Apple just announced the new Macbook Air in India, at a lower price than its older version. The new Macbook Air has an updated keyboard, which Apple calls the “Magic Keyboard", and it’s priced at ₹92,990. The lowest end model of the device has 256GB storage and goes up to 2TB storage space.
The new Macbook Air has 10-th generation Intel Core core processors, upto the Core i7 variant which has Intel’s Turbo Boost speeds that go up to 3.8GHz. Apple claims that the laptop is two times faster than the previous generations and “delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance".
“From students and consumers buying their first computer to customers looking to upgrade, everyone loves the Mac, and they especially love MacBook Air. Today we’re giving it a huge update, with two times faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, double the storage, a new lower price of INR 92,900," said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.
More important though is the updated keyboard. The new Macbook Air features the same keyboard Apple used on the 16-inch Macbook Pro recently. The company has taken quite a bit of criticism for its older butterfly keyboards, which broke down quite easily. The fact that it has used the Magic Keyboard on the Macbook Air pretty much proves that Apple plans to use the new keyboards from hereon.
Lastly, Apple’s T2 Security Chip is also built into the new Macbook Air, which provides a slightly higher level of security than many other laptops.
With the new specs and improved pricing, the new Macbook Air does provide better value for money than its predecessor. It’s a more powerful device and brings higher storage options. However, the Rs92,990pricing should still make it difficult for regular users in India to afford.
The new Macbook Air will be sold in stores from next week onwards.