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Apple Announces The New MacBook Air That Costs Only $999

Apple, this morning, announced the release of its new MacBook Air that boasts faster performance and an absolutely sweet-to-use keyboard that costs all of $999 (and $899 for education package).

 

According to Apple’s press release on 18th March 2020, the MacBook Air seems to be out to outdo the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It comes with the same 1mm keyboard travel as the Pro that came in November 2019.

 

The Verge describes the PC as using an improved “scissor-switch” keyboard, which does away with the butterfly mechanism that past Apple generation laptops used.

 

 

Besides the user-friendly keyboard, the MacBook Air is touted to be able to achieve double the CPU performance and about 80 percent faster graphics performance. This is because it uses 10th-gen intel processors of up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7.

 

It also has a storage space of 256GB, which can be configured to a maximum of 2TB. However, analysts are giving the MacBook Pro a win in the speaker department. This is because the MacBook Air does not have the kind of speakers its predecessor had.

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Apple had explained that the Air version has speakers that cater for an immersive listening experience. Making it more ideal for watching Apple TV+ and playing Apple Arcade games.

 

However, it edges out the MacBook Pro in voice capture as it has a three-mic array inside it.

 

MacBook Air comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip to improve its security. In addition, it has Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon. This checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD.

 

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Other features this new Apple MacBook Air comes with includes:

 

— The industry-best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation.

— Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector.

— Support for up to a 6K external display, a first for MacBook Air.

 

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Onwuasoanya Obinna

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