MacBook Air Overview Updated May 21, 2019

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Most recently refreshed in 2018, Apple’s MacBook Air ($1,199 and up) started out as a significantly slimmer, lighter, and more expensive alternative to the 13-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro.

The current model features a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600) and is Apple’s most affordable laptop. Other features include Touch ID, 12-hour battery life, 128GB-1.5TB of flash storage and 8GB-16GB of RAM. For I/O, the new MacBook Air has two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It remains a top choice for many students and casual computer users.

Current Lineup:

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2017)
  • MacBook Air with Retina display (13-inch, late 2018)

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After acknowledging issues with its 2018 butterfly keyboards earlier this year, Apple has today expanded its Keyboard Service Program to cover the 2018 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks. The company is also using a new material in a revised third-gen butterfly keyboard that it claims should resolve issues like missed key presses and double key-presses. Additionally, Apple has started another Service Program for MacBook Pros with backlight display failures.

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MacBook Air Stories May 13

The Uno Cable sets out to solve a problem familiar to every gadget fan: all the different cables we need to carry with us to connect them to our MacBook. Uno can potentially mean carrying just one cable.

The Volta we have running in a promo does the job for those with older MacBooks with USB-A ports, while the Uno is designed for current models with USB-C ones …

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MacBook Air Stories April 29

Where is the power button on new MacBooks?

Looking for the power button on your new MacBook? Read on for where to find the power button on modern MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks, and also why you don’t really need it.

MacBook Air Stories April 24

Apple has earned another first place ranking for its laptop customer service when compared to other tech companies. Laptop Mag today released its 2019 study that found Apple far ahead of competition like Samsung, Microsoft, HP, and more when it comes to both phone and web support for computers.

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MacBook Air Stories April 16

2018 MacBook Air gets brighter display with macOS 10.14.4

Apple’s latest MacBook Air landed last fall sporting a Retina display with 300 nits brightness. Now, Apple has updated its tech specs page for the notebook listing.

MacBook Air Stories April 9

UAG launches new MacBook Air translucent Plyo case with military-grade protection, tactile grip, more

UAG is out today with a new military-grade rated case for the 2018 MacBook Air. Along with a translucent finish, the new Plyo case features impact resistant bumpers, venting, and a tactile grip.

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