A new keyboard design.
Yes, Apple is finally bringing over the 16-inch MacBook Pro’s Magic Keyboard design to the new MacBook Air, which means you can finally get a MacBook Air with a reliable keyboard design. The update gets rid of Apple’s controversial butterfly keyboard design, which was a major problem for some of the recent generations of Apple laptops. The new keyboard has the same 1mm keyboard travel as the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple is also claiming that the new MacBook Air offers up to double the performance. The company says its most popular Mac now comes with Intel’s 10th-gen processors, with up to 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 processors. The new MacBook Air also offers 80% faster graphics performance with the new Intel Iris Plus graphics.
With the upgraded internals, the MacBook Air can now support up to a single 6K external display for the first time ever.
Last but not least, the new MacBook Air doubles on the storage as well — now starting at 256GB of storage. You can get up to 2TB of SSD storage on the new MacBook Air, as compared to the previous 1TB limit.
Apple says the new MacBook Air comes with a new three-mic array for improved voice recordings and advanced stereo speakers for improved audio output. The new device starts at $999 ($899 for students) and will be available for purchase starting next week.