New MacBook Air Announced With Magic Keyboard, Up to 2x Faster Performance, and Lower $ 999 Starting Price – MacRumors,

New MacBook Air Announced With Magic Keyboard, Up to 2x Faster Performance, and Lower $ 999 Starting Price – MacRumors,

Wednesday March , 5): 12 am PDT by Joe Rossignol )

Apple today updated its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors and graphics, a scissor switch Magic Keyboard, a lower starting price of $ , and more.

The new MacBook Air features Intel’s latest th-generation Core processors, including up to a 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8GHz, resulting in up to two times faster performance compared to the previous generation. And with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, the new MacBook Air delivers up to percent faster graphics performance.

First introduced on the 18 – inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air features a Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel, plus a new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys. Most importantly, this keyboard should prove to be far more reliable than the problematic butterfly keyboard on the previous MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Air has a starting price of $ with (GB of storage in the United States, compared to $ 1,) (with) (GB of storage for the) base model. Education pricing starting at $ 899 is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.

The new MacBook Air can be ordered on or in the Apple Store app starting today in most countries.

More details to follow…

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