Apple MacBook Air with 13.3-inch Retina Display, TouchID, 8th Gen. Intel Core i5 Processor Goes Official

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Apple announces the much-anticipated MacBook Air with Retina Display at an event held in New York City. This entry-level machine received a major spec bump and also a few changes in its design. The first major change is the Display. The New MacBook Air comes with an all-new 13.3-inch Retina display with bezels are thinner by about 50 percent. It has a resolution of 2560×1600 Pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and also has an Ambient light sensor.

MacBook Air Retina Colors

Another major addition to the New MacBook Air is the TouchID which is placed on the Right side of the Function Keys row. Similar to MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air is also equipped with a T2 security chip that protects Touch ID information and also ensures that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered. The T2 Chip also has an SSD controller for data encryption on the SSD. Coming to the performance, the MacBook Air is powered by the 8th Generation Dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor with up to 16GB RAM onboard.

New MacBook Air Keyboard

MacBook Air Retina Features

  • Retin Display with over 4 million pixels
  • 48% more colors than the previous generation
  • Force Touch Trackpad – 20% bigger than the previous generation
  • Integrated TouchID – Quick login, Apple Pay, Authenticate Identity
  • Dual Thunderbolt 3 Ports – Support 5K displays, Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (40 Gbps), USB-C 3.1 Gen. 2 (10 Gbps)
  • Up to 13 hours of battery backup
  • Three microphones for better sound quality & improved voice recognition for Siri
  • 3rd Gen. Apple-designed keyboard
  • 25% louder speakers compared to the previous generation
  • SSD Up to 1.5TB capacity
  • Build from 100% recycled aluminum – Apple designed Aluminum alloy
  • Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled External Graphics Processors

MacBook Air Retina Side
The MacBook Air with Retina Display is offered in three shades – Space Grey, Gold, & Silver and available to pre-order in the U.S. starting 30th October 2018. It will be available in Apple retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers starting Wednesday, 7th November 2018. The 128GB variant priced at $1,199 and the 256GB variant costs $1,399.

MacBookAir with Retina Display India Pricing

In India, the new MacBookAir is priced at ₹1,14,900 for the 128GB storage variant and ₹1,34,900 for the 256GB storage variant. Both will be offered in Space Gray, Gold, & Silver colors and available to purchase through Apple Authorized Resellers starting 7th November 2018.

Apple MacBook Air Retina Specs

  • 13.3-inch Retina Display, 2560×1600 Pixels
  • 16:10 Aspect Ratio
  • Integrated Touch ID Sensor
  • 1.6GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor, 4MB L3 Cache, Intel UHD Graphics 617
  • 128GB or 256GB PCIe-based SSD Storage
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM (2133MHz)
  • 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • 50.3-watt-hour Lithium-polymer Battery, 30W USB-C Power Adapter
  • WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Stereo Speakers, Three Microphones, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • 79 (ISO) Individual LED-backlit Keys, Force Touch Trackpad
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Dual Type-C Ports
  • Dimensions – 1.56 x 30.41 x 21.24 cm
  • Weight – 1.25 kg
  • In the Box – MacBook Air, 30W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C Charge Cable (2m)
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