Today, Apple announced the first proper refresh of its thin laptop line, the MacBook Air. Following a few minor upgrades from last year, new MacBook Air features a 13.5-inch edge-to-edge Retina display with 50 percent thinner bezels comparable to the standard MacBook.
It’s lighter and thinner than the previous model, coming in at 2.75 pounds, and introduces Touch ID powered by the same T2 chip technology from the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro introduced last year. The new MacBook Air ships with an 8th generation Intel dual-core CPU with integrated graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to a 1.5TB SSD. It can support an external 5K display or connect an eGPU external graphics enclosure by utilizing its USC-C or Thunderbolt ports. As for connectivity, this new-gen laptop comes housed with just two upgraded USB-C ports.
Finally, this Macbook Air is created from 100% recycled aluminum, and will be available in Space Grey, Silver and Gold.
The 8GB RAM base model with a 1.6GHz Core i5 and 128 SSD goes on sale today for $1,199 USD and will be available November 7.
Apple has finally refreshed its four-year-old Mac Mini with a new Space Gray design and a bevy of updated specs. The new Mac Mini comes with a quad-core 8th Gen Intel processor with options to upgrade to six-core Intel Core i7 versions. It can support up to 64GB of RAM, and every version has up to 2TB of flash storage as opposed to the 2014 model’s regular hard drives.
Apple also introduced new T2 security chips and an updated range of ports. There are four Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HMDI 2.0, two USB-A ports, an audio jack and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a 10GB Ethernet option. The new Mac Mini will be available November 7 starting at $799 USD. The base model will feature a quad-core Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage.