Apple has released an updated version of its MacBook Air. The new Mac notebook comes with faster performance, increased storage and a new Magic Keyboard for a reduced price of $999 (N366,133).
An extra 128GB of storage
The 2019 version had a starting storage ram of 128GB. However, the updated version of the MacBook now starts with a storage capacity of 256GB which is twice that of the previous version.
Therefore, users of this MacBook don’t need to upgrade their devices to gain more space to store their movies, videos and pictures. For upgrades, the MacBook Air now offers up to 2TB storage which is also double its the previous offering of 1TB.
Performance speed is 2X faster
The 2020 version of the MacBook Air comes with quad-core processors, the first time for its kind. This is a major upgrade from the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core used in 2019 version.
The device also has the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processors up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 fitted into it. This means that the device will deliver twice more speed than its previous version. Similarly, it also has its maximum boost speed up-ed from 3.6 GHz to 3.8GHz.
80% faster graphic performance
With graphic artists and gamers in mind, the new 2020 MacBook Air is retrofitted with Intel Iris Plus Graphics card. The new card delivers up to 80% faster graphics performance for activities ranging from games to graphical presentation and video editing.
This allows users to play more high graphics game like FIFA 20, Call of Duty War Zone. It also provides more breezing performance while 3D designers are working.
A whole New Keyboard
MacBook Air now has Apple’s new and improved scissor-switch keyboard. Branded the “Magic Keyboard”, the keyboard debuted in the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Similar to the Pro, the new MacBook Air ditches the butterfly mechanism of the previous model and adopts the 1mm of keyboard travel and inverted-T arrow keys.
The new keyboard has a comfortable and stable key feel with a new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys. This makes it easier to find without looking down.
Body made with 100% recycled Aluminium
Apple in its latest MacBook Air has also opted to help promote climate change. The unibody of the MacBook was made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium.
The unibody wedge design comes in stunning unique finishes of gold, silver and space grey.
Display has over 4 million pixels
Apple has always been know for its cutting edge picture quality and the new MacBook Air is no different. The Mac has over 4 million pixels and millions of colours in its 13-inch Retina display.
Therefore users of the new MacBook Air will not only get good graphics they will also enjoy razor-sharp picture quality in photos and images.
More improved offerings for a reduced price
With all the new offerings like double storage and speed added to the new MacBook Air, it still goes for a cheaper price than the previous version. The 2019 version of MacBook Air is sold for $1,100 (N403,150) while the latest 2020 version goes for a base price of $999 (N366,133). For education purposes, it is sold for $899 (N329,483).
This means that for a lower price the new MacBook Air user will be getting a far better machine than the previous version.
The MacBook Air has other features like the three-mic array for clearer voice capture for FaceTime and Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation. It also has Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector.
Other features include support for up to a 6K external display and advanced stereo speakers for immersive, wide stereo sound.
With the juicy offerings accompanying the latest MacBook Air and its reduced price, it’s an exciting new option for Apple lovers
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