New Apple releases are always highly anticipated and sought after, whether existing as standalone rumours or as speculation in relation to upcoming events. Luckily, in the case of the new MacBook Air released this year, we don’t have to rely on mere conjecture any longer, as it is available in India starting at Rs 92,990. Below are the few things which we think you need to know about the new MacBook Air 2020.
For this year, in particular, Apple’s latest drops could not have come at a better time given the number of students and professionals working from home. In India, there has been a positive response to the MacBook Air. Equipped with a 10th-generation Intel Core processor and graphics, this model has extremely fast performance.
Loyal fans of Apple products understand that there were setbacks with the brand’s previous devices that made use of the pesky butterfly keyboard. Apple has listened to its consumers and has adopted scissor-switch style keyboards called Magic Keyboards that are much more user-friendly and easier to navigate.
Its starting model has a 1.1GHz dual-core Core i3 processor, 256GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM. Users who wish to up the specs for more storage and Core i5 or i7 processors will be able to do so as well. The new processor’s updates are apparently twice as fast as its predecessor’s performance.
As for this MacBook Air’s graphics, its Intel Iris Plus Graphics allow for a 6K display. On its perimeter, it contains two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a plug-in headphone jack. Although MacBook Airs do not have the handy Touch Bar, they are fashioned with Touch ID sensors for passwords and unlocking.
A popular choice
Apple claims that its MacBook Air is its most popular model, because of its lightweight and portability. Newer Apple devices now run on more rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs) in order to prevent shrinkage and expansion, while still supporting mass transfer.
In the case of the MacBook Air, since PCB board thickness must be kept as slim as possible, super-thin rigid PCBs are utilised. This allows the device to maintain its lightness at 2.8 pounds and dimensions of 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63 inches.
Its 13.3-inch screen also has a 720p camera and 2560×1600 Retina True Tone display – a welcomed improvement from the 2018 model. The sleek aluminium device comes in space grey, gold, and silver.
With a reasonable entry price and quite a number of updates, it appears that this year’s MacBook Air release illustrates how Apple is constantly stepping up its game. As Indian consumers are showing a preference for lightweight, slim laptops and premium features, the MacBook Air 2020 may just be a top contender in the competitive laptop market this year.