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Apple presents the new MacBook Air with doubled performance and Magic Keyboard

Apple announced an updated version of MacBook Air 2020 with improved performance, new Magic Keyboard, double the storage space and a new, more affordable price: starting at € 1,229, and even less for Education customers.

The new MacBook Air has a CPU up to twice as fast and offers graphics performance up to 80% more snappy, allowing customers to dart around in everyday activities and enjoy the best video games. Now with 256GB of storage in the basic configuration, MacBook Air has room for even more movies, photos and files. In addition, it has a bright 13 ″ Retina display that offers brilliant images and crisp text, the Touch ID sensor for quick and easy logins and safe online shopping, a large trackpad, a battery that lasts all day and macOS Catalina.

From students and consumers who buy their first computer to customers looking for a newer model, everyone loves the Mac, and the MacBook Air in particular. We have radically updated it offering up to twice as fast performance, the new Magic Keyboard and twice the storage at an even cheaper price than 1229, and even less for Education customers says Tom Boger, Senior Director of Mac and iPad Product Apple marketing. With its beautiful slim and light design, a brilliant Retina display, a battery that lasts all day, and the power and ease of use of macOS, MacBook Air is the best consumer notebook in the world.Apple presents the new MacBook Air with doubled performance and Magic Keyboard

For the first time with quad-core processors, MacBook Air is now even faster in everyday activities, such as organizing photos, creating presentations and editing videos. equipped with the latest 10th generation Intel Core processors, up to 1.2GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, and offers up to two times more snappy performance than the previous generation. And thanks to the Intel Iris Plus Graphics GPU, MacBook Air now achieves graphics performance up to 80% faster, to speed in video games and in activities such as video editing.

Now MacBook Air has the new Magic Keyboard, introduced for the first time on the MacBook Pro 16 ". The keys with redesigned scissor mechanism and 1 mm excursion are comfortable and stable, and the upside down T-shaped arrow keys are easier to find even without looking at the keyboard. MacBook Air has a unibody shell with unmistakable lines made of 100% recycled aluminum and available in three colors: gold, silver and space gray. The 13 ”Retina display packs over 4 million pixels and supports millions of colors.

Twice the storage space

In the basic configuration, MacBook Air now offers 256GB of storage: twice the size of the previous generation to hold more movies, photos and files. Those who need even more space can choose an SSD up to 2TB, double the maximum capacity supported by the previous model.

Apple presents the new MacBook Air with doubled performance and Magic Keyboard

Integrated security and privacy

MacBook Air equipped with the Apple T2 Security chip, the second generation of the processor designed by Apple, which verifies that the software loaded at system startup has not been tampered with and provides real-time encryption of all data stored on the SSD. In this way, MacBook Air and any Mac with T2 chip can ensure the boot process and storage system more secure than on any other notebook. The T2 chip also protects Touch ID information: so when customers unlock the Mac, enter a password online or shop online, their information remains secure.

Other characteristics

Three matrix microphones to capture your voice more clearly during FaceTime calls with friends and family. The best Force Touch trackpad in the industry, with precise cursor control and Multi-Touch navigation. Thunderbolt 3 ports that support data transfer, charging and video output on a single connector. Support for an external monitor up to 6K, a great novelty for MacBook Air. Advanced speakers for a wide stereo sound with an enveloping performance, ideal for watching the contents of Apple TV + or playing with Apple video games. Arcade.

With prices starting at € 1,229, and even less for Education customers, the new MacBook Air 2020 can be ordered from today on the Apple online site and in the Apple Store app. It will be available in stores starting next week.

To get a closer look at the differences with the previous series version of MacBook Air we refer you to our analysis with table on this page:

We remind you that on the day of March 18, 2020 Apple presented new products and updated the configurations of other devices. Here are all the news: