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New MacBook Air (2018) Hands-On

New MacBook Air (2018) Hands-On

Apple says that this alloy reduces the Air's carbon footprint by 50 percent and it's billed as the "the greenest Mac ever".

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.

Apple Inc. overhauled two of its oldest Macs after sales of the company's personal computers fell to the lowest point since 2010 last quarter.

How different is the new MacBook Air from the previous version?

Apple at an early morning press event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NY unveiled a smattering of new hardware including a long overdue update to the MacBook Air. Since then, Apple has continued to sell the MacBook Air with outdated components. In fact, people who have used the MacBook Air already find it the best laptop, even though they don't particularly like its TN screen. The new MacBook Air should come to India by the end of the year. And that begins with the new Retina display.

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The Cupertino, California-based company showed off the long-awaited update to the iconic MacBook Air's design during its fall hardware keynote at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The trackpad is being updated to use Force Touch and has 20 percent more surface area than on the previous MacBook Air. Its screen has 4 million pixels, says Apple. These machines included 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a 720p FaceTime HD camera.

The previous MacBook Air model is still available at $999. The T2 processor has an audio controller for wide-stereo sound, and an always on processor that allows for "Hey Siri" support. It is still the butterfly design. The key highlight of the new iPad Pro is that it comes with Face ID support, and is powered by the A12X Bionic processor. The aluminum bezels around the old Air display have been replaced by the black glass common in other modern MacBooks, and the size of those bezels has been reduced by half.

MacBook Air comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

There is an eighth-generation Intel Core processor under the hood. Customers that want to have 16GB of RAM instead need to RM 880 on top of that price tag. Apple's 12 hours of wireless web browsing (or 13 hours of iTunes movie playback) is on a par with before, too, though it still insists on only including a 30W power adapter.

The new Air has 17% less volume than its predecessor, making it even more portable.