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Apple MacBook Air 2020 launched with new Magic Keyboard and 10th-Gen Intel Core CPUs

by Victor Ng

Besides announcing the new iPad Pro, Apple has also launched the refreshed MacBook Air. It’s a 13.3-inch device that’s aluminium all around. 

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The Retina Display screen here packs a resolution of 2,560×1,600 and outputs over 4 million pixels. It’s also equipped with True Tone technology as we’ve seen before which adjusts the temperature of the display according to your environment. 

Under the hood, you get a 10th-Gen quad-core Intel Core-i7 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz. It apparently delivers 80% more graphics performance compared to its predecessor thanks to the Intel Iris Plus Graphics integrated GPU. There are lower-end variants too packed with either an Intel Core-i5 or Core-i3 depending on your needs. 

For storage, your options include a 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD, which you can upgrade further up to 2TB of storage. 8GB LPDDR4X memory comes as standard and is upgradeable to 16GB. 

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The new MacBook Air is improved also with the Magic Keyboard, which was present in last year’s 16” MacBook Pro. These use the more reliable scissor switch with a 1mm travel distance. The trackpad is also 20% larger now too. 

In terms of I/Os you get two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports which you can use for charging and connecting devices, which includes a 6K external monitor.  

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The iPad Air ships with macOS Catalina and comes with a 30W USB-C charger in the box. Three colours are available – Space Gray, Gold, and Silver. The Core-i3 variant is priced from RM4,399; while the Core-i5 model is priced from RM5,599. Upon odering, you can choose to configure your macBook with the aforementioned Core-i7 chip. If you’re a newly-registered college/university student, you’re also eligible for a discounted price of RM3,959 for the base variant.  


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