Entries in MacBook Air (22)


Fresh Air: The 2018 MacBook Air Review

Using the new MacBook Air, finding my way around macOS Mojave, and seeing my favourite apps and productivity tools again, has sparked a renewed faith that this is an ecosystem worth staying in.

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

For 2018 Apple has listened to its users and delivered refreshes on not one but two of its most beloved products. The venerable MacBook Air and the plucky Mac mini both got a new lease on life after years of languishing at the back of Apple’s product catalog.

The MacBook Air defined what modern laptops are all about. Its iconic wedge-shaped and slim and light design has been cloned ad nauseam, and it was the genesis of the ultrabook segment. 

Before the MacBook Air, PC notebooks were either bricks or cheap netbooks. When Steve Jobs pulled the first MacBook Air out of a Manila envelope, he presented the industry with a blueprint of what laptops should look and feel like. That was ten years ago.

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Apple unveils new MacBook Air with Retina Display

Apple's second fall event focused on product categories that were languishing and in dire need of a refresh. The MacBook Air is Apple's most popular Mac and beloved by students, writers and office workers everywhere and now there's a new version. 

The latest 13-inch MacBook Air now features a Retina Display, powerful 8th generation Intel Core i5 processors, Intel UHD Graphics and faster 2133 MHz system memory up to 16GB. SSDs are now available up to 1Terabyte although the base model still ships with a rather stingy 128 GB of SSD storage and starts at CAD $ 1,199.00.

Other notable upgrades include the inclusion of Touch ID for fingerprint recognition, dual Thunderbolt ports in USB Type-C standard, Apple's T2 security chip and most importantly, the new MacBook Air features a13.3-inch Retina display with over 4 million pixels of resolution with 48 percent more colour than the previous generation, images are more lifelike than ever. MacBook Air is available for preorder on Apple.ca and will ship November 7.


Apple udpates MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, includes new force touch trackpad in some models

While the big news today was the new 12-inch MacBook, Apple also saw to it that fans of their more affordable MacBook Air and professional focused MacBook Pro portable lines got some good news by way of substantial updates and new processors.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features the all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth generation Intel Core processors  (Broadwell) and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, the Pros also has two times faster flash and longer battery life. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a  2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starts at $1,549 (CAD).

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Apple's new 'Stickers' ad focuses on MacBook Air love

A clever new ad from Apple shows the various ways MacBook Air owners personalize their notebooks with stickers, etchings and decals. It shows how into their devices people are as well as how creative one can get with the backlit Apple logo. Although personally, I wouldn't add stickers on my notebook, I still enjoyed the ad. Nice nod to Apple's rainbow logo towards the end.