The MacBook Air is one of Apple’s most popular notebooks, and its recent lack of updates has been bemoaned far and wide. Well, Apple listened, and has now updated the device in a big way.
The MacBook Air now (finally!) comes with a Retina display with more than three times as many pixels as its predecessor. The keyboard has been revamped to feature Apple’s thirdgeneration butterfly design, while the trackpad is now 20% larger and integrates the Force Touch tech seen on the MacBook Pro. There’s also a Touch ID button that, coupled with the T2 chip, makes logging in and paying for items more secure than ever on a MacBook Air.
Apple has done far more than that, though. There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports and the stereo speakers are 25% louder, while the new models feature eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processors. All that’s been done while making the chassis 10% thinner and cutting the volume by 17%.