However, Apple has made some interesting decisions in keeping certain specs in the past and considerably raising the price on its historically most affordable laptop.
This MacBook Air is the most environmentally friendly Mac on the market, Lagrove said: The logic board is made from 100% recycled tin, while the internal components are made from 25% post-consumer recycled plastic. Our customers love their Macs. Macbook Air's ground-breaking, thin design changed the industry, said Tim Cook. These allow MacBook Air to offer the most secure boot process and most secure storage of any notebook. Wireless connectivity options on the MacBook Air include Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2.
The MacBook Air was refreshed with faster processors past year. Finally with a Retina Display.
NEW YORK-The wait is over: Apple on Tuesday unveiled a revamped MacBook Air at an event in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to the Retina Display, the New MacBook Air also gets Touch ID. The new Air's display glass is right to the edge of the enclosure, with borders that are 50% narrower. Just 0.16-inches at its thinnest, and 0.61-inches at its thickest, and a mere 2.75 pounds, we're talking one serious diet.
The "ultimate iPad" has 25% less volume, nearly 4 million pixels and comes in 11 inches and 12.9 inches.
The FaceTime HD camera is still at the top of the display (which obviously supports Group FaceTime). It is also marginally lighter than the previous model.
Apple finally announces updated MacBook Air with Retina display to take on Surface Laptop 2
The New MacBook Air, by popular demand, gets a Retina Display that's 13.3-inch in diagonal, and has a resolution of 4 million pixels, with 48% more color. Another highlight feature is Touch ID, which is enabled by the T2 chip.
The new MacBook Air sports Apple's third-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard, and Force Touch keypad that comes with 20 per cent larger area.
The new model features Touch ID built directly into the keyboard.
Unfortunately, the MacBook Air 2018 is quite a bit more expensive at a base $1,199 (£1,199, AU$1,849), thanks to all those display and port upgrades. It has three microphone array. "Hey Siri" is also powered through the T2 chip. The device has two Thunderbird ports.
There is an eighth-generation Intel Core processor under the hood.
It's available for pre-order today in gold, space gray, and silver. Reducing the bezels also served to make the entire body smaller, resulting in a machine with 17% less volume than its predecessor. The old 13-inch MacBook Air remains on sale as well, holding down the Mac notebook starting price at $999.