significantly smaller bezels and is approximately 10% thinner than the previous version, It weighs 1.25kg, it means it is 100g lighter than the previous model. It comes with a price tag of $1,199 and so far it is the cheapest laptop with retina display.
Specs of the MacBook Air 2018
- 8th-generation dual-core Core i5 processor
- 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage
- 12 hours of battery life
- FaceTime HD camera
- Touch ID Scanner
The MacBook Air was first rolled out in 2008 when then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced it and with its slim and chiselled design, it was the thinnest laptop back then. Since then it has been updated a few times, but its design has remained entirely the same. The last time Apple “updated” the MacBook Air was in 2017, although it did not involve any major update; it was more about a chipset refresh.
Watch the video when Steve Jobs launched MacBook Air in 2008.