Apple has remodeled its MacBook Air with a new “Magic Keyboard” to replace the famous butterfly keyboard seen in earlier models of the laptop. The new MacBook Air also delivers new Intel processors, upgraded Intel Iris Plus graphics, and 256GB base storage, unlike the existing 128GB storage. You’ll also get upgraded onboard RAM. All this comes along with Apple’s insistence of all-day battery life. If you’ve glimpsed the last-generation MacBook Air model in the past, you won’t see any changes on the covering front. The MacBook Air 2020 maintains the aluminum design that debuted in 2018, and, there is Touch ID support. Alongside the new MacBook Air, Apple has revised Mac mini with double the storage capacity and a US base price of $799 (roughly Rs. 59,320), and it also has a new iPad Pro with a LiDAR scanner on board.
- MacBook Air 2020 is declared to offer up to 2TB SSD storage
- The recent model possesses 10th generation Intel Core processors
- MacBook Air 2020 arrives with support for a 6K external display
- MacBook Air 2020 preserves the design that we saw on 2018’s MacBook Air model
MacBook Air 2020 price in India
The MacBook Air 2020 price in India inaugurates at Rs. 92,990 for the base 256GB storage option. Apple also has other storage models whose pricing is yet to be disclosed. There are Gold, Silver, and Space Grey color options. Availability details of the new MacBook Air have not been declared openly at the moment. In the US, it launched at a base price of $999 (roughly Rs. 74,200).
In distinction, Apple commenced the MacBook Air 2018 in India with a starting price of 1,14,900. It is currently on the deal at Rs. 99,900 for 128GB storage option, while its 256GB model is convenient at Rs. 1,19,900.
In addition to the MacBook Air 2020, Apple has raised the Mac mini with standard 256GB storage that is priced Rs. 74,900, while its recent 512GB storage option is priced at Rs. 1,04,900.
MacBook Air 2020 specifications and features
The MacBook Air 2020 is the Magic Keyboard that was earlier proposed on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new keyboard has the same 1mm of essential travel that you’ll get on the MacBook Pro. There also are inverted-T arrow keys with the “refined scissor” tool that is praised for being responsive and proposes a quiet typing experience. The keyboard maintains backlit keys along with an ambient light sensor.
Apart from the new keyboard, the latest MacBook Air has 10th generation Intel Core processors that are praised for providing up to two times faster performance over the predecessor. You can assign between 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 and 1.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 options. Also, there is Intel Iris Plus graphics along with assistance for Thunderbolt 3-enabled external graphics processors. Apple asserts that the new hardware on the MacBook Air enables up to 80 percent faster graphics performance over the last-generation model.
The MacBook Air 2020 maintains the earlier 13-inch Retina display that has an IPS panel with 2560×1600 pixels resolution and 227ppi of pixel density.
Apple has listed 256GB and 512GB SSD storage options on its official site. However, it performs mention in the press release that it would offer up to 2TB SSD — double the previous maximum storage capacity, and it also comprises 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM clocked at 3,733MHz.
The new MacBook Air also comprises the Apple T2 Security Chip that is praised for checking that software loaded during the boot process hasn’t been altered with and proposes data encryption on-the-move. There is also Touch ID support for an enhanced login understanding.
Related to previous MacBook Air, the new model also has a three-mic array and Force Touch trackpad. The device also has Thunderbolt 3 sanctuaries for data transfer, charging, and video output. Further, it supports up to a 6K external display and has built-in stereo speakers along with extensive stereo sound production.
There is a built-in 49.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery that is praised for delivering up to 11 hours of wireless Web or up to 30 days of standby time on a single charge. Furthermore, the new prototype weighs 1.29 kilograms — slightly over 1.25 kilograms.