On the surface, the new MacBook Air looks much like the MacBook Pro with dimmed frames, powerful loudspeakers and a dull profile. The new design has frames 50 percent much more and four times more screen resolution, with a total of 4 million pixels. The device is also 17 percent lighter than its predecessor.
Key features on the new MacBook Air board include a 13.3-inch retina display, two USB-C Thunderbolt cables and a Touch ID – all carried by the MacBook Pro and MacBook 12 inches.
Under the surface, the MacBook Air is powered by the 8-gen Intel Core i5 processor. We were not told exactly which CPU, but Apple mentioned it was a dual-core processor.
Along with the Intel processor, the T2 co-processor, which is used for Touch ID and “Hey Siri” functionality. The base model comes with 8GB of RAM but also supports up to 16GB of memory at 2,133 GHz. Regarding storage, the device brings up to 1.5 TB of SSD, making it 60 percent faster than the previous generation.
“MacBook Air is the most popular laptop ever and now is the time for a new MacBook that sends MacBook experiences to areas that are most important to our customers,” said Apple Cook CEO.
Similar to previous generations, Apple promised 12 hours of battery life for cable free browsing and 13 hours of movies on iTunes. The company also noted that the loudspeakers on the MacBook Air board are 25 percent stronger than the previous model.