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New MacBook Air threatens both MacBook and MacBook Pro with Function Keys



This latest portable does not slot into Apple's existing Mac portable range – the mix of power and price.

 Apple's new MacBook Air is unveiled

Apple's new MacBook is unveiled

Apple's new MacBook Air is unveiled fill a gap in either the market or its own range. MacBooks that look endangered.

It's true that the previous. Just occasionally, though, it's true that with the new MacBook Air MacBook Air was an oddity in the mix, hanging on to life just by being the cheapest model. There is nothing else that makes the MacBook Air more appealing than any other Apple portable.

Yet the analysts and supply-chain readers were wrong. That old MacBook Air still survives.

Long Live the MacBook Air

At this moment, you can not buy the new models on the online store. It is hard to imagine that this is the case for both devices. The old MacBook Air may be a little hard to spot on the store -you'll have to shut down the new model -but it's there and it's still $ 999.

 Apple's MacBook

Apple's MacBook

That's still the cheapest Mac portable you can get it in every other way it's the worst. You can improve on the base model in some respects but only marginally. There's no option to get more than 8GB of RAM, for instance, and 128GB of SSD storage, you can only take it 512GB.

Just doing that moves the price of the original MacBook Air to $ 1,399 which puts it above the new MacBook Air which is faster, lighter and able to be upgraded to 16GB RAM and 1.5TB SSD.

Plus the old MacBook Air has a non-Retina quality display which gives it the poorest screen of the entire lineup , For its $ 999 base price, you get that non-Retina display with a resolution of 1400×900. MacBook Air's $ 1,199 you get Retina at 2560×1600.

Specifications tell you a little more: both have 13.3 inch screens yet you'll see them together, you want the new MacBook Air.

MacBook Air is not so good as it is.

 Apple's senior product manager Laura Metz unveils the new MacBook Air

Apple's senior product manager Laura Metz unveils the new MacBook Air

Even so, it's certainly going to vanish from the lineup soon. Right now the sole benefit of this is Apple. Yet Apple never says that anywhere, it never sells on price.

MacBook hangs on in there

MacBook hangs on in there

MacBook hangs on in there

19659008] In terms of price, the new MacBook Air definitely collides with the MacBook. The MacBook is more expensive than the Air, starting at $ 1,299 and it has a slower processor, a smaller screen, and more limited upgrade options.

The MacBook comes with the same 8GB of RAM as the new Air: it's got 256GB SSD instead of the Air's 128GB. That said, the MacBook can only be taken up to 512GB SSD.

The screen difference is not gigantic. The MacBook is a 12inch display running at 2304×1440 resolution while the new Air is a 13inch one with 2560×1600. Both are retina so excellent.

Then the new MacBook Air comes with Touch ID which the MacBook Lacks. USB-C port for expansion.

MacBook Air is the better buy for the money. But the MacBook still wins in the new MacBook Air is 1.25kg (2.75lbs), the MacBook is 0.92kg (2.03lbs).

For this one reason alone, we think the MacBook will continue to be sold as Apple's lightest. buy it to edit video, you can edit it on

High end

It's for people who Apple has its MacBook Pro models-but this is where we are the most disruption is going to happen.

You will not see it at the highest end. MacBook Pro 15in model and you'll put it up with a touch bar.

 Top of the range MacBook Pro

Top of the range MacBook Pro

The top-range MacBook Pro does not come with specifications. Its screen is 15.4 inches running at 2880×1800, for instance. The MacBook Pro 15in model starts with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, but it can go to 32GB of RAM and a 4TB SSD startup.

Add to that the faster processor and you're going to pay a lot for your MacBook Pro but you'll be getting a lot. The base price is $ 2,399 or $ 1,299 more MacBook Air: you could literally buy two airs for the same price.

In the middle

It's in the middle of the price range where we think we're going to See the fallout from the MacBook Air launch. We would be very surprised if the MacBook Pro 13in model without touch bar survives for much longer.

We could not have put it together. MacBook Pros automatically.

 Apple's MacBook Pro Function Key

MacBook Pro

If you do not want one, MacBook Air becomes remarkably compelling.

The base 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar costs $ 1,299 and it offers much of the same resolution -13.3 inch at 2560×1600 -and the same base 8GB of RAM, the same 128GB SSD storage.

Then both machines can up to 16GB of RAM and for storage, the new MacBook Air actually exceeds the 13 inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar The newer machine can go up to 1.5TB compared to the older machine's maximum 1TB.

The MacBook Pro has the advantage in terms of processor speed. At their base entry prices, the MacBook Air A 1.6GHZ Dual Core Intel i5 and MacBook Pro has the same processor at 2.3GHz. However, the MacBook Air has identical expansion options with two Thunderbolt 3 USB ports and it adds touch ID.

So there's that processor edge for the MacBook Pro, but otherwise the new MacBook Air gets you everything that machine offers. Plus it's 0.12kg or 0.27lbs lighter -and it costs a hundred fewer bucks.

Goodbye MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

We're sure this touch bar-less MacBook Pro is going to fade away. It's harder to be as certain as the MacBook wants fare. Apple MacBook Air is the entry-level Apple MacBook Pro.

MacBook Air is the entry-level MacBook Pro inch and 15 inch models with Touch Bar as the higher end.

Still, the weight's the thing. If the new Air were lighter than the MacBooks than those older machines would be dead already. Their popularity and their weight advantage are key.

If you really want a 13-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar then, well, re-read our arguments about why it's going to die, and then buy it before it vanishes

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