Apple has made further internal refinements to deliver a slightly faster, brighter MacBook Air, with its Retina display now featuring True Tone technology to produce enhanced colour levels. It is still made from 100% recycled lightweight aluminium, and built with Touch ID, the latest-generation keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad.
How does this new model compare to the previous version?
- Apple has taken the Retina display up a notch by adding True Tone technology to improve the vibrancy and richness of the colours on the screen. It works to automatically adjust the white point of the display to match the colour temperature of your environment for improved viewing experience.
Thin, Light and Durable
Since Steve Jobs first pulled the original MacBook Air from a slim envelope, the MacBook Air has focused on delivering portability through its slim and light design. The 2019 MacBook Air 13.3-inch measures just 1.56cm at its deepest point and weighs an astonishing 1.25kg, making it ideal to take with you. The amazing portability of this machine is helped by the PCIe-based SSD. It doesn’t have any moving parts, which means it’s more reliable and quiet. Lightning fast, durable, silent — qualities that make sense in a laptop tasked with keeping up with you.
Despite its size, MacBook Air packs a full-size keyboard that makes typing as natural as it is comfortable. The keys have been redesigned for greater comfort and more responsive typing, with a Butterfly mechanism replacing the traditional scissor mechanism. It’s also backlit, so you can type with ease in even the dimmest light.
A Secure Option
Apple has incorporated Touch ID into the keyboard, as well as Apple’s state of the art T2 security chip. It also makes online shopping easier by using Apple Pay at checkout - just one touch and you’re done. This chip also means you can have Apple’s virtual assistant Siri to hand whenever you need her.
8th-Generation Intel Core i5
The eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor will handle whatever you throw at it, allowing you to multi-task and work on intensive applications without experiencing any lag. Running at a base speed of 1.6GHz with a Turbo Boost speed of 3.6GHz, applications run faster and more efficiently than before. So everything you normally do on a computer you can do even quicker. Send email, write reports, create presentations, touch up photos, edit home movies and all the little (and big) tasks in between. The i5 uses the Intel UHD Graphics 617 GPU to ensure visuals are smooth whether you’re playing a game, watching a video or editing a photo.
MacBook Air 2019 features a large battery that works with the power-efficient 8th-generation Intel Core processor to last all day. You can expect up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge while watching iTunes films, or 12 hours of wireless web browsing. MacBook Air will also preserve its own battery life by entering standby mode after it’s been asleep for more than 3 hours, helping to conserve battery life for up to 30 days. You can even continue to receive new emails and calendar invitations while your MacBook’s asleep by enabling Power Nap.
With 802.11ac Wi-Fi you’ll be able to connect to an 802.11ac router and experience wireless performance that’s up to 3 times faster than previous generations. Bluetooth 4.2 will allow you to connect to Bluetooth enabled devices like speakers, headphones and other computers to stream and share files without wires. Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports will allow you to connect peripheral items such as mice, printers or USB storage devices, also supporting charging, DisplayPort, and USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 devices