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Our re­ac­tions to the new Ap­ple hard­ware

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“AT LAST , A NEW MAC BOOK AIR! IS  IT EV­ERY­THING YOU HOPED FOR ?”

Ap­ple is of­ten ac­cused of ne­glect­ing MacBook Air and Mac mini users – well, that can’t be said any more.

Yeah, they look like solid up­dates. It’s about time the Air got a Retina dis­play. Shame it isn’t avail­able for un­der £1K though.

It’s costly, but you get a lot of bang for your buck – in­cred­i­bly fast SSDs and mod­ern pro­ces­sors along­side the Retina dis­play.

I’m pleased that Thun­der­bolt 3 is in­cluded, and that there are two ports. That’s a nice dis­tinc­tion from the 12in MacBook, which I’m sur­prised didn‘t get the chop.

The 12in MacBook is look­ing out­dated – it’s only ad­van­tage now is its weight.

The Mac mini is a hot­ter propo­si­tion for me. FOUR Thun­der­bolt 3 and two USB-A ports! I may re­place my home iMac, which can’t run Mo­jave, with a mini and ex­ter­nal graph­ics.

It’s look­ing re­ally good – clearly Ap­ple felt it had to make up for lost time. I’d be tempted if I hadn’t just got a brand-new MacBook Pro!

The 5x per­for­mance Ap­ple banged on about… OF COURSE it’s a big jump FOUR YEARS on.

The re­al­ity dis­tor­tion field ivles on in the age of Tim Cook! Still, I doubt any Mac mini fans will be com­plain­ing about the up­grades.

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