Apple MacBook Air 2020 with ‘Magic Keyboard’ launched in India, here is the price

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Apple has upgraded its MacBook Air. Where the previous model featured the butterfly-like keyboard, now the new model has been introduced by the company with the “Magic Keyboard”. The new MacBook Air 2020 laptop comes with a new Intel processor, improved Iris Plus graphics and 256GB of base storage. Apple claims that users will get all-day battery life in MacBook Air 2020. There is no change in the chassis of this laptop compared to the previous MacBook Air model. Also in the MacBook Air 2020, the company has kept the aluminum design like the previous model. In addition, this laptop also has Touch ID support. With the new MacBook Air, Apple has also updated the Mac Mini with twice the storage capacity. The US base price is $799 (about Rs 59,320). In addition, the company has also introduced a new iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner.

MacBook Air 2020 price in India

MacBook Air 2020 price in India starts from Rs.92,990. This price is for the 256 GB storage option. There are also other storage models from Apple, the price of which has not yet been announced. The company has launched it in gold, silver and space gray colors. Information about the availability of the new MacBook Air has not yet been given. In the US, it has launched at a base price of $999 (approximately Rs 74,200).

Apart from MacBook Air 2020, Apple has also increased the storage of Mac Mini to 256GB which is priced at Rs 74,900. The new 512GB storage option has been launched for Rs 1,04,900.

MacBook Air 2020 Specifications, Features

The highlight of the MacBook Air 2020 is the Magic Keyboard, which was first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new keyboard also gets a 1mm ‘Key Travel’ like the MacBook Pro. The company claims that this keyboard provides a quiet typing experience. The keyboard retains the backlit keys along with an ambient light sensor.

Aside from the new keyboard, the MacBook Air 2020 is powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core processor, which the company claims delivers up to two times faster performance than the previous version. Customers can choose from 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 and 1.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 options. Apart from this, it also has support for Thunderbolt 3 compatible external graphics processor with Intel Iris Plus graphics. Apple claims that the new hardware on the MacBook Air 2020 delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance than the previous-generation model.

The MacBook Air 2020 retains the 13-inch Retina display that came earlier, with an IPS panel with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and a pixel density of 227ppi. The aspect ratio of the display is 16:10 and comes with True Tone technology. According to the company’s website, the new MacBook Air comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM running at 3,733MHz.

The new MacBook Air also includes the Apple T2 security chip. It also has Touch ID support for a better login experience. Like the previous MacBook Air, the new model also has a three-microphone array and a Force Touch trackpad. The device also has Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output. Apart from this, it supports 6K external display.

The Apple MacBook Air 2020 has a built-in 49.9 watt-hour lithium polymer battery. The company claims that this battery is capable of providing up to 11 hours of wireless internet time or up to 30 days of standby time on a single charge. Apart from that, the weight of the new model is 1.29 kg.