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Apple Finally Introduces Redesigned MacBook Air with Retina Display

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Today during the company’s event in Brooklyn, Apple introduced an all-new redesigned MacBook Air. It’s essentially a larger version of the company’s 12-inch MacBook in which it features a similar design and feature set.

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According to Apple, the new MacBook Air comes with a completely redesigned enclosure that takes up 17 percent less volume than the previous Air. It’s also just 15.6mm thin and weighs 2.75 pounds. Opening the laptop, you’ll find a 13.3-inch 2560×1600 Retina Display that’s bound to be significantly better than the previous Air’s screen. You’ll also find the company’s third generation Butterfly keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad.

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For specs, the new MacBook Air comes with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1.5TB of SSD storage. It has stereo speakers flanking the keyboard and a Touch ID sensor for security. The laptop even includes Apple’s T2 chip for greater security and “Hey Siri” support.

Apple says the MacBook Air offers all-day battery life, and that’s probably true since it’s an Air laptop which are known to offer some of the best battery life in the entire laptop market.

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For IO, Apple includes two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and a headphone jack. This means you’ll have to buy dongles if you haven’t yet converted entirely to USB-C which, while is unfortunate, at least future-proofs this machine.

Apple says the new MacBook Air starts at $1,199 with an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. preorders are open today and it launches November 7th.

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