When the MacBook Air was released it somewhat divided Apple fans, as it was one of the first computers to eschew many bells and whistles that were seldom used by the likes of students and academics, and offer a truly dynamic and robust laptop that had the sleek design of an Apple with the guts to match, but could be slipped into a carry bag without a moments thought. People asked how they could live without a CD/DVD drive, or fifteen USB ports. But then they just got on with it, and Apple proved that despite their penchant for bold risks, they were still ahead of the curve.
Now, the new MacBook Air has been announced by the tech giant, and it is a significant step up from its predecessor.
Incorporating an all-new thirteen-inch retina display, Touch ID, upgraded processors and an even more slimline profile than MacBook Airs of yesteryear, it’s further testament to this becoming the world’s most loved portable computer. There’s also a newly designed keyboard and “Force Touch” trackpad making navigation incredibly effortless, as well as super fast SSDs and stereo sound.
Improved all-day battery life, as well as Apple’s much-lauded T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports make this as much of a solid workhorse as it is a pretty pony.
“The first MacBook Air revolutionised Mac with its thin wedge-shaped aluminium design. It forever changed the entire industry for portable computers and became the world’s most loved notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“Redesigning MacBook Air started with a stunning Retina display and all-day battery life, and then we added Touch ID and the Apple T2 Security Chip, the latest processors, incredible sound, the third-generation keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, high-speed Thunderbolt 3 ports and of course macOS Mojave, in a beautiful, thinner, lighter, all-aluminium design that a whole new generation of MacBook Air customers are going to love.”
Offered in three colours: Space Grey, Gold and Silver so users can rock one that suits their style, this is officially the most affordable computer with a retina display from Apple, starting at just AUD$1,499, and looks to be a sure sign that Apple still knows how to deliver on what consumers really want from a laptop, without the fluff.