Amid the Coronavirus pandemic that has shut down everything and halted the lives of people all across the world, Apple recently launched the new Macbook Air 2020, leaving its fans excited and hopeful of the worst to pass.
Boasting a ton of new features, this refresh of the previous Macbook Air version is surely the best for almost everyone. The new version is tweaked in a number of amazing ways, with amazingly fast performance, doubled storage, redesigned Magic keyboard, and the best of all… a lower price tag.
No wonder, it is claimed to be the world’s loved notebook and the best Macbook ever made!
In the words of Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.
“From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. Today we’re giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of INR 92990. With its stunning, thin, and light design, brilliant Retina display, all-day battery life, and the power and ease-of-use of macOS, MacBook Air is the world’s best consumer notebook.”
It’s now time to brace yourselves as we highlight the features of the impressive Macbook Air 2020 that has stolen hearts already.
#1. The Magic Keyboard
Because, why not address the elephant in the room first?
As magical as it might sound (okay a little exaggeration there), the 2020 Macbook Air features the new Magic keyboard that was first introduced on the 16-inch Macbook Pro. With the redesigned scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel, it offers a comfortable and safe key feel to its users. Plus, the ‘inverted T’ arrangement for the arrow keys make it easier to locate them without having to look down.
That’s not all…
Apple also gives up the Butterfly mechanism that it has been using since 2015 as it led to key failures due to the trapped dust particles.
#2. Design and Display
The 11.97 inches long and 8.36 inches wide new Macbook Air 2020 weighs just 2.8 pounds. It doesn’t feature major design changes when compared to the 2019 Macbook Air and boasts of the stunning wedge-shape tapering from thick to thin to the front of the device.
Be rest assured of its Retina display as it’s sharper, crisper, and clearer than ever. This means the display offers more lifelike and true to color pictures as compared to the previous non-Retina displays of its predecessors. It has a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels per inch, and the total pixels in the notebook’s display are counted to be more than 4 million.
Besides, the display of the 11” Macbook Air tweaks its color to match the lighting in the room. Thanks to its True Tone ability, which helps eliminate any eye strain, thereby providing a more natural viewing experience.
Starting with 256 GB of storage, the new Macbook Air allows its users to store humongous amounts of files, folders, movies, and images. And, for those who’d like to have even more storage capacity, it offers up to 2TB SSD, double the previous maximum storage.
Isn’t it great?
#4. Faster Performance
Your favorite Macbook Air offers quad-core processors for the first time ever. This means, all the more speedy performance, be it, organizing pictures, editing videos, or creating presentations.
The Apple Macbook Air comes equipped with the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processors up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz and Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
This not only helps deliver up to two times faster overall performance when compared to the Macbook Air 2019 but also makes playing games and editing videos faster than ever.
#5. Built-in Security and Privacy
The latest Macbook features a T2 Security Chip, which offers advanced protection to the Touch ID Information that helps keep the users’ information safe and secure whether they’re unlocking their MacBook, making an online purchase, or entering an online password.
This T2 chip is Apple’s custom-designed second-generation silicon, which makes sure that during booting, the loaded software does not get tampered with and remains free from malware.
Well, there are some other functionalities associated with the Touch Id too. Like, using it for unlocking the Mac by placing a finger on the sensor, no need of password for password-protected apps, and make Apple Pay purchases in Safari.
#6. Lower Price
Although Apple devices are known for being on the higher end of the price spectrum, the latest Macbook Air is surprisingly on the opposite end.
That said, the base model starts at a price of $999, which is $100 when compared to its previous versions, the base models of which were priced at $1099. This is certainly a big deal for all the Apple fans out there alongside those who are planning to switch to Apple.
Furthermore, its price comes down to $899, thanks to the education discount. That said, you can now become a Mac owner without breaking the bank!
#7. Additional Features
If you thought that’s all, read ahead as there’s more in store for you…
- The Macbook Air 2020 supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0
- It boasts of speakers with wide-stereo surround sound support which makes the viewing experience amazing
- For face-time calls, Apple provides a three-array microphone with directional beamforming
- Talking about Face-Time, there’s a 720p HD camera built-in the front
- It comes in Space-Grey, Silver, and Gold colors similar to its predecessor
Aren’t these features mind-blowing?
All those are looking to upgrade to Apple or to a new version of your existing Apple device, the latest Macbook Air, is the one you should get your hands on. It is available online at the official Apple store or the Apple Store app.
Currently, offline stores are all shut because of the ongoing health crisis. I hope things get better soon!