The long awaited refresh to Apple’s iconic line of powerful, high-end laptops is finally here. This time there are 3 variants and while two of them feature the star of the show, the third hints at the extinction of the MacBook Air. While the new MacBook Pro puts a lot on the table, some sought after features have also been removed in the pursuit of aesthetics and consistency.
The standout feature for this year’s MacBook Pro is the Touch Bar, a touch-screen strip that lies between the keyboard and the display. Apple sacrificed the top row of function keys, including the power and escape keys for the sake of a more digital interface. This [...]
Apple announced an updated MacBook Air today that boasts more power-efficient processors, a faster PCI-e flash drive and a lower price point.
The new 11-inch MacBook Air offers a 1.4 GHz dual-core i5 processor, Turbo Boost speeds of up to 2.7 GHz and nine hours of battery life. The base model, priced at £749 (US$899), comes with 4GB memory and 128GB flash storage. A 250GB version is available for £899 (US$1,099).
The 13-inch model has similar specifications, though carries a 12-hour battery life. Prices start at £849 (US$999) for the base 128GB model and £999 (US$1,199) for 250GB of storage.
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