Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the new MacBook Air. It's late to the game, sure, but now that it is here and with the holiday season upon us, Apple is likely going to sell a lot of these in the coming months.
Right after its global debut at Apple's special event in Brooklyn, consumers in Malaysia are now able to pre-order the new MacBook Air with Retina Display through Apple Malaysia's official website. The new MacBook Air comes with a 13.3in Retina display sporting four million pixels - no word on actual resolution - and some 40 per cent more colour than the old Air.
The backlit Butterfly keyboard, meanwhile, boasts 4x the stability of the last generation of MacBook Air keyboard, while the Force Touch trackpad boasts 20 percent more surface area.
APPLE HAS FINALLY REVEALED a new MacBook Air, and to be honest, it's about bloody time.
Specs-wise, the new MacBook Air features an 8th generation Intel dual-core i5 CPU, up to 16GB of 2,133Mhz RAM, and up to a 1.5TB SSD (which is 60-percent faster than before). It also weighs less than the old Air: 2.75 pound vs. 3 pounds for the old model.
The new MacBook Air will come with two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the device so that users can connect eGPUs, external displays and other external devices including storage. The new Apple MacBook will be available starting November 7. More so, Apple announced that all MacBook Air laptops are built from 100 per cent recycled aluminium, making it the greenest MacBook ever. And that price isn't an unreasonable proposition, either, since the 11-inch MacBook Air sold for that much before its axing.
The MacBook Air was refreshed with faster processors previous year.
Now for the bad news: There's no $999 option on this new MacBook Air.
That said, it's still impressive how Apple managed to make the MacBook Air 2015 so thin and light while still relying on fan-cooled, full-fat Intel processors.
We're very excited about what we've seen today of the new MacBook Air, and can't wait to get hands on with the device very shortly. The display has 50% narrower bezels compared to the outgoing MacBook Air too.
First and foremost, Apple's new MacBook Air comes with the performance upgrade everyone's been waiting for.