Apple refreshes its MacBook Air lineup with a new Magic Keyboard, 256GB storage (twice the storage from its predecessor), an overall performance boost, and at a cheaper price tag. The new MacBook Air 2020 features a unibody wedge design made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.
Apple MacBook Air 2020 Launched
The MacBook Air 2020 packs the (same old) 13-inch True Tone Retina display, powered by (up to) 10th-gen Intel Core processor, coupled with 8GB RAM, paired with (up to) 512GB storage, runs on macOS Catalina and is backed by a 49.9‑watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery. The company promises to deliver up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80% faster graphics performance.
In addition to that, this refreshed MacBook Air comes with a new Magic Keyboard, which has a redesigned scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel. In contrast, the new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes it easier to find without looking down.
Apple MacBook Air 2020 Specifications
- 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) 227 PPI Retina display with True Tone
- 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache) / 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB L3 cache) 10th-generation processor with Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- 8GB 3733MHz RAM
- 256GB /512GB SSD storage
- macOS Catalina
- Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad
- Stereo speakers, Wide stereo sound, Support for Dolby Atmos playback, Three-mic array with directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0
- 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
- 49.9‑watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery with up to 11 hours wireless web, up to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 30 days of standby time, 30W USB-C Power Adapter
Apple MacBook Air 2020: Pricing And Availability
The MacBook Air 2020 comes in three finishes i.e. gold, silver, and space grey. It’s priced at;
- Intel Core i3 + 256GB storage – Rs 92,900 (Its priced $999, roughly Rs 74,220)
- Intel Core i5 + 512GB storage – $1,299 (~ Rs 96,510)
It will be available in the US from next week and will be available soon from Apple Authorised Resellers in India.