Apple Finally Launches the MacBook Air Upgrade You Have Been Waiting For

All-new MacBook Air takes flight

Right after its global debut at Apple's special event in Brooklyn, consumers in Malaysia are now able to pre-order the new MacBook Air with Retina Display through Apple Malaysia's official website.

"MacBook truly indicates that truly less can be more", said CEO Tim Cook while unveiling the new MacBook Air. The MacBook Air will be coming with a Retina display now!

Apple is today launching a major new upgrade to the MacBook Air, after nearly giving no attention to the product for years.

Even when it first launched, the MacBook Air display was not almost as sharp as competing rivals in its price bracket: a mere 13.3-inch panel at 1,440 x 900 resolution.

The keyboard is a 4th generation butterfly type, that Apple says is more precise and responsive than ever. Apple has also brought Touch ID to the MacBook Air, using the same T2 security chip that appeared in the latest MacBook Pro and iMac Pro.

No, Apple hasn't included a TouchBar on the new MacBook Air. Apple claims the laptop has 17 percent less volume than its predecessor and weighs 2.75 pounds.

The overall shape, size, and weight of the new MacBook Air got a refresh too.

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Apple MacBook Air 2 feature Intel's latest 8th gen dual-core CPU, up to 16GB memory and up to 1.5TB SSD storage capacity, a 60 per cent boost compared to the previous iteration. In other words, don't buy the old MacBook Air at full list price.

Although we would have much rather preferred a touchpad that clicked, at least MacBook Air 2018 tracking surface is now 20% larger.

The MacBook Air was popular because it was one of Apple's most affordable machines: a sub-$1,000 machine, ideal for students, travelers and everyone on lower / middle incomes who couldn't splash out for something more. This also gives the display 48 percent more colour, and bezels that are 50 percent narrower, than the previous generation.

Two USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 ports are provided to enable connections to high-end peripherals like a 5K display.

Audio has also been improved on the new MacBook Air.

Starts at $1199 for the Intel Core i5 model with 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM. There's also TouchID and Apple's T2 security chip for more secure encryption and "Hey Siri functionality".

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