Apple’s newest MacBook Air features its very own processors and its longest battery life ever — here’s when and how to preorder one

MacBook Air 2020

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The newest MacBook Air from Apple has been announced and made available for order starting at $999 — the same price as before.
This version of the laptop contains Apple’s first-ever main processor for a computer: the M1, a complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) design very similar to (but more powerful than) the chips inside iPhones and iPads.
Apple’s new silicon brings with it more power, more efficiency, and longer battery life into the same MacBook Air frame as before.
However, we would suggest waiting for full reviews of the latest MacBook Air before buying, as much of the upgrades rely on brand-new, unproven technology.
In addition to the new MacBook Air, Apple also recently detailed its new MacBook Pro with M1.

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Apple has officially pulled the curtain back on the M1, the company’s first main processor for Mac computers, and with it the first MacBook laptops that are powered by it. The most exciting of those models is the most approachable in terms of price: the newest MacBook Air.

Using Apple’s new M1 processor, the company says that this MacBook Air is up to 3.5 times faster overall and produces five times faster graphics than before. The company also promises seamless app support for Mac apps developed for Intel-based Mac computers, as well as support for all iPhone and iPad apps — again, seamlessly.

This is the next phase for Apple computers in more ways than one, so here’s how you can get in on that.

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MacBook Air 2020 price

Apple has set the starting price for its latest MacBook Air at $999, which is exactly what the current model sells for. Upgraders aren’t paying any extra for this change in technology, which is a welcome bit of news.

Education customers will only pay $899, just like the current model as well. This is a considerable upgrade in terms of performance and features for the same pricing.

MacBook Air 2020 release date

The latest MacBook Air with the M1 processor inside is available for purchase right now at the time of writing, and orders will begin delivering to homes on November 17.

Apple also gives itself some leeway, mentioning in the fine print that your order could be delivered on November 18. However, at least Apple offers free shipping, especially since Apple Store Pickup is not currently available at most, if not all, Apple Store locations.  

MacBook Air 2020 specs and features

The newest 2020 MacBook Air is another 13-inch laptop that looks practically identical to the previous generation model that was released earlier this year. That’s because, short of the major changes going on inside, that is largely the case.

Display: 13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 LED screen with IPS

Processor: Apple M1 processor (8-core CPU; 7~8-core GPU)

Memory: 8GB ~ 16GB unified memory

Storage: 256GB ~ 2TB SSD

Camera: 720p FaceTime HD webcam

Size: 11.97 x 8.36 …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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