New MacBook Air’s T2 chip protects your mic from hackers

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Down in the guyd you'll find a shiny new dual-core 8th-gen i5 processor with up to 16GB RAM, 1.5TB storage and a battery that will supposedly last up to 13 hours.

The Cupertino, California-based company showed off the long-awaited update to the iconic MacBook Air's design during its fall hardware keynote at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The new Air's display is still 13.3 inches, and the case retains its trademark wedge shape, but the body is smaller-17% smaller by volume-and it weighs 2.75 pounds, a quarter pound lighter than the previous Air. Unfortunately, you don't get a touch display like the Surface Pro, there's no Touch Bar either but at least you get Apple's TouchID fingerprint scanner as well as support for Siri.

The notebook has two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports for connectivity.

The first thing you'll notice is that the Air has gotten even smaller again, but still has a 13.3-inch display. This is the first significant redesign in years for Apple's most popular line of Macs, and features huge improvements across the board.

The new MacBook Air starts at $1,199, and is available to order today on Apple's website. That starts at $799. Aluminium gives strength and durability to the new Mackbook Air, which is made from 100% recycled aluminium.

The MacBook Air also includes the most secure storage of any notebook, Lagrove said, with a AES-256 crypto engine.

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It also comes with a T2 security chip for better privacy and security at bootload-level.

This MacBook Air cheat sheet has the details you need to know to determine whether this laptop is right for you. It's been so long since the MacBook Air has had an update that pretty much everything has been refreshed in one way or another.

The new MacBook Air comes in Gold, Space Grey and Silver colour options.

Battery life remains pegged at 12 hours, although Apple has yet to adopt fast-charge technology which could add a few hours to the tank after just 15-30 minutes drinking deeply from the nearest AC socket.

In terms of availability, we are not sure about the exact release date in Malaysia but at the time that this article is published, the shipping date for MacBook Air is now stated on Apple Malaysia website as between 3 to 17 December.

The new MacBook Air comes with a sharper Retina display than the more traditional and lower resolution display on the current MacBook Air. It features SSDs up to 1.5TB in capacity, that are up to 60 percent faster. The device has two Thunderbird ports. Apple has given the 2010-vintage Air regular spec bumps over the years, but never added a Retina display. Those perforations aren't just for show, either; they house speakers that are 25% louder and deliver two-times the amount of bass than that of the previous MacBook Air, according to Apple. Prices start at $1,199, with preordering available today.

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