Apple today has launched a new MacBook Air through a website refresh. This refresh was rumoured to be coming since the past few days, and it has finally dropped today.
The new MacBook Air, though unchanged in terms of design, has quite a few substantial changes under the hood. For starters, the fragile butterfly mechanism is gone. It is replaced by the scissor-mechanish Magic Keyboard first introduced in Apple’s flagship 16-inch MacBook Pros. The base model has double the storage from the previous model, up from 128GB to 256GB, and the starting price has also been reduced to $999 from the previous $1099. The max storage option has also been upgraded to 2TB. The most surprising change is in the CPU side of things though. The new MacBook Airs come equipped with Intel’s 10th-generation chips, making these the first Macs to feature Intel’s 10th-gen chips. The base model comes equipped with a 1.1 GHz dual-core i3 chipset, and can be the upgraded to a 1.2 GHz quad-core i7.