Apple’s laptop line is more of a mess than ever

Apple’s laptop line is more of a mess than ever

Apple’s laptop line is more of a mess than ever

It also has Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner and T2 security chip for securely logging into the machine or using with third-party apps.

As for tech specs, you get 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 8th generation dual-core CPU with the latest Intel graphics.

Battery-wise, the new MacBook Air can play iTunes movies for up to 13 hours, Apple said.

The new lower-cost Apple notebook adopts numerous technologies Apple introduced with the MacBook Pro in 2016, including a large Force Touch trackpad, new keyboard and two Thunderbolt 3 ports in the side for power and connectivity. Apple claims the laptop has 17 percent less volume than its predecessor and weighs 2.75 pounds. New Macbook air is with retina display. The new MacBook Air is portable, pretty, and newly powerful, all things you have to pay for. It includes faster processors, making it five times faster than the previous model.

Apple has heard your cries for a MacBook Air refresh and the company has finally delivered. In Canada, the MacBook Air starts at $1,499. The FaceTime camera will remain at the top of the display, however.

While my initial impressions of the MacBook Air are positive, a few questions about the device remain, particularly battery life given this is a feature the older air is famous for.

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Another big advancement: the new MacBook is made with 100% recycled aluminium. The aluminum bezels around the old Air display have been replaced by the black glass common in other modern MacBooks, and the size of those bezels has been reduced by half. It also feels like the keys have slightly more bounce to them when compared to the 2017 MacBook Pro and possibly even the 2018 MacBook Pro.

Apple's new MacBook Air 2 features a 13.3-inch Retina Display with minimal bezels surrounding the corners. Like we saw with iPhone and the price tag creeping up to the $1k point, if you want Apple's latest then you need to open your wallet wider. To be more specific about the display, it runs at a 2560×1600 resolution, a huge step up from the previously used sub-1080p displays. The trackpad is now Force Touch, with 20% more surface area.

The new MacBook Air comes in Gold, Space Grey and Silver colour options.

At first glance, the Air's display looks great, though it doesn't feature the True Tone technology included in the 2018 Macbook Pro.

How much does the MacBook Air cost?

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The MacBook Air will face competition from a number of more affordable Chromebooks, including the Samsung Chromebook Pro (which starts at $599), the Google Pixelbook (priced around $999), the Acer Chromebook 15 (around $250), and the Asus Chromebook Flip (around $400).

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