Apple New MacBook Air 2018 with Retina Display and Touch ID Launched: Price, Specifications and More


Apple at its New York event Yesterday has finally launched the latest 2018 edition MacBook Air, which hadn’t seen a refresh in design since 2010. The new MacBook Air 2018 sports a 13.3-inch Retina display, a Touch ID support with the T2 security chip. The Apple MacBook Air is also equipped with 3rd gen Butterfly keyboard, spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, and lot more brand new features. The company has claimed that it will be a game changer.

MacBook Air 2018 Price and Availability

The Apple MacBook Air 2018 is available in gold, space grey, and silver color options. The price of 128GB variant starts at $1,199 (Rs.88,160 approx.), and the 256GB variant is about $1,399 (Rs. 1,02,890 approx.).

The Indian price, on the other hand, is a little bit different. The 128GB variant of MacBook Air costs Rs. 1,14,900 (MRP), and Rs. 1,34,900 for the 256GB variant. Pre-orders are now available on the US, and it will be available on November 7 both on US and India.

MacBook Air 2018 Specs

The MacBook Air has finally been overhauled, Apple has finally implemented a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge Retina display on the MacBook Air which is claimed to be 50 percent narrower than the last model, and it sports a total of 4 million pixels. It is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel UHD Graphics and faster 2133 MHz system memory up to 16GB and up to 1.5TB SSD storage, and with a connectivity of two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

It is also pushed further in terms of its authentication capabilities. The new MacBook Air is now equipped with Touch ID powered by the T2 chip. The new model also includes Force Touch trackpad, which is claimed to deliver pressure-sensing capabilities and haptic feedback, it is 20% larger compared to the previous one.

You can also enjoy a more powerful music and video streaming as Apple says that the speakers are now 25% louder. And of course, this enjoyment will be fulfilled by a longer battery capability. The new MacBook Air is claimed to be capable of delivering up to 12 hours of battery life and up to 13 hours of iTunes movie playback. It weighs in at 1.34 kgs and offers two USB-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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