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The new MacBook Air has a 13.3-inch screen. The old Air had a wide aluminum bezel around its screen; the new one dispenses with that and extends the display outward toward the edge of the body. There are two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side of the all-new MacBook Air, which will give it power, USB, Thunderbolt connectivity, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, and eGPU connectivity, depending upon the type of accessory connected at the end. All other ports have been eliminated, as expected in Apple's modern MacBook port strategy.

The keyboard is the all new, redesigned, 3rd generation keyboard with Butterfly mechanism.

The speakers are now 25 percent louder with better bass and includes a three-microphone array for better Siri input and communication.

The MacBook Air's Retina display is 13.3 inches on the diagonal, and packs in over 4 million pixels. In that sense, the new MacBook Air skirts such perils.

The new enclosure measures only 0.61 inches thick at its thickest point, making it 10% thinner than the previous MacBook Air. Not only are the bezels now black (like on iMacs and MacBook Pros), but they are also 50 percent smaller. It weighs 2.75 pounds (1.24kg).

This story is developing, check back to see more details about Apple's new MacBook Air.

The latest Apple event is ongoing, and this time around the company is announcing the newest Mac products.

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For the most part, the MacBook Air 2018 is a better device than its three-year-old predecessor. MacBook Air's Touch ID is powered by Apple's T2 security chip. Touch ID and the T2 security chip make for a more secure computing experience, and the retina display will be particularly useful for creative work.

The fully-refreshed MacBook Air starts at $1199 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The starting model includes 8GB of RAM, but for the first time in a MacBook Air this can be upgraded to 16GB. Same goes for the storage options as the 256GB, 512GB, and 1.5TB since they cost additional RM 850, RM 1700, and RM 5100 respectively.

All of that with pretty much the same battery life promises as before - up to 12 hours of web browsing. MacBook Air also features the third-generation Apple-designed keyboard for more precise and responsive typing. We'll update you as it as progresses.

What explains the perennial popularity of the MacBook Air?

After today's event, the future of the standard MacBook looks shakier than that of the Air.

However, just like with other Mac models, the MacBook Air can be configured further on Apple's website. The MacBook Pro starts at $1,799. The laptop also still includes a headphone jack, unlike the new 2018 iPad Pro. That might seem like a pointless question, given the 2018 MacBook Air has just been revealed to us, but if Apple's newest ultraportable is to be a success then it can't just count on branding to buoy sales.


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